We're continuing to explore places around Western New York from a new book called 100 Things to do Before You Die and the West Side Bazaar takes us on a trip around the world!
The West Side Bazaar, at Grant and West Ferry Streets, is a small business incubator for primarily refugees and immigrants. That creates a diverse offering inside the building, with food stalls offering Indian, Burmese, Chinese, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Lao and Ethopian cuisines. You can find Nepali clothing and cosmetics, African jewelry and soaps, Burmese art and Iraqi macrame.
The Bazaar provides a safe, nurturing place for new business owners to learn the ropes. Many businesses outgrow their spaces in the Bazaar and go on to open their own brick and mortar locations.
It also offers a one-of-a-kind experience for Western New Yorkers to eat cuisines from around the world and buy different clothing and art just steps away.
The best way to experience the Bazaar is to buy small food items from many stalls and have a buffet of sorts!
You can learn more and find a list of vendors here.