The neighboring areas of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda have seen some major development in the past few years, especially along the Canal. With these improvements, more and more restaurants and shops have been moving into the region, expanding on the areas vegan options, breakfast spots, home decor, and more. If you are headed to the twin cities for the day here’s 10 new places worth checking out!
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Restaurants & Bakeries
1. Forno e Gelato +39
18 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More Info
Craving a taste of Italy? Frankie Primo’s +39 opened a second location in North Tonawanda and has now extended its operation next door with a bakery and gelato shop. On the menu you’ll find classic desserts including tiramisu, terrine, lemon mascarpone cake, traditional gelato flavors, and fresh pastries made to order. Read more about their opening here.
2. Queen of Tarts
378 Hinds St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
Queen of tarts is brining English butter tarts to this side of the pond. Along with these flaky treats, Queen of Tarts also has a variety of other traditional English pastries available including scones, “biscuit” cookies and cheese straws. Outside of pastries, you can also enjoy soups, salads, and sandwiches here. To help growing artists, the space also doubles as a place for local creators to share their works with the community. Read more about their opening here.
3. Hen House (@ The Dome)
200 Main St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
Does pickled chips, hot seasoning, fiery fried chicken tenders and a pile of coleslaw between two buns sound like your ideal meal? Then head on over to Hen House. Working out of The Dome, Hen House is a permanent pop-up-like restaurant serving up Nashville hot chicken and other comfort food options. Read more about their opening here.
4. Candyman Pizza
2347 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
While we love a good Buffalo-style pizza, wood fired pizza is still one of our favorites and thanks to Candyman pizza, this is now an option in Tonawanda. Located in a former private event room that is attached to Caputi’s Pub, Candyman offers a variety of wood-fired pizzas ranging from classic pepperoni to specialty options as well as a wide selection of whiskies. Read more about their opening here.
5. Guud & Evul Vegan Eats
21 Main St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
Those looking for a vegan bite can find comfort in the new Guud & Evul Vegan Eats. While this place is 100% plant-based, their dishes pack bold flavor with dishes like the Evul Hoagie and their Loose Cannon Burger. Guud & Evul Vegan Eats also offers a variety of build-your-own options for anyone wanting to create a customized meal. Read more about their opening here.
6. Coffee & Stone Cafe
54 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More Info
Replacing the former Spot Coffee on Webster Street is the new Coffee & Stone Cafe. The laid back atmosphere here is perfect for a casual bite. Here, you can kickstart your morning with an espresso, coffee, or blender drink and pair it with a breakfast sandwich or omelet. Or, stop by for lunch to enjoy paninis, wraps, salads, and pizzas.
7. Lee’s Family Chinese Restaurant
2865 Sheridan Dr, Suite B Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
Lee’s Family Chinese Restaurant has just celebrated their 1 year anniversary of serving classic Chinese dishes in Tonawanda. On the menu you’ll find daily lunch and dinner combos which include rice, a choice of wonton soup or egg roll, and a choice of chicken, pork, shrimp, or beef entree, as well as a variety of other popular Chinese dishes and Chef specials.
8. Chim’s Oasis
38 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
In a town that sees a lot of cold weather, Chim’s Oasis is all about bringing a taste and feel of the beach year round. Part of that experience includes an all-day breakfast as well as a variety of lunch options. Their most popular items include Biscuits N Gravy, Sunrise Sausage Sammie, Egg & Cheese Sammie, and Steak Souvlaki.
9. Tattered Tulip Home
908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More Info
The third store to open under the Tattered Tulip team is the new Tattered Tulip Home. Opening just about a year ago, Tattered Tulip Home offers an array of quality home decor and seasonal items. If you are looking to add that extra touch of rustic country design to your home, Tattered Tulip is full of hidden treasures that can cozy up any space.
10. Buffalo Gift Emporium
4232 Delaware Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More Info
Buffalo Gift Emporium is all about bringing local businesses together in one place. At their new location, Buffalo Gift Emporium houses items from 80+ small businesses. Here you can find everything from Buffalo football-themed decor and apparel to artisan gifts and novelties. If you are looking for a little bit of everything under one roof, this is it! Read more about their opening here.