Braymiller Market is a community icon on Route 62 (Gowanda State Road) on the line between Hamburg and Eden south of Buffalo, New York. As summer draws closer, the front of the place is alive with flowers and vegetable plants.
Yes, Braymiller will always be especially famous for the availability, diversity, and presentation of bright fruits and vegetables inside (sic) the once completely open air market. Go there for ingredients for your tossed salad or peach pie, leave with fish fry’s for dinner and a package of chocolate from the register counter. It is difficult to get away without this.
Beverly DeCarlo owns Braymiller Market not to get confused with Braymiller Builders not far into town. She is a hands-on owner. If she is not welcoming guests and making arrangements to accommodate them, you may find her with a mop in her hand.
A few things that make Braymiller Market worth the stop are its convenient location, surprising product inventory, and the social aspect of visiting.
The stockers keep the vegetables rotated and looking beautiful. The deli workers are always busy creating recipes for the salad case and preparing breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Braymiller market is open from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. until the season ends. Then, for winter, the change is just to the closing time on weekends.
The deli has its regular menu always available with special deals which change by the week and others by the day. The roast beef wrap is my personal favorite lunch item. You can order ahead for deli and fruit trays for parties.
Other than the famous produce section and the well stocked deli department, you can get everything you may need at Braymiller Market (except-so far no health and beauty section). The grocery shelves have chips, pastas, sauces, jams, condiments, beans, and a great variety of things. You can find anchovies, marshmallow crème, and Weber’s hot mustard. Fresh baked goods from many area bread and pastry shops keep people stopping in for the basics.
Fruit baskets can be created and delivered with just a few hours advance notice for pick-up orders. To be sure a fruit basket will get delivered, if that is your choice, the staff will want notice of at least a day to prepare the truck routes, map paperwork, and ensure product availability.
You can buy the newspaper and a fresh cup of coffee. There are lots of flavors. When entering the store, go to the right for the coffee and you will find an unexpected seating area. Sit right down and enjoy your morning routine looking out the window at the colors decorating the front patio.
For others, it is the place for ice cream cones. It was for me. The big Plasterboard cone with Perry’s (a delicious regional ice cream company) written across it gets children’s attention every time.
It was when I grew up that I learned to love Braymiller Market for everything else.
Find information about the store and the deli specials each day at www.braymillermarket.com or the office at 716-649-2356.