The Pasta Peddler

Gourmet pasta, sauces, and ravioli

The Pasta Peddler, Blackbird Sweets to Occupy Larger Hertel Avenue Location

Pasta Peddler and Blackbird Sweets, two family owned businesses that operate side-by-side, will move to a larger location at 1547 Hertel Ave., Buffalo, in early August. The businesses currently operate in the Horsefeathers Building at 346 Connecticut St. 

“Our businesses are growing, and as a result we have outgrown our current 650-square-foot operation,” said Eric Amodeo, co-owner of The Pasta Peddler. “Our new location will offer approximately 3,000 square feet of retail and production space. We also hope to add lunch and dinner service and an outdoor patio in the future.”

Amodeo owns and operates The Pasta Pedder, founded in 1994, along with his father-in-law, Mike Sedia. Blackbird Sweets was founded in 2004 by Andrea Sedia Amodeo, wife of Eric and daughter of Mike.

The Pasta Peddler has become well-known to local consumers throughout Western New York due to their participation in numerous local farmers’ markets, including the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market in Buffalo, Main Street Marketplace in West Seneca, and the Williamsville, Hamburg and East Aurora markets. The Pasta Peddler offers a wide variety of gourmet pastas, ravioli, sauces and cooking products.

Founded in 2004, Blackbird Sweets specializes in birthday, wedding and special event cakes, cupcakes, cookies and brownies. Delicious vegan desserts are also available. Blackbird Sweets also participates in the Elmwood-Bidwell Farmers Market.

An opening date for the new Hertel Avenue location will be announced soon. For more information regarding The Pasta Peddler, please visit, call 393-9547 or And for additional details regarding Blackbird Sweets,, call 253-1115 or email

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