The Grange Community Kitchen
It's no secret the Western New York area has been in a major period of revitalization over the past 5 years. Downtown Buffalo is absolutely booming with gorgeous new parks, shiny cocktail/craft beer bars and farm to table restaurants. That same rebirth is now expanding to the Southtown's with the most recent opening of Grange Community Kitchen out in Hamburg. This airy new bakery/bar/restaurant comes from the former chef and general manager team from Elm Street Bakery in East Aurora.
The similarities between the two restaurants are evident immediately. Delicious baked goods in the pastry case up front for breakfast, a short list of local beer & wine at the bar and a big pizza oven in the back churning out incredible sourdough pies topped with ingredients like Oyster mushroom, fennel sausage and spicy green pepper.
The Porchetta Sandwich is a house specialty served on an excellent seeded bun topped with broccoli rabe pesto and pickled vegetable giardiniera.
And there's also a small selection of salads including Roasted Beet & Kholrabi and a crisp Cesar served with candied almonds.
Everything on the menu was fantastic but the big winner was the Grilled Cheese sandwich stuffed with aged cheddar & gruyere served alongside a thick, creamy roasted garlic tomato soup. This is exactly what I picture myself eating on a snowy Buffalo winter's day.
The Grange has only been open a few weeks so they still have some kinks to work out but this is already a fantastic new place to add to the ever growing Western New York food scene.
22 Main Street
Hamburg, NY 14075