Many Spree readers can remember the days when Northern Italian was about as exotic as
it got in Buffalo. Chinese food meant a trip over the border. Indian food meant a trip to Manhattan.
Vietnamese food meant a trip to Vietnam.
Those days are long behind us. Thanks to a large population of international students, successful
restaurant start-ups by recent immigrants/refugees, and the increasing sophistication of Western New
York diners, there are far more restaurants featuring the food of faraway places than we could cover
in one feature. Consider this collection of a dozen international eateries as just a taste, one that we
hope will encourage and inspire adventurous eaters.