Tomorrow is National Grilled Cheese Day, which is as good of an excuse as any to revert to your childhood self and consume copious amounts of cheese, butter, and carbs.
But don’t be foolhardy and simply reach for the nearest option: A soggy grilled cheese is one of the most depressing sandwiches in the world. To help you out, we’ve rounded up NYC restaurants that mastermind each tiny detail of the sandwich.
For those who are wanting some brown spirits with their dairy fest, we’ve featured a bar in Brooklyn that has a list of 400 whiskeys along with 11 grilled cheese options. We’ve also got a fried chicken joint that takes its sandwich south of the Mason-Dixon with pimento cheese, and a cubbyhole-size craft beer bar that tops their grilled cheese with kimchi, pork belly, and a fried egg. We can only hope you aren’t lactose intolerant.
Here are our five favorite places to gorge on grilled cheeses in NYC.