The neighboring areas of Tonawanda and North Tonawanda has seen major developments in recent years, especially along the Canal. With these improvements, more and more restaurants and shops have moved into the region, expanding into the areas of vegan options, breakfast spots, home decor, and more. If you’re headed to the Twin Cities for the day, here are 10 new spots worth checking out!
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Restaurants and Bakeries
1. Forno e Gelato +39
18 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More information
Fancy a taste of Italy? Frankie Primo’s +39 opened a second location in North Tonawanda and has now expanded its operations next door with a bakery and gelato shop. On the menu you’ll find classic desserts including tiramisu, terrine, lemon mascarpone cake, traditional gelato flavors and fresh pastries made to order. Read more about their opening here.
2. Queen of tarts
378 Hinds St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More info
Queen of tarts is brining English butter tarts on this side of the pond. Along with these flaky treats, Queen of Tarts also has a variety of other traditional English pastries available, including scones, “biscuit” cookies and cheese straws. Apart from baked goods, you can also enjoy soups, salads and sandwiches here. To help growing artists, the space also serves as a place for local creators to share their works with the community. Read more about their opening here.
3. Hen House (@The Dome)
200 Main St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More information
Does pickled chips, hot seasonings, fiery fried chicken and a pile of coleslaw between two buns sound like your ideal meal? Then head over to Hen House. Operating out of The Dome, Hen House is a permanent pop-up restaurant serving Nashville hot chicken and other comfort food options. Read more about their opening here.
4. Candyman Pizza
2347 Sheridan Dr, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More information
While we love a good Buffalo-style pizza, wood-fired pizza is still one of our favorites and thanks to Candyman Pizza, it’s now an option in Tonawanda. Located in a former private event venue attached to Caputi’s Pub, Candyman offers a variety of wood fired pizzas ranging from classic pepperoni to specialty options as well as a wide selection of whiskeys. Read more about their opening here.
5. Guud & Evul Vegan Eats
21 Main St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More info
Those looking for a vegan snack can find solace in the new Guud & Evul Vegan Eats. Although this place is 100% plant-based, their dishes pack a bold punch with dishes like the Evul Hoagie and their Loose Cannon Burger. Guud & Evul Vegan Eats also offers a variety of build-your-own options for anyone looking to create a custom meal. Read more about their opening here.
6. Coffee & Stone Cafe
54 Webster St, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More information
The new Coffee & Stone Cafe replaces the former Spot Coffee on Webster Street. The relaxed atmosphere here is perfect for a casual bite. Here you can start your morning with an espresso, coffee or blender drink and pair it with a breakfast sandwich or omelette. Or stop for lunch to enjoy paninis, wraps, salads and pizzas.
7. Lee’s Family Chinese Restaurant
2865 Sheridan Dr, Suite B Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More information
Lee’s Family Chinese Restaurant just celebrated their 1 year anniversary of serving classic Chinese dishes in Tonawanda. On the menu you’ll find daily lunch and dinner combos that include rice, a choice of wonton soup or egg roll, and a choice of chicken, pork, shrimp or beef entree, as well as a variety of other popular Chinese dishes and Chef specials .
8. Chim’s Oasis
38 Niagara St, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More information
In a town that experiences a lot of cold weather, Chim’s Oasis is all about providing a taste and feel of the beach all year round. Part of that experience includes an all-day breakfast as well as a variety of lunch options. Their most popular items include Biscuits N Gravy, Sunrise Sausage Sammie, Egg & Cheese Sammie, and Steak Souvlaki.
9. Worn Tulip Home
908 Niagara Falls Blvd, North Tonawanda, NY 14120 / More information
The third store to open under the Tattered Tulip team is the new Tattered Tulip Home. Tattered Tulip Home, which opened just about a year ago, offers a variety of quality home decor and seasonal items. If you want to add that extra touch of rustic country design to your home, Tattered Tulip is full of hidden treasures that can cozy up any space.
10. Buffalo Gift Emporium
4232 Delaware Ave, Tonawanda, NY 14150 / More information
Buffalo Gift Emporium is all about bringing local businesses together in one place. In their new location, Buffalo Gift Emporium houses items from 80+ small businesses. Here you can find everything from Buffalo Football themed decor and clothing to artisanal gifts and novelties. If you’re looking for a little bit of everything under one roof, this is it! Read more about their opening here.