Slices of melted cheese between perfectly crunchy grilled bread is quite possibly one of the most comforting sandwiches known to man. Though most delis can sell you pre-sliced American on white bread, here are some grilled cheese that are little more indulgent and worth a few more dollars. By Siobhan Wallace.
Murray’s Melts is a side counter inside Murray’s Cheese on Bleecker Street selling various delicious takes on grilled cheese, all for under $10. For the classic version, you can get the Murray’s Melt–a blend of cheeses on Sullivan Street Pullman bread–for $5, with add-ons like basil, sopressata, proscuitto or sauerkraut.
Tucked into a corner of a Midtown outdoor space below street-level lies the take-out window for Melt Shop. Though they offer choices of grilled cheeses filled with roast beef or buttermilk-fried chicken, you can still get an all-American classic of American cheese on white bread. But you should probably go with the maple-glazed bacon and Cheddar on sourdough.
The Morris Truck
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There are few grilled cheese food trucks roaming our streets, but one to definitely check out is Morris Grilled Cheese. The rotating menu has everything from gouda with pork jowl to pastrami with chimichurri. Their classic take on the grilled cheese though contains delicious New York State Cheddar with New Hampshire Landaff cheese.
As grilled cheeses go, none of Little Muenster’s are under $7. That being said, none of them are simply cheese and bread. They use various unique cheeses like Maytag Blue, Chevre and of course, muenster in their fantastic sandwich combinations. The closest you’ll get to your classic childhood favorite is white American with tomato and bacon.
Parked on the Northeast corner of 52nd Street and Park Ave is unassuming street food cart Eggstravaganza. After they’re finished with breakfast service, the cart begins serving up lunch to the suited masses. One of their most popular dishes is chorizo and bacon grilled cheese. For just $5, it’s one of the best and most delicious deals around.
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