SOUTH DAYTON, N.Y. - Most Western New Yorkers don't travel to South Dayton- it's off the beaten path and isn't a popular tourist spot.
But more of them should make the trip, if only to dine at one of Western New York's best hidden gems.
Local pastor Nettie Puleff owns the restaurant and lives in the home that it's a part of. She held so many community meetings in the house that she began joking that it should be a restaurant... and soon, those jokes became a reality.
Now, the little restaurant has gained a dedicated crowd of regulars for its menu, based around "loaves" (delicious, homemade sunflower bread) and "fishes" (don't miss the "Ragin' Cajun" haddock). And the homemade desserts are a delicious topper to all of that- be sure to snag a slice of the peanut butter pie.
The restaurant definitely feels like home, with walls decorated with pictures of Puleff and her family, and a message board filled with community meetings and needs that she says her customers are always quick to donate to. The restaurant also donates part of its proceeds to local causes.
The Mustard Seed is also part of New York's Amish Trail, which is a chain of shops and restaurants stretching from Gowanda to Randolph. Check out more on that here.
The Mustard Seed
315 Pine St.
South Dayton, NY 14138
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
11 a.m. - 8 p.m.