Gallery Above
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Burchfield Penney
Art Center


Everything Elmwood

Before we get started, there’s one thing you must know about the Elmwood Village.  You need more than a day or two to truly enjoy all that it has to offer.  But if that’s all you have, here’s a list of must-see’s and gotta do’s:

Get Artsy.

Let’s get you some culture.  Head to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and get your fill of van Gogh, Dali and Warhol.  They’re all there.  If one gallery isn’t enough, saunter your artsy self across the street to the Burchfield Penney Art Center for an outstanding collection of regional art.

Eat All the Healthy Food

Head to Ashker’s for breakfast and don’t leave without ordering a smoothie or cold pressed juice.  For dinner, you’ll want sushi at Kuni’s.  Kuni will hand roll your sushi in front of you.  Awesome?  Awesome.


After Kuni’s head next door to Vera for a cocktail.  Order from their seasonal drink menu or ask for “The Duke,” one of the best drinks in Buffalo.  Then, stop by Cole’s for one of the widest selections of beer in Buffalo.

Splurge on Snacks

If you’re in the mood for a snack after your drinks there are three letters you need to know.  ETS.  Elmwood Tacos and Subs serves up some of the best waffle fries and a serious beef and bean burrito. Then, get your fill of sponge candy at Watson’s or Fowler’s.


Or walk, whatever you’re comfortable with but don’t miss the opportunity to see some of the best houses and neighborhoods in the city.  Start at the casino in Delaware Park, take a lap around Hoyt Lake and head down Lincoln Parkway to Soldiers Circle and onto Bidwell Parkway.


Elmwood was built on shopping.  My favorite stores are Urban and Everything Elmwood but there’s something for everyone so go for a stroll, grab a coffee at Spot and enjoy some retail therapy.

While you’re shopping, start making a mental note of all the things that you didn’t have time for and pick a date to visit the Elmwood Village again.

— Jay Josker