Anderson’s Frozen Custard
Buffalo, NY
Buffalo’s Famous Custard & Beef-on-Weck

Blue Ribbon Awards for Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream


National Ice Cream Retailers Association Convention

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Founded in Bronx, New York, in 1946, family owned Anderson’s Frozen Custard is the place in New York state to savor indescribably rich and creamy frozen custard—as well as an exceptional rendition of classic East Coast “beef on weck” proudly made with only all-natural, hormone-free beef. With retro drive-in appeal and six locations scattered around western New York, the diner-style destination continues to appeal to food lovers who crave the regionally famous specialties made only from the finest all-natural ingredients.

About The Food

As the name suggests, soft, creamy crème brûlée-like custard is the star here. Made in-house with the finest ingredients from a family recipe developed by founder Carl Anderson, it features hormone-free dairy products, as do the outstanding handmade ice creams and ice cream cakes. A similar approach applies to Anderson’s other famous dish—beef on weck. The comfort-food classic—a soul-satisfying combo of thinly sliced roast beef cooked in-house daily, beef jus, and freshly grated horseradish on a kimmelweck roll—uses all-natural meat exclusively from ranchers dedicated to raising beef in low-stress environments free from hormones, steroids, or feed with pesticides.

Meet The Owner

Founded by Carl and Greta Anderson, the son and daughter of Swedish immigrants, the first Anderson’s Frozen Custard opened its doors in Bronx, New York in 1946. A second location came in 1947 with more coming in following years. From the beginning, the business was founded on hard work and outstanding quality—traits that continue to be carried on by the founders’ children Keith and Holly. "My father believed that if you sell a good-quality product, people will pay for the quality. And I think he was right," explains Keith. The lines of customers waiting for hot roast beef on kimmelweck at lunchtime suggest that diners concur.


Blue Ribbon Awards for Chocolate and Vanilla Ice Cream


National Ice Cream Retailers Association Convention

“First lick and you know you are in for something special.” Received highest rating of 5 Grease Stains.


Holly Eats

"This 60-year-old, seven store local chain's desserts are deserving of heavy praise."


Buffalo Chow

"We would go to a frozen custard place called Anderson’s. Decades later I am still struggling with those calories."


Wolf Blitzer, Bon Appetit

Shipping Days

At FoodyDirect we are doing everything we can to drive down shipping costs for our customers, including offering Low Flat-Rate Shipping.

$ 9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is reachable from Anderson's Frozen Custard via UPS Ground service within two days, you will be presented with the incredibly low shipping rate of $ 9.95 upon checkout.
$ 34.95 Flat-Rate Shipping - If your shipping address is beyond 2-day ground reach, you will be presented with a flat rate of $ 34.95 for 2nd-Day Air upon checkout.

*Please note that the flat rates above will be applied per shipping box. While some packages can be combined into a single box, some packages from Anderson's require their own shipping box. You will be presented with the actual shipping rate before making your purchase.

Next Day Air service and Saturday delivery may be available for an additional charge. Service to Alaska and Hawaii is now available (+ $20, sorry). Service outside the U.S. currently not available.

Orders are shipped Tuesday through Wednesday. Orders placed by Noon (ET) can be shipped that day. The max allowable transit time for all products is 2 days. Perishable items cannot be shipped over a weekend and cannot be delivered on Sunday or Monday.

Weather and unforeseen circumstances can delay your shipment. We strongly recommend that you schedule your order to arrive at least 1 business day before your desired usage date to allow for any delays.

Shipping Options

The following shipping options are available depending upon the delivery date selected and reflect the max allowable transit time for products from Anderson's Frozen Custard:

Ground Shipping (1-2 Days) - If a customer’s shipping address is reachable via UPS Ground service within 2 days, they will be presented with a $9.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. Orders will be delivered via UPS Ground service on or before the selected arrival date, between 9:00 AM and 8:00 PM to residences, and between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to businesses.

2nd-Day Air - If the shipping address is not reachable within 2 days via UPS Ground service, the customer will be presented with $34.95 Flat-Rate Shipping upon checkout. The order will be shipped via UPS 2nd-Day Air and will be delivered on or before the end of the second business day following shipment (unless upgrading to Saturday delivery). Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses.

UPS Next Day Air Saver - Your package will be delivered by the end of the next business day after it has been shipped. Delivery time can vary based on area, but can be as late as 8:00 p.m. to residences and 5:00 p.m. to businesses. The flat-rate for Next Day Air Saver is $44.95.

UPS Next Day Air (AM Delivery) - Your package will be delivered the next morning after it has shipped, by 12 noon to most addresses. The flat rate for Next Day Air is $49.95.

Saturday Delivery - Saturday delivery is available for 2-Day Air, for an additional charge of $20 per shipment (for a total of $54.95). Deliveries are made between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM (noon), depending upon delivery address. Saturday delivery is not available for UPS Ground shipments.

Once your order has shipped, you will receive a ship notification email with a tracking number for each package in your order. When your order has been delivered, you will also receive a delivery notification email.

For complete shipping details, we encourage you to visit our General Shipping and Packaging Information page.

Packaging & Delivery

All food from Anderson's Frozen Custard is shipped in extra thick recyclable foam containers with sufficient coolant to assure it arrives in excellent condition within the max allowable transit time of 2 days.

All orders are shipped signature release. This means UPS will leave the package at the doorstep, front desk or gate associated with the shipping address without requiring a signature upon delivery. It is the customer's responsibility to ensure that the contents of the package are stored in a freezer promptly after delivery. FoodyDirect cannot be responsible for orders with incomplete or invalid addresses, or that are sent to recipients who are not available to store the contents of the order on the day of arrival. UPS cannot deliver to a P.O. box.

Storage & Care

Frozen custard and handmade ice creams from Anderson's can be kept frozen for up to 3 months, but are freshest when consumed within 2 weeks. Roast beef for "beef-on-weck" can be held frozen for up to 4 weeks, and should be enjoyed within 3 days after defrosting.