At the Taste of Diversity, you can travel the world – in flavors, at least – without ever leaving Grant Street.
Here’s the multinational selection of restaurants you can explore at Saturday’s festival. Food tickets are available for $1 each, and festival admission is free. Vendors are subject to change; visit tasteofdiversity.org for more information.
• The Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant St., 238-0584, facebook.com/the gypsyparlor), a Mediterranean restaurant expected to open in the fall.
• Lucy Ethiopian (388 Amherst St., 877-5829, lucyethiopianbuffalo.com), which was Buffalo’s first Ethiopian restaurant when it opened in 2011.
• The Sweet Hearth Food Truck (989-1777, thesweethearth.net), Buffalo’s first food truck specializing in desserts.
• Pure Peru (466 Amherst St., 335-1486, facebook.com/pure- peru-in-buffalo), the city’s only Peruvian restaurant.
• Press Raw Food & Juice (346 Connecticut St., 464-3695, facebook.com/press-raw-food- juice), a new vegan eatery in the Horsefeathers Market.
• Big Big Table, which will serve baked goods on behalf of the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church (875 Elmwood Ave., 886-6635, elmwoodjesus.org).
• Boualivone Serixay, who serves bubble tea and other snacks at the West Side Bazaar (25 Grant St., 464-6389, westsidebazaar.com).
• Jewel of India (1264 Hertel Ave., 877-1264, jewelofindiabuffalo.com), a new restaurant from the owner of India Gate and Amherst’s Taste of India.
• Rolling Joe Café (facebook.com/ rolling-joe-cafe), a mobile coffee house.
• Sun International Food Market (1989 Niagara St., 447-0202, sunmarketfood.net), an Asian restaurant and grocery store.
• Freddy J’s BBQ (209 Massachusetts Ave., 544-5876, freddyjsbbq.com), with southern and Caribbean barbeque dishes.
• Sweetness 7 (220 Grant St., 883-1738, sweetness7.com), a café with authentic English pot pies.
– Jason Silverstein