68 Local Food & Drink Brands to Spice Up Your Holiday Spread

City Guide, Food & Drink Guides, Shopping


Written by Emily Morrow

Published on December 10, 2020

Photo courtesy of Buffalo Artisan Food Traders

Holidays gatherings may look a bit different (read: smaller) this year, but one thing is for sure – there will be food. And knowing Buffalonians, there will probably be a lot of it.
If you’re looking for fun and unique ways to incorporate local specialty food and drink brands into your holiday spreads this year, this guide won’t steer you wrong.  From meats, cheese, snacks, and spreads to cooking products, pasta and pierogi, coffee and tea, chocolates and desserts, there’s something for every meal and second meal you plan to enjoy this holiday season! Keep reading for ideas on brands to serve at breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinner and dessert.
Plus, all of the brands below that are starred (*) are available at Buffalo Artisan Food Traders, a new locally-owned shop that carries only locally-owned food brands at their brick-and-mortar shop as well as online – free local delivery for orders over $75!
This list is by no means complete! Think we should add one? Email us at!



Photo courtesy of Snowy Owl Kombucha


The Sweet Whisk

Photo courtesy of The Sweet Whisk

Chocolates  / Desserts / Baked Goods


Health & Wellness

Photo courtesy of Eden Valley Creamery

Meats & Cheese


Photo courtesy of The Pasta Peddler

Photo courtesy of Issa’s Pita Chips



Spreads / Sauces / Marinades / Oils


This list is by n0 means complete! Think we should add one? Email us at!

Written by <a href="" target="_self">Emily Morrow</a>

Written by Emily Morrow

Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think up business ideas. Emily is originally from Hamburg, NY and her out of town friends will tell you that she loves to talk about Buffalo any chance she gets.

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