ROOT + BLOOM will launch in June of 2018. We've partnered with Thinking Elvish Fantasy Chocolate and we'll be taking over the large gazebo behind their shop on Elmwood Avenue and transforming it into a beautiful bistro. We will feature a dinner menu on Thursdays and Fridays, along with a brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays. Both menus will be 100% vegan with gluten-free, oil-free, and soy-free options as well as a children's menu. 


The atmosphere will be classic kitch, a cozy place to have a conversation with friends or family or just grab a bite on a busy Saturday morning. On top of epic food options, we will be featuring locally roasted coffee, artisan einkorn bread, and charming desserts in the restaurant as well as selling market items to take home such as vegan yogurts, cheeses, and flowerkrauts. We truly believe that there is a simpler way of life and the most flavorful way to experience it is through your food. 


To make this happen we need your help. Starting a vegan bistro is expensive and risky, especially in the home of the chicken wing. We know the demand is there, we know the community needs this, so take a small piece of the experience and help us get this off the ground. We are relying completely on the support of the community to raise funds for permits, licenses, accessories, and kitchen equipment. 


We are in need of $5,000 to get this dream off the ground but that really is just the tip of the iceberg. Anything beyond will help us go bigger and better, and have more potential for long-term success and bring a permanent restaurant to Buffalo. If you can help us get this off the ground and show us that there is a community behind an all vegan restaurant in Buffalo, we are committed to expanding from a summer venue to a year-round experience. 


Please share this page with family, friends, and everyone is the veg community. Together, we’ll be able to bring Buffalo their first exclusively plant-based cafe · market. Thank you for your support! We love you Buffalo!