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Downtown Bazaar

617 Main Street, Buffalo (next to the historic Market Arcade)

Hours: Tue., Wed., & Thurs. 8 am - 8 pm

Fri. & Sat. 11 am - 8 pm

Breakfast tacos from Oralia Traditional Mexican Food and coffee, tea, and bubble tea at Pattaya Street Food at 8 am. Restaurants Abyssinia Ethiopian Cuisine, Nile River Restaurant, Pinoy Boi, and shops Asian Boutique and Flavia's  open at 11 am.


WEDI’s Downtown Bazaar is a small business incubator where aspiring entrepreneurs test retail concepts and learn the fundamentals of running a business. It is also a community gathering space where people of all races, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds share a love of delicious food and unique products.

The Bazaar has food kiosks featuring Ethiopian, South Sudanese, Mexican, Filipino, Burmese, and Thai cuisines; and a retail kiosks selling items from Sri Lanka. It is located on Main Street in the heart of Buffalo's theater district.

To learn more about incubating a business at the Downtown Bazaar and get on our waiting list, please fill out this form.  A WEDI staff member will contact you to schedule an introductory call.

Your Downtown Bazaar Businesses

We Cater

Now, in partnership with the amazing restaurants located inside the Downtown Bazaar, you can get food from any or all the restaurants in one order for your office or your next party delivered anywhere in Western New York. Catering brought to you by WEDI and delivered by Buffalo's local app for local eats, appétit! You can review the menu here and place your order here.

appétit is the local app for local eats! Order pickup or get your favorite locally owned restaurants delivered anywhere in Western New York. We charge our restaurants 0% commission unlike the major 3rd party apps and all the money stays here in the community. Whether you're a local restaurant owner, loyal foodie, or looking to earn a living delivering, we are all about the local community! Download our app in the App Store and Google Play Store and order today.

Want to have your event at the Downtown Bazaar? We'd be happy to host you. Contact Dana Marciniak, Catering & Events Coordinator, at


  • On-Street Parking: Paid parking on the street is available on both Main and Washington Streets until 5 pm. Street parking is free after 5 pm and on Saturdays. We recommend downloading the Buffalo Roam app to pay for parking.


  • Parking Lot: M&T Parking lot (corner or Washington & E. Chippewa Streets) available after 4 pm for $3.


  • Carpool: Invite friends because food is better when it's shared! 


  • Metro Rail: Fountain Plaza Station is a block away from the Downtown Bazaar. We recommend downloading the Token Transit app for NFTA fare.

Support Our "Graduates"


Through our incubation process, business owners learn how to capitalize on their strengths and identify which business model works best for them, be it storefront or e-commerce.


You can support graduated businesses that incubated at the West Side Bazaar at these sites:

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