Spotlight on Western NY

From restaurants to retail, shop all your local Western New York favorites here!

Aroma Thyme Bistro logo

This chocolate and pastry boutique specializes in handcrafted bonbons made from the world’s finest ingredients. Check out these delectably unique treats at their boutique on the up-and-coming Chandler Street in Buffalo, NY.

BriteSmith Brewing logo

Paying homage to the blacksmiths who once occupied this Williamsville, NY, building back in the 1800s, BriteSmith Brewing specializes in serving perfectly polished pints. From the wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas to its sunny beer garden, this taproom is one you won’t want to miss. 

Cupcaked Bakery logo

Cupcaked Bakery opened the doors of their Ellicottville, NY, shop in 2017 after originally running the business out of their home. Whether you’re looking for classic chocolate or something adventurous like maple bacon, Cupcaked is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

Great Arrow Graphics logo

In 1984, Great Arrow Graphics published their first line of greeting cards out of what was once the Pierce-Arrow automobile factory in Buffalo, NY. They’ve since expanded to a bigger space and an even larger line of silkscreen-printed greeting cards for almost any occasion. 

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Why buy when you can create? That’s the motto of this Buffalo, NY, DIY wood sign workshop. Sign up for one of their sessions or book a private party to create your own rustic, shabby chic decor.

Pizza and wings, but make them wood fired! That’s the secret behind this classic Buffalo, NY, pizzeria. Order from either of Pizza Amore’s WNY locations or chase down their popular food truck for a fun twist on Italian classics.  

At this Fredonia, NY, favorite, everyone is welcome – especially those with gluten intolerance or dietary restrictions who still have a love for cakes, quiches and other treats. Om Nohm prides itself on being a safe space where food-isolated individuals feel supported and included.

The DiCamillo family opened their first bakery in Niagara Falls, NY, back in 1920. Today, third- and fourth-generation family members continue the legacy of baking beloved Italian breads, biscotti, cookies and pastries, which can even be shipped nationwide.