Grilled cheese is the ultimate comfort food. This delicious sandwich is so popular that holidays are dedicated to it! Across the country, shops compete for coveted titles to be named the best grilled cheese. These days this simple sandwich goes beyond two pieces of bread and sliced cheeses. Grilled cheese sandwiches are oozing with creativity and include countless combinations of cheeses, vegetables, and meats and can be embraced by your favorite kind of sliced bread. Almost every restaurant offers a grilled cheese sandwich on their menu as well. Recently, local shops are emerging, as well as chains, that are all dedicated to delicious grilled cheese sandwiches. Whether eaten hot or cold it’s a satisfying meal partnered with pickles, soup or even a beer. Looking for more great options? Try our other list of the Best Places in LA for Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Joan’s On Third
8350 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Joan’s on Third is known for a lot of delicious eats and one of them is the decadent grilled cheese sandwich they serve up daily. With large slices of bread along with creamy and delicious Cheddar cheese, it makes for truly delightful bites. Served with their famous pickles on the side, its a sandwich that makes the top of our list over and over again.
9739 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Pimento cheese makes up this delectable Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Culver City’s City Tavern. This Southern cheese makes for a cheesy sandwich coupled with sweet red peppers and is one of the favorites for LA residents. Customers of the resident swear by it.
7253 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Merging together three cheeses, Food+Lab in West Hollywood has one of our favorites of the grilled cheese sandwich. With gruyere, tallegio and gorgonzola on 5 grain bread with glazed onions and grainy mustard, it’s a must try. You can be assured of delight in every bite. The side of whole-grain mustard and cauliflower pickles just adds to the pleasure of the taste.
Headquartered in San Francisco, The Melt has two Los Angeles locations. This “cheesy” chain will make sure that you will never have to go hungry for your favorite grilled cheese melt. Customers can place their orders online and pick them up at their favorite Melt location. The Melt offers breakfast options as well as a children’s melt. With not just one grilled cheese sandwich option, but 3 others, you will certainly have many options. The Classic comes with aged sharp and mild cheddar blend cheese on artisan white bread, while the Italian Job comes with Fontina & Provolone cheese, grilled mushrooms on spicy garlic bread. Or, try the ‘Mac Daddy’ with saged sharp mild cheddar cheese, macaronic, and bacon on artisan white bread. If that wasn’t enough, you can opt for their ‘Steak Lover,’ with creamy aged cheddar, Angus sirloin steak and grilled onions!
105 E 6th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Tucked away on a downtown Los Angeles street is the Semi Sweet Bakery. Who knew that a bakery could produce one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in town? Semi Sweet has a limited food menu that includes the Grilled Cheese and Tomato soup combo. The sandwich takes a while to create but it’s definitely worth the time and effort. Oozing Fontina and cheddar cheeses on a rustic ciabatta sandwich make for a heavenly hot grilled cheese. The sandwich is fresh, buttery and leaves you wanting more. Top off your experience here with a baked cake donut or ding a long.
Mix n’ Munch
1005 Mission Street, Unit A
South Pasadena, CA 91030
A cereal and grilled cheese shop? Mix n’ Munch was created by two sisters who are passionate about grilled cheese and cereal. This “Cereal Bar and Grilled Cheese Cafe” offers 25 cereals and numerous grilled cheese options. The Mix n’ Munch Breakfast Sammy is an amazing anytime sandwich. Bite into cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg and Tater Tots on Shepherds Bread and your palette will not be disappointed. Mix ‘n Munch is definitely a standout for its affordable prizes and interesting menu combinations, plus you can eat your favorite vintage cereals here. Mix n’ Munch is a relaxed location filled with families and you’ll always find someone lounging on their couch under the flat screen TV. Your sweet tooth will thank you after trying one of their signature grilled dessert sandwiches. Your choices include Nutella and strawberry, PB-chocolate, Fluffernutter or the Elvis. Mix n’ Munch is conveniently located off the Gold Line at South Pasadena Station.
Grilled Cheese Truck
If you prefer to eat your grilled cheese on the go, then catch up with mobile food truck giants, the Grilled Cheese Truck. This popular truck has their schedule online so fans can easily locate their routes. Foodies can order from their Plain and Simple menu or can get adventurous with combinations such as the Buffalo Chicken Melt. The Cheesy Mac and Rib is a popular choice. Add BBQ and caramelized onions to this sandwich for that extra punch! Do not be fooled by the small size. The sandwiches are packed with fillings that will make your tummy happy. Don’t forget to include a side of Tater Tots. The lines are typically long but move along at a nice pace. Love your Grilled Cheese Truck? You can actually start your own (check site for more details).
The grilled cheese sandwich is one of Tee’s all time favorite foods. She craves this nostalgic sandwich but no one will ever make a better one than her mom! Visit her at www.thatsitmommy.com where she blogs about the IT things to do, see and play.