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Taste of Buffalo Announces Participating Restaurants

Fri, May 21st 2021 11:00 am

BUFFALO, NY — The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops announced today that 27 restaurants/ food trucks and two wineries, all veterans of past years, will participate in the 38th annual event, which will be held July 10 and 11 in downtown Buffalo.

The list of restaurants includes a mix of classic American and ethnic cuisines that represents the diverse food culture for which Western New York is known. Taste Chairwoman Amber Hartman said event organizers are excited to be able to host them in an in-person format after last year’s festival was held virtually due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The restaurants in this year’s Taste are some of Western New York’s favorites and we couldn’t be happier to be able to provide a venue for them to reunite with the public,” Hartman said. “It’s been a long time since we’ve all been together as a community and Buffalonians are ready and willing to throw a party that supports the local businesses that have gone through so much over the past year.”

In partnership with the Independent Health Foundation, each participating restaurant will again
offer a “Healthy Option” menu item that is lower in fat and sodium. In order to provide flexibility in menu planning and portioning, restaurants will also be given the option to provide smaller “taste portions” of one of their menu items.

The following restaurants and wineries will participate in the 38th annual Taste of Buffalo:

  • A Gust of Sun (winery)
  • Alex’s Place
  • Babcias Pierogi
  • The Bavarian Nut Company
  • Buffalo Soul
  • BW’s Barbecue
  • Carmine’s
  • Casa Azul
  • Cheesecake Guy
  • The Cheesy Chick
  • Chrusciki Bakery/Simply Pierogi
  • Danny’s South 
  • Dirty Bird Chicken N’ Waffles
  • Eli Fish Brewing Company
  • Lavin’s Food Truck
  • Lloyd Taco
  • Local Kitchen and Beer Bar
  • Merritt Estates (winery)
  • Nick Charlap’s Ice Cream
  • Osteria 166
  • Papi Grande's
  • Pizza Amore “The Wood Fire Way”
  • Share Kitchen & Bar Room
  • Sidelines Sports Bar & Grill
  • Sweet Melody’s
  • Sweet Life Dessert
  • Tops Friendly Markets
  • Venus Greek & Mediterranean
  • Water Lily Cafe

The much-anticipated list of individual restaurant menu items will be released in June, when the Taste of Buffalo’s digital event guide is posted on TasteofBuffalo.com.

About the Taste of Buffalo
The Taste of Buffalo presented by Tops is the nation's largest two-day food festival. The 38th annual Taste will take place on July 10 and 11, 2021 in Niagara Square and Delaware Avenue in downtown Buffalo. The Taste is a not-for-profit organization with more than 1,000 volunteers helping to put on the annual event. Approximately $541,000 has been raised at the festival for local charities including three scholarships awarded last year to local high school seniors pursuing a culinary or hospitality-related degree. For more information, visit tasteofbuffalo.com, and find us @tasteofbuffalo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.