Post Date: April 05, 2016
Photo Credit: Matt Oberski Photography
April is National Grilled Cheese Month, and lucky you—Grand Rapids is home to some of the best ooey-gooey grilled cheese goodness there is. It seems like grilled cheese has always been an American classic, but the modern grilled cheese has been around for less than 100 years. Crazy, right? Whether you bake, broil, or fry your bread and cheese of choice, the results are ultimately just as tasty—we can all agree on that ; ). You ask, “Grilled cheese?” We say, “Yes please!”
Thinking of filling your belly with a cheese-dream today? Here are our top five places to grab a grilled cheese all over Grand Rapids:
If you’re looking for that classic American grilled cheese, be sure to head over to Choo Choo Grill at the corner of Leonard St and Plainfield Ave. Grilled to perfection, family run Choo Choo Grill has been a Grand Rapids staple since 1946. Add one of their rich chocolate milkshakes to your order and you can’t go wrong.
Monday-Thursday: 7AM-4PM Saturday: 7AM-2PM Sunday: CLOSED
Everyone loves chorizo. Everyone loves cheese. So why not melt them both together into one mouthwatering sandwich? Electric Hero’s Chorizo Grilled Cheese takes ingredients like Spanish-style chorizo, cheddar, jalapeños, chipotle mayo, and tomatoes and grills them between thick slabs of sourdough. This take on a grilled cheese is too good to be missed. Bonus: They have free delivery!
11AM-5:30PM Saturday: 11AM-3PM Sunday: CLOSED
Stella’s Toasted Stoner Grilled Cheese with white American cheese, bacon-jalapeño mac & cheese, bacon, tomato, & spicy habanero mustard is simply drool-worthy. Want to know what makes you feel even better while eating it? Knowing that it’s all stuffed in between two slices of local, toasted Nantucket Baking Co. French bread!
Monday-Thursday: 4PM-2AM Friday-Sunday: 11AM-2AM
Ever wonder how a wine-and-cheese bar would create a grilled cheese? Queue “The Meltdown” from Aperitivo in the Downtown Market. All that melty deliciousness pairs well with their vast offerings of wine. Always changing, The Meltdown is something you have to try. Seriously.
Monday-Friday: 11AM-9PM Saturday: 9AM-9PM Sunday: 10AM-7PM
Of course, our take on the grilled cheese tops our list. With Schwag ’N Cheese Tuesdays (oh, that’s right, today’s a Tuesday!), The Green Well offers tasty deals for a killer, gourmet grilled cheese (meat and veggie options available) with kettle chips and a can of schwaggy beer for just $9.99! There’s no better way to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month.
Sunday-Thursday: 11AM-10PM Friday & Saturday: 11AM-12AM
What better way to celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month than with a schwagged-out grilled cheese? Make sure to stop in Tuesdays at The Green Well for our Schwag ‘n Cheese special, from 5 pm - 10 pm! See ya soon for some melt-your-face-off-good grilled cheese ; ).