Amy's Place

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3234 Main St, Buffalo, New York, USA, 14214

Serves meat, vegan options available. A college-type diner offering some vegan choices like a seitan hummus eggplant wrap, stuffed grape leaves, pastries made in house, vegan mac n cheese, French toast, and a BLT. Open Mon-Sun 7:00am-9:00pm.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, American, Mediterranean, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (30)

First Review by lindsconrow

best vegan junk food - Edit

Amy's is the best go-to junk food place and it's so cheap. Their vegan Mac and cheese is really different but so good. The DanKabobs wrap is my go to, I just sub tofu for chicken. They're pretty knowledgeable about vegan and can sub most things.. however if you are one who can't have your food prepped next to or on the same space as non vegan food, this place isn't for you.

Pros: tons of began options , delicious , Super cheap

Cons: service sucks in the mornings, not super clean , parking sucks

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loved it! - Edit

Super tasty! Loved the vegan wings. I am a vegetarian and my family eats meat. It was perfect for all of us. The fries are wonderful as well as the lentil sandwiches.

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Always progressing with new vegan options - Edit

I've been eating at Amy's for probably 20 years and they have come a VERY long way with their vegan offerings. Really great diner food for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Scary-real vegan wings - Edit

Vegan French toast, mac and cheese, the best (and scariest) vegan wings I've ever had... crispy tough and chewy like real ones. French toast is a must try!

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Buffalo, NY: Excellent for Vegans! - Edit

Would give Amys five stars but HC has a max rating of 4 stars if they serve meat! Cute eclectic spot for great food! Menu was all very clearly marked vegetarian/vegan. Vegan choices were diverse, not just a couple items. There's also some menu items that can be made vegan by leaving off cheese/sour cream, etc. Staff is super knowledgeable, just ask!





Updated from previous review on 2017-04-19

Pros: Everything

Cons: None

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Excellent vegan diner food! - Edit

My husband and I stopped in for dinner, not knowing what to expect. Very quaint diner setting (been there for over 30 years). We ordered beef on weck and the reuben sandwiches (both vegan) with curly fries (also came with a side of tabulee). Topped it off with a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie. All very tasty, portions were decent sized, and the prices were reasonable. Expect diner food, although some things on the menu are on the healthier side. We will definitely go back when we're in the mood to treat ourselves to yummy diner food!

Pros: Yummy food at decent prices, Quaint atmoshphere with very attentive staff

Cons: Takes only cash

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GET the Biff! - Edit

small and eclectic always busy but very quick service! the Biff sandwich might be the best I've ever tasted!

Cons: cash only but they have an ATM

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Best vegan Mac and cheese - Edit

We stopped here during a road trip and my kids still talk about it. Specifically, the vegan Mac and cheese. They wouldn't divulge the recipe, but told me it used sweet potatoes, cashews, and turmeric. Hip retro decor. Can't wait to visit Buffalo again.

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Amy's Place - Edit

Lots of good clearly-labelled vegetarian and vegan options here. Was disappointed they were out of the buffalo wings, but had lots of good stuff on the menu. Inexpensive college-style restaurant with a Lebanese bent.

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Great spot! - Edit

Affordable prices,baby began options and delicious food. I love the pink, diy, funky feel of the diner. Definitely recommend it. Plus they have vegan buffalo wings!

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Great food, worth checking out - Edit

Just had dinner at Amy's Place with a group and we were all impressed. Even though it's not a vegan restaurant, they have a lot of options, and they are probably all good judging from what we had.

Three of us had some variation of their vegan French toast breakfast dishes (they serve breakfast all day, yes!) and I particularly love that they substitute the traditional eggs with lentils with broccoli, instead of tofu scramble or similar (they do have a tofu scramble dish too). The other two had vegan Reubens, and according to them, they finally had a vegan Reuben that tasted like a Reuben.

We also ordered the vegan Buffalo wings and vegan Mac & Cheese. The wings were great and the Mac was pretty good too.

The server informed us they can make pretty much everything on the menu vegan and change it for allergies.



Updated from previous review on 2016-07-23

Pros: Very friendly staff, really, Pretty good price, Interesting ambient music selection :-)

Cons: They run out of vegan desserts quickly, Cash only

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Vegan Diner ⚡️ - Edit

It might not be all vegan, but the vegan options compete with Brooklyn's Champs and the Chicago Diner. It's my favorite place in Buffalo.

Pros: Biff, Reuben, Weff (sandwich)

Cons: cash only

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Delicious! - Edit

This place was amazing. When you first walk in you're not quite sure what to expect as it looks a little worse for wear but you quickly realize it just adds to the character. Despite it being so busy we were seated by friendly staff right away. This is one of the best vegan breakfasts I've had. Definitely try the saitan and the french toast! Super affordable and huge portions too. :-)

Pros: Everything

Cons: none

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Great food - Edit

We stopped in just as people were leaving from the lunch rush, so we did get seated right away.
It was a great place for a veggie and an omni for lunch. I love the Veggie wet shoes, the only thing that would have made it better is veggie cheese. I asked them to hold the cheese. The vegan wings with vegan blue cheese was yummy.
Highly recommend trying it out.

Pros: Lots of choices, good for non veg people too

Cons: Small place, doesn't take credit cards

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Local Favorite! - Edit

Definitely a local gem for comfort food. A diner with a college vibe, great vegan options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegan BLT, vegan tuna pita, and homemade vegan pastries. My favorite is the veggie wet shoes -- curly Q fries smothered in spicy lentils, grilled onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

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Amy's Place is the Best- Vegans included - Edit

Amy's is a Diner. It serves delicious diner vegan and vegetarian food. It's amazing.

This really isn't a health food restaurant. What this place does serve is amazing tasty vegan food a great price. They have great breakfasts featuring lentil's, broccoli, home fries and toast. You can add setan if you so desire. For lunch and dinner I highly recommend the Biff sandwich. All the food is really good. There is a huge menu. It serves food for everybody so you can bring your omnivore friends and they can eat something with meat if they want. The ambiance is great. It has this old worn in diner feel. There is a sign on the door that says be nice or leave. If you arrive before 9am you get amazing breakfast specials. During brunch on Saturday and Sunday this place gets busy. However, it is worth the wait. IF you are a vegan and are coming to Buffalo this is the place to go.

Pros: Great Food, Great Price , Great Ambiance

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Great food - ate it 3 times in 24 hours - Edit

My wife and I were in Buffalo for 24 hours and ate here twice (and I ordered to-go food to eat during travel). Excellent vegan diner-esque food. As good as you could expect from an all vegan restaurant.
Some of our favorite Items:
Buffalo Seitan Wings
The Tempeh Reuben
French Toast - Potatoes on the side were clutch
PiTaco - A pita/taco hybrid that is really tasty.
Vegan Tuna-salad Bagel Sandwich

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Great vegan friendly place - Edit

My daughter and I stopped in for lunch after a tour of the UB campus. We had a terrific veggie burger. Good to know that for the next 4 years she has a inexpensive place to go, with great food.

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Fave veg friendly place in Buffalo! - Edit

Amazing seitan (order the Kafta sandwich wrap and substitute with seitan) and vegan BLTs are incredible! Classic dive style diner, dingy but fun. I tried the vegan mac n' cheese but wasn't too impressed (it was dry instead of creamy). Have yet to try their soy strips or vegan breakfast items but I'm sure they're delicious. I go for the Johnny Ryan soda, fries and a sandwich. Great veggie burgers as well (have multiple types--egg plant, multi grain which is handpacked themselves, Boca and lentil). If you like vegan junk food, you won't be disappointed!

Pros: delicious, hep atmosphere :), simple food with some surprising twists!

Cons: cash only

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Great Vegan Diner Food - Edit

We go to Amy's every time we visit Buffalo. The vegan breakfast is awesome; it's like $6 for homefries, broccoli & lentils, toast, and seitan. A huge meal for super cheap. The BBQ seitan sandwich is awesome too. I've never been disappointed with a meal there. The restaurant itself leaves little to be desired. If you don't mind some dinginess, then you'll enjoy it. Plus, all of the wait-staff are Ani DiFranco clones, but they are all usually pretty nice. Bring cash, they don't take plastic.

Pros: Awesome Food, Cheap, Vegan Friendly Staff

Cons: Cash Only, Hasn't been cleaned since 1986

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Good and cheap - Edit

My veganized steak wrap was amazing. So was the pitcher of iced tea. The place is a [edit by staff] tho, I didnt mind it but some people would. My arm got stuck in sticky stuff on our table. The ceiling tiles are falling out, its pretty dirty. The "pastries" consisted of coffee cake and nothing else. That was dissappointing. The staff was quick and kinda friendly.

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great place for a cheap bite! - Edit

One of the few places you can get a vegan breakfast out in Buffalo! Casual atmosphere with a large selection. Their menu is clearly labeled what is vegan. Portions are large, which makes it great value; but quality and taste of the dishes varies greatly.

Pros: cheap vegan food, good coffee, usually vegan desserts

Cons: not consistent taste, bit dirty , service can be slow when busy

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Yummy - Edit

I have been to Amy's and also gotten their food as takeout. The first time I went I got the Biff Sandwich from the employee creations menu and it was awesome! BBQ seitan with a delish garlic spread.
For takeout I got the vegan french toast which was good but not something I would order as takeout again...got soggy in the to-go container, but not really their fault.
I plan on going back many times!

Pros: variety, tasty, takeout available

Cons: cramped, slow service

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Great Place - Edit

I love to support this place. The staff is very knowledgeable about veganism and the prices are great. The only drawback would be slow service at times.

Pros: Vegan Food, Atmosphere

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My favorite local eatery - Edit

My favorite local eatery, even though they're not completely vegan, they're VERY vegan friendly and have a lot to choose from on the menu. The atmosphere is great, very low key and DIY, all plates and mugs are different, and one is allowed to draw on there place mats and post it on the wall. They're always playing some alt. music put on by the employee's (whom are very friendly).

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Vegan Favorite! - Edit

Delicious food in generous portions! Anything can be made vegan by holding the cheese or substituting seitan for meat. I love their soups, falafel, shawarma with seitan, vegan mac 'n cheese, and - my favorite - the veggie wet shoes (curly fries topped with lentils, onions, peppers & tomatoes) with hot sauce. It's small and offbeat, with mismatched cups and chairs and handwritten signs, but you can't beat the great food, low prices, or friendly service. (BTW, it's cash only, but there's an ATM machine in the back.)

Pros: Awesome food, Low prices, Service

Cons: Small, Not many tables

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My Favorite Restaurant in Buffalo! - Edit

Almost everything can be made vegan and is delicious. The Lentil Berry without cheese, veggie wet shoes, and hummus-tabouli wrap are all awesome. The early-bird (before 9) $1.99 breakfast is awesome too. You can get it vegan and it comes with home fries, lentils, and toast. ALL DELICIOUS!

Pros: tons of vegan options, Lentil Berry Sandwich, Early-Bird vegan breakfast

Cons: None!

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