If there is something that Buffalo loves a lot, it has to be its food. Western New Yorkers love to eat and you don't have to look any further than all the different food festivals that we have around town.

Whether it's the National Buffalo Chicken Wing Festival, the Italian Festival, or the Taste of Buffalo, we have a very special relationship with food. the food here is so good that the Taste of Buffalo was also recently rated as the best food festival in the entire country.

There are a few foods that Buffalo does better than anywhere else and of course, you know wings are one that list, but at the Taste of Buffalo, I was introduced to something that I wouldn't have expected to be so good.

I had the honor of being a food judge at the 2023 Taste of Buffalo and one of the items I had the honor of tasting was some Loganberry Cheesecake.

Oh. My. Gosh. Genevieve's Cheesecakes had a flight of cheesecakes for me to try and the Loganberry Cheesecake knocked my socks off.

Now, I am a general fan of Loganberry, the drink, but I didn't realize how good it would be as a food flavor. Which then had me wondering, what other good loganberry-flavored things exist?

What Is Loganberry?

Loganberry is an engineered berry that is a hybrid between the North American blackberry and European raspberry.

It was created by James Harvey Logan in the late 1800s by accident when he was experimenting with crossing different varieties of blackberries while living in California.

Loganberry was used in a variety of things over the last 100 years but gained a huge regional following when it started being served at Crystal Beach in Ontario. Southern Ontarians and Western New Yorkers fell in love with the flavoring and it lives on in all sorts of things.

What Are The Best Loganberry Flavored Items In Buffalo?

While the debate rages in Western New York over what flavor of loganberry drink is best, Aunt Rosie's vs Crystal Beach, here's a list of other loganberry items that we can add to the rotation:

Loganberry Milkshake

Photo by Guillaume Jaillet on Unsplash
Photo by Guillaume Jaillet on Unsplash

You haven't had a milkshake until you've had a Loganberry Milkshake. One of the best ones I've had came from Pautlers in Clarence.

Loganberry Vodka

Hartman's Distilling Co.
Hartman's Distilling Co.

You have to hand it to Hartmans Distilling Co. for taking a wholesome drink like Loganberry and deciding to make a vodka out of it - which I am a huge fan of by the way - just drink it responsibly.

Loganberry Cheesecake

Ed Nice Jackson / Townsquare Media
Ed Nice Jackson / Townsquare Media

I never knew this existed until the Taste of Buffalo, shouts out to Genevieve's for changing my life.

Loganberry Wings

Credit - Nik Rivers
Nik Rivers - Townsquare Media

You haven't had wings until you pull up to Wing Kings on Elmwood for their Loganberry-flavored wings.

What are some loganberry-flavored items that you like a lot?

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