National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day comes but once a year, so when that day arrives you need to celebrate. Nothing beats a perfectly toasted sandwich oozing with all the cheese. Whether you like it with simple cheddar or something a little punchier, these five restaurants in Los Angeles are some of the best for cheese fiends and are destined to fulfil your cheesy cravings.
Clementine café in Century City takes its love for the grilled cheese sandwich to a whole new level – by celebrating the cheesy delight for the entire month of April. This will be the 18th year they’ve melted the hearts of L.A.’s cheese lovers, offering an incredible menu of grilled sandwiches with varying degrees of cheesiness. Customers can choose between twisty pretzels stuffed with tomato chutney, smoked turkey and melty-in-the-middle-and-crispy-around-the-edges sharp white cheddar or, for something a little more green fingered, the Green New Dill will satisfy your cheesy needs with the added pleasure of asparagus, dill Havarti and sorrel on buttery brioche.
Cheese on wheels. Can you picture a more a perfect sight? The Grilled Cheese Truck has no one location, but instead drives around the city making daily stops. Whether you prefer the traditional sandwich or you’re ready to step out of your comfort zone with the Not So Classic—including tater tots, sharp cheddar, roast ham and spinach—The Grilled Cheese Truck will whip you up a truly tasty snack on the spot.
Badmaash is a tasty Indian restaurant in Downtown L.A. and Fairfax, serving up some amazing traditional Indian fare. You’d be forgiven for wondering why it’s on this particular list. Well, at the Downtown L.A. spot, you will find the Bombay Grilled Cheese on the brunch menu. With an ode to Indian cuisine, this sandwich packs a punch thanks to the serrano chillies. Wash it down with a Mango Lassi for a heavenly lunch.
When scrolling through the menu at this homely Hollywood hot spot, keep your eyes peeled for the ‘After-School Special’—comfort food at its best. The scrumptious Swiss-and-cheddar-cheese-filled sourdough bread, complete with an added dab of dill butter, will put a cheesy smile on your face. Accompanied with a hot cup of tasty tomato soup, this is a winning combo that would make the cheese gods happy.
With a name like The Melt, customers can rest assured that the grilled cheese sandwiches in La Jolla are on point. With melted classics such as Mac Daddy, with creamy mac ‘n’ cheese between two toasted bits of bread, and Egg-In-A-Hole, an egg nestled in the top of the sandwich, this place is a cheesy delight.