Buffalo offers a wide range of shopping opportunities that the whole family can enjoy, whether you're looking for name brands or incredible savings. Large shopping centres are available throughout the city, but you can explore smaller shopping centers for an array of different experiences.

    Many of the best shopping areas in town are streets rather than malls or shopping centers, so be prepared to traverse the city on foot once you get to those iconic streets. Take a look at some of the best places to go shopping in Buffalo.


    Main Street

    Some of Downtown's best shopping

    • Shoppers

    Main Street is home to a wide variety of shops you may be interested in that are notably varied, yet all offer a sense of upscale quality in their selections. When visiting local shops, you can find high-end accessories in a shop opened by a former Prada executive, and you can explore a vast selection of wines from a genuine wine merchant.

    The selection of shops on this street wouldn't be complete without some Buffalo-themed items, and that's exactly what you'll find at Buffalo Adore, which is like a gift shop for the city. Of course, you can also shop for imports at stores like Sasmita Batik Indonesia. Try it all out in the centre of city centre.

    Location: Buffalo, NY, USA


    photo by Andre Carrotflower (CC BY-SA 4.0) modified


    Hertel Avenue

    Shop among vibrant street art

    • Shoppers

    Hertel Avenue is a popular street for shopping with various stores all near some impressive street art installations. The stores tend to be quite varied, but they offer many items you won't want to miss. An example of this would be Hertel Home Consignment, which lets you browse new designer merchandise every subsequent visit.

    Among the shops on this street, you can visit Daisy's Kennel, a pet supply store that takes luxury pet collars to the next level. Embracing the artistic atmosphere of the street, a graphics shop lets you buy posters, art, home decor, and apparel. It's all located a few miles northeast of city centre.

    Location: Buffalo, NY, USA


    photo by Doug Kerr (CC BY-SA 2.0) modified


    Elmwood Avenue

    A cosy and communal shopping experience

    Elmwood Avenue has some of the best shopping in Elmwood Village, where you can enjoy local handicrafts, fresh food, and independent retailers. Farmers' markets are common, allowing you to taste some of the city's best with locally sourced ingredients and full meals.

    The shops have much to offer, with many locally owned by artisans. Handicrafts and other artwork are common throughout, with no store offering the same kind of items. With so much public art around, it shouldn't be surprising to see so many artists in the area selling their work. You can check it all out a few miles north of city centre.

    Location: Buffalo, NY, USA


    photo by Andre Carrotflower (CC BY-SA 3.0) modified


    The Broadway Market

    Discover a lovely food market

    The Broadway Market is a food market that's in operation all year long, where you'll find a satisfying variety of meats and other items. Meat offerings tend to be the most popular here, with Camellia Meats and Lupas having a wide variety of cuts and meats to offer, including Kielbasa.

    Aside from the meat, you can try out chocolate creations with some shaped into fun figures. Certain holidays like Easter will change the offerings slightly, as the market tends to cater to holiday specials. You'll find it all in Emslie, just east of city centre.

    Location: 999 Broadway, Buffalo, NY 14212, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 8 am to 5 pm (closed on Sundays)

    Phone: +1 716-893-0705


    Walden Galleria

    The classic mall experience

    • Families
    • Shoppers

    Walden Galleria offers everything you could want from a shopping centre and more with plenty of retailers and entertainment options and activities. There are more than 200 different stores within this mall, ensuring that there's something for just about everyone inside.

    In addition to the shops, this mall also features a cinema and 5 Wits. The latter is a live-action immersive experience kids and adults alike can enjoy with theme park style special effects and obstacles to conquer. Don't hesitate to try it all out for yourself in Cheektowaga, a suburb a few miles east of Buffalo.

    Location: 1 Walden Galleria, Buffalo, NY 14225, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 716-681-7600


    photo by Cathy Smith (CC BY 2.0) modified


    Clinton Bailey Farmers Market

    Always fresh and always local

    Clinton Bailey Farmers Market is a local market where you'll find an entire selection of fresh and locally sourced food items often sold by the producers themselves. Not only will you be able to enjoy a wide variety of vibrant produce, but you can talk to the growers and learn all about their efforts and the quality of the food.

    While the produce is the main allure here, you'll also find other items, including fully cooked meals and flowers. Unlike some other markets, it's also open year-round, so it's easy to fit into your travel schedule. It's all located in Babcock, just east of city centre.

    Location: 1443 Clinton St, Buffalo, NY 14206, USA

    Open: Daily from 8 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 716-822-2466


    McKinley Mall

    Your one-stop-shop for shopping, entertainment, and dining

    McKinley Mall is a rather large and prosperous mall where you'll find plenty of shops and restaurants and additional entertainment. More than 125 speciality stores are available, so you won't have to look very far to find something you're interested in, regardless of taste.

    Plenty of clothing stores are available here, but you'll also find games and pet stores. Several restaurants are located within the mall and a cinema. You can see it all for yourself around Big Tree to the south of city centre.

    Location: 3701 McKinley Pkwy, Buffalo, NY 14219, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from noon to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 716-427-1230


    Braymiller Market

    An upscale grocer and food market

    Braymiller Market offers a massive selection of fresh local food with prepared meals available and plenty of comfortable seating. Many locals use this market for their regular grocery trips, but you can stop by to enjoy a fresh pizza or gourmet sandwich.

    The fresh food here is often enjoyed in the various seating areas. The design of the place is sleek and sophisticated, with much to offer those looking for style and comfort. You can try it all out for yourself on the east side of city centre.

    Location: 225 Ellicott St, Buffalo, NY 14203, USA

    Open: Daily from 7 am to 8 pm

    Phone: +1 716-776-3823


    photo by Andre Carrotflower (CC BY-SA 4.0) modified


    Boulevard Mall

    A small yet exciting mall

    Boulevard Mall is a relatively small mall set all on one level, yet it still offers various stores with items you won't want to miss. You'll find more than 120 stores and restaurants here, including some favourites if you want to satisfy your need for shopping with familiar comfort.

    Among the shops here, you'll find favourites like Macy's and JCPenney. Additionally, restaurants like TGIFriday's and Bonefish Grill are located on-site, so you don't have to go anywhere else to grab a bite to eat. It's all located in Amherst, which is a few miles north of city centre Buffalo.

    Location: 730 Alberta Dr, Amherst, NY 14226, USA

    Open: Monday–Saturday from 11 am to 7 pm, Sunday from 11 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +1 716-834-8600


    Tops Elmwood Plaza

    A small shopping centre that offers much

    Tops Elmwood Plaza is a modest shopping centre where you'll find quite a few different stores and restaurants in addition to the Tops supermarket it's named after. Shoppers looking for bargains and discounts will especially enjoy their visit, thanks to presence of the Dollar Tree and the Five Below.

    When you visit this shopping centre, several speciality shops are available. You'll find 2 clothing stores, a beauty supply store and a fast-food restaurant. You'll find it around Kenmore north of city centre Buffalo.

    Location: 2101 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216, USA

    Open: Daily from 6 am to midnight

    Phone: +1 716-515-0050


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