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The Best Grilled Cheese In NYC | Best Of The Best

Jun 10, 2021
- Today we are on the streets of New York City to ask other people what their favorite

grilled

cheese

place is. - Come on. Does anyone want to tell me what their favorite

grilled

cheese

is? Does anyone want to talk about cheese? Does anyone want to tell me what their favorite grilled cheese is? What is your name? - Sam. - Hello Sam. We are filming a video about the

best

grilled cheese in New York City. Do you have a favourite? - Murray's Grilled Cheese. - Is Murray's Grilled Cheese your favourite? - Yeah. - All right, guys, one for Murray's. - We've been here about 30 minutes. - And Herrine hasn't asked anyone. - I've asked a few people. - No. - Excuse me, do you want to talk about the

best

grilled cheese in New York City?
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You? No, he does not do it. Do you want to talk about it? No, that was an immediate rejection. - My favorite grilled cheese in New York City is Clinton Hall. She's like a cheese donut. I mean, she's sweet and salty, like, why not? - Beecher's is my favorite because their grilled cheese melts in your mouth. - One for Beecher's. - Do you have a favorite grilled cheese place? - Foundry. - Oh! One for Melt, like that right away. Herrine: After asking people in New York where they get their favorite grilled cheese, it was our turn to find our favorites.
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Our first stop: Murray's Cheese. - Hello, welcome to Murray's Cheese here in the West Village in New York City. Emily: Murray's Cheese offers over 300 types of cheese and a variety of specialty items. Herrine: In the corner of the store, the store has a grilled cheese counter. - Our grilled cheese is probably among the best in New York City due to three factors. I think it's the quality and then the blend of cheeses that we use, the amount of butter that we use to cook the sandwich, and then the flat surface griddle that we use gives it a really nice, even, golden crust.
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So Murray's Melts are our best seller. We sell about 150 of those a week, but we also have about 20 other types of sandwiches and grilled cheeses for you to choose from. We started by taking two slices of Pullman Sourdough from Orwashers. In our Murray's Melts, we have New York cheddar, fontina fontal, and then a red wax gouda. And then we'll take melted butter, whole butter, and then we'll put some in the bottom of the grilled cheese press and brush it on top of the sandwich. Yes, we use a lot of butter. Cut it in half. Wrap it up and serve it to the customer.
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When customers bite into their grilled cheese, it's usually just a big smile. I mean, it goes back to the nostalgic factor. It just makes everyone feel happy and comfortable. - For me specifically, this place already has as a place in my heart because this was the best grilled cheese I had when I was in college. So, I can tell you that I haven't had this grilled cheese since I was in college. But from what I remember, it was the best, and I hope it continues to be the best. You know Murray's is truly a legend. He is a legend in the office.
He's a legend in New York City, the world, but I've never had one of his grilled cheese sandwiches before. Usually because I stay away from cheese. - That smell. - Take a moment to absorb it. It's a good smell. - Oh Lord. - That cheese melts in your mouth. - It's better than what I had in college. I like how the cheese is still very soft and I don't eat overwhelmingly salty... - Right. - And it's not... it's not like those cheeses that have, like, that movie flavor. - The whole thing is a very mild flavor, I would say.
It's all about the texture, I think. It's the softness of the cheese, the crispness of the bread, and the familiarity of that flavor. It's like the grilled cheese from your childhood but multiplied by a million. - And, like, just look at the huge amount of cheese inside, okay. That alone makes it the best in my book. I say look at that. - It's going to hurt a lot. - That was comfort food at its finest. - Absolutely. - It was worth every calorie. - Yes, it was absolutely worth it. I would like to come back here on a rainy day.
I also want to come back here on a sunny day. I want to eat that whenever I have a craving for cheese and bread. That will absolutely satisfy you. Surely that's the one. - One more bite for the road, and then we'll do it. - Oh, that's all yours. It already hurts - Oh my god. Our second stop: Clinton Hall. Clinton Hall is stocked with fun games to go along with its equally fun food options. In fact, it is the birthplace of the Fondue Burger and the WTF Waffles. So of course their take on grilled cheese is just as innovative. - There is nothing wrong with a grilled cheese.
Everyone loves grilled cheese. But we wanted to use a donut and create something really spectacular and very visual. A donut, I feel, can do anything. She could be a grilled cheese. It could be a hamburger. It could even be a better bagel. So we just wanted to use a donut in one of our dishes, and that's how we came up with the Grilled Cheese Donut. We use glazed donuts, cut them in half, then roll them in butter on both slices, place them on the grill, we're going to load the shredded mozzarella cheese on top. Then we cover them with lids so the cheese gets nice and melty.
This is our homemade tomato soup. It's a four-hour tomato soup that just reduces. This thing is basically a standard banana hook, and the cheese starts dripping into the bowl of soup. And basically what it's all about is that the sweetness of the donut plus the cheese dripping and melting into Chef Darryl's bowl of homemade tomato soup is like an explosion of food in her mouth. -Who do you think she will win or lose? - Jenga? Oh, I'm going to win. - How will it hold up to today's classic grilled cheese? Know? Because, like, you and I love the creaky corner, like... - I saw some creaky corners on that thing. - Is a circle. - A circle is one long corner and therefore will have crisp corners all around it.
No! - Oh, it's spectacular. It is. - Wow. - Cheese strip? - Yeah, let's do a cheese roll. We are destroying our friendship! Oh Lord. - Oh. - Emily, you're right. It's a great corner. I think they specifically chose the mozzarella because it's such a soft cheese and everything else is so overpowering. But with that being said, I would have wanted classic American or cheddar cheese. - It is clear to me that the tomato soup is to accompany the sandwich. it's very thick - It's like a thick marinara. - There's a reason this is called The Famous Grilled Cheese Donut because it's unlike anything you can find anywhere else. - Yes. - It's very unique. - Beecher's is one of the leading manufacturers of artisan cheese in the United States.
We are a premium cheese maker based in Seattle and New York City. In New York City, we make our Flagship cheese. It is a Gruyere cheddar that we age for about 15 months. So we're absolutely known for our cheese, straight up. But on top of that, our World's Best Mac 'n' Cheese and our famous grilled cheeses. We offer about six different grilled cheeses. The most popular is undoubtedly the original, just plain cheese. - These are our two slices of our whole wheat sourdough bread. So two slices of our Flagship artisan cheese and one slice of our Just Jack cheese.
Then we just put the lid on, and once this sandwich is put together, it goes on the grill. And we don't use any oil, fat, or butter. - No butter, no oil because you don't need it simply because the cheese has a good fat content. It has so much flavor that you want that kind of crusty, you know, simplistic bread to really embrace the power of cheese. When you take a bite of our traditional grilled cheese, you'll be immediately hit with this kind of sweet, nutty and salty combination of gooey and gooey flavor. - Oh my gosh, I'm already a fan of this because I love sourdough bread.
It's a West Coast classic, and since it's from Seattle, they'll use some great sourdough bread. - You know, what's also pretty remarkable is that they don't use any oil or butter, and they get this beautiful brown crust. - Yeah. So you know it all comes from the cheese. This is entirely about the flavor of the cheese and nothing else. - This is like a grown-up grilled cheese because you get notes of Gruyere, which gives it a nutty, nutty flavor. And the younger ones, like jack cheese, adds to that fat, and I think that's why they don't need oil or butter. - The thing about this sandwich for me is that it's really simple that there's a real complexity of flavors and that's highlighted by the simplicity of the bread, and you know they don't use too many types of cheese.
You can taste that handmade cheese inside there. - Melt Shop is a fast casual restaurant. We serve sandwich melts, grilled cheeses, tater tots, chicken tenders, and shakes. The #1 seller by volume is our classic grilled cheese, and I think that's because it's the most affordable option. It's something everyone is super familiar with. I like to think of it, our grilled cheese is the best in New York City, specifically for two reasons. One, the quality of our ingredients is incredible. We use Orwashers bread, one of the oldest bakeries in the city. And our cheese is amazing. We use an aged New York state cheddar cheese.
But also our process is really special, the way we cook our sandwiches. We get this amazing crispy exterior with this really cushiony interior, and I think that's what makes our sandwiches special. The classic is country white bread, salted butter, two slices of American cheese on one side, and two slices of New York State cheddar on the other. - The pull. - Wow. - Oh. The bread is crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. That's what's so extraordinary about this grilled cheese. This combination of cheeses is the flavor profile that brings me back home when I was like 6 years old. - Correct.
Because American cheese is how I make grilled cheese at home. This is how my mom made grilled cheese at home. I love American cheese on grilled cheese. - But I guess my palate is stubborn because American cheese... - After all. - It is one of the best cheeses. Special for grilled cheese. Cheddar and American cheese just go together. As you and I go together. - Awww. - Okay, one more bite? - One more bite. - We visited all four places. - The four of them. - And now we have our verdicts. - The best grilled cheeses in New York City. - We have them written down on our phones, and it's time to reveal them. - I have a feeling ours are going to be a little different.
I think I know exactly what Herrine will choose. - I think I know which one you're going to choose. - Okay, we'll see about that. - Okay, ready? - Three, two, one. - Three, two, one. - Murray. She knew, she knew, exactly. Herrine loved Murray's. - Emily loved Beecher's. Let's explain why. Why was Beecher your favorite? -I loved Beecher's because he was definitely on the lighter side of grilled cheeses. I think because they didn't use all that extra oil and butter and whatnot, it really allowed the cheese to shine through, and I like that because as someone who doesn't eat dairy often, it was a little more on the soft side and a little more appealing to me. - For me, I loved Murray's for exactly the opposite reason.
I loved the fact that Murray really piled on that butter. Also, that crust, amazing. Emily: It was really, really spectacular. - And that cheese was exactly the flavor profile I ate growing up. You know that cheddar cheese... - American cheese. - Yes, but it's like the gourmet version. Emily: Yeah, it was like what you had as a kid but elevated. I think both might be the best grilled cheese in New York. - And listen, all those grilled cheeses at the end of the day taste delicious. - All of them, all of them. - Because it's just bread and cheese melted together, like, what could go wrong? - You absolutely can't go wrong, and when you're having the best in New York City, it's like the time of your life.
Let me tell you. - So now that we've revealed our favorites, we'd love to hear about your favorite in New York City or beyond. - Let us know in the comments below. - Bye bye. - Bye bye.

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