Where to Get Vegan & Vegetarian Wings Around WNY

Photo courtesy of Yey’s Cambodian Cafe

Whether you agree or disagree that wings can be made vegan or vegetarian and still be considered wings, you will probably have a hard time denying that some of these dishes are real tasty. I mean the wing dish at Root and Bloom is a damn work of art. Haters: don’t knock it til ya try it. Lovers: consider this your ultimate guide to feasting on vegan and vegetarian versions of our beloved chicken wing.

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1. Hot Mama’s Canteen (Eggplant Wings)

12 Military Road, Buffalo, NY 14207

What to Order: Eggplant Wings “Breaded and deep fried eggplant pieces, tossed in our HeadStone Heat Mexican AfterShock, served with blue cheese. OR Served plain, with sides of Papa Sal’s tomato sauce and All America Mayo.


Root & Bloom's Wings
Root & Bloom’s Wings / Photo x Lauren Spoth

2. Root and Bloom

423 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

What to Order: Blauche – “Our house-made ‘wings’ served with celery. Your choice of buffalo, bleu, or BBQ & ranch. +Turn into a salad or wrap.”


3. Yey’s Cambodian Cafe (v)

3225 Main St, Buffalo, NY, 14214

What to order: Red Curry Wings, “Crispy Fried House Made Chickpea Seitan Wing Tossed in our red curry sauce


Betty's vegan wings
Photo courtesy of Betty’s

4. Betty’s (seitan)

370 Virginia Street, Buffalo, NY 14201

What to order: The Vegan Tour of Buffalo: A vegan version of local favorites- a house-made seitan “beef” on weck, buffalo Chick’n wyngs and vegan bleu cheeze served with celery and  carrots.


5. Amy’s Place (V)

3234 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

What to order: Vegan Wings


6. Cafe 59

62 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202

What to order: “Polenta Wings”- With celery and dipping sauce in these flavors: Spicy Buffalo Chunky Bleu, Paprika & Lime Creamy Sriracha, Pitted Barbeque Chunky Bleu.


7. Duende at Silo City

85 Silo City Row, Buffalo, NY 14203

What to order: Douglas’s Original Eggplant Wings w/celery, carrots and blue cheese dressing


8. Allentown Pizza

94 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

What to order: Vegan Seitan Wings: Pieces of wheat gluten wings for a vegan diet.


9. Dukes Bohemian Grove Bar

253 Allen St, Buffalo, NY  14201

What to order: Eggplant Wings: Southern Fried, Choice of Mild, Medium, Hot.


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