Grilled cheese sandwiches are so good, 30 whole days are dedicated to celebrating the culinary delight. With April being National Grilled Cheese Month and this being the last day of the month, we’ve scoured the country to bring you our list of the best places to indulge. From truffle cheese to bacon-stuffed to traditional and gooey, there are more ways than one to feast on this classic American staple. Check out our list below, which can be used as a guide for year-round cheesiness.
The Abbey | Los Angeles
The Abbey’s decadent short rib grilled cheese on sourdough is packed with gruyere and tomato relish. Savor this menu item and don’t feel guilty washing it all down with a generous 10-ounce martini.
The Bazaar by José Andrés | Miami
Hello, flavor explosion. José Andrés “Frozen Blue Cheese Sandwich” is the most unexpectedly delicious combination of blue cheese and lemon marmalade on walnut bread.
The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen | San Francisco
Judging by the name, this is the spot in SF to try variations you never knew were possible. Try one of their breakfast sandwiches like the “Popper” complete with apricot-jalapeño relish and bacon, or the mushroom gruyere with melted leeks and thyme butter on levain-raised bread.
Tres by José Andrés | Los Angeles
Tres by José Andrés is known for comfort food with a twist. It’s no surprise their update on this classic would be oh so heavenly with herb roasted ham, Tomme de Savoie cheese, caramelized onions, herbs.
Melt Shop | New York/D.C.
When the Melt Shop opened in NYC, they set out to make “the best damn sandwich on the planet.” There’s plenty of contenders to choose from at their four Manhattan locations, plus tomato soup and tater tots to take it to the next level.
Restaurant Michael Schwartz | Miami
Michael Schwartz makes classic taste so good that you won’t need any embellishments. Try Schwartz’s sandwich of jasper hills Llandaff, Parmigiano crust, bookended by sourdough.
800 Degrees | Las Vegas
Technically not a sandwich, you won’t complain about semantics as soon as you try the truffle cheese bread at 800 degrees, piping hot with Boschetto di Tartufo, mozzarella, garlic, and Parmigiano-Reggiano.