Grilled cheese is an all-time favourite comfort food and in Toronto there’s no shortage to choose from.
From classic cheese and tomato soup combos and subtle sweet accents added to savoury cheddar, to insane creations stuffed with mac ‘n cheese or loaded onto a cheese pizza, these are some of Toronto’s best grilled cheese sandwiches:
No bells or whistles. Just the classic done right. A blend of two cheddars pressed between French bread until golden brown in shallot butter. Peameal bacon or a slice of tomato are optional.
Address: 1068 Yonge Street, Toronto
At this Egyptian brunch spot on the east side, grilled cheese sandwiches are crafted with three cheeses and sauteed dates before being pressed on the grill and drizzled with honey. In a twist on the Canadian classic, lentil soup steps in, in lieu of tomato soup.
Address: 226 Greenwood Avenue, Toronto
Combining all its expertise into one perfect handheld creation, this eatery in The Junction offers a secret menu featuring this monsterous mass of comfort foods. The off-menu items goes be the name Kool G Mac Grilled Cheese and features cheddar and emmental mac ‘n cheese stuffed into a classic grilled cheese sandwich.
Address: 2901A Dundas Street West, Toronto
This take-out counter is home to a delicious line-up of sandwiches including one commendably melty grilled cheese sandwich packed with gruyère, swiss and cheddar, spinach, sun-dried tomato chutney, and roasted red peppers.
Address: 1640 Dupont Street, Toronto
Holy gilled cheesus! The classic pressed sandwiches make appearances all over the menu at this burger chain. Order The Vatican for a double cheeseburger sandwiched between two grilled cheese buns, opt for the Vatican Dog for a weeny wrapped in grilled cheese, or try The Vatican On Ice for one of the weirdest ice cream sandwiches of your life.
Address: Multiple locations across the GTA
The house specialty is bacon so obviously the signature grilled cheese sandwich from Rasher’s features smoked bacon with gooey aged cheddar and a little apple chutney for sweetness.
Address: 948 Queen Street East, Toronto
Address: 182 Ossington Avenue, Toronto
Mini grilled cheese sandwiches on top of a cheese pizza? Why not? Just give 24-hours notice when calling in this pizza order and this epic pie from the Italian bakery in Scarborough can be yours.
Address: 6758 Kingston Road, Toronto