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33 Buffalo small businesses on our holiday wish list

By December 7, 2020No Comments

If you’re like us, you’re loving the local support that’s been all over our social media feeds lately. There’s nothing Buffalo loves more than to come together for a good cause and this year is no different. Maybe we’re more committed to supporting our community in 2020. Bills Mafia did make $700,000 in donations to the Oshei Children’s Hospital in memory of Patricia Allen last month.

Nonprofits and small businesses alike need a little extra love this year. We’re doing our best to shop local during the holiday season and we wanted to share some of our favorites with you! After compiling this list, we realized that it’s possible the Parkway Digital team spends too much time together… We all love Buffalo’s small businesses specializing in tacos, coffee and beer!

To Eat & Drink

Food and drink are the fabric of the Buffalo community. These are some of our favorites!

Butter Block – The yummiest bakery and patisserie—we highly recommend the pop tarts
Overwinter Coffee – High quality, single-origin coffee roasted in Buffalo
Casa Azul – Creativity and innovation meet for perfect tacos and cocktails
Pressure Drop Brewing – West Coast-inspired beer brewed in Buffalo’s Old First Ward. If you love IPAs, make sure these are on your wish list
Lancaster Coffee Co. – This coffee shop’s around the corner from our new office and we couldn’t be happier about it!
Tacos, Community & Beer – Classic and gourmet tacos, craft beers and great cocktails
Kabab & Curry – The best Indian restaurant in Buffalo! Serving authentic, halal food
lloyd – Buffalo’s first food truck
Share Kitchen – Share the experience of food, fine wine and signature cocktails
Community Beer Works – Passionate about beer and devoted to supporting the community

For the Little Ones

From Bee & Me – One-of-a-kind items for one-of-a-kind friends and family
Wildroots Buffalo Co. – Handmade toddler and children’s clothing

For House & Home

Spending more time at home during this quarantine has given us a greater appreciation for our spaces. Spruce up your loved ones’ decor with the help of these local businesses!

Red Disk Studio – Handprinted artisan wallpaper based on Charles Burchfield’s designs
Kindled Concepts – Inspired wooden goods and decor
Western New York Book Arts Center – Supporting printing and book-related arts through both education and creation
Poppie Janes – Inspire your space with one of a kind, beautifully designed custom pillows
Buffalo Shop Craft – A wide array of curated, handmade, one-of-a-kind gifts
Tattered Tulip –  Vintage and new goods for your home and garden
Vintage Wool Shop – Hand-knotted vintage rugs
Bred in Buffalo Candle Co. – Hand-poured 100% soy wax candles
Oxford Pennant – Vintage-style wool and cotton pennants
Plak Art Plus – Mount your favorite posters, images and art to a hardwood surface

To Treat Somebody (or Yourself)

With all these amazing Buffalo businesses, it’s tough not to get something for yourself. We get it!

Daddy’s Plants – An oasis of handpicked indoor tropical and desert plants
Brow Queen of Buffalo – Follow this licensed esthetician on Instagram—you won’t regret it
Buffalo Made Co. – Products inspired by Buffalo’s past, present and future
Peg’s Hardware – Her dreamy jewelry made all of our wish lists

For an Experience

The gift of experience gives you something to look forward to, now more than ever.

Terra Clay Studio – Get your hands dirty! Take classes to learn about the potter’s wheel and simple hand-building techniques
RockPile Athletics – Train for longevity, train for life with the RockPile Athletics community
Buffalo Holistic Center – Holistic healing for all
Buffalo Bills – After a year without visiting Bills Stadium, we had to put 2021 seasons tickets on the list
Shea’s – The last few seasons at Shea’s have been dynamite and we’re expecting the same from the 2021 lineup

For Your Pets

Don’t forget to spoil your pets!

Buffalo Dapper Paws – The cutest Buffalo gear for you and your four-legged friends
Buffalo Barkery – Nutritious, homemade biscuits created in the City of Good Neighbors by two sisters