Where to Eat in Rochester

by Chris Lindstrom | March 7, 2014 | Buffalo Eats

Where to Eat in Rochester – Buffalo Eats Guest Post

This was originally posted as a guest post on Buffalo Eats on March 7 as a primer to some of the places I like in Rochester. Donnie will be returning the favor and bringing us some of his favorite Buffalo stops in the next week or two, so stay tuned for that!

I consider myself to be a citizen of Rochester, but it wasn’t always this way. I grew up in small town Boston, NY south of Buffalo and knew very little about Rochester until I came here for college. Hell, I barely knew anything about Buffalo before I left town other than going to Sabres games and indulging in Mighty Taco and chicken wings.

Living here the past 8 years, I have come to find that Rochester isn’t just Kodak, Xerox, chicken french and garbage plates. The main goal of mine when traveling is to find delicious and interesting food. This has enticed me to venture into areas I wouldn’t normally go and has shown me how the passions of individuals can contribute to the overall vibe of the town.

For those of you that haven’t made the short drive east on the Thruway to the Flower City, I have made a list of 10 places that I frequent and are well worth visiting. These aren’t necessarily the fanciest or most popular stops in town, but places I believe in and feel that are great representations of what is going on in Rochester now.

Thanks for having me and I hope to see you all in Rochester soon!>

Brick-N-Motor/Marty’s Meats

Marty's Beef Heart Tacos BNM Gnocchi

Two of Rochester’s finest food trucks combined into one (relatively) short paragraph! I mentioned the Brick-N-Motor truck earlier and I feel confident that Nate Hurtt will continue the strong legacy of dishing out restaurant level food all around the streets of Rochester. Along with the benchmark BNM Burger, the constantly evolving menu is strongly seasonal and brings finesse and diversity to portable food. On a different note, Marty’s Meats is delivering some of the best cooked meats in the city as the main focus of their menu. Last year I had tacos served with beef tongue and rare sliced heart and one of the best pieces of brisket I’ve ever had on a BBQ sandwich. They are consistently one of the most popular trucks at the Food Truck Rodeos at the Public Market and are always experimenting with new ways to deliver meat to their customer’s faces.