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10 New Restaurants, Bars & Shops You Should Know About in Allentown

City Guide, Food & Drink, Shopping

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Written by Andrea Diedrich

Published on October 19, 2022
Petal Pusher Flower Shop / Photo courtesy of Petal Pusher Flower Shop

Allentown is easily one of the most visited neighborhoods in Buffalo. Due to its restaurants, bars, boutiques, and art scene, this area has gained popularity among Buffalonians. But like any good neighborhood should do, it is continuing to work on itself and bring more retail and dining options into the region. Just within the last year, Allentown has brought in 10 new businesses, and we’re here to tell you about them:

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The Hoagie Stop / Photo courtesy of The Hoagie Stop

1. The Hoagie Stop

220 Allen St, Buffalo NY 14201 / More Info

Starting as a backyard business, The Hoagie Stop quickly gained popularity for their killer sauce recipe and fresh cut fries. Deciding to open shop, The Hoagie Stop looked to the Allentown neighborhood creating another late-night spot to grab a bite after a night out of bar hopping on the strip. Since opening in Allentown, The Hoagie Stop has more recently expanded to open a second location in West Seneca. Read more about their opening here.

Spotted Octopus Brewing / Photo courtesy of Spotted Octopus Brewing

2. Spotted Octopus Brewing

41 Edward St, Buffalo NY 14202 / More Info

If you are looking for your not-so-typical brewery, this is it. Spotted Octopus Brewing is all about being creative with their brews and is not afraid to experiment. On any given visit, you’ll find they offer a rotating roster of beers out of their modest yet whimsical space. Read more about their opening here.

Owl Eyes Cafe / Photo courtesy of Owl Eyes Cafe

3. Owl Eyes Cafe

162 Allen St, Buffalo NY 14201 / More Info

Having opened just earlier this month, the new Owl Eyes Cafe offers a variety of fresh baked goods, sandwiches, and salads. As far as drinks go, you’ll find a range of coffees, teas, and espresso drinks. Breakfast and lunch are served all day and is super friendly to different dietary needs with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options available.

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Days Park Tavern / Photo courtesy of Days Park Tavern

4. Days Park Tavern

253 Allen St, Buffalo NY 14201 / More Info

If comfort food is on your mind, Days Park Tavern is here to meet your craving. While they offer your classic Buffalo favorites like wings and beef on weck, they are also bringing a bit of Southern-style tavern/bistro options to the area with dishes like Nashville hot chicken and gumbo. Topping off the atmosphere is a baby grand piano providing classy tunes. Read more about their opening here.

Casa Azul / Photo courtesy of Casa Azul

5. Casa Azul

191 Allen St, Buffalo New York 14201 / More Info

While Casa Azul is not new to Buffalo, it is new to the Allentown neighborhood. At their new location in the old Cantina Loco, you’ll find traditional Mexican options with a modern flair and an impressive drink menu including cocktails, margaritas, tequila, vino, and more. In the warmer months enjoy their outdoor bar and patio.

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Petal Pusher Flower Shop / Photo courtesy of Petal Pusher Flower Shop

6. Petal Pusher Floral Shop

15 Allen St, Buffalo NY 14202 / More Info

You may be familiar with the Petal Pusher mobile flower shop but what you may not know is that they have opened a brick-and-mortar location. At their shop you’ll find they host a variety of events and workshops which include DIY bouquets, beer, wine, and cider options, and charcuterie. Read more about their opening here.

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Rooted Lounge / Photo courtesy of Rooted Lounge

7. Rooted Lounge

69 Allen St Buffalo NY 14201 / More Info

Rooted Lounge is a multi-purpose space in Allentown hosting a range of events including Spoken Word, Gentle Flow Yoga, Football Nights, and more. Outside of hosting events, the space also provides ice cream socials and CBD informational sessions to the neighborhood. Read more about their opening here.

Buffalo Made Co. / Photo courtesy of Buffalo Made Co.

8. Buffalo Made Co.

106 College St, Buffalo NY 14201 / More Info

Buffalo Made Co. has opened shop in Allentown serving the community with original designs on hand printed apparel. If you’re a proud Buffalonian looking to rep some gear that shows pride in our city, Buffalo Made Co. is the place to go. Their hours are limited, so people are encouraged to direct message or email owner, Rob to confirm a time to stop in!

Coming Soon


9. Twenty Six

26 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202 / More Info

Previously Cathode Ray Buffalo, Twenty Six is a queer bar taking over the current space in Allentown with a similar atmosphere and operation. Find out if/when they open(ed) here.

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10. Remedy House

23 Allen St, Buffalo NY 14202 / More Info

While you’ll find Remedy House already has a location in the Five Points neighborhood, back in March they announced a second Remedy House location will be coming to Allentown near UB’s Medical Campus and a short walk from Buffalo General. The new location will offer breakfast, lunch, coffee, and cocktails as well as a patio space. Find out if/when they open(ed) here.

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Written by <a href="https://stepoutbuffalo.com/author/andrea-diedrich/" target="_self">Andrea Diedrich</a>

Written by Andrea Diedrich

Andrea is a Content Coordinator and writer for Step Out Buffalo. By day she enjoys using her creative side and researching all things Buffalo. By night you’ll find her exploring Buffalo’s waterfront, dining with friends or catching the latest show/concert in town.
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