Heritage House Guide to Buffalo

Rachel

Heritage House Guide to Buffalo

Shopping
Buffalo's premier stop for phonophiles. Find the best in new and used vinyl at Revolver Records.
Revolver Records, Inc.
1451 Hertel Ave
Buffalo's premier stop for phonophiles. Find the best in new and used vinyl at Revolver Records.
One of the best-kept secrets among Buffalo vintage-lovers! The prices are unbeatable. White Dog Vintage has some of the most unique vintage in town.
White Dog Vintage
1241 Hertel Avenue
One of the best-kept secrets among Buffalo vintage-lovers! The prices are unbeatable. White Dog Vintage has some of the most unique vintage in town.
If you love mid-century modern style and decor, you will love MIMO.
MIMO DECOR
1251 Hertel Ave
If you love mid-century modern style and decor, you will love MIMO.
The first and only retail gardening cooperative in the county, Urban Roots carries so much more than just plants! You'll love the unique houseplant and gift selection inside the shop, which is open year round. In the heart of Buffalo's Five Points neighborhood. Grab some pastries nextdoor, some coffee across the street, and come hang out under the Urban Roots cherry blossom tree.
Urban Roots Cooperative Garden Market
428 Rhode Island St
The first and only retail gardening cooperative in the county, Urban Roots carries so much more than just plants! You'll love the unique houseplant and gift selection inside the shop, which is open year round. In the heart of Buffalo's Five Points neighborhood. Grab some pastries nextdoor, some coffee across the street, and come hang out under the Urban Roots cherry blossom tree.
A one-of-a-kind boutique shopping experience in the Five Points neighborhood. Gorgeous handmade apparel and accessories, home goods, and more - owned and operated by one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Black Monarchy
527 West Utica Street
A one-of-a-kind boutique shopping experience in the Five Points neighborhood. Gorgeous handmade apparel and accessories, home goods, and more - owned and operated by one of the nicest people you'll ever meet.
Buffalo has a LOT of farmers markets. The Elmwood-Bidwell market (every saturday spring, summer, and fall) is one of the best, and a wonderful way to explore the Elmwood Village neighborhood. It's a producer-only market, meaning there is no reselling. Everything is fresh and local.
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Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers' Market
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Buffalo has a LOT of farmers markets. The Elmwood-Bidwell market (every saturday spring, summer, and fall) is one of the best, and a wonderful way to explore the Elmwood Village neighborhood. It's a producer-only market, meaning there is no reselling. Everything is fresh and local.
Culture & Entertainment
Our neighborhood movie theatre is over 100 years old and was beautifully restored in 2014. The stunning ceiling murals are a must-see!
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North Park Theatre
1428 Hertel Avenue
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Our neighborhood movie theatre is over 100 years old and was beautifully restored in 2014. The stunning ceiling murals are a must-see!
Apple picking is an essential fall in Western New York experience! The heirloom apple orchard at Lynoaken is one of the most unique you'll find - each different variety is like time travel! When you finish picking apples stop next door for some wine or cider. A wonderful experience.
LynOaken Farms
10609 Ridge Rd
Apple picking is an essential fall in Western New York experience! The heirloom apple orchard at Lynoaken is one of the most unique you'll find - each different variety is like time travel! When you finish picking apples stop next door for some wine or cider. A wonderful experience.
Yoga Parkside is a non-profit yoga studio that offers yoga classes for all levels, both in-person and virtually, as well as some outdoor classes during warmer months. They also hold special class offerings at some beautiful locations around Buffalo.
Yoga Parkside
2 Wallace Avenue
Yoga Parkside is a non-profit yoga studio that offers yoga classes for all levels, both in-person and virtually, as well as some outdoor classes during warmer months. They also hold special class offerings at some beautiful locations around Buffalo.
The Hertel Alley gallery of murals and street art is just a few steps from Heritage House.
Hertel Alley Murals
The Hertel Alley gallery of murals and street art is just a few steps from Heritage House.
Buffalo's rich history is beautifully showcased in this beautiful building, originally built for the famed Pan-American exposition in 1901. The museum hosts parties on the portico with cocktails and live music in the summertime. Be sure to visit the Japanese Gardens out back, especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming in the spring!
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The Buffalo History Museum
1 Museum Court
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Buffalo's rich history is beautifully showcased in this beautiful building, originally built for the famed Pan-American exposition in 1901. The museum hosts parties on the portico with cocktails and live music in the summertime. Be sure to visit the Japanese Gardens out back, especially when the cherry blossoms are blooming in the spring!
One of my favorite places to visit! Buffalo has a unique, rich history, and the TR site was at the heart of a lot of it! Explore what life looked like at the turn of the 20th century in this historic mansion, and experience the 1901 Pan-Am exposition!
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Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site
641 Delaware Avenue
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One of my favorite places to visit! Buffalo has a unique, rich history, and the TR site was at the heart of a lot of it! Explore what life looked like at the turn of the 20th century in this historic mansion, and experience the 1901 Pan-Am exposition!
At the heart of the Buffalo waterfront you'll find the Canalside district. With over 1000 events annually, there's always something going on at Canalside. Rent kayaks or cycleboats in the summer; and ice skate the canals in the winter! Hop on a sunset cruise, take a historic tour, or just stop for a pint of local brew. There's something for everyone.
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Canalside
LLoyd Street
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At the heart of the Buffalo waterfront you'll find the Canalside district. With over 1000 events annually, there's always something going on at Canalside. Rent kayaks or cycleboats in the summer; and ice skate the canals in the winter! Hop on a sunset cruise, take a historic tour, or just stop for a pint of local brew. There's something for everyone.
Neighborhoods
Hertel Avenue in Buffalo's North Park neighborhood is where you’ll find some of Buffalo’s most popular restaurants, antique shops, grocery stores, bars, street art, boutiques, ice cream shops, and an historic movie theatre. We’re also within walking distance to famed Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House.
North Park
Hertel Avenue in Buffalo's North Park neighborhood is where you’ll find some of Buffalo’s most popular restaurants, antique shops, grocery stores, bars, street art, boutiques, ice cream shops, and an historic movie theatre. We’re also within walking distance to famed Olmsted-designed Delaware Park, the Buffalo Zoo, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House.
Sightseeing
The crowning jewel in Buffalo's Olmsted-designed park & parkway system. A walk around Delaware Park will take you past the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo History Museum, the cherry blossoms of the Japanese Gardens, Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake, and more!
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Delaware Park
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The crowning jewel in Buffalo's Olmsted-designed park & parkway system. A walk around Delaware Park will take you past the Buffalo Zoo, Buffalo History Museum, the cherry blossoms of the Japanese Gardens, Marcy Casino, Hoyt Lake, and more!
Widely regarded as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most important works, the Martin House is open for tours but can also be appreciated just by walking around the grounds.
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Frank Lloyd Wright's Martin House Complex
125 Jewett Parkway
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Widely regarded as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most important works, the Martin House is open for tours but can also be appreciated just by walking around the grounds.
So much more than just a civic building - City Hall is a symbol of Buffalo. It's a stunning example of art deco architecture, and even more beautiful inside than out. Tour the murals, the stained glass ceilings of the council chamber, and the breathtaking views from the observation deck. An absolute Buffalo must-visit.
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City Hall Buffalo City
65 Niagara Square
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So much more than just a civic building - City Hall is a symbol of Buffalo. It's a stunning example of art deco architecture, and even more beautiful inside than out. Tour the murals, the stained glass ceilings of the council chamber, and the breathtaking views from the observation deck. An absolute Buffalo must-visit.
One of our favorite hiking spots, with beautiful views of the Niagara river and gorge.
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Devil's Hole State Park
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One of our favorite hiking spots, with beautiful views of the Niagara river and gorge.
This beach is a bit farther south than some of Buffalo's more popular beaches, but worth the extra drive. The views of sunset and the Buffalo skyline can't be beat!
Bennett Beach
This beach is a bit farther south than some of Buffalo's more popular beaches, but worth the extra drive. The views of sunset and the Buffalo skyline can't be beat!
This is probably what you came for, right? Here they are, Niagara Falls! There's a lot to see and do at the Falls, so plan to make a day of it. Visit the Cave of the Winds, ride the Maid of the Mist, hike the gorge, etc.
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Niagara Falls State Park
332 Prospect Street
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This is probably what you came for, right? Here they are, Niagara Falls! There's a lot to see and do at the Falls, so plan to make a day of it. Visit the Cave of the Winds, ride the Maid of the Mist, hike the gorge, etc.
Food scene
If you’re looking for a nice dinner to mark a special occasion, this Buffalo institution is right around the corner from Heritage House. The food and service are consistently excellent.
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Ristorante Lombardo
1198 Hertel Ave
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If you’re looking for a nice dinner to mark a special occasion, this Buffalo institution is right around the corner from Heritage House. The food and service are consistently excellent.
A curated wine selection with seasonal small plates, right around the corner from Heritage House, so you can have a few glasses and walk home.
The Little Club
1197 Hertel Ave
A curated wine selection with seasonal small plates, right around the corner from Heritage House, so you can have a few glasses and walk home.
We love this soul food restaurant for tasty, fresh, and affordable takeout. The fried chicken sandwich is a favorite.
Brothers Takeout Cafe & Catering
1281 Hertel Avenue
We love this soul food restaurant for tasty, fresh, and affordable takeout. The fried chicken sandwich is a favorite.
Buffalo’s favorite food truck is now a brick & mortar restaurant. We love the burritos, craft cocktails, and soft-serve ice cream shop next door ("Churn.")
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lloyd Taco Factory
1503 Hertel Ave
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Buffalo’s favorite food truck is now a brick & mortar restaurant. We love the burritos, craft cocktails, and soft-serve ice cream shop next door ("Churn.")
Hand-crafted ice cream not to be missed. Our favorite flavors are the black sesame and the red velvet donut.
Lake Effect Ice Cream
1900 Hertel Ave
Hand-crafted ice cream not to be missed. Our favorite flavors are the black sesame and the red velvet donut.
If you’ve never tried Burmese food, do not sleep on Sun. It's one of our favorites for dining in or take-out. We LOVE the Burmese flat wide noodles with the fish cake.
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Sun Cuisines
1989 Niagara Street
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If you’ve never tried Burmese food, do not sleep on Sun. It's one of our favorites for dining in or take-out. We LOVE the Burmese flat wide noodles with the fish cake.
The best sushi in Buffalo, hands down. Nothing fancy, just super-fresh fish, expertly made. Don’t skip the “Sashimi 21.”
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Kuni's
226 Lexington Avenue
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The best sushi in Buffalo, hands down. Nothing fancy, just super-fresh fish, expertly made. Don’t skip the “Sashimi 21.”
A cafe / bar in the Five Points neighborhood. We think their “egg on a roll” is the best breakfast sandwich in Buffalo.
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Remedy House
429 Rhode Island St
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A cafe / bar in the Five Points neighborhood. We think their “egg on a roll” is the best breakfast sandwich in Buffalo.
Every item on the menu is excellent - you can't make a wrong choice. This french-style patisserie in the bustling Five-Points neighborhood is worth the wait in the line that forms every morning.
Butter Block
426 Rhode Island Street
Every item on the menu is excellent - you can't make a wrong choice. This french-style patisserie in the bustling Five-Points neighborhood is worth the wait in the line that forms every morning.
Inspired seasonal Mexican cuisine from a James Beard Award - nominated chef. One of Buffalo's absolute best.
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Las Puertas Buffalo
385 Rhode Island St
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Inspired seasonal Mexican cuisine from a James Beard Award - nominated chef. One of Buffalo's absolute best.
This outstanding restaurant is owned and operated by the team of chefs and sommeliers who run it. The menu changes often and is always delicious. A unique dining experience in Buffalo's resurging Black Rock neighborhood. Only a 5 min drive from Heritage House.
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Waxlight Bar a Vin
27 Chandler Street
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This outstanding restaurant is owned and operated by the team of chefs and sommeliers who run it. The menu changes often and is always delicious. A unique dining experience in Buffalo's resurging Black Rock neighborhood. Only a 5 min drive from Heritage House.
Buffalo has a wonderful selection of plant-based restaurant options for vegetarians and vegans. Amy's has been a local favorite for decades. Now under new ownership but with the same neighborhood vibe - the menu is entirely meat-free.
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Amy's Place
3234 Main Street
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Buffalo has a wonderful selection of plant-based restaurant options for vegetarians and vegans. Amy's has been a local favorite for decades. Now under new ownership but with the same neighborhood vibe - the menu is entirely meat-free.
Imagine a dairy farm shop, but in the middle of an urban neighborhood. The White Cow Dairy farm shop carries the most delicious and unique flavors of yogurt, as well as a wide range of fresh home made items and preserves. They're only open 2 days a week so check the schedule, but well worth a visit!
Farm Shop
241 Lexington Ave
Imagine a dairy farm shop, but in the middle of an urban neighborhood. The White Cow Dairy farm shop carries the most delicious and unique flavors of yogurt, as well as a wide range of fresh home made items and preserves. They're only open 2 days a week so check the schedule, but well worth a visit!