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.
HONOURABLE MENTION Meat and Bread
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
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.