Amy’s Place, Buffalo, New York


We never ever go to the US side of Niagara Falls. But for our friend Nicole, anything.  Originally we were going to drive to Cleveland and stay at her place, but plans changed and we met her and her husband in Niagara Falls, New York instead. 

Cody and I arrived a day early and couldn’t find any decent vegan food anywhere, so I decided to see what I could find in Buffalo.

Amy's Place Buffalo

Amy’s Place

There were handful of vegan friendly places, but Amy’s Place stood out to me. The next morning we bundled up, and took a 25 minute drive to the diner, and it didn’t disappoint.

Amy’s Place is one of those greasy spoon diners that has been around for ages, has a good mix of many loyal customers, feels like home, and has no rhyme or reason to it’s decor. Old hairdressing heads sit in the back kitchen window, punk rock show posters are plastered on the walls, original works of art in the form of paper place mats line the walls of the joint, and all the while the place buzzes with a full house, and people stand in line waiting for their turn to sit down and order.

Amy's Place Buffalo

Such a great find in Buffalo

Amy’s Place has an impressive selection of vegan food. From delicious fried seitan, to vegan wings, Mac and cheese, to a great “tuna” pita, to cinnamon french toast, and more!

Cody and I had breakfast there two days in a row, so we tried a good amount of food.

Amy's Place Buffalo

Hail Seitan!!

I love cinnamon!! This French toast was a nice sweet treat. I drowned it in syrup and downed it all with a bottomless cup of coffee with soy milk. I also ordered the fried seitan with sauteed onions. It was some of the best seitan I have tasted.

Amy's Place Buffalo

Cinnamon French Toast

Both days Cody had the tuna pita with home fries. It was huge!! And Really tasty.
A pita stuffed with mashed chickpeas, mixed with vegenaisse, onions, tomatoes, and lettuce.

Amy's Place Buffalo

“Tuna” Pita

The next day I tried the lentils with broccoli, rye toast, home fries, and ordered the seitan again. It was a delicious, hardy breakfast the I couldn’t finish, but Cody came to the rescue.

Buffalo, New York is not a place that most people go to visit, but if you happen to be in town or passing through, stop by Amy’s Place.

We love finding little gems in unexpected places.


Amy’s Place
3234 Main Street. Buffalo, New York
Website: Amy’s Place Buffalo, New York and on Facebook Amy’s Place 
Tel: (716) 832-6666

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Comments To This Entry.
  1. Dale January 26, 2014 Reply

    Man, that Cinnamon French Toast looks del-icious. Would love to stop by here for a morning if I could order that with a huge coffee to chase it down.

    • Giselle and Cody January 27, 2014 Reply

      Hey Dale, they had a lot of Vegan options. It was hard for us to decide.
      We are planning a US Vegan road trip in the future. You and Franca should join us!!

  2. Sam June 3, 2016 Reply

    Hahahaha “Buffalo is not a place that most people go to visit.” So true! I grew up partially in Buffalo, and greasy spoon is exactly how I’d describe Amy’s Place. I haven’t been back since being fully vegan, but am planning a visit at the end of the month. I don’t think I saw vegan French toast on the menu when I checked, but that would be a nice surprise! Definitely looking forward to it now that it’s gotten a vegan seal of approval. Nice post!

    • Giselle and Cody June 14, 2016 Reply

      We were just back at Amy’s this past weekend and it is such a great place.
      So many vegan options and definitely delicious. We only head to Buffalo to go to Amy’s and to do some grocery shopping at some different places (Trader Joes, Wegmens, and Target) They all have some great vegan options we don’t get in Canada 🙂

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