This past week Globe Market To Go officially opened its doors on Hertel Avenue. Unlike Globe on Elmwood or Downtown, the Hertel location is set up so that customers must walk through Hertel News to get inside. At first I wasn’t so sure if this was the best idea, but now that I have checked out the operation, I like the way that customers are led past the offerings of one business to get to the next. It’s a built-in convenience that should come in handy for people who are on the go and are looking for the almighty one-stop-shop.
Once inside Globe, customers are greeted with a comforting and familiar globe style that consists of a visual treat of food offerings displayed in a glass case towards the back of the business (near the entranceway), before settling down to an attractive seating area in the front. This Globe operation is the perfect addition to Hertel, mainly because the eatery offers a variety of delicious edibles in a market-style setting. Where as Spot Coffee offers the cafe-vibe, Globe provides a place that is a bit more deli-oriented.
I’ve always liked Globe Markets’ offerings. In fact, this past Saturday I stopped into the Elmwood location (since I was running The Peddler just down the way) for a caprese sandwich and was completely satisfied with my food. The portions are fairly large and the ingredients are always fresh. I always like to watch the activity at all three locations. Between the lively interaction of the professionals working the counter, or the unique customer make-up at each of the different locations, there’s something about Globe that makes me feel like I was treated to something special.
Globe is also beneficial to those who are looking to pick up some prepared food for the family after work. The breads are baked daily, which is why everything tastes so fresh. They now offer gluten free bread as well. There are wraps and soups and salads, and there’s even a small kids’ menu for added convenience. Globe also serves up a BLT, BBQ pulled pork, red hot burrito, Cuban Reuben, chicken quesadilla, grilled brie and apple… though my favorite is always the caprese sandwich.
Since Globe has opened on Elmwood, it has helped to change the face of the street. It has also brought an eatery to downtown Buffalo that offers office workers a quick and fresh alternative to the ever-present hotdog stand. Now Globe is helping to add to the Hertel renaissance that we have been witnessing in recent years. North Buffalo is lucky to have such a quality amenity to frequent. There are so many culinary offerings in this thriving commercial district, and great shopping choices to boot… it appears that the trend of opening a business on Hertel is nowhere near slowing down. With each new opening, the street becomes that much more desirable for others to follow suit.
1416 Hertel Avenue (use the Hertel News and Tobacco entrance)
Buffalo NY 14216