Updated January 2021
Over the past few years, Buffalo has been on the rise and there doesn’t seem to be any sign of stopping. From our amazing fresh local food joints to our supportive tight-knit community, we’re not surprised that Buffalo is becoming a popular travel destination.
As soon as the warmer weather hits, Buffalo is going to become the perfect city to travel to and explore. Don’t believe us? This article from Food & Wine shares some fun and unique ways to spend the perfect weekend in Buffalo!
First Stop, Have Lunch at The City’s Best Food Hall
If you’re exploring Buffalo, you’ll want to spend some time on the West Side and pop into the West Side Bazaar. This market is an incubator for immigrant businesses where you can purchase some unique treats. While you’re here try dishes like the Burmese tea salad, or some over-the-counter dim sum.
Enjoy All of the Five Points Vibes
While you’re checking out Buffalo’s West Side, keep your eyes out for some of the coolest restaurants that Buffalo has. You can start out your day at Remedy House enjoying some hot fresh coffee. You can also visit back later in the day for some handcrafted cocktails too.
Then, make the short travel to Five Points Bakery and Toast Cafe where you can enjoy some fresh toast that comes straight from local farms. I mean how amazing does the extra sharp cheddar toast with St. Agur Bleu, hot sauce, sour cream and garlic pickles sound?! There are also a ton of other places nearby to grab some great food, wonderful wine, and even plants!
Hang out at West Side Tilth Farm
If you haven’t been to the West Side Tilth Farm in the summer and fall months, then you’re truly missing out. During these months the farm opens up an on-premises stand and sells fresh produce and even sells brick oven pizzas using fresh ingredients and local meats.
Visit the Market Arcade
Buffalo’s Market Arcade was built back in the 1890’s and is considered an architectural gem in Downtown Buffalo. Filled with (pre-Covid) lots of shops and even mini art galleries, it’s also located on the beautiful Main Street across from Shea’s and is close to tons of street murals.
Covid Update: The Market Arcade not currently open to the public. You can make an appointment to view the exhibits at CEPA Gallery.
Spend the Night at the Old Asylum
Do we need to say anything more? If you didn’t already know Hotel Henry previously was known as the Buffalo State Asylum, that was functioning until the 1970s. Now, Hotel Henry is known for its amazing food, unique rooms, and its close proximity to the city’s art museums and local shops.
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