EAST MEETS WEST Ride
An international Foodie experience
Buffalo is a city of immigrants and its foundation was built on immigrant labor. On this food tour, we’ll explore these humble beginnings and connect the city’s history to its current influx of refugee and immigrant communities – all through the lens of its savory culinary traditions. You may not find some of the sites on our East Meets West Ride on Yelp, but you won’t regret it!
We’ll bike through the East Side and the West Side, eat an amazing international progressive dinner, and learn about groundbreaking urban farming initiatives. So come along and savor the flavors as we learn about and experience some of Buffalo’s hidden gems.
Tour lasts 4:00-7:00pm
Reservations required, must book online
Meets and Ends at Hostel Buffalo-Niagara Hostel (667 Main St)
General Admission $45 (bring your own bike)
General Admission $60 (w/ 24hr bike rental)
10 mile bike ride, Skill level: moderate, Some adult themes
* Gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options available by request
WHAT WE EAT & DRINK
Globally-sourced coffee and pastry at Public Espresso.
Fresh Tandoori naan and appetizers at Alibaba Kebab.
Homemade pierogies and beer at R & L Lounge.
The city’s best southern cooking at Mattie’s Soul Food.
Samples at Westside Bazaar, a food mall featuring immigrant and refugee businesses.
Puerto Rican pastries at La Flor – we couldn’t forget dessert!
WHAT WE SEE
A brief history of immigration in Buffalo and the city’s culinary traditions.
The historic Broadway Market (in operation since 1888!).
Buffalo Central Terminal, the city’s former train station, and its plans for the future.
MLK Park, designed by Frederick Olmsted.
New public murals commissioned by the Albright Knox.
Experience Buffalo by bike – the most fun and best way to see the city!