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Tour the Tastes

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 for more information.

• The Gypsy Parlor (376 Grant St., 238-0584, gypsyparlor), a Mediterranean restaurant expected to open in the fall.

• Lucy Ethiopian (388 Amherst St., 877-5829,, which was Buffalo’s first Ethiopian restaurant when it opened in 2011.

• The Sweet Hearth Food Truck (989-1777,, Buffalo’s first food truck specializing in desserts.

• Pure Peru (466 Amherst St., 335-1486, peru-in-buffalo), the city’s only Peruvian restaurant.

• Press Raw Food & Juice (346 Connecticut St., 464-3695, 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,

• Boualivone Serixay, who serves bubble tea and other snacks at the West Side Bazaar (25 Grant St., 464-6389,

• Jewel of India (1264 Hertel Ave., 877-1264,, a new restaurant from the owner of India Gate and Amherst’s Taste of India.

• Rolling Joe Café ( rolling-joe-cafe), a mobile coffee house.

• Sun International Food Market (1989 Niagara St., 447-0202,, an Asian restaurant and grocery store.

• Freddy J’s BBQ (209 Massachusetts Ave., 544-5876,, with southern and Caribbean barbeque dishes.

• Sweetness 7 (220 Grant St., 883-1738,, a café with authentic English pot pies.

– Jason Silverstein