It’s the diversity of Buffalo’s West Side and their overall love for baking that drew Sarah and her mother Lucy Gilmartin to open up an Italian pastry shop right in the center of the up and coming Grant Street.
This mother and daughter pair opened the doors of B. Ferrante’s, where you will find homemade Italian pastries for people all over the city to enjoy. They will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m Wednesday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday.
The Gilmartins are from North Buffalo, but spend a lot of their time on the West Side, which is what led them to this unique opportunity to expand their Italian cooking skills.
“We came by here, we had been dropping off samples of our cookies, saw the for rent sign, and everything just seemed to fall into place from there,” Sarah says.
The name B. Ferrante’s, came from Sarah’s father’s side of the family. They want the bakery to have an “old school” theme to it, since their baking is very old school and from scratch. The recipes that they will be using are traditional recipes from within their Sicilian family.
“We’ll have pizza, olive bread, ciabatta, cannolis, cream puffs, and everything’s hand-made,” Lucy says.
Lucy and Sarah are both very excited to be apart of the expanding West Side community, and look forward to the journey they have ahead of them.
“We really love this neighborhood. Everyone has been so nice and we haven’t even opened our doors yet,” Lucy says. By Ann Hendricks and Miranda Ruckdeschel