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Buffalo grocery store

heathercheryl Jun 11, 2012 06:34 AM

I am planning a trip to Buffalo from Toronto. A few years ago there was a food store in Buffalo called
IB International. It carried regular groceries but also had a very large selection of international foods that you can't find in regular grocery stores, also a fine cheese counter. I am googling the store so I can visit when I am in Buffalo but nothing comes up that is even remotely like the store I was in. Can anyone help me?

Thanks!
Heather

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    Titus0327 RE: heathercheryl Jun 11, 2012 01:51 PM

    Never heard of it. Are you looking for something in particular or more of a general perusal?

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      heathercheryl RE: Titus0327 Jun 11, 2012 04:18 PM

      I have been trying to remember the name, it is not IB International, it is Tops International. Is this store still there?

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        Titus0327 RE: heathercheryl Jun 11, 2012 07:08 PM

        It's still there. But I'm sure it's different than what you remember. You should seek out a Wegmans during your stay. I think you'll be quite pleased. The bigger stores with the largest selection are on Sheridan Drive, Transit Rd, McKinley Rd, and Alberta Drive.

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          heathercheryl RE: Titus0327 Jun 11, 2012 09:48 PM

          Ok, thank you; I will look for a Wegmans :)

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            Cliocooks RE: Titus0327 Jun 14, 2012 11:18 AM

            The Tops International is (in a sense) still there. It's the Tops on Maple Road in Amherst. They dropped the "international" moniker at some point. Wegman's Alberta Drive is practically across the street and almost certainly has more international foods. Premier Gourmet is now also on Maple Road. They just moved to this location a couple of weeks ago. Their prices are higher than Wegman's, but they do carry some items Wegman's doesn't have.

            That neighborhood (Maple/Niagara Falls Blvd) also has several asian groceries--though if you are coming from Toronto that's probably not what you're looking for.

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