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Ultimate Guide to Shopping Local in Buffalo’s West Side

Neighborhood Guides, Shopping

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Written by Step Out Staff

Published on October 22, 2020
Photo courtesy of Burning Books


Looking to shop local on the West Side of Buffalo? We’ve got the guide for you.

From specialty foods to thrifted finds, international wares, plants, home decor, books, baked goods, beauty supplies and much more, the West Side offers a collection of small, locally owned shops like nowhere else in the Western New York area. While you won’t find these all along a concentrated strip, the possibilities for shopping and exploration in the West Side neighborhood are never-ending.

Keep reading for the ultimate guide to local shops in Buffalo’s West Side, plus check out our additional Shop Local Neighborhood Guides for more areas to shop small.

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Bōtan

202 Rhode Island St #2 Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

We at bōtan are seasoned florists dedicated to high quality work at an affordable cost. Our formula is simple. We minimize expense by juxtaposing imported ...

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BLACK DOTS

368 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Independently owned and operated record store & bar in Buffalo, NY specializing in rock, pop, punk, hardcore, metal, indie, soul and much, much more! ...

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Black Monarchy

527 W Utica St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

The boutique curates the vividness of cultural clothing and jewelry made of raw authentic materials and authentic fabrics that recreate the conglomerate ...

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Blue Table Chocolates

44 Brayton Street, Suite B Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Buffalo's newest high end chocolate shop, serving unique hand made creations online for gifts and catered events. ...

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Buffalo Art Supply

218 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

A new sustainable art supply shop is opening up on Grant Street in the West Side of Buffalo. Buffalo Art Supply is focused on offering community members ...

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Burning Books

420 Connecticut St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Radical, independent bookstore in Buffalo, NY. Books and events on activism and politics. Great selection of radical kids and young adult books too! ...

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Butter Block

426 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

A pop-up shop of treats & eats. ...

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Daddy’s Plants

1250 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Sprouted in 2018, Daddy's Plants is a Buffalo-based outpost for indoor plant lovers of all types. Whether you're a seasoned plant parent or a newbie working ...

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Empire Kicks

281 W Ferry St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Empire Kicks has been the number one store in Western NY to supply its customers with the latest fashion in footwear and apparel. We are also an authorized ...

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Gadget Bazaar @ West Side Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Owner: Romala Rajendran; originally from Sri Lanka; has owned her own business for 1 year; has been in Buffalo for 10 years About Gadget Bazaar: Romala ...

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Gather and Game

205 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Buffalo's extra friendly and inclusive local game store and game library play space. Coffee, games and fun so you can try before you buy. ...

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Global Villages

242 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

From the artisan, right to you! ...

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Guercio and Sons

250 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Specialty grocery store worth the visit. ...

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Gysma’s African Style @ Westside Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Gysma's African Style offers you:- ->Handmade arts and crafts including Wooden Boat, Giraffe, Elephant, Deer, Buffalo, Tiger, Lion ->Shea Butter, ...

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I AM MAGICK

216 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

I AM MAGICK is an eclectic ritual tool space offering crystals, smoke wands, tarot decks, and a basic apothecary featuring herbs, elixirs, hydrosols, and ...

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Julienne Boutique @ West Side Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Owner: Julienne Nyiranjishi; originally from Rwanda About Julienne Boutique: Julienne sells a variety of products from all over Africa. Many of the goods ...

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Macrame by Nadeen @ West Side Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Owner: Nadeen Yousef; originally from Iraq About Macrame by Nadeen: Nadeen hand makes all of her own macrame art, wall hangings, plant hangers and jewelry. ...

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Mighty Fine Fashions

257 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14201

Buffalo

We carry a wide variety of apparel and accessories. Nike, Adidas, Timberlands, Coats, Hats, Gloves, Watches, cologne, perfume, watches, sunglasses. ...

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Mineo and Sapio Retail Store

410 Connecticut St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Family, tradition, and a deep passion for our products remain at the core of our business, as we proudly continue the practices established in by John ...

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Moonlady Arts and Crafts @ West Side Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Ma Theint sells arts and crafts from her country such as gem paintings, lacquerware, traditional puppets, and Burmese musical instruments. She also sells ...

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Paloma Exchange

363 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

As passionate lovers of all things secondhand, we started selling our finds on instagram in early 2019. As the word spread and our fellow Buffalonians ...

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Petrichor

44 Brayton St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Petrichor Flora is a full service floral and gift boutique in Buffalo, NY, with a genuine commitment to beautifying your life with high-quality flowers, ...

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Priceless Home Decor LLC

118 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

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Radah Baked Goods @ West Side Bazaar

25 Grant Street Buffalo, NY 14213

Buffalo

Radah Baked Goods is a bakery shop that serv safe certified! At Radah Baked Goods we find it important to be involved with our community, we consider ...

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Russ’s Bait Shop

1226 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Russ's bait has been in buisness for over 50 years we sell everything u need from worms to fishing poles to nys fishing license open 7 days a week we also ...

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Rustbelt Books

415 Grant St. Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

At Rust Belt Books, we're committed to offering quality products, unparalleled service and the most competitive prices in town. Great service begins with ...

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Salam and Beauty Supply Store

282 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Salam & Beauty Supply Store is a Woman's Greatest Asset ...

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San Bor Sports Inc

116 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Sporting goods, footwear, custom printing. ...

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Stitch Buffalo

1215 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Are you looking for a one-of-a-kind gift? Everything in our shop is creative and handmade. A feast for the eyes, our beautiful boutique is located at 1215 ...

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The Blue House Collective

212 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Our collective is made up of 5 woman who love creating. Our shop will be selling handmade items and holding workshops in our space! ...

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The Serendipity Thrift Shoppe

1 Symphony Cir Buffalo, New York 14201

Buffalo

Started in October of 2008, the Serendipity Shoppe is the place to look in Buffalo for fine collectables and other treasures. Located inside First Presbyterian ...

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Touch of Paris Salon

901 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Touch of Paris offers many services to meet every clients needs ! Hair care and education is always priority. ...

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Urban Roots

428 Rhode Island St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Urban Roots is the place to purchase plants - flowers, natives, trees, shrubs, edibles and GIFTS - at a location you can drive or walk to in a few minutes. ...

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West Side Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

The West Side Bazaar is a non-profit business incubator run by WEDI where new business owners can start their micro-enterprises in ...

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Whats Pop-In Gourmet Popcorn

1239 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

What's Pop-In Gourmet Popcorn is a proud family business, founded and run out of Buffalo, New York. We started this company because we wanted to make something ...

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Wildroot

1250 Niagara St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Contemporary floral designs for daily delivery and events in Buffalo, NY and the surrounding area. Providing high-end client experiences and designing ...

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Zigma Naturals @ West Side Bazaar

25 Grant St Buffalo, New York 14213

Buffalo

Owners: Raine & Jerry Manuel; originally from Burma; have owned their own business for 8 months About Zigma Naturals: Raine and Jerry carry ...

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Written by Step Out Staff

A group of Step Out Buffalo team members worked together to create this post from research and writing to editing and imagery. Thanks for reading!

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