Food & Culture

Buffalo packs a lot of awesome. You feel it at our major league sports games and taste it in our memorable cuisine. It’s in our united communities and our never-ending support of our fellow Buffalonians. Even the snowstorms are awesome here!

Get a taste of the good life.

Two students eating at a diner in Buffalo

Everyone knows Buffalo for the chicken wings, but they’re just a small part of our food scene. UB students have hundreds of restaurants to choose from, where they can sample global cuisines prepared by talented chefs. Locally owned bakery cooperatives, farm-to-table restaurants and a booming food truck scene are keeping our stomachs full and our palates interested.

Here is how we have fun.

Outdoor restaurant patio with large orange umbrella and a couple walking into the restaurant.

Buffalo was recently recognized as America’s Favorite City, but it’s something our residents have known all along. Art galleries, live music, free exercise classes, food festivals, kayaking, skiing, history museums and more — we’ve got it covered. There’s always something to do in Western New York, and with a calendar of events that keeps us busy all year long, you’ll never be bored here.

Nine Quintessentially Buffalo Things

Giant silos — Once, they transformed the global grain market. Now Silo City attracts art shows, pop-up dinners and fans of really big things.
Bikes and more bikes — By commute or Slow Roll, cyclists rule 300+ miles of lanes, paths and frozen canals. (Yes, ice bikes are a thing here.)
Amazing architecture — The muse of America’s great planners and architects, Buffalo is practically the Greatest Hits of Cities.
Lively living — From Allentown to the Elmwood Village, Buffalo is also the City of Good Neighborhoods.
The waterfront — In Buffalo, “the lake effect” means four full seasons of waterfront festivals and cultural events.
Foodie heaven — Grown, brewed or baked right here, or imported via dozens of immigrant communities, Buffalo cuisine is way more than wings.
Good sports — Bisons baseball. Bandits lacrosse. Buffalo FC soccer. Queen City Roller Girls roller derby. The Sabres, Bills and Bulls are in great company.
History everywhere — Workers flocked here. Inventors thrived here. Tycoons got rich here. What are your plans?
New everywhere — Business incubator 43North is catalyzing dreamers and inspiring doers, helping make Buffalo the next big thing it’s always been.

Last updated: September 29, 2016 9:10 am EST