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King Condrell's

Watson's Chocolates
sponge candy

Chrusciki Bakery

Within a few blocks of Kenmore’s central business district are several eateries that are part of Buffalo food lore.

Start your day with delectable Polish pastries at Chrusciki Bakery. For nearly 30 years, the bakery has been a staple in Buffalo’s Broadway Market for paczkis, fasnacs, placek and other treats. A satellite location opened in Kenmore in recent years.

We hope you saved those pastries for later, because it’s time for a giant submarine sandwich from Mike’s Subs, which has been serving Kenmore for over 50 years. Try the royal – made with capicola   and Buffalo’s own Mineo & Sapio sausage – for a singular sandwich experience.

Then, cross the street for a sundae at King Condrell’s, which has been serving the village for nearly 50 years. The sundaes are enormous, made with the regional Perry’s Ice Cream and ranging in size from one scoop to ten. The homemade candy toppings and old-time atmosphere set a King Condrell’s sundae apart.

You’ve already had a veritable feast, but we’ve saved one of the best for last – sponge candy at Watson’s. This is the original location for one of Buffalo’s favorite candy shops dating back to 1946, and also one of the most popular spots for sponge –that sugary, crunchy regional confection covered in chocolate.

Then it’s time to work off all this food! Kenmore’s walkability makes an after-meal stroll a breeze; saunter among the village’s quiet, tree-lined streets and well-maintained homes.

This may be enough food to fill you for days, but just in case, there are several other restaurants great for a sit-down meal in Kenmore, including Marotto’s, Amici’s and La Divina Mexican Grill.

— Karen Fashana