Food Porn: The Cheesy Chick

UPDATE: Cheesy Chick has since closed up and are currently looking for people to purchase the business.

The Cheesy Chick has been roaming the streets of Buffalo for the last four weeks but since they primarily only serve during lunch time, we haven’t had a chance to visit the truck.  When I woke up on Saturday morning to see their tweet about being on Amherst St at 464 Gallery, Alli and I knew we couldn’t miss it.  I won’t lie, I was nervous about the food on the truck.  It’s nothing against the team working inside the truck, but it has taken every Buffalo food-truck a few weeks to get their food right and some of the early reviews of The Cheesy Chick were mixed.

I’m happy to say that the food we had last Saturday afternoon was very good, Alli and I both ordered a couple sandwiches and their soup and were pleased.  We have also heard about the possibility of long waits but we hit the truck at the right time and we only waited about 5 minutes for our food.  I hadn’t looked at their menu ahead of time but as soon as I saw their menu board on the truck I knew I had to order the ABC sandwich (pictured below, one of their favorites).

Quick Info:

  • Restaurant Type: Food Truck
  • Cuisine: Deli/Sandwiches
  • Prices: Sandwiches under $6

Their ABC is thinly sliced apple, bacon and sharp cheddar on thick sourdough bread with roasted onion mayo.  The bread had just the right amount of grilled crisp, the apples were sugary sweet and the cheese was gooey.  The only dilemma I had was that the bacon wasn’t crispy at all, the slices had a nice flavor but were very soggy.  That was a disappointment.  For about $6 I think the portion size and price are just about right, I wasn’t exactly stuffed but I was satisfied.  Along with a couple ‘favorite’ sandwiches, you can custom order your own sandwich by selecting different breads, meats and cheeses.  Alli ordered a custom sandwich (pictured in gallery); white bread with turkey, cheddar and some of the roasted onion mayo.  The mayo wasn’t listed as something you could add to a custom sandwich, but the girls on the truck were nice enough to accommodate Alli’s special request to include it.  Alli enjoyed her sandwich but wished she could have picked from a few different breads (specifically sourdough) on top of the three that were offered (white, wheat, italian) for her custom grilled cheese.

We also ordered a cup of their tomato basil soup (pictured above), which Alli loved  It was a very thick and creamy bisque-like Tomato soup, with some sprinkled (Parmesan?) cheese on top.  It could definitely be enjoyed on it’s own but it made the sandwiches even better when used as a dipping sauce.

The food from Cheesy Chick was very good and I was glad to see that the large amount of hype that lead to their opening is so far deserved.  We’d love to see an expansion of their custom menu with more options for bread (sourdough), spreads (the red onion wasn’t on their board that day), and mayo’s (the roasted onion was great and I’d love to have the option to include it on a custom sandwich without asking for a special request).  I’d also like to see an expansion of their operating hours and locations (late night grilled cheese would be great).  We are looking forward to seeing the truck more often, I’d love to try some of their other signature sandwiches and their nutella dessert panini sounds like a wonderful thing.

Photo Gallery:

Cheesy Chick (Mobile Food Truck) on Urbanspoon

One thought on “Food Porn: The Cheesy Chick

  1. Disappointed

    This truck came to my workplace in on Friday and it was really nothing special. Definitely a disappointment.

    She didn’t seem to have anything that was listed on the menu if you hadn’t pre-ordered. I asked about artichokes -didn’t have them available (but they were listed on the menu!). I asked for a certain kind of bread -didn’t have anything but rye/white (but it was listed on the menu!). It took so long to even get our food that by the time we did my half hour lunch period was almost over. Now, I know that people normally get a little longer for lunch, but she was right outside my workplace! I think for the price the food was just totally boring. How hard is it to make grilled cheese? If it’s this hard for her to keep ingredients in stock maybe she needs to have only one special per day so customers know what will be available and what will not.
    Don’t get me wrong, I totally support buffalo food trucks, I love Lloyd and R&R but this truck just left me totally lacking and wanting my $6 back…

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