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Free tours of ethnic grocery stores

Here’s a cool tour idea. Slow Food Buffalo Niagara has teamed up with the International Institute of Buffalo to offer FREE tours of some of Buffalo’s ethnic markets and grocery stores. This is an idea that’s time has come, with myriad markets springing up on the West Side, along with the stalwarts such at The Broadway Market. On July 13, a host of tour guides will be on-hand at designated times in order to introduce participants to a world of culinary delights now available in Buffalo.

The recent influx of refugees has put Buffalo on the culinary map for exotic food shopping, which means that the time has never been better for both traditional and experimental cooking. Let these tour guides show you the way when it comes to navigating your culinary surroundings. Each guide is equipped with insider’s knowledge of his or her respective market, so that you don’t have to play the guessing game. As you can see, there is quite a cross section of businesses to choose from.

The tour series is a spinoff of the International Institute’s “Map for Adventurous Eaters”. For more information on the map, click here.

Meet at the entrance of the business at the designated time…

9:30 a.m. — Guercio & Sons, 250 Grant St., tour guide Michelle Stevens

10:45 a.m. — Horsefeathers Market, 346 Connecticut St., tour guide Niki Klem

11:45 a.m. — West Side Bazaar, 25 Grant St., tour guide Erin St. John Kelly

1:00 p.m. —  An Chau Asian Market, 3306 Bailey Ave., tour guide Scotty Harris

2:00 p.m. — Broadway Market, 999 Broadway, tour guide “Airborne Eddy” Dobosiewicz

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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