For the first time in a couple of years, offices in Buffalo actually have (gasp!) people in them. People have been steadily transitioning from working from home to mingling with co-workers again. This development has led to the celebratory return of one of the best sentences you could ever hear between 9 and 5…

“Where are we gonna go for lunch?”

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Why going out for lunch is Buffalo is the best

Going out for a Buffalo lunch has tons of benefits. 

  • If you’re cooped up in the office all day, lunchtime might be the only time all day that we get to enjoy the summer sunshine.
  • It’s a great way to bond with co-workers you don’t know very well, or don’t see very often.  
  • It’s a perfect time for a quick catch-up with a good friend who has a busy schedule.
  • It’s a great excuse to get out of the office and procrastinate on a project. (Come on, we’ve all done it.)

Where are the best lunch spots according to Buffalo-area residents?

Buffalo Redditor u/Gstone716 recently asked, “What’s your favorite lunch spot in the Buffalo area?” 

I’m looking for new lunch spots in the Buffalo area -  doesn’t have to be exactly downtown.”

Buffalo lunch enthusiasts delivered, eagerly naming all kinds of great lunchtime spots from hole-in-the-wall diners to fancy restaurants to have a martini lunch (just try to stick to one, okay?). Vegetarian, barbeque, sushi, sandwiches…there are so many yummy Buffalo lunch spots in every neighborhood to please any palate. You could try a new spot every week!

Looking for your next great lunch here in Buffalo? Look no further.

20 Lunch Spots You Need To Try In Buffalo, New York

Here are 20 places for lunch recommended by fellow Buffalonians that you may not have tried yet!