2024 Restaurant & Winery Award Winners

Winners will be announced July 13 by 6pm

2023 Restaurant & Winery Award Winners

Chair's Choice
(chosen by Elizabeth Mamot,
2023 Taste of Buffalo Chair):

Days Park Tavern - Beef Brisket on Weck

Children's Choice 
(chosen by Keira Mamot,
daughter of 2023 Taste Chair)

Chicken Butter Tikka Masala



Best Overall Item

Venus Greek Fries

Eric Duvall Memorial "Best of Buffalo" Award

Sweet Melody’s Gelato - Red, White & Blue Sundae


Best Seafood

Brodies of WNY LLC -
Boneless Seasoned Fried Haddock Fish

"Louis J. Billittier Sr. “Rookie of the Year” Award

Avenue29 Foods


Best Dessert

Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream - Ice Cream Nachos

Best Meat Item

Kith & Kin Bakeshop & Bistro -
Meatloaf Sundae (A gluten-free restaurant)


Veteran Restaurant Award

Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles LLC

Best Sandwich

Sidelines Sports Bar and Grill – Beef on Weck


Gusto Critic's Choice Award

Golden Hour Treats

Choice Award

Desert Glow Crepe


Best Red Wine

Three Brothers Winery – Red Jazz

Best White Wine

A Gust of Sun Winery - Diamond


Favorite Fermentation

Merritt Estate Winery - Chardonnay

2023 Independent Health Foundation's Healthy Options

First Place

New Jewel of India – Chana Saag

Second Place

Mister Pizza Elmwood – Vegan Pizza


Third Place

The Bavarian Nut Company – Buffalo Hot Nuts

Healthy Options - Best Healthy Dessert Award

Chrusciki Bakery - Pina Colada Parfait