Sometimes life just calls for some good old home-style comfort food. And when it does, what could be more comforting than a grilled cheese sandwich? Deliciously melty cheese pressed between two slices of buttered bread is heavenly.
Whether you want to indulge in a classic cheddar only sandwich or more gourmet variations, like slow roasted chicken with sriracha mayo and garlic, Vancouver has got you covered. With a collection of specialty food trucks and an increasing number of restaurants grilling cheese, we’ve rounded up where you can find the best versions in the city.
Wrapped in a cone with potato chips at the bottom and a juicy dill pickle on the side, Mom’s Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich ($8) from Mom’s Grilled Cheese Truck, is a simple yet delicious meal. The sandwich is greasy like a good grilled cheese sandwich should be and packed with flavour.
Belgard Kitchen offers a fabulously gooey grilled cheese toastie served on a wooden board with a pot of tomato soup fondue ($12). It’s available on the dinner menu, nightly until 11 p.m., and is even more delicious when paired with a pint of Postmark brew.
Address: 55 Dunlevy Avenue, Vancouver
Gastown’s tiny grilled cheese-only shop, Hi-Five, offers customers a short and sweet menu of grilled cheese sandwiches served on sourdough ranging from $3 to $6. Customize by adding bacon for an extra $2, or get sides like tomato soup, pickles, and orange pop.
Address: 30 East Cordova Street, Vancouver
Croissants and scones are not the only edible delights tempting patrons at Purebread. The Gastown bakeshop also whips up on site quality cheese-stuffed sandwiches. The Ultimate Cheese Toastie ($7.50) oozes with delicious Cheddar, shaved Gruyere and Mozzarella, which is sandwiched between two chunks of freshly baked farmhouse loaf and accompanied by Purebread’s signature bacon jam and caramelized onion mix. These divine toasties are available everyday, from morning util they are snatched away by the hungry hoards.
Address: 159 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Despite being better known for their meat-centric sandwiches, Meat & Bread’s Cambie Street branch offers a deliciously simple grilled cheese sandwich ($7), comprised of aged white Cheddar and shaved red onion.
Address: 370 Cambie Street, Vancouver
Burgoo’s remarkably decadent Gooey Cheese Grillers (GCG) are satisfaction guaranteed. For $14.50 patrons can enjoy grilled, angle cut, house baguette sandwiches stuffed with melted Mozzarella, Gruyere, Emmenthal and white Cheddar.
Address: Multiple locations (check website)
Grilled on two slices of buttered sourdough, and served with a small salad and a pickle, The Greedy Pig’s lavish grilled cheese sandwich ($10) is packed with a four cheese combo of Brie, Swiss, Mozzarella and applewood smoked Cheddar.
Address: 307 West Cordova Street, Vancouver
Driven by comfort-food classics, the Red Wagon features a no-frills grilled cheese sandwich ($10), on their all-day-menu. Accompanied by a smokey tomato soup, Red Wagon’s grilled cheese sandwich is served on grilled sourdough and layered with Cheddar, goat cheese and Swiss, and is sure to satisfy any grilled cheese craving.
Address: 2296 East Hastings Street, Vancouver
Devoted to gooey melted cheese, the Melt City food truck serves up a range of scrumptious sandwiches. Those looking for more traditional grilled cheese should opt for the Melt City Classic ($8). Melted on your choice of freshly baked bread, the classic comes piled with a trio of cheeses, including Asiago, Monterey Jack and Havarti. For a more elaborate combo try Gabby’s Bite ($10), which is stuffed with slow roasted chicken, srircha mayo, garlic, and aged Cheddar.
It should come as no surprise that Deacon’s Corner offers an excellent grilled cheese sandwich, which comes in at just under $10. The diner-esque restaurant, which serves up a variety of comfort-driven food, uses thick cut slices of french loaf with a triple cheese combination of sharp Cheddar, Mozzarella and Jack Monterey. Options include with tomato or ham.
Address: 101 Main Street, Vancouver
Address: 3189 West Broadway, Vancouver