The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toronto
The best grilled cheese sandwich in Toronto satisfies nostalgic cravings for that straightforward-but-awesome combination of bread and gooey melted cheese. The childhood favourite is a staple at lunch counters citywide, and even has whole menus devoted to its goodness. Whether you're a purist interested only the standard orange cheddar, or you're open to innovative extras (say, pulled pork or poached pears) there's a sandwich on this list for you.
Here are the best grilled cheese sandwiches in Toronto.
This Kensington Market sandwich shop majors in the classic comfort food, sprucing up the original recipe with additions like bacon ($5), or unusual combinations like dill, pesto and sundried tomato ($6). Have it with chips and a pickle, or add a soup for $2.85. More »
The menu at this Bathurst St. joint is devoted to artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches. Opt for the classic ($8.95) with blended smoked and aged cheddars, or try one of eight other variations inspired by international cities, like the Beijing ($10.95), which gets an upgrade from BBQ pork, hoisin and scallions. More »
A new addition to the Junction, this cheesy lunch counter specializes in gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches. Try the classic ($5.75), or opt for an extreme version like the Big Bad Wolf ($9.25), loaded with pork belly, slaw and hickory sticks. More »
Aged cheddar, green apple and caramelized onions pressed between sourdough bread prove that this smokehouse on St. Clair excels at more than just BBQ. Order the sandwich as-is for $8, or add bacon for $1.50 more. More »
Upholding the goodness and simplicity of a traditional grilled cheese, this all-day brunch spot on Lippincott griddle-cooks its Canadian cheddar sandwich ($7.50) with tomato slices between slabs of challah. Get fancy (if you must) with the grilled brie ($8.25) dressed with pear chutney and walnuts. More »
Located on Richmond, this shop keeps its menu cheap and cheerful, offering a classic grilled cheese ($4.29) oozing with melted cheddar and mozzarella plus a choice of free toppings. Variations with bacon and avocado ($4.29) or pulled pork ($7.49) are on offer, too, if you want to spice things up. More »
The winning grilled cheese ($8.95) at this popular Mirvish Village pub starts with two slices of calabrese bread fused together by melted cheddar, gruyere and red pesto. The price tag includes a side too. Pick from salads, fries or garlic-mashed potatoes, or add mac n' cheese for an extra $3.75. More »
Three words. Porchetta. Grilled. Cheese. When available, this occasional special is made with caramelized onion jam, aged cheddar and pork crackling. Look for its availability on the menu to be pimped on Instagram and Twitter. More »