Starting Point: Elmwood Village

Spend a few hours in the Elmwood Village and you will know why this neighborhood was named one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods in America by the American Planning Association. You ‘ll find a plethora of art, beautiful old homes, restaurants, yoga studios, boutiques and plenty of people watching all along the very walkable Elmwood Avenue. The neighborhood encompasses a few blocks to the east and west of Elmwood Avenue from Nottingham Terrace down to Allen Street.

START your morning off right with a creamy and delectable breakfast from White Cow Dairy. Also found at the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market every Saturday mid-May through mid-December, White Cow Dairy boasts a strong year-round repertoire of “fresh dairy” products including custards, puddings, creams, grassy yogurts, whey tonics, fresh cheeses, and savory spiced sauces. All of their products are cultivated from homegrown grazing cows right here in Western New York.
If you ‘re game to double down on dairy, head over to Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile. In addition to the delicious bries and bleus you won’t find at the local grocery store, Nickel City proves to be a great spot for lunch or breakfast with a selection of imported teas and coffees, homemade scones, muffins and panini daily. Looking for gifts for that foodie in your life? Grab a jar of chipotle pickled carrots, a handful of artisan caramels or some cocoa-dusted almonds.

Now that you’ve satisfied your hunger, get your body moving and heart pumping with a bike ride from Campus Wheelworks. Every Tuesday, this locally owned and operated bike shop offers bike rentals to anyone looking for a little fun and a group to ride with. Check the calendar for group ride details. Don ‘t let the name fool you, when the snow starts falling this store is chuck full of skiing and snowboarding gear.

Take that freshly tuned bike for a spin and cycle over to the Lexington Co-op for a fresh, healthy lunch that supports our local growers and producers. For every dollar spent at the Co-op, 52 cents goes back directly into the Western New York economy. Not only do you get a freshly prepared meal that is organic and nutritious, you’re also supporting the growth of your own local economy. Go you!, 00000147-da18-dba9-a57f-dbbb3a420001,

After all the eating and exercise from your day on Elmwood, you could probably go for a cold, refreshing beer to quench your thirst. Look no further than Blue Monk. Situated in the heart of the Elmwood strip, Blue Monk has an impressive list of beers that fills up a giant board that stretches 2 floors of the restaurant. Just one trip to Blue Monk and even the casual beer drinker will be drawn into the world of beer tasting. Visit their beer garden during the twilight hours and soak in all the sights, sounds and tastes that come from a night out with friends.

So there you have it, Elmwood Village in one day. As with everything in Buffalo, these are just some of the many enticing and delicious spots to visit across the Elmwood Strip. Need a little more guidance? Check out this cool map that breaks down this neighborhood.