What could be more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich? Delicious melty cheese pressed between two perfectly golden slices of bread is, quite simply, heavenly.
The average Canadian is said to eat a grilled cheese sandwich at least three times a month so, to treat your taste buds, and give you an experience that doesn’t involve a thinly sliced, squared piece of processed cheese, here’s a list of five grilled cheese sandwiches to try in Calgary.
Sidewalk Citizen’s version is cheered on by foodies as possibly being the best grilled cheese in Calgary. Local white gold Fior di Latte, Ryan’s honey, and crusty homemade sourdough give Sidewalk’s grilled cheese its upper hand.
Address: Simmons Building – 618 Confluence Way SE
Address: 338 10th Street NW
No bells or whistles on this creation, and that’s why it made our list. Gouda, Mozza and cheddar cheese sandwiched and grilled between rye bread. It’s deliciously simple.
Address: 1411 11th Street SW
In addition to their breakfast eats, Blue Star Diner also whips up a mean grilled cheese. All four of their Sylvan star grilled cheese sandwiches put a twist on the well-known favourite and come paired with local home-cut fries. Meat eaters should sink their teeth into The Bison Stacker, which is composed of three slices of sourdough, loads of homemade bison chili, and Sylvan Star cheddar cheese.
Address: 809 1st Avenue NE
Janice Beaton offers three different takes on the classic grilled cheese sandwich, all served with coleslaw. There’s the The Farm grilled cheese (composed of Le 1608 Cow’s Aged Cheddar, house-made tomato chili jam, and arugula), The Ham and Gruyere grilled cheese, (filled with Valbella maple pepper ham, gruyere, Brassica mustard, and arugula), and The Whim of the Week, a chef creation that changes each week.
Address: 1017 16th Avenue SW
Although not technically classified as a grilled cheese sandwich, the cheese pocket from Little Lebanon will blow you away. The magic comes from how they roll out the dough to order and bake it fresh every time. The pocket is stuffed with akawie, halloom, and nabulsi cheeses that fuse together to give a sudden burst of flavour.
Address: 3515 17th Avenue SW