Cheese. Oh, cheese. Who doesn’t love it? Tasting that ooey-gooey, stringy, melted, magnificent sensation is the best. Thankfully, cheese comes in many forms to suit an array of fancies. The don of all cheese concoctions is the grilled cheese though. Here is our guide to the best grilled cheese places in Houston.
And the award for the best grilled cheese in town could go to; Weights + Measures. Standing ovation, please. This haven is a restaurant, bar, and wait for it, a bake shop too. Every ingredient in this place is local. The vibe is contemporary industrial and urban chic. Expect a party in your mouth the moment the gruyere cheese and cranberry walnut bread hits.
The Golden Grill is the ultimate grilled cheese experience. This food truck can be spotted setting up shop all over Houston. Feel like grandma’s classic grilled cheese? Not a problem. Feeling a tad more adventurous? Excellent. Why not try the Buff Chic with Buffalo chicken and cheddar.
The Common Bond Cafe & Bakery makes the best bread in town. It is no surprise then that some of the top restaurants source bread from these bakery magicians. Now, imagine cheese melted on the best bread in town. The raclette and cheddar cheeses in the sandwich blend together beautifully. If that’s not good enough, Common Bond adds apple butter.
Drew’s Pastry Place may be renowned for delectable Italian pastries, but this chef does it all. His pizzas are second to none, and he makes a fantastic panini. However, the cheese is the star of the show. This Italian panini is Drew’s take on a traditional grilled cheese; the tomato and basil give it that Italian flair. And the fact that he makes his own fresh mozzarella cheese is the grand finale.
What could be better than gazing at some of the finest art collections followed by a grilled cheese sandwich? Who knew that the MFAH has been keeping this beauty under wraps? Although it’s on the kids menu, this grilled cheese needs so much attention. Every single ingredient in the MFAH café is fresh and locally sourced; hence, the reason why the grilled cheese is legendary. This little bite of Heaven is art in itself.
The Black Walnut Café does a mean breakfast and a fabulous salad. In fact, they are so good that some may overlook the grilled cheese. We all know that a grilled cheese goes together with tomato soup like peas and carrots. Black Walnut’s version reconfirms this notion. The challah bread provides that perfect fluffy carb fix, and the chefs don’t go easy on the cheese portions.