As of recently, more and more shops and restaurants are turning to Buffalo’s West Side for their business ventures in hopes of leaving a positive impact on the neighborhood. From providing job opportunities to the community to offering a greater variety of retail and dining options in the region, these businesses are seeing success on the West Side for a reason. In case you missed the memo on these openings, we’re here to catch you up! Here’s 7 openings you should know about on the West Side:
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Restaurants & Bars
1. Strong Hearts Buffalo
295 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14201 / More Info
Strong Hearts Buffalo is a 100% vegan fast-casual restaurant that started its roots in Syracuse, NY. When looking to expand business, they looked to Buffalo’s West Side. At the newly opened location, you can expect to find a variety of comfort food options as well as an impressive list of milkshake flavors to choose from. Curating to the Buffalo region, they even have Buffalo-influenced menu items like their chicken wings and chicken wing burger! Read more about their opening here.
2. Big Big Table
272 Hudson St Buffalo, NY 14201 / More Info
Non-profit restaurant, Big Big Table opened just under a year ago and with this opening came the unique business model of pay-what-you-can. Many have wondered how such a model could succeed but, through generous food donations and the help of volunteers, Big Big Table is still going strong in their mission to provide a response to hunger to anyone in need by allowing them to give what they can. Read more about their opening here.
3. Mint Cocktails & Kitchen
1225 Niagara St Buffalo, NY 14213 / More Info
Looking for the perfect mojito and empanadas combination? Look no further than Mint Cocktails & Kitchen. Offering a two-sided cocktail menu, you’ll find both classic mojito options as well as spirit-focused drinks using traditionally Latin spirits. As far as empanadas go, they are serving up chicken, beef, chickpea, pork, and shrimp options. Read more about their opening here.
4. Mister Sizzle’s
346 Connecticut St Buffalo, NY 14213 / More Info
Having opened just about a year ago, if you haven’t made your way to Mister Sizzle’s yet, this is your friendly reminder to do so asap! Mister Sizzle’s is bringing classic burger joint feels in an upscale fast-casual concept. Here you’ll find a full bar with cocktails and mocktails, boozy and non-boozy shakes, a variety of burger options, and a few sides to choose from. Read more about their opening here.
212 Grant St Buffalo NY 14213 / More Info
Located on Grant Street, Plantae is the first vegan convenience store of its kind to open in Buffalo. Sourcing premium products, Plantae offers only high quality vegan goods and is working with local pop ups to grow in the vegan community. Read more about their opening here.
6. His + His Studio
44 Brayton St. Buffalo NY 14213 / More Info
For all the DIYers out there, His + His Studio is just the place to get hands on in the jewelry making process from experts in the field. Regardless of skill level, His + His Studio offers a variety of workshops to partake in where you can head home with your very own creation. Read more about their opening here.
7. Mother Tree Apothecary
44 Brayton St Buffalo, NY 14213 / More Info
Mother Tree Apothecary is an ever growing center for herbal medicine, open conversations, pop-ups, and workshops. Here you’ll find a variety of healing and nourishing products as well as the opportunity to have a one-on-one session focused on you overall health and well-being. Read more about their opening here.