Last month, inspired after watching Jon Favreau’s Chef (a warm hug of a movie that you should definitely watch if you haven’t seen), I wrote about where to hunt down the film’s food focus: the Cubano. But that superior sandwich isn’t the only thing Favreau’s character cooks up. In one scene, which you should never watch if you’re hungry, the chef makes one of the gooiest grilled cheese sandwiches ever captured on camera.
In honor of National Grilled Cheese Day coming up (April 12, for those who celebrate), here are eight grilled cheese sandwiches to try in Dallas.
Dallas Grilled Cheese Co.
Founded in 2015, this grilled cheese haven offers more than 15 kinds of cheesy sandwiches. Keep it simple with the classic or check out The Favorite — a parmesan-crusted sourdough bread with American, cheddar, and Gruyère cheese, bacon, and Dijon mustard. If you’re really hungry, make sure to try the Cattleman’s with brisket or Fajita chicken grilled cheese.
This Knox-Henderson American restaurant gem has long been known for its incredible grilled cheese sandwich paired with tomato soup. I’ve ordered it many times of the years and it never disappoints. The Porch Grilled Cheese is gooey, melted gruyére, cheddar, and American cheeses on a brioche bread. The roasted tomato soup you can pair with it is great for dipping.
The Quinten’s Grilled Cheese at this Statler hotel brunch spot is a must-try when it comes to cheesy sandwiches. It’s a combination of white cheddar, American cheese, and ham on sourdough bread. Pair with a cup of tomato soup for the perfect comfort meal.
Made with melted Tillamook Sharp & Brazos Valley Cheddar cheeses, tomato, applewood smoked bacon on a jalapeño cheddar bread, the Sleaziest, Cheesiest grilled cheese at this classic Dallas diner cannot be missed.
Founded by Elizabeth Chambers, this bakery is a Dallas favorite for cupcakes, cookies, and grilled cheese. The Nostalgic Grilled Cheese is made with cheddar on brioche bread. You can also try the Spinach Artichoke Grilled Cheese, which includes parmesan and Havarti cheeses.
I’ve been ordering delivery through Uber Eats from this West Village fast-casual seafood spot all throughout the pandemic, but just recently decided to splurge and try the lobster grilled cheese. To be honest, this sandwich is a lot — I could barely finish the entire melty concoction of gouda, crab queso, and lobster, but the addition of sriracha makes this sandwich hard to put down.
This classic Deep Ellum spot serves up one of the best grilled cheese sandwiches around. The cheddar and pepper jack cheese-based sourdough sandwich comes with roasted green chiles and chipotle mayo for an extra kick, as well as tomatoes.
This local food truck, in collaboration with Dallas’ Café Momentum, offers some of the best grilled cheese sandwiches out there. For National Grilled Cheese Day (April 12), Ruthie’s will be parked out at Klyde Warren Park from 11 am to 2 pm. You can also follow the grilled cheese truck’s upcoming whereabouts here.