Fall is the season for comfort food and what could be more comforting than a cheesy, gooey, buttery grilled cheese? One of my all time favorite food is the very simple, unsophisticated, some might say childish grilled cheese. I just love them and since it is officially October and going to be cold very soon I want to introduce you to some of the very yummiest grilled cheeses in Kansas City. I’m sure there are others, and please share if you’d like to add your favorites, but you cannot go wrong with the following list.
Served with a side of tomato soup for dipping, this thing of beauty has brie, emmentaler and Shatto white cheddar on Shasha’s Baking Co’s sourdough bread. Thick and rich with dripping cheese, this sandwich must be eaten with eyes closed. It’s that good.
Don’t leave without trying; their fries! Some of the best in the city.
One bite of their Triple Cheese and you’ll fall head over heels. The sourdough bread is perfectly grilled, buttery and encrusted with romano. The tillamook cheddar, chipoltle white cheddar and provolone cheeses blend to create a wonderful party for your taste buds while the avocado and oven dried tomato give it a kick.
Don’t leave without trying; their drunken donuts on Saturday or Sunday!
Best Regards Bakery & Cafe
This sweet little shop in Overland Park boasts six different kinds of grilled cheese and there’s always one on special for the week. I am a grilled cheese purist. Just give me melted cheese on buttery white toast and I’m a happy camper so I tried their Signature Grilled Cheese and had them switch out the wheat bread (on other sandwiches I love wheat bread though!). The result was a piping hot, perfectly crisp and cheesy gooey goodness that I almost cried.
Don’t leave without trying; all their baked goods!
You Say Tomato
This very unassuming cafe without a sign on the corner of 28th & Holmes is home to one of Kansas City’s best grilled cheeses. Prepared like a panini using a very generous blend of 4 cheeses, you want to make sure you put in extra time at the gym afterward. It is decadent beyond imagination and you’ll need nothing else on the side.
Don’t leave without trying; home made pies!
The Drop Bistro
You may have found yourself at this Martini Corner eatery for cocktails and small plates, but you must come at lunch and try their gourmet grilled cheese. Although I prefer my GC’s with crisp buttery toast, this yummy sammie is made on a brioche. It’s soft and chewy with a fantastic combination of brie, fontina and mozzarella cheese. Add the sun dried tomato and basil pesto and you got yourself one amazing gourmet sandwich.
Don’t leave without also trying; Croque Madame, french toast, and their bread pudding!
Mixing Bowl Noshery
This down home cafe in the heart of Crossroads is only open for breakfast and lunch and they do that very well. They also make one of the city’s best grilled cheeses. Served on sourdough with just the right amount of butter to create that perfect crisp crunch, this american, cheddar and provolone baby is a winner. Add to it a thin spread of home made red pepper mayo to give it a wonderful twist on an American classic.
Don’t leave without also trying; their pancakes, french toast, cinnamon rolls, chicken fried steak and biscuits. Everything’s made in house with family recipes. The owners are a hoot as well!