Famous for chicken wings and, among connoisseurs, beef on weck, Buffalo also happens to be a confectionery city of the highest order. Family-run sweet shops, large and small, temper cocoa butter, whip up marshmallow sauce from scratch and create unique signature candies. In the capital of what local chocolatier Dean Tassy refers to as The Sponge Belt (Syracuse to Erie), sponge candy is only one chocolate grail among such pieces de resistance as cashew-crowded Charlie Chaplin logs, creamy-crunchy stolen havens, molasses pops, nut barks and non pareils. Nearly all of the city’s destination candy stores also host ice cream parlors that serve the most aristocratic sundaes, which western New Yorkers know as frappes.
Buffalo's best chocolatier, Alethea's also is a great ice cream parlor with an array of homemade toppings, fresh whipped cream, and crisp nuts to top sundaes.
Condrell's sundaes are a Buffalo best: house-made ice cream and toppings, fresh whipped cream, and crisp toasted nuts. Plus fantastic chocolates of all kind.