Buffalo June 12, 2019
This Milkshake Trail Through Buffalo Is Perfect For A Summer Day Trip
Ready for a delicious summertime drive? Nothing helps us cool off quite like the sweet, sweet taste of a creamy milkshake, and luckily for us here in Buffalo, we have some truly tasty options! Grab some friends and hop in the car for a scrumptiously scenic ride through the Queen City’s best spots for mouthwatering milkshakes.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Lake Effect Diner
Start things off sweet and simple by grabbing a great-tasting shake from Lake Effect Diner. Unlike many of the flashier desserts piled high with candy and toppings that you’ll find in trendy eateries, the shakes at Lake Effect are clean and classic - just the way we like them. These hand-dipped shakes come in 20 different flavors that will tantalize your taste buds, no matter what you order.
For more information, visit the Lake Effect Diner website
Address: 3165 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14214
2. Hertel Ave Poutine & Cream
A delicious extension of the Allen Street Poutine Company, the Hertel Ave Poutine & Cream is a tasty joint here in Buffalo that rhetorically offers up both amazing poutine
desserts. Always unveiling new jaw-dropping creations, this delicious little spot on the corner of Hertel Avenue has some of the most memorable milkshakes in all of Buffalo. Hertel Ave’s become quite the talk of the town with their Freak Shakes - the eatery’s take on extravagant milkshakes. You can find things like the Cookie Monster Shake (pictured above), The Chocolate Mousse, and other shakes that are hidden away on their secret menu.
For more information, check out our previous article
Address: 1488 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY, 14216
3. Jerk’s Soda Fountain & Ice Cream
Right on Main Street, Jerk's Soda Fountain & Ice Cream is a classic spot to go when you're craving something sweet. Open every day of the week, stop by Jerk's Soda Fountain and you’ll find that the possibilities are nearly endless. With over 30 different flavors and combinations of syrups, you’ll find that there are all sorts of milkshakes to order - with even the option to enhance them with things like cookies, candy, cake, or fruit! From chocolate strawberry and cherry vanilla to cookies & cream and coffee, you’ll find all sorts of delicious milkshakes at the ready.
For more information, visit Jerk’s website
Address: 523 Main Street, Buffalo, NY, 14203
4. Swan Street Diner
What was once a diner car is now one of the most delicious restaurants in the Queen City! While some visit Swan Street Diner to enjoy all your typical and delicious diner food, others make the trip over to this diner to enjoy their mouthwatering milkshakes. On their menu, you can find shakes made using syrups that are all made in-house, with varieties like vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, and salted caramel - talk about tasty!
For more information, check out the Swan Street Diner website
Address: 700 Swan Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
5. Major Cool Off
Last but not least, we have Major Cool Off - a longtime favorite that you might pass by if you didn't know what you were looking for. This nostalgic spot will make you feel like you've been transported back to the days where soda shops and ice cream stands were situated all around Western New York's small towns. On Major Cool Off’s menu, you can find things like peanut butter, Oreo, blue raspberry, root beer, strawberry, and other favorite flavors. While truly hungry foodies can end this day trip with a bang by ordering Major Cool Off’s Super Sundae Shake - a thick shake topped off with a sundae of your choice. Woah!
For more information, visit Major Cool Off’s website
Address: 361 Dingens Street, Buffalo, NY, 14206
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