G IS FOR Grilled Cheese

You’ve prob­a­bly been eat­ing it since be­fore you could say “pro­volone”—but these days, melted ched­dar on multi­grain bread just doesn’t cut it. Here’s what hap­pened when we asked three ex­pert judges to find the best grilled cheese sand­wich in the city.

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The aged white ched­dar in this sand­wich was a lit­tle too bland: “It could use either a bit more cheese or an older cheese,” said Spurrell. But the “rus­tic” bread and thinly sliced red onions gave it a slight ad­van­tage over our other com­peti­tors. $7, 370 Cam­bie St., meatand­bread.ca


Bur­goo’s med­ley of moz­zarella, Gruyère, Em­men­thal and white ched­dar was “a bit mild.” But the judges did en­joy what they thought was a crisp Parme­san crust on the sand­wich’s tooth­ick ex­te­rior (“So much bread, so lit­tle cheese,” said one). $15.50, mul­ti­ple lo­ca­tions, bur­goo.ca

Save On Meats

While Buss liked the com­bi­na­tion of pro­cessed slices and mar­ble cheese (“I want to eat this one for a mid­night snack”), the oth­ers couldn’t get past the only par­tially melted tex­ture. They all agreed, how­ever, that it’s per­fectly “suited to the diner.” $8.95, 43W Hast­ings St., saveon­meats.ca

Jack’s Place

The lunch counter in­side Army and Navy is far from serv­ing a gourmet sand­wich—it’s just plain white bread and good ol’ fash­ioned cheese slices here—but their grilled cheese is fresh and melty. And the two-dol­lar price tag is hard to dis­miss: “This is def­i­nitely value-driven,” said one judge. $2, 36 W Cor­dova St.

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