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The Best Grilled Cheese In NYC | Best Of The Best

Apr 20, 2024
- Today we're on the streets of New York City asking other people what their favorite

grilled

cheese

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

grilled

cheese

is? 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're filming a video about the

best

grilled cheese in New York City. Do you have a favorite? - Murray grilled cheese. - Is Murray's grilled cheese your favorite? - Yes. - Alright, guys, one for Murray. - We've been here for about 30 minutes. - And Herrine hasn't asked anyone. - I've asked some 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 that? No, that was an immediate rejection. -My favorite grilled cheese in New York City is Clinton Hall. It's like a donut with cheese. I mean, it's sweet and salty, like, why not? - Beecher's is my favorite because their grilled cheese melts in your mouth. - One for Beecher. - Do you have a favorite grilled cheese place? - Steel workshop. - Oh! One for Melt, that's from the beginning. 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 cheeses 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 iron that we use gives it a very nice, even, golden crust.
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So Murray's Melts are our best selling product. We sell about 150 of them per week, but we also have up to 20 other types of sandwiches and grilled cheeses you can 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 on the bottom of the grilled cheese press and brush it on the top of the sandwich. Yes, we use a lot of butter. Cut it in half.
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Wrap it and serve it to the customer. When customers bite into the grilled cheese, it's usually just a big smile. I mean, it goes back to the nostalgia factor. It just makes everyone feel happy and comfortable. - For me specifically, this place already has a place in my heart because this was the best grilled cheese I ate when I was in college. So, but 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 remains 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, in the world, but I've never had one of his grilled cheese sandwiches before. Generally because I stay away from cheese. - That smell. - Take a moment to absorb it. Smells good. - Oh Lord. - That cheese melts in your mouth. - It's better than what I had at university. I like how the cheese is still very soft and not so overwhelmingly salty... - Right. - And it's not... it's not like those cheeses that have that vaporous flavor either. - All this has a very mild flavor, I would say.
I think it's about the texture. It's the softness of the cheese, the crunch of the bread and the familiarity of that flavor. It's like the grilled cheese of your childhood, but multiplied by a million. - And, just look at the huge amount of cheese inside, okay. That alone makes it the best in my book. I mean, 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 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 it every time I crave cheese and bread. That will absolutely satisfy you. Without a doubt, that is the one. - One more bite for the road and then we will reach it. - Oh, that's all you. I'm already suffering. - Oh Lord. Our second stop: Clinton Hall. Clinton Hall is equipped with fun games to accompany your equally fun food options. In fact, it is the birthplace of the Fondue Burger and WTF Waffles. Of course, their take on grilled cheese is equally innovative. -There's nothing wrong with grilled cheese.
Everyone loves grilled cheese. But we wanted to use a donut and create something really spectacular and very visual. I think a donut can do anything. It could be a grilled cheese. It could be a hamburger. It might even be a better bagel. So we just wanted to use a donut on 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, load the grated mozzarella cheese on top. Then we cover them with lids so that the cheese is well melted.
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 soup bowl. And basically what it is is the sweetness of the donut plus the melted cheese dripping into the bowl of Chef Darryl's homemade tomato soup is like an explosion of food in your mouth. -Who do you think will win or lose? - Oh, Jenga? Oh, I will win. -How will the classic grilled cheese hold up? Know? Because, you and I love the crunchy corner, or like... - I saw some crunchy corners on that thing. - Is a circle. - A circle is a long corner and therefore will have crisp corners all around it.
No! - Oh, it's spectacular. It's. - Wow. - Cheese shooter? - Yes, let's make a cheese pull. We're destroying our friendship! Oh Lord. - Oh. - Emily, you're right. It's a great corner. I think they specifically chose mozzarella because it's a very mild cheese and everything else is very overpowering. But that being said, I would have wanted the classic American or cheddar cheese. - It is clear to me that tomato soup goes with the sandwich. It's very thick. - It's like a thick marinara. - There's a reason this is called The Famous Donut Grilled Cheese because it's like nothing you can find anywhere else. - Yes. - It's very unique. - Beecher's is one of America's leading artisanal cheese makers.
That's why we're 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 cheese that we age for about 15 months. That's why we are absolutely known for our cheese, simply. But on top of that, our best macaroni and cheese in the world and our famous grilled cheeses. We offer about six different grilled cheeses. The most popular is undoubtedly the original, just the pure cheese. - These are our two slices of our whole wheat sourdough bread. So, two slices of our signature artisan cheese and one slice of our Just Jack cheese.
Then we just put the lid on and once this sandwich is assembled, it goes on the grill. And we don't use any oil, fat, or butter at all. - No butter or oil because you don't need it simply because cheese has a very good fat content. It has so much flavor that you want that kind of crusty, you know, simplistic bread to really harness the power of the cheese. When you first try our traditional grilled cheese, you'll immediately be struck by this kind of sweet, nutty, and salty combination of gooey, gooey flavor. - OMG, I'm already a fan of this because I love sourdough bread.
This is a west coast classic and you know since it's from Seattle they'll use great sourdough bread. - You know, what's also quite notable is that they don't use any oil or butter and they get this beautiful brown crust. - Yes. Then you know that all that comes from cheese. It's just about the flavor of the cheese and nothing more. - This is like an adult grilled cheese because you get notes of Gruyere, which gives it that nutty flavor. And the younger ones, like jack cheese, increase that fat, and I think that's why they don't need oil or butter. - For me, the thing about this sandwich is that there's actually 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 melted sandwiches, grilled cheeses, tater tots, chicken tenders, and smoothies. The number one seller by volume is our classic grilled cheese, and I think that's because it's the most affordable option. It is something that everyone is very familiar with. I like to think that our grilled cheese is the best in New York City, specifically for two reasons. One, the quality of our ingredients is amazing. We use Orwashers bread, one of the oldest bakeries in the city. And our cheese is amazing.
We use aged cheddar cheese from New York State. But our process, the way we cook our sandwiches, is also really special. We get this incredibly crispy exterior with this really pillowy 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 cheese on the other. - The pull. - Wow. - Oh. The bread is crispy on the outside but fluffy on the inside. That's what kills this grilled cheese. This cheese combination is the flavor profile that made me feel at home when I was 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 in grilled cheese. - But I guess my palate is stubborn because American cheese... - After all. - It is one of the best cheeses. Especially for grilled cheese. Cheddar and American cheese go hand in hand. Like me and you go together. - Awww. - Okay, one more bite? - One more bite. - We visited the 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 the feeling that ours is 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. - Very good, ready? - Three, two, one. - Three, two, one. -Murray. She knew it, she knew it exactly. Herrine loved Murray's. - Emily loved Beecher's. Let's explain why. Why was Beecher's your favorite? -I loved Beecher's because it was definitely on the lighter side of grilled cheeses. I think because they didn't use all that extra oil and butter and everything, it really allowed the cheese to shine, and I like that because as someone who doesn't eat dairy often, it was a little richer. soft side and a little more palatable to me. - I loved Murray's for the exact opposite reason.
I loved the fact that Murray really put that butter into it. Also, that crust, amazing. Emily: It was really spectacular. - And that cheese had exactly the flavor profile I ate as a kid. You know, that cheddar cheese... - American cheese. - Yes, but it's like the gourmet version. Emily: Yeah, it was like what you had when you were a kid but elevated. I think they both might be the best grilled cheese in New York. - And listen, all the grilled cheeses at the end of the day taste delicious. - All of them, all of them. - Because it's just melted bread and cheese, like, what could go wrong? - You can't go wrong at all, and when you have the best ones in New York City, it's like the best time of your life.
Let me tell you. - Now that we've revealed our favorites, we'd love to know which one is your favorite in New York City or beyond. - Let us know in the comments below. - Bye bye. - Bye bye.

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