BUFFALO, N.Y. — Welcome to the Taste of Buffalo! Day one of the two day festival, bringing thousands to downtown.
"I'm just enjoying the sunshine, just serving the public what they want," T.I. from Caribbean Experience said.
People came to enjoy cuisine from all over the world right in the heart of Buffalo.
"We seek things that are different, and that's what we are," Hyacinth Patterson, the owner of Caribbean Experience said.
That's exactly what you can do at the Taste of Buffalo - dine around the world, but only traveling about three blocks. First by heading to Jamaica for some award-winning jerk chicken at Caribbean Experience.
"Our jerk chicken is very unique and can not be duplicated," said Patterson.
Next to Schnitzel and Company, for some German dishes. The homemade pretzels flying off the grill. From Europe, then to Asia, specifically Southern Thailand. There's delicious Pad Thai at Taste of Siam.
"The recipes are about eight generations old. Everything is made from scratch. Just like you see here, we make everything on site," Mimi Robinson said.
Then to India Gate for juicy tandoori chicken or a few steps over yo Niagara Cafe to snag some Puerto Rican Spanish food.
"Everybody wants the recipe!" Raul Hernandez, the owner of Niagara Cafe, said.
Then Italian food, pasta fagioli and penne alla vodka at Carmine's.
"We're the best in town. I mean it's that simple. If you're going to try the rest, you have to try the best," said Joel Dean.
You can always find your Buffalo classics, like beef on weck and Polish pierogies, at Ru's Pierogies.
If you couldn't make it downtown Saturday, the Taste continues Sunday from 11am-7pm.