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Amy's Place-Buffalo NY

L_W Apr 5, 2010 05:22 AM

I finally got to Amy's Place on Main street by UB
3234 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14214

I had read mixed reivews, some saying it was dirty and others which raved about it. Being that it is one of the few restaurants in WNY (besides Merge and Pizza Plant) that cater to vegans, I needed to check it out with my b-friend (who is vegan).

It reminded me of an old diner in NYC. Seats at the counter, kinda worn kitchy decor....but crazy-friendly serivce and a menu to die for! The Wheatberry-Lentil wrap IS addictive! Also, what was very cool was since we both ordered iced tea, they left the pitcher on the table so no chasing someone down for refills. Two ppl for lunch, under $20. Just a neat place!

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Pizza Plant
5110 Main St Ste 105, Williamsville, NY 14221

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    Missyme Apr 5, 2010 06:35 PM

    We love Amy's. My oldest son discovered it when he went to UB and lived in University Heights (I still get the willies when I think about that house on Minnesota Ave), and it quickly became the place where we 'had" to have breakfast. Very vegetarian and vegan friendly, which is a plus. Lots of good memories.

    Now that my youngest son has settled in Buffalo permanently, my favorite restaurant is Lombardo's on Hertl. But we're talking apples and oranges here.

    1. mflipp Apr 6, 2010 03:59 PM

      I was there a few years ago. It was OK, but not anything memorable. I am not vegetarian.
      Honestly, I didn't understand what all the hoopla was about.
      It WAS kinda hippie-granola-beatnik-hipster, though. And there aren't many places like that around Buffalo.
      You said the menu was to die for. What did you have besides a wrap? I hate wraps, but might go back and try it again if the menu was fun.

      LOL I just discovered how to add restaurant links to my post. Cool.

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      Amy's Place
      3234 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214

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      1. re: mflipp
        L_W Apr 7, 2010 06:45 AM

        I think (for me and my b-friend) it was one of the best menus we have seen in Buffalo. There are vegetarian options on many menus, but to find vegan options are few and far between. So I can say that it is THE best vegan menu! The lentil-wheatberry wrap was something i now crave....also, there were a lot of options that one cannot typical get if you are vegan...like "pulled pork" made with tofu. Even the fact they have vegan butter as an option with breakfast foods is a huge bonus!

        I can see if you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, it's not a big deal but to have options...and options which taste good is a nice discovery for us.

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