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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.