Favorite WNY Brunch Dishes of 2019

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Written by AdrianneSalmon

Published on December 26, 2019
favorite brunch 2019

The Grange Community Kitchen / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

To begin this re-cap, I have to say – Buffalo hit HARD on brunch this year. It was a year of many transitions for the Buffalo restaurant scene. We saw devastating restaurant closings like Seabar and Cecelia’s, exciting openings like Daniela, Waxlight Bar a Vin, and Barrel + Brine on Chandler St. Mainstays like Black Sheep, Ballyhoo, Hydraulic Hearth, and Dapper Goose became even stronger presences. The biggest shift I felt this year, however, was the upward swing in enthusiasm for the blessed brunch. It is, after all, the best meal that exists! 

Personally, I made it a point to visit the restaurants that I love the most this year for brunch each weekend, and didn’t really try as many new places. IDK – I guess it’s a thing as you get older (I know, I’m not old), I just have some favs that I know provide quality food every time. And that’s becoming more and more important to me, so take this list as you will and send me your feedback – good and bad. Oh also, you’ll notice from this list – Buffalo’s French toast game LEVELED UP this year. FRFR. 

So here it is, my 2019 best brunch dish roundup: 


1. Crab Toast from Dapper Goose

2. Bakery 55 French Toast Sticks at The Draft Room

3. Egg on a Roll w/ Prosciutto from Remedy House

4. Tuna Pokecado Toast from Fresh Catch Poke Co.


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Root vegetable pot pie / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

5. Root Vegetable Pot Pie special from Swan St. Diner


favorite brunch 2019

Ham Steak / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

6. Ham Steak from The Black Sheep

7. Chorizo Breakfast Echerrito w/ verde enchilada sauce from Barrel + Brine


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Fried curry chicken benedict / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

8. Fried curry chicken benedict from Winfield’s Star Wars brunch (non-recurring brunch)


9. Short Rib Hash from Billy Club

10. Crab Omelette from Toutant

11. Brioche French Toast from Pastry by Camille


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Georgian Bread / Photo x Adrianne Salmon

12. Georgian Bread from Roost


favorite brunch 2019

Photo x Adrianne Salmon

13. Vlad’s Breakfast Sandwich from Public Espresso + Coffee

14. Brunch Salad from The Grange Community Kitchen


Written by <a href="" target="_self">AdrianneSalmon</a>

Written by AdrianneSalmon

Adrianne is the face behind the @buffalobrunch Instagram and she's enthusiastic about the up-and-coming food and drink scene in Buffalo. When she's not brunching or writing about it you can find her behind the pine at Ballyhoo. Adrianne enjoys yoga, cycling, and snowboarding to work off all of the Bloody Marys and pancakes.
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