Today’s EAT destination for Eat Drink Local Week is Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile. Although they’re new to Buffalo’s food scene, the store is a welcome addition to Western New York.
Located in the Elmwood Village neighborhood of Buffalo, Nickel City makes good on their namesake. Their large assortment of cheeses is always changing and always excellent- mozzarella di bufala, buratta, Camembert, the list goes on. Several of the choices are house-made as well. The store also offers up a delicious menu. There are sandwiches and paninis that range from updated classics to trendy newcomers (Pork Bánh mì, anyone?). Homemade mac n’ cheese is also served up in interesting flavors like nacho and a spicy buffalo-style chicken. Not enough cheese for you? Try their goat cheese chocolate truffles.
There’s more than just cheese, though. Nickel City is a downright treasure trove of goods for foodies. They carry many products from other local purveyors, like East Aurora’s Elm Street Bakery, alongside harder-to-find treats like Mast Brother’s Chocolate Bars (a Brooklyn favorite). Heirloom beans are nestled in on the shelves with unique sweets like goat’s milk salted caramels. There’s a nice breadth to the products they offer, making Nickel City a great go-to spot for both culinary inspiration as well as the goods necessary to create your inspirations.
Nickel City Cheese & Mercantile is open Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday they are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. They offer cheese classes as well, for those looking to expand their knowledge of fromage.