Grilled cheese lovers, rejoice. There’s nothing quite like biting into a gooey, crispy, perfectly grilled sandwich – especially when it’s been elevated with unexpected ingredients. If you’re tired of the same old cheddar-on-white-bread routine, fear not, fans of fromage. Our area is home to some of the most creative and delicious grilled cheese sandwiches around. From gourmet cheeses to savory meats and everything in between, these local eateries are serving up some tasty twists on the classic sandwich. Read on for our list of restaurants serving unique grilled cheese sandwiches in Montclair + beyond.
The Corner | 115 Grove Street, Montclair
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This neighborhood favorite is known for serving delicious food with an unexpected twist. The grilled cheese sandwich is made with taleggio, an Italian cheese known for its tangy flavor and sharp aroma. It’s paired with roasted tomato soup.
The Fine Grind — A Coffee Bar | 101 Newark Pompton Turnpike, Little Falls
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Coffee might get top billing at this cafe, but don’t overlook the fare. Try the Italian grilled cheese, pesto, bruschetta, and mozzarella on toasted rosemary focaccia. It can be made with gluten-free bread or vegan.
Grilled Cheese at the Melt Factory | 28 Morris Street, Morristown
You can tell by the name the menu is filled with melty goodness. In addition to offerings like the buffalo chicken sandwich made with cheddar, you can also build your own. Choose from a variety of cheeses, bread, and extras.
LuLu’s Artisanal Cafe | 406 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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Just because you embrace an organic, vegan diet doesn’t mean you have to entirely give up things like grilled cheese. This plant-based version is made with lettuce, tomato, and avocado. Wash it down with a glass of artisanal lemonade.
Marcel Bakery + Kitchen | 631 1/2 Valley Road, Montclair
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The healthy cuisine at this restaurant has a Mediterranean twist, and the grilled cheese is no exception. Sharp cheddar and mozzarella cheeses are melted into a pita and served with shakshuka sauce.
Sweet T’s Southern Eatery | 387 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
You’ll find beef short ribs in many dishes at this popular eatery, including a grilled cheese sandwich. The tender meat is paired with cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses and served on brioche bread.
Toast | 700 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair
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Drive by this restaurant on a Saturday afternoon, and you’ll see groups of people waiting to get inside. You’ll find an array of sandwiches, including gourmet grilled cheese made with American, swiss, cheddar, grilled onions, and mushrooms on multigrain bread.
Wing Champ | 1035 Broad Street, Bloomfield
You might have seen this spot on the news for their wings, but did you know they also have a grilled cheese sandwich that is a customer’s fave? The Thriller is grilled cheese with your choice of beef or chicken.