Buffalo Shopping

There are many fine shopping districts in Buffalo. Allentown is the name of one of them. It runs along Allen St. from Main St. to Wadsworth St. Allentown has stores that sell antiques, books and art supplies. There are also a number of restaurants and bars in Allentown.

Elmwood Village
Elmwood Village is a shopping district located on Elmwood Ave. near Buffalo State College. Elmwood Village has a number of independent stores selling things like used books, clothing, organic foods, produce, art supplies and musical instruments. Many restaurants and bars are present to give shoppers a chance to take a break.

University Heights
This district is just outside the campus of the University of Buffalo. There are many great specialty stores in this area selling things like comics, games, movies and secondhand goods.

Hertel Avenue
This North Buffalo neighborhood is packed with art stores, galleries, bookstores, tobacco shops and specialty goods shops. There are also several wonderful Italian restaurants and a smattering of bars in the area.

This traditional Italian neighborhood is now a real melting pot. There are Somalis, Italians, Southeast Asians, Puerto Ricans and students from the nearby Buffalo State College all rubbing elbows in this district. There are a number of fabulous ethnic shops, clothing stores and markets in the area as well as many great restaurants.

This is also located near Buffalo State College. It is one of the real up-and-coming neighborhoods of Buffalo. It is packed with art galleries and antique shops as well as a selection of restaurants.

Walden Galleria
Visitors to Buffalo looking for malls will be happy, too. The Walden Galleria is a huge mall with more than 260 stores from which to choose, including all the major chains mall shoppers love. There are also a lot of high-end shops in Walden Galleria. There is a great food court and many stand-alone restaurants like P.F. Chang's and the Cheesecake Factory. Walden Galleria is located in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga, which is only a ten-minute car ride north on the expressway from downtown.

Boulevard Mall
This is the oldest mall in Buffalo. It is a smaller mall than the Walden Galleria, but it still has a lot of stores and restaurants.

McKinley Mall
This is a newer mall built to service the southern side of Buffalo. It is a big mall with many large stores like Target, JC Penney, Best Buy, Sears and Macy's.