Where to Get Vegan & Vegetarian Wings Around WNY

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Written by Courtney Kelly

Published on March 30, 2019

Photo courtesy of Yey’s Cambodian Cafe

Updated January 2021

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 Big Mood 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. Big Mood

423 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14222

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



Betty's vegan wings

Photo courtesy of Betty’s

3. 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.


4. Amy’s Place (V)

Temporarily Closed

3234 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14214

What to order: Vegan Wings – with a choice of hot, medium or BBQ.


5. Cafe 59

62 Allen St, Buffalo, NY 14202

What to order: “Polenta Wings”- With celery and dipping sauce in these flavors: Hot, Medium, Mild, BBQ, Hot BBQ, Bourbon, Honey Mustard, Honey Sesame


6. 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


7. Allentown Pizza

94 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222

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


8. Dukes Bohemian Grove Bar

253 Allen St, Buffalo, NY  14201

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


9. Wurlitzer Pizza

 1401 Nash Rd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120

What to order: Vegan Wings – hot, medium, mild, cajun, smokey BBQ, honey mustard, mango habanero, Jamaican jerk, garlic, spanish BBQ, Old Bay, teriyaki, hot garlic, lemon pepper.


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Written by <a href="" target="_self">Courtney Kelly</a>

Written by Courtney Kelly

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