Our all-vegan restaurant opened its doors on October 1, 2018, offering casual American fare to the Adirondack region of Upstate New York. In addition to the restaurant, we offer catering services as well. We moved from our initial location on Route 9 in Queensbury into Downtown Glens Falls one year later, at 21 Ridge Street. We expanded our menu and hours at that point.

Owner Tania Sharlow is originally from Potsdam, New York, and now a Queensbury mother with 15 years of experience in the food industry as a crew member-turned-manager at Dunkin Donuts. She had the idea to open up her own vegan eatery after four years of transitioning into a completely plant-based diet. Lacking a variety of satisfactory meat substitutes, she decided to make her own.

Our signature item is the Reuben, which is the sandwich that started Ms. Sharlow making her small-batch seitan, a vegan meat-free “meat” that is made with wheat gluten.

Ms. Sharlow became vegetarian to improve my health and soon afterward began learning about the devastation that the factory farming industry is causing to the Earth. She has always been concerned about the effects we have on the environment and after learning about the pain and torture that meat production causes, knew she couldn’t continue to put my hard earned money into it.

We have been warmly embraced by the like-minded community. So many people are thrilled to have an entire menu of items they can choose from. We created the kitchen from scratch, installing a hood and fire suppression system. The space also features tree-inspired seating, birch bark décor, and artwork by the owner’s 16-year-old daughter, Azalea Gardner.

In the press

The Post Star, October 29, 2019 – Birch Bark Eatery rebrands itself as a Doughnut Diner

The Times Union, August 29, 2019 – Susie’s Spotlight: You Won’t Pass These Plates Up

The Times Union, June 27, 2019 – Restaurant Review: Birch Bark Eatery

The Post Star, May 7, 2019 – Birch Bark Eatery Adds Weekend Breakfast, Daily Doughnuts

VegNews, October 22, 2018 – New Vegan Deli Opens in Upstate New York

North Country Now, October 15, 2018 – Former Potsdam resident opens Queensbury vegan restaurant

The Post Star, October 16, 2018 – Vegan restaurant, Birch Bark Eatery, opens in Queensbury

The Times Union, October 17, 2018 – Vegan deli opens in Queensbury

The Chronicle’s Family Time, July 30, 2018 – Vegan vacation