BUFFALO FOOD TOURS ARE AWESOME FOR VISITORS AND LOCALS ALIKE
Buffalo NY : You may have heard Buffalo is a city back on the rise. With world-class architecture and a resurgent culture, people are making Buffalo a destination. Add in the city’s growing reputation as a “foodie town”, and you may be wondering where to start in your trip planning and – more importantly – where to eat.
(Full disclosure: we rent bikes and lead food tours and history tours by bike, which bring you to many of the city’s best sightseeing spots – all on two wheels!)
BUFFALO’S FOOD TRADITIONS ARE ROOTED IN HISTORY
Buffalo’s culinary history is a reflection of its multiethnic roots. Europeans flocked to Buffalo and its booming economy after the opening of the Erie Canal. As enclaves of Polish, Italian, Irish, and German immigrants arrived, they brought with them their Old World traditions. Later, African Americans came to Buffalo during the Great Migration, and Latin Americans came to work at Buffalo’s steel industries. This continues to this day with Buffalo’s large immigrant and refugee populations.
These immigration patterns have created a rich regional palette and a melting pot of flavors. From chicken wings to beef on weck, Buffalo has a remarkable number of foods specific to our area, (see our blog post 7 Must-Try Buffalo Foods).
While anyone can look at reviews, what isn’t as easy to find is local knowledge. Our tours take you off the tourist track, deep into neighborhood history, and to Buffalo’s hidden gems.
SHARING OUR LOVE FOR BUFFALO THROUGH FOOD TOURS
When I started Buffalo Bike Tours in 2018, I was surprised there weren’t other food tours. As I sought to grow my business in 2019, it made perfect sense to test out something new and try food tours by bike. These trips would provide delicious samples of Buffalo’s best cuisine alongside their rich histories.
It is with great pride that we have become the #1 Food & Drink Activity in Buffalo on TripAdvisor. Our Wing Ride samples Buffalo’s best wings while the Renaissance Ride visits Buffalo’s emerging foodie hotspots.
Simply put, our food tours are a ton of fun. With that, we’ve put together a handy guide to the 7 top reasons you need to try one of our Buffalo food tours.
1. SEE BUFFALO AS THE LOCALS DO
There’s are a million places to eat in Buffalo and almost all claim to be the best. You can spend days scrolling through Yelp or sifting through discussion boards on who has the best wings.
While anyone can look at reviews, what isn’t as easy to find is local knowledge. Our tours take you off the tourist track, deep into neighborhood history, and to Buffalo’s hidden gems. Our food tours are a great way to get to know the authentic Buffalo and its original flavors.
2. SO LITTLE TIME, SO MANY GREAT DISHES!
Let’s face it, your trip is always going to be too short. You want to see it all but only have time to eat one or two meals out while in Buffalo. Such is life!
Our Buffalo food tours allow you to make the most of your trip: over the course of a couple of hours, you’ll visit several carefully curated places. Leave the hard work to us and put your trust in locals who know the food scene inside and out. Then, sit back and enjoy the ride!
3. GET A CRASH COURSE IN BUFFALO HISTORY
Our food tours provide a unique opportunity: eat some of the city’s best food and learn about its history. If you’re only here for a weekend, our tours provide a great option. You’ll not only get an insider’s perspective on Buffalo history, but you’ll also sample foods that define this community.
4. MEET OTHER TRAVELERS
Being in a new city is sometimes hard and Buffalo can be an especially tough nut to crack. Our tours bring together people with the opportunity for interaction of cultures across the globe. By the end, we will make new friends as we share in the discovery of our wonderful city.
5. PLAN FOR THE REST OF YOUR BUFFALO VISIT
Our food tours provide a quick birds-eye view of the city and a great introduction. Many of our guests wind up returning to visited locations and our resourceful guides are happy to make suggestions of other sites to check out. Before long, you’ll be extending your stay!
6. BURN CALORIES WHILE EATING YOUR WAY THROUGH BUFFALO
We’re going to be level with you: you’re not going to lose much weight on your trip to Buffalo. And you certainly aren’t going to lose your waistline eating a mess of chicken wings, pizza, and roast beef. So, what to do about it?
Lose the car and lose some pounds! Our Wing Ride will have you earning your wings. Or the Renaissance Ride accommodates vegetarian and vegan diets. Both tours offer exercise – and a fun and delicious way to experience the city.
7. THE FOOD = THE BEST REASON TO TAKE A BUFFALO FOOD TOUR!
Oh, we almost forgot to mention: the food in Buffalo is awesome! You’ll get insider’s access to international-defining dishes and well as those that are more on the edge. You’ll also meet the chefs, activists, and community people that are driving change in Buffalo. Whether you’re a visitor or life-long Buffalonian you’ll be blown away by everything our city has to offer.
BUFFALO TOURS: EXPERIENCE BUFFALO ON TWO WHEELS!
Buffalo Bike Tours’ food tours provide a new side of Buffalo you’ve never known – even if you’re from here! So what are you waiting for? See our food tours page and sign up for one of our public tours. Or, if you’re from a company or planning a party, check out our private tours and team building activities.
While you’re at it, be sure to check out our bike rental program and history tours, and full schedule of Buffalo Tours. We look forward to seeing you (and eating with you!) soon!