Western NY Welcome Center

Western New York Welcome Center

Counties Served

1999 Alvin Road
Exit 19 off I-190
Grand Island, NY 14072
United States


The Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired Western New York Welcome Center represents the gateway to world-class destinations and historic sites in the Western New York region.

The Welcome Center includes a Taste NY Market offering an array of New York grown products. It will showcase a broad selection of fresh made breakfast and lunch items, including soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts using ingredients sourced from Western New York growers and producers. It will also offer grab-and-go snacks, craft beverages and specialty local items for sale.

Open 24 hours a day, the Welcome Center features a community room, an I LOVE NY "selfie wall," an historic artifacts display, a floor map of regional attractions, vending machines and café style seating with tables that will provide an enhanced visitor experience.

The grounds surrounding the Welcome Center includes a children's play area with a Great Lakes shipwreck theme, an I LOVE NY sculpture, electric vehicle charging stations, a motorcycle shelter, pet comfort area, and parking spaces for cars, buses/RVs, and trucks.

The Welcome Center is operated by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County.

Products Offered

Taste NY partners with over 1,800 New York State farmers and producers. Products offered in our Markets are rotated on a regular basis and subject to change. Below are examples of products that have been offered at this location, but please contact the Market operator for most current offerings.

Vendor Location Product
42 North Brewing East Aurora Beer
5 & 20 Brewing Westfield Beer
Adirondack Beef Company Croghan Beef Jerky
All That Chocolate Wilson Chocolates
Anchor Bar Distributing Co., Ltd. Buffalo Sauces
Apple of My Eye Williamsville Apple Confections
Arbor Hill Grapery and Winery Naples Grape Confections 
B. T. Enterprises Buffalo Sauces
Babcia Pierogi Buffalo Pierogi
Barrel & Brine Buffalo Pickles and Fermented Foods
Big Ditch Brewing Buffalo Beer
The Birkett Mill Puritan Pancake Mix
Bison Foods Buffalo Dips and Sauces
Bitner Singer Farms Appleton Cherries, Peaches, Apples, Stone Fruits
Black Button Distilling Rochester Maple Syrup, Drink Mixes, Sauces
Black Cat Sharon Springs Fig Products
Blackman Homestead Farm Lockport Juices, Fruit Butter
Blank Slate Kitchen Brooklyn Gourmet Simple Syrup
Bobby Sue's Nut Company Chappaqua Flavored Nuts
Bootleg Bucha Buffalo Kombucha
BQ Farms Inc. Kerhonkson Popcorn
Brooklyn Granola LLC Brooklyn Granola Balls 
Catskill Clear Rochester Bottled Water
Chef's Buffalo Spaghetti Sauce
Chenez 's Popcorn Lockport Gourmet Popcorn
Cherry Knoll Farm Marathon Wine Vinegar
Chip'n Dipped Chocolatier Huntington Chocolates
Community Beer Works Buffalo Beer
Darious Date Cookie Company Catchogue Cookies
Dark Forest Chocolate Makers Lancaster Chocolates
DiCamillo Baking Co., Inc Niagara Falls Baked Goods
East Hill Creamery Perry Cheese
Eden Valley Creamery, LLC Eden Organic Cheese
Ellicottville Brewing Company Ellicottville Beer
Emmys Ithaca Gluten Free Baked Goods
Farmer Ground Trumansburg Flours and Cornmeal
Finger Lakes Harvest Geneva Tonic and Shrub
Flying Bison Brewery Buffalo Beer
Four Legs Treats Orchard Park Healthy Dog Treats
Glen Edith Rochester Cold Brew Coffee
Grumpy Monkey Foods LLC Syracuse Tomato Garlic Dipping Oil
Harney & Sons Millerton Tea and Tea Beverages
Hawthorne Valley Hudson  Fermented Foods
Healing Home Foods Pound Ridge Granola & Graham Crackers
Poor Devil Pepper Company Ghent Sauces
Hubbard Road Farms/Pickle Annies East Aurora Pickles & Apple Cider Vinegar
Ilio DiPaolo's Scholarship Fund Blasdell Pasta Sauce, Italian Dressing, Bread Crumbs
Ithaca Cold Craft Ithaca Hummus
Ithaca Milk Ithaca Yogurt
Jakes Cheese (Stolzfus Farm) Deansboro Cheeses
Jeca Energy Bar Company LLC Orchard Park Energy Bars
Johnny Ryan Niagara Falls Cane Sugar Sodas
Kelly's Country Store Grand Island Candy & Chocolates
Kutik's Everything Bees Norwich  Honey
La Nova Buffalo Sauces
Les Collines Craryville Gourmet Jams and Jellies
Lewiston Jellies West Seneca Grape and Berry Jellies
Lively Run Interlaken Goats Milk Cheese
Lori's Oatie Biscotti Getzville Gluten Free Biscotti
Martins Kitchens Dunde Pie Fillings and Jams
Martin's Pretzel Company Theresa Pretzels
Merle Maple Farm Attica Maple Products
Millers Buffalo Horseradish
Monks Specialty Piffard Biscotti, Cheese Crisps
Moser's Maple, LLC. Croghan Maple Candies
Naturally Nuts LLC Newfane Assorted Nut Snacks, Pepper Relish
New York Chips Gainesville Gourmet Potato Chips
NY  Juice Company Westfield Juices
Kriemild dairy farms Hamilton Grass Fed Butter
Once Again Nunda Organic Nut Butter
Perry's Ice Cream Akron Ice Cream
Pitsford Dairy Pitsford Chocolate Milk
Plain-T LLC Southampton Tea
Red Jacket Orchards Geneva Juices, Fruit products
Resurgence Brewing Buffalo Beer
S.J. McCullagh, Inc   Coffee
Sage Family Maple, LLC Warsaw Maple Products
Salvatore's Specialty Foods Hamburg Pizza Dough, Sauce, Salsa
Saranac/ FX matt brewing Utica Soda
Seaway Trail Honey Rochester Honey
Seek North Kingston Kombucha
Shtayburne Rock Stream Cheese 
Singer Farms Naturals LLC Appleton Fruit Concentrate
Southern Tier Brewing Lakewood Beer
Whole hearted foods  Geneva Healthy Seed Snacks
Ted's Hot Dogs Buffalo Sauces
Toonie Moonie Organics, Ltd Oneonta Organic Marshmallow
Upstate Niagara Cooperative Buffalo  Milk
Webers Brand Buffalo Horseradish Mustard
Yancey's Fancy Corfu Cheese
Alpine Made South Wales Goats Milk Personal Care Products
KB White Farm Conesus Personal Care Products
Humble House Garden Youngstown Personal Care products
Lavenlair Farm White Hill Lavender Fragrance and Culinary Products
Seema's Naturals Grand Island Bath and Skin Products

Store Hours

The Welcome Center is open 24/7 with customer service available daily, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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