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Best Places For Grilled Cheese In Los Angeles

June 4, 2014 5:00 AM

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(credit: Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese)

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National Grilled Cheese month in April may have come and gone, but the iconic home-cooked sandwich remains to be a staple every day of the week. If your taste buds are ready for something special, there are many options for both classic and creative. Not just for little kids, grilled cheese sandwiches are more than just bread, butter and cheese. Read on to find some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches in LA. Visit our original Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in LA.
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(credit: Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese)


Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese
7461 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
(323) 591-0177
www.greenspansgrilledcheese.com

From the classic to the outrageous, the champion of grilled cheese sandwiches is Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese. Chef Eric Greenspan fills his sandwiches with tasty, sweet and savory ingredients using artisan cheeses. Check out Greenspan’s Cuban Reuben (a pulled pork, house-made kraut, pickles and mustard with gruyere cheese melted together on pumpernickel), Buffalo Blue (fried chicken tenders and spicy carrot celery slaw smothered in blue cheese grilled together on rye bread) and The Champ declared by Alton Brown and The Food Network (beef short ribs, dried tomatoes, apricot caper puree and taleggio cheese on a raisin walnut bread). Of course, the menu features a traditional tuna melt, classic grilled cheese and a create-your-own.

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(credit: Shelley Boyle)


Clementine
1751 Ensley Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 552-1080
www.clementineonline.com

Clementine Chef and owner Annie Miler knows how to make the perfect grilled cheese sandwich. Expect a cheesy mouthful with every bite of Chef Miler’s creation. The Clementine grilled cheese is created with sharp cheddar grilled on country white bread. It never gets boring by adding roasted cherry tomatoes, avocado or bacon. Eat it up with a side green salad or a cup of Clementine’s traditional tomato soup (for dipping).

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Literati Café
12081 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 231-7484
www.literaticafe.com

Literati Café, where you place your order at the counter and then sit down, recently expanded with more room. Here, the Italian-style grilled cheese sandwich or cheddar cheese panini is a flawless classic and comes with house-made potato crisps and a pickle. A choice side to every sandwich, Literati’s artisan potato crisps, which can be dipped in the garlic aioli that comes on the side, are light and made fresh with every order. The café’s mint lemonade, which is also made daily, is refreshing and a must order.

Related: Best Lemonade In Los Angeles

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Willie Jane’s Lemonade Stand
1031 Abbot Kinney Blvd.
Venice, CA 90291
(310) 392-2425
www.williejane.com

Willie Jane’s is about Southern-inspired California fare with an imaginative selection of reinvented classic sandwiches including the grilled cheese. Chef de Cuisine Ryan Costanza has created quite the special grilled cheese with provolone, gochujang, house-smoked brisket, housemade Willie Jane pickles, with a pepper and onion marmalade on sourdough. Steps from the beach, Willie Jane’s now offers takeaway which is ideal for Hollywood Bowl picnicking or a day in Venice. Pair Costanza’s short rib grilled cheese with the café’s freshly house-made lemonade. Willie Jane’s “Lemonade Stand” is open Wednesday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m.

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(credit: Dave Danhi)


The Grilled Cheese Truck
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 522-3418
www.thegrilledcheesetruck.com/default.aspx

The Grilled Cheese Truck is perfect for those on the go. Check the truck’s social media activity to find out where the truck is going to be parked. Popular picks include the cheesy mac and rib sandwich created with macaroni and cheese with sharp cheddar, BBQ pork and caramelized onions, the pretzel melt made with white cheddar cheese and chicken bratwurst on pretzel bread, the sweet Sriracha chicken melt on French bread, and wait, these guys will make dessert grilled cheeses too. Think s’mores melt and a cheesecakey melt.

Related: Best Unique Holiday Desserts In L.A.

Sheryl Craig is a writer with a passion for interesting finds and treasures in Los Angeles. She has a background in journalism and public relations. A mother of two daughters, Sheryl integrates her healthy lifestyle into raising her children. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.


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