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The incredible story of how Buffalo wings were invented




Step into any American bar, and you’ll likely find Buffalo wings on the menu. However, the messy finger food beloved by many is actually a relatively new creation.

Insider Food’s video team went to Buffalo, New York, to try the best wings in town. In the video, Insider producers Herrine Ro and Alana Yzola explained that they were on a mission to find “a crispy wing with a juicy inside and a sauce that is decadent, yet still tangy, yet still has a bite and a kick.”

To kick off their search, the duo visited downtown Buffalo’s Anchor Bar, where Buffalo wings were first created. They also spoke with Michelle Buchholz, the bar’s marketing director, who explained the late-night origin of what is now one of America’s most popular bar foods.

Here’s the incredible story of how Buffalo wings were invented.

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