Travel Guide

Buffalo, New York 

Eats & Restaurants 


Visitors often have the perception that Buffalo does not offer much when it comes to food. In fact the city is a haven for great food and besides the local specialties, offers a wide range of ethnic cuisines reflecting the city’s diverse ethnic culture. Every year during the warmer months, thousands of Western New Yorkers descend into Buffalo for the various food festivals. Major food festivals in Buffalo include the Taste of Buffalo and National Buffalo Wing Festival. Festivals themed around cultural heritage including Greek, Polish, and Italian also offer plenty of ethnic foods.

Buffalo Wings Festival, Buffalo (New York State)

Buffalo Wing Festival by Fortunate4now

What to Eat
You are never short of options when it comes to eating out in Buffalo ranging from the affordable priced eateries to the fine dining restaurants. Besides the typical American cafes and restaurants, there are also establishments specializing in cosmopolitan fares. Ethnic establishments in Buffalo include Italian, Irish, Jewish, German, Polish, Mexican, Middle Eastern, and Greek. Asian restaurants offer Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean cuisines. There are also the local and regional chains including Louie's Hot Dogs, Ted's Hot Dogs, John and Mary's Submarines, and Duff's Famous Wings.

Local Specialties
A visit to Buffalo is not complete without a taste of the city’s famous Buffalo wings, fried un-breaded chicken wings coated in special hot sauce and butter. You can find Buffalo wings in many places outside the United States but locals claim the dish prepared here is authentic and not like anywhere else. Another local specialty is beef on weck, slices of roast beef layered on a bread roll accompanied with horseradish and pickles. The Buffalo pizza is unique and halfway between a thin crust New York-style pizza and a deep dish Chicago-style pizza. Other regional favorites in Buffalo include haddock fish fries, stuffed pierogies, and pastry hearts.
Buffalo Wings

Buffalo Wings by Clotee Pridgen Allochuku

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