Broadway-Fillmore Mixing It Up

Explore the Neighborhood

Once the heart of Buffalo’s Polish population, the crossroads of Broadway and Fillmore Avenue – while still bearing more than a few traces of Polski traditions – is now a diverse neighborhood of African-American, Vietnamese and Bangladeshi residents. This heterogeneous mix is reflected inside the confines of the Broadway Market where pierogi is served alongside soul food as well as on the street where the Tu Hieu Buddhist Cultural Center has joined the company of Corpus Christi and St. Stanislaus Catholic churches. Standing tall above the entire neighborhood is the Central Terminal, a massive Art Deco building that served as Buffalo’s train station until 1979. Today, a non-profit restoration corporation is charged with bringing new life to this historic symbol of Buffalo’s past.

At a Glance

A walk through one of Buffalo’s many neighborhoods can be stimulating, entertaining and a chance to see how the locals live. For most travelers, shopping is near the top of the list of things to do while away from home, and everyone is always looking for the next spot to relax and re-energize after getting in some serious steps. With that in mind, here are some suggestions about where to sip, shop and savor while in the BUF.


Adam Mickiewicz Library

Part Polish beer bar and part manuscript library, the Mickiewicz Library stocks more than 60 types of beer in its coolers and is a popular spot on Dyngus Day.


In the shadow of the Central Terminal, Arty’s has been an East Buffalo institution for 80+ years, where polka is always on the jukebox and polish beer is in hand.

Dick’s Eastside Inn

Right around the corner from the Broadway Market, Dick’s is a favorite of marketgoers, serving inexpensive drinks and Buffalo comfort food like bloody marys and fried bologna.


Broadway Market

Best known for its Easter traditions, the market is open year-round and features classic Buffalo vendors selling meats, sweets and baked goods, but also is home to new vendors serving cuisine from around the world.

Custom Hatter

This longtime hat shop has supplied headwear to some of the biggest productions in Hollywood history. Leave Custom Hatter with style and a good story of Buffalo’s place on the silver screen.

Plush Boutique

With styles for dressing up or going out, Plush Boutique is high fashion at an affordable price.


Bay Leaf

Always in the conversation for best Halal food in Buffalo, Bay Leaf is a fusion of Indian, Bengali and American dishes.

Alibaba Kebab

Fast, delicious and award-winning, Alibaba provides huge portions of tasty Indian and Mediterranean food like kebabs and tandoori.

Al Mandy Halal

Perfectly spiced and always flavorful, Al Mandy is best known for dishes like lamb over rice, shawarma and other Yemeni and Arabic dishes.

Holy Feast Food Truck

998 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 579-5412

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Jefferson Street Heritage Gallery

607 Jefferson Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 854-8392

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Margie’s Soul Food

999 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 322-1748

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New Golden Nugget

2046 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

(716) 834-3967

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New York Fuska and Coffee Shop

595 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212

(917) 374-1524

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R & L Lounge

23 Mills Street
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 896-5982

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Torn Space Theater

612 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 768-1109

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Yemen Café and Bakery

1505 Broadway
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 424-0075

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Zia Coffee Shop

595 Fillmore Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14212

(716) 400-9994

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