Cheesylicious: A Guide to the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in NYC

Who doesn’t love a classic grilled cheese sandwich? There’s just something about how well cheese and bread go together, that they require no other ingredients to tantalize your taste buds.

Lucky for you, we have a guide to the 5 best grilled cheese sandwiches New York has to offer – both, with and without other ingredients included. If you’re only visiting, don’t leave before you try at least 2 of these during your stay.

They’re worth it!


1.      Clinton Hall

There is no way anyone in New York could leave Clinton Hall out of their list of best 5 grilled cheese sandwiches in the city.

We say this not only because they offer the most unique grilled cheese sandwiches – the Doughnut Grilled Cheese Sandwich which is a bacon habanero doughnut with melted mozzarella cheese inside, and served over a bowl of delicious tomato soup (whaaat!?) – but because Clinton Hall literally offers it all!

From a wide variety of games including Jenga, Cards Against Humanity, and Chess, to an in-house Chief Beer Officer in charge of the Supercraft Beer program, and the yummiest, most mouthwatering burgers and sandwiches, Clinton Hall is always a delight!

It doesn’t matter which part of New York you’re in, you’re likely to find a Clinton Hall nearby owing to their 5 different locations in the Financial District, Bronx area, Williamsburg, 36th Street and 51st Street, with possibly still more locations in the pipeline!

Try out the scrumptious Doughnut Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Clinton Hall, and be pleasantly surprised when you walk out having made a few new friends.


2.      Murray’s Cheese Bar

Another great find for grilled cheese sandwiches in New York, Murray’s Cheese Bar has taken their iconic cheese shop a few steps forward (literally) from the cheese shop.

The Murray’s Melt is the perfect innovative take on the traditional grilled cheese sandwich. It combines the deliciousness of the Cheese Bar’s Secret House Blend of cheeses together with Pullman loaf and smoke-y tomato sauce, to bring you one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches you could have in New York.

If you’re in a meat-y mood, they’ll even let you add Nueske’s bacon, or ham for that extra burst of flavor – not that you’d need it.

Head on over to this cheesy bar on Bleecker Street to enjoy one of the tastiest grilled cheese sandwiches New York City has to offer.


3.      Melt Shop

One of the most popular grilled cheese sandwich spots in New York, you’ll find Melt Shop in numerous locations around the city including in Hell’s Kitchen on 8th Avenue.

Choose from one of three grilled cheese sandwiches that they offer – the Classic, Truffle Melt, or Maple Bacon.

As the name suggests, the classic is your traditionally delicious grilled cheese sandwich with American and NY Cheddar cheese in country white bread. The Truffle Melt grilled cheese sandwich takes it up a level and offers muenster, mixed greens, truffle oil and black pepper on country white, while the Maple Bacon serves tasty maple glazed bacon and NY Cheddar with Sharp Brick spread on country white bread.

All 3 grilled cheeses are absolutely yummy. Let your mood dictate which of them you’ll want to try on your first visit there…perhaps all 3?


4.      Beecher’s Handmade Cheese

Located in Flatiron District, at Beecher’s Handmade Cheese you can experience cheese like never before while you watch cheese makers at work. Yes, it’s actually handmade cheese and you can watch the skilled experts handle it.

Head on downstairs to The Cellar and sip on some wine while observing the cheese cave where you’ll find rows and rows of Beecher’s cheeses ripening until they’re ready to be used.

You can also shop for some of the best cheeses at Bleecher’s with their promise of only using the most natural and authentic ingredients in all their food items.

For starters, we suggest you go taste the fresh-out-of-the-oven grilled cheese sandwiches with the purest cheese that’ll melt as soon as it’s in your mouth. Yum!


5.      Noorman’sKil

If you’re in the mood to have some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches and get drunk, we can’t recommend a better place to do both than at Noorman’sKil Whiskey and Grilled Cheese on Grand Street in Brooklyn, New York.

You can choose from 6 different grilled cheeses that are offered at NoomanKil’s, don’t worry – all 6 are gourmet. What makes these grilled cheese sandwiches absolutely adorable is that all 6 of them are inspired by, and named after, the grandmothers of the 4 owners.

If nothing else, you can count on the fact that they’re inspired by their grandmothers, which pretty much ensures you’ll get the most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches here.

As for getting drunk on whiskey, you can pretty much find any whiskey you want because at NoormanKil’s Whiskey and Grilled Cheese, they offer elaborate lists of premium whiskeys from all over the world including the USA, Scotland, Japan, Ireland, Canada, and elsewhere!

There’s nothing like a bad grilled cheese sandwich, but these 5 grilled cheese sandwich spots in New York make grilled cheese sandwiches extraordinary.

Try them out, and good luck deciding which is your favorite of the 5!


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