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Buffalo Bites Food Tours set to explore the tastes of Elmwood Village

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2012 at 7:08 pm

A new three-hour walking tour of restaurants and food-related shops in Buffalo’s historic Elmwood Village is set to kick off this month. These unique tours, offered at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday, will include six stops, lots of great food and even a side order of Buffalo history.

Buffalo Bites Food Tours is the brainchild of Buffalo native Laura Reed, who discovered the uniqueness and excitement of a great food tour almost by accident.

“Five years ago I went with some friends on a girls’ weekend in New York City,” said Reed. “I had never heard of a food tour before, but I went along a bit reluctantly. As it turned out, we all absolutely loved it! It was really a fun thing to do. The food was great, but we also got to experience the ins and outs of the neighborhood and its specialty shops, and it made us feel like ‘locals’ while we were there. When I returned home, I started thinking that I could do this in Buffalo.”

Elmwood Village certainly has its share of great restaurants and specialty shops, so the decision to start there was an easy one for Reed, who trained in Chicago with Food Tour Pros, a company that helps entrepreneurs start food tours around the globe.

“Elmwood Village was my first choice because it is rich with history, architecture, shops and eateries,” Reed said. “It really gives the true flavor of what Buffalo is all about.”

During the six stops, guests on the tour will experience a wide variety of tastes and treats, from artisan desserts and handmade chocolates to unique spices and more hearty food and drink.

References to nearby architecture and places of interest such as Soldiers’ Circle, Buffalo Seminary, the Buffalo & Erie County Historical Society, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Bidwell Parkway and the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market will likely be mentioned.

“This will be a unique and fun way for people to tour our city,” said Reed. “It’s perfect for anyone who wants to eat, explore and experience Buffalo!”

For more information on Buffalo Bites Food Tours, including ticket prices or ordering gift certificates, please visit, email or call 1-800-979-3370. You can also follow Buffalo Bites Food Tours on Facebook and Twitter for frequent updates.

Post courtesy of Joe Kirchmyer

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