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7 New Pop-Up Food Stands On Our Radar Right Now

Moneybag Dumplings
Photo courtesy of Moneybag Dumplings

There’s something about a pop-up situation that instantly makes our ears perk up. Maybe it’s the scarcity of the product or the temporary nature that breeds creativity and innovation – the willingness to throw something at the non-existent pop-up tent wall and see what sticks, see how customers react.

Either way, as these low-key businesses infiltrate our Instagram feed, we can’t help but drool over every post and seek them out wherever they go – near or far, the risk of sell out or not.

Here’s who we’re chasing all over town these days:

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Buffalo Bros Burgers
Photo courtesy of Buffalo Bros Burgers

1. Buffalo Bros Burgers

These guys pop up in parking lots around the Southtowns (and more) serving Insta-worthy smash burgers and lemonade. You can order online and check out their upcoming pop-up locations at



Moneybag Dumplings
Photo courtesy of Moneybag Dumplings

2. Moneybags Dumplings

If dumplings make your eyes go 😍, you should check out Moneybags Dumplings pop-up asap 🤑. In their own words, they serve up “poppable, crispy handmade goodness in a bag”. They’ve been popping up at Hamburg and Kenmore Farmers Markets. Get updates about upcoming locations via their Insta bio.



Photo courtesy of The Bagel Jar

3. The Bagel Jar

If you ask us, Buffalo needs more bagels, and these guys are doing the damn thing. This handcrafted bagel pop-up stops by the Hamburg Farmers Market every week along with occasional other locations serving flavors like rosemary sea salt, everything, sesame, and plain. Plus you can pre-order here.



Bare Bones BBQ
Photo courtesy of Bare Bones BBQ

4. Bare Bones BBQ

This BBQ pop-up has been doing weekend pop-ups for some time, setting up mostly in the courtyard at Barrel + Brine along with other spots like 42 North Brewing. They serve up craft barbecue items like burnt ends and smoked pork shoulder sandwiches. Pre-order is available at when they have a pop-up planned.



The Bloom & Rose
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5. The Bloom & Rose

You’ll find this knish company at the Elmwood Village Farmers Market on Saturdays and the Chandler Street Market on Sundays with flavors like s’mores, smoked onion farmers cheese, stuffed banana pepper, and more.



Tulsi Buffalo
Photo courtesy of Tulsi Buffalo

6. Tulsi Buffalo

Tulsi Buffalo, served out of the  @built.without.guilt tent at the Chandler Street Market on Sundays serves up Indian fusion dishes and sauces. On the menu this week is an Indian/Jewish deli fusion-inspired breakfast sandwich with a side of mixed berries and masala chai. The sandwich consists of a homemade sourdough bagel topped with Indian-inspired everything seasoning, masala spiced Indian omelette and a cooling, fresh mint cream cheese, plus an option of bacon. If you like it spicy top it with Tulsi’s famous spicy green chutney, served alongside a hot cup of chai.

Tulsi collabs with @breadbybaynes for the carb elements of their dishes and changes up their food option every couple weeks. This fall they’re planning a “proper” pop-up at a restaurant with a full menu. Oh and BTW, rumor has it Bread by Baynes makes focaccia, bagels, cookies, etc. on request.



7. The Jerk Hut

Chef Darian Bryan is the creative mind behind The Plating Society, a formal pop-up dining experience and The Jerk Hut, a pop up food stand. Most recently, The Jerk Hut popped up at The Broadway Market offering a small pre-order only menu of Jamaican dishes like fried dumplings, oxtail, and of course, Jerk Chicken. Dates for the next Jerk Hut pop ups have yet to be announced. To get notifications about new pop up events and get your pre-order in, sign up for Chef Darian’s email list at


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Emily is co-founder and Director of Storytelling at Step Out Buffalo. Her favorite things to do are eat, travel, and think. 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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