NY, Buffalo – Merge


She hasn’t tried this restaurant, but Karen at Avoiding Milk Protein sent this dining suggestion.

Merge seeks to bring everyone together by offering cuisine for virtually every dietary need. They have vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and raw food options, all of which are clearly marked on their menu. For you Teese Cheese lovers, this is a restaurant to hit.

Keep in mind, this isn’t a strict free-from place, so you can go with your friends who might enjoy some chicken, seafood, or real cheese. But you can enjoy some pine nut cheese lasagna … how cool is that?

Serving lunch and dinner (into the wee hours), but closed on Sundays.

See their website for menu and hours: www.mergebuffalo.com

Location: 439 delaware avenue, buffalo, ny 14202

Phone: 716.381.8502

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Merge is absolutely incredible! I’ll admit that before I was dairy free, I was not their biggest fan. I was a very picky eater. But once my body decided to reject gluten, dairy, and chicken, I had to learn to like healthy foods, haha. We went there last for my birthday in August and I had a sweet potato and spinach gnocchi that was SOOOO good, and a BBQ tempeh mexican dish (I forget what exactly) that was good even though I’m not vegan. They even had a vegan butterbeer! The owners are really special humans who care so much about their customers and the dining experience they provide.

  2. Merge is wonderful!! I have a dairy allergy so eating out at restaurants is a challenge. I can order almost anything on the menu dairy free – even peanut butter cheesecake! That’s really amazing. Merge is one of my favorite restaurants!

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