Chowhound in Buffalo - what not to miss
Do you have any suggestions for must visit:
- Gourmet, unique or ethnic grocers/food shops
- kitchen stores (gadgets, dinnerware etc)
- cookbook stores
- diners / dives
and finally, where are the best wings?
thanks so much
Sponge Candy: Alethea's in Amherst/Clarence
Ted's Hot Dogs (order a foot long with everything, and "burn it", get onion rings). Local Chain. 8 locations in Buffalo area
Wings: Elmos on Millersport near UB Amherst Campus for large, crispy excellent wings. Duffs for more saucy excellent wings.
Schwabl's for Beef on Weck
789 Center Rd, Buffalo, NY 14224
Well, go to BarBill's in East Aurora and get both wings and beef of wek - one stop shopping. Boce Club Pizza has been recommended to you before and unless you want something more than local cuisine, that will do you this visit.
If you want an idea of what is available, look at http://www.cse.buffalo.edu/restaurant...
Lake Effect Diner on Main Street in North Buffalo is a great diner choice, probably best for breakfast.
Betty's on Virginia in Allentown isn't really a diner, but has great breakfasts and lunches in an old, beautifully renovated brick house. Fresh and tasty food for very reasonable prices.
Bar Bill in East Aurora should be your choice for wings and Beef on 'Weck, and could also satisfy your "dive" interest. Be prepared to wait for a table if there's a hockey or football game on.
Ulrich's on Virginia in the downtown area is another good "dive" spot, with good German food, decent wings (not on Friday nights, when the fryer is dedicated to fish fry), and a very authentic, local Buffalo atmosphere.
Gabriel's Gate on Allen in Allentown has the best wings in the city, and maintains a bar-ish atmosphere, despite a large menu.
Mulberry's in Lakawanna is the best Italian around - homemade pastas, mozzarella, sauces. Also has long waits.
For upscale Italian, Lomabardo's on Hertel is a solid choice.
Tempo on Delaware in Allentown has consistently excellent food, largely French-inspired, if you're looking for a splurge meal (and in Buffalo, "splurge" is not too bad).
Lake Effect Diner
3165 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14214
Did you try Wegmans? Their city store on Amherst st might carry it. They have a lot of different ethnic food items and the selection varies from store to store. Or possibly the Preimier gourmet store. I found the beer from the brewery in the little town in Germany where my hubby was stationed there. Some times both they and Wegmans will order things in for you too.