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The Best Grilled Cheese Sandwich in Toronto

The best grilled cheese sandwich in Toronto turns a nostalgic dish into a must-have meal. Melty, buttery, gooey and golden, these ideal versions of the classic comfort you in a way only childhood favourites can. With unexpected ingredients thrown in, there's little that can rival the handheld stunners.

Here is the best grilled cheese sandwich in Toronto.


Riverdale Perk Cafe
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Riverdale Perk Cafe

There's no shortage of tempting, house-made delights at this cozy Riverdale cafe but chief among them are grilled cheese sandwiches buoyed by a number of creative add-ins. Have yours with roasted pears, truffle mushrooms or kimchi and gochujang and see why the room is always buzzing.

Rebel House
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Rebel House

Few things pair as well with Ontario draft pours as the classic grilled cheese sandwich made at this Rosedale tavern. Each comes with kettle chips and a pickle, but with your focus on the glistening, golden bread and extended cheese pull, you may not notice.


Thindi Cafe
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Thindi Cafe

Vegetarian snacks infused with Indian flavours populate the menu at this vibrant Little Italy restaurant. Once you've had your grilled cheese livened up with pineapple, coriander chutney, chaat masala or paneer bhurji, it's hard to go back.

The Federal
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The Federal

Though it's hard to snub the famed breakfast sandwich at this popular Dundas West restaurant, the team's grilled cheese also deserves plenty of love. Available at brunch, it's a soft and crumbly, chimichurri- and cheddar-loaded behemoth that further proves the kitchen's mastery of meltiness.


Avenue Open Kitchen
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Avenue Open Kitchen

When in the Fashion District, seek out this roughly-hewn hidden gem for affordable comfort staples, like proper grilled cheese sandwiches built on white, brown or rye. Aggressively smashed on the white-hot flat top, these are meltier and more bronzed than most.


Completo
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Completo

Unless you're a minor, grilled cheese sandwiches at this spot, in Leslieville and East Chinatown, come fully-loaded for grown-up tastes. Aged cheddar cozies up to tomato, refried beans, avocado, red pepper and hot sauces in a beauty of an order that will have the kids side-eyeing their own.

Knuckle Sandwich
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Knuckle Sandwich

East York is home to this comfortable little spot where skillfully sandwiched, quality ingredients perk up order after order. If you think a cheddar grilled cheese sounds simple, you haven't seen the team's pressed version cloaked in a blanket of crisped cheese.


Kitchenette
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Kitchenette

A place where you can shop for wine and stylish staples, then eat your fill of quality eats, this market is a boon to its Danforth community. Pop in for a sophisticated take on a simple grilled cheese, made with cheddar garlic sourdough, bacon onion jam and a satisfying blend of gruyère and cheddar cheeses.

Maha's Restaurant
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Maha's Restaurant

One of Little India's most beloved brunch spots churns out grilled cheese sandwiches with an Egyptian touch. Gouda, havarti and Swiss add requisite pull with butter-sautéed dates and a drizzle of honey mirroring every bit of savouriness with a sweet kiss.

Lead photo by

Hector Vasquez at Riverdale Perk.


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