Buffalo Niagara is home to more than 400 independently owned restaurants offering a range of food for every palate and pocketbook.
More than 60 local restaurants and wineries serve their fare at Taste of Buffalo, the largest two-day food festival in the United States. Over Labor Day Weekend, we pay tribute to our deep-fried claim to fame at the annual National Buffalo Wing Festival.
From late spring through fall, farmers markets crop up throughout our eight-county region. You can buy everything local there, from fresh produce to maple syrup, free-range beef and chicken, baked goods, jams, herbs, yogurt and artisanal cheese.
UB hosts a popular farmers market on the South Campus. There also is a farmers market outside Capen Hall on the North Campus during warmer months and inside on the first floor of Capen when the weather turns cold.
Thanks to a profusion of local farms and orchards, you don’t have to travel far to pick your own produce either. Apples, cherries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries represent just a portion of Western New York’s amazing agricultural bounty.
Within 90 miles of Buffalo, there are more than 650 life sciences companies, many of which collaborate with local research and academic institutions in a variety of industries, ranging from medical devices and biomedical informatics to drug development and biotechnology. These include more than 160 biomedical firms in the Buffalo Niagara region that employ more than 6,000 people.
The Buffalo Niagara region has nearly 1,000 life sciences graduates each year, plus tremendous academic and research talent in the neighboring areas of Rochester and Syracuse, New York and Toronto and Southern Ontario.