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Mouth-Watering Places to Get Soul Food In WNY

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Written by Emily Forkey

Published on February 1, 2022
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Soul

Did you know there is a great variety of soul food offered right here in Western New York? Often referred to as “comfort food,” soul food is a style of cuisine that ranges from buttery fried chicken to mouth-watering peach cobbler. Soul food is the cuisine of the south prepared by African Americans that originated during a time of strong black expression and cultural identity.

Soul food is described by Chef Todd Richards, an Atlanta area chef and author of Soul cookbook, as “a black form of art”. It consists of various southern foods including fried chicken, green beans, sweet potato pie, hush puppies and cornbread. According to Richards, “soul food is a gospel, and chefs are its preachers. It can be handed down once you know it, and once you’re proud of it”.

Check out all of the delicious spots around WNY where you can get soul food!

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121 Seasonings Restaurant

2195 Clinton St West Seneca , Ny 14206 • $$

Soul FoodSouthernSeafoodCreoleBuffalo Food

Buffalo

Catering, Casual Table Service, Take Out

Hello I'm a black owned, business woman. My restaurant is located in West Seneca, NY 14206 @ 2195 Clinton St. I sell soul food and other cuisines ...

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A Great Plate Catering, LLC

895 N.Forest Rd Williamsville,, NY 14221 • $$

Soul FoodSouthern

North Towns

Catering

A Great Plate Catering, LLC Established in 2015 , Provides Drop -off and Full Service for all your Catering need. We have maintained a reputation of excellence ...

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A Taste of Soul

423 Elmwood Ave Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

Soul Food

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

We're an Take-out Soul Food Shack. We provide brunch $ dinner! We're open Wednesday- Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.'We Guarantee our Food to be Tasty!' ...

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At Eleven Wings and Cuisines

3225 Main St Buffalo, New York 14214 • $

Soul FoodAmerican

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Soul food restaurant in the heart of Buffalo's University District serving wings in your favorite flavors, cuisines for every taste and best desserts. ...

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Big Mama’s Hustle & Soul

934 Niagara Falls Blvd Buffalo, NY 14223 • $$

Soul FoodBBQ

North Towns

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Soul food and barbeque restaurant ...

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Brothers Restaurant & Bar

475 Ellicott St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

Soul FoodAmerican

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

A casual restaurant serving Western NY breakfast, lunch, & Dinner. Breakfast menu is served 8am to 11:30am Lunch & Dinner menu starts at 11:30 ...

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Buffalo Soul

454 Pearl St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

SouthernSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Restaurant $ Lounge in Buffalo, NY specializing in scratch made soul food and local Buffalo favorites. Taste the Soul of 716!!! ...

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Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles LLC.

6004 Buffalo Ave Niagara Falls, New York 14304 • $

Soul Food

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

AWARD WINNING Food Truck bringing you a variety of fresh gourmet sandwiches based on Belgian waffles!! ...

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Doctor Bird’s Rasta-Rant

3104 Main St Buffalo, NY 14214 • $$

Soul FoodCaribbean

North Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service, Take Out

At Doctor Bird’s Rasta-Rant, you will find a wide variety of your favorite Caribbean food and spices. ...

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Freddy J’s BBQ

195 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

BBQSouthernAmericanSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Freddy J's Barbecue is one of Buffalo's best kept secrets, providing soul food with a touch of elegance. ...

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IKE & BG’S Restaurant Downtown

56 Niagara Street Buffalo, New York 14202 • $$

BBQSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Grab mouthwatering ribs or sandwiches to-go. Enjoy our delicious food made with love from our BBQ restaurant in Buffalo, NY. Browse our Online Menu ...

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IKE & BG’s Rib House

1646 Genesee St Buffalo, New York 14211 • $

AmericanBBQSouthernSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

It's all about the ribs: half-rack, full-rack, spares, and sides. Take-out only, with a variety of dinner specials ...

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Je Ne Sais Quoi

1673, Hertel Avenue, North Park Buffalo, New York 14216 • $$

AmericanSoul Food

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Our company mission is to provide our customers with a memorable experience that combines the elegance of fine dining with nutritious comfort food that ...

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LaVerdad Cafe Deli

1194 E Lovejoy St, Buffalo, NY 14206 Buffalo, New York 14206 • $$

BBQAmericanDeli-SandwichesSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Smokehouse, deli and the real deal in home cooking. Try the Mac 'n cheese. La Verdad Cafe is said to be Buffalo’s Best Smoked Bourbon ...

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Lloyal’s Famous Lasagna with a touch of soul

1122 Elmwood Avenue Buffalo, NY 14222 • $$

ItalianSoul Food

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Lloyal’s Famous Lasagna with a touch of soul is focused on creating unique lasagna dishes but plans to expand into more soul food options. Lasagna is ...

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Manna @Northland

683 Northland Ave Buffalo, New York 14211 • $$

AmericanSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Manna has food for the soul. We serve daily specials, fried or baked chicken and fish, Vegetarian options, fresh baked sweets, and have real chefs creating ...

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Margie’s Soul Food (Broadway Market)

999 Broadway Buffalo, NY 14212 • $$

Soul Food

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Come get your comfort food fix at Margie's Soul Food! When it comes to quality southern comfort, look no further than Margie's Soul Food. Dedicated to ...

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Ms. Goodies

1836 Bailey Ave Buffalo, NY 14211 • $

AmericanSoul Food

Buffalo

Fast Food

Home of the Taste of Buffalo Award Winning "Junkyard Dog" ...

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Myracle’s Restaurant

200 William Street Buffalo, NY 14204 • $$

Soul Food

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Myracle's is your go-to spot for Grandma's home cooking with a twist. Simply. Good. Food. ...

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Park Vue Soul Food Bar and Restaurant

34 South Crossman Ave Buffalo, NY 14211 • $

Soul Food

Buffalo

Catering, Fast Casual / Counter Service

We are a family owned Soul Food Restaurant on the East Side of Buffalo. We are located at 34 S a Crossman Ave off of Genesee. ...

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PhatCatz of WNY, Inc

965 Kensington Ave Buffalo, New York 14215 • $$

Soul FoodAmericanSouthern

North Buffalo

Casual Table Service

PhatCatz is a locally owned Restaurant serving comfort foods , Southern Cuisine, Southern Fish Fry and much more ...

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Pine Hill Halal Market

2286 Genesee St Buffalo, NY 14225 • $

HalalSeafoodSoul Food

Cheektowaga and East

Fast Casual / Counter Service

We specialize in Fried Fish and Soul food. At Pine Hill Halal Market we serve Shrimp, Catfish, Fried Chicken, Stuffed Tilapia, and more! We're not ...

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Poize Restaurant and Lounge

2081 Niagara Street Buffalo, NY 14207 • $$

AmericanSoul Food

North Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

Poize is WNY's preimer restaurant & lounge. Poize brings a unique elegant & savory twist to traditional American cuisine. ...

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Simply Soul

829 Main St Niagara Falls, New York 14301 • $

AmericanSouthernSoul Food

Niagara County

Casual Table Service

Simply Soul is a new restaurant opening soon in Niagara Falls, New York and it's Offering Dine In, Take out, and FREE Delivery! ...

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Solo Eats

261 E Ferry St Buffalo, New York 14208 • $

AmericanSoul Food

Buffalo

Fast Food

American, Seafood, Fast Food, Diner, Street Food ...

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Sugga D’s

883 Jefferson Avenue Suite D Buffalo, NY 14204 • $

Soul FoodSouthern

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

When you want homemade soul food, you shouldn't have to settle for anything less. You can come to SuggaD's. You'll feel right at home at our soul food ...

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Sunshine Vegan Eats

893 Jefferson Ave Buffalo, New York 14204 • $$

VeganVegetarianPlant-basedSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

Amazingly delicious food right in the heart of Buffalo, New York. We provide healthy options, fresh juices, and the best part is everything is plant based! ...

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The Flaming Fish

535 Main St Buffalo, NY 14203 • $$

SeafoodAmericanDeli-SandwichesSoul Food

Buffalo

Fast Casual / Counter Service

When you’re craving fresh seafood, but don’t have the time to sit down at a restaurant and eat, we have an alternative option that you might’ve seen ...

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The Flaming Fish – Food Truck

It Moves Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

SeafoodSoul Food

Buffalo

Food Truck / Stand / Cart

When you're craving fresh seafood, but don't have the time to sit down at a restaurant and eat, we have an alternative option that you might've seen driving ...

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The Grove Lounge

1210 Broadway St Buffalo, New York 14212 • $

Soul Food

Buffalo

Bar, Casual Table Service

The Groove Lounge is Buffalo, New York's Finest Specialty Restaurant doubling as the Metropolitan Area's Hottest Night Spot / Sports Bar! ...

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The Oakk Room

1435 Main St. Buffalo, New York 14209 • $$

AmericanSeafoodSoul Food

Buffalo

Casual Table Service

The Oakk Room is a great place to get together with friends, family, and/or colleagues have a nice meal, and enjoy each others company. ...

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The Traphaus

Buffalo Buffalo, New York 14202 • $

Soul Food

Buffalo

Catering

Simply put, we cater to your cravings! ...

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Did we miss one? Did one of these places close? Send us a note!

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This post was originally published in 2020 and has been updated.

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