Food & Drink

Where to Eat the Best Grilled Cheese

Appropriate spots for a meltdown

best grilled cheese miami!

A sandwich that tastes like your childhood? It sounds cheesy, but that’s why we love these classic and hybrid versions.

Order: The Ooey Gooey, sharp white cheddar lodged between two thick pieces of white butter bread ($6.50).
On the side: Accompanying chips work wonders for catching drips of oozing cheese.
Where: Crumb on Parchment, 3930 NE 2nd Ave. (305-572-9444).

Order: Adult Grilled Cheeses, like Swiss, fried egg, bacon, sun-dried tomato, oregano, and olive oil on sourdough or Havarti, goat cheese, prosciutto, tomato, and arugula on multigrain ($7.95).
On the side: A salad — to give it that grown-up edge.
Where: Angelina’s Coffee & Yogurt, 3451 NE 1st Ave., ste. 102b (305-424-9129).

Order: White cheddar on a whole wheat baguette off the kids’ menu ($5.95; the trip down memory lane is worth the extra $2).
On the side: Sea salt-flecked fries pair perfectly with tangy ketchup.
Where: The Cafe at Books & Books, 927 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-695-8898).

Order: A Triple Decker (cheddar, American, Brie, and Swiss on four slices of white bread); enlist friends to help you finish it ($14).
On the side: Bogart the side of tomato soup for yourself.
Where: Serendipity 3, 1102 Lincoln Rd., Miami Beach (305-403-2210).

Order: The custom-made diner-style grilled cheese. Mix and match white, wheat, marble, rye, cheddar, American, provolone, and Swiss ($6.95).
On the side: Skinny fries for a gluttonously good lunch.
Where: Roasters’ n Toasters, 525 Arthur Godfrey Rd., Miami Beach (305-531-7691).

Order: One bread and one cheese option as the foundation of your architectural creation from the mobile shop ($6).
On the side: Forgo sides — keep building upward with pay-as-you-go additions like Auricchio aged provolone, cave-aged Gruyere, applewood smoked bacon, and beefsteak tomato.
Where: Truck location at cheeseme.com.

Order: Brie and apple butter between two slices of marble rye ($8.95).
On the side: Pasta salad with sun-dried tomatoes.
Where: The Front Porch Cafe, 1458 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach (305-531-8300).

Get toasted.

Photo: Paul Goyette / Flickr

1458 Ocean Dr
Miami Beach, FL 33139
3451 NE 1st Ave
ste 102b
Miami, FL 33137
525 Arthur Godfrey Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33140
3930 NE 2nd Ave
Miami, FL 33137
927 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139
1102 Lincoln Rd
Miami Beach, FL 33139