As a connoisseur of all things cheesy, chef Eric Greenspan knows a thing or two about a good grilled cheese sandwich—in fact, he wrote the book on it. And while his Greenspan’s Grilled Cheese restaurant is no longer standing, he did launch Alt/Grub, a delivery-only “food hall”—and you can snag a delicious grilled cheese from its bodega-inspired concept, 2 On A Roll. Snag a brick-pressed grilled cheese for only $6, then reach gooey-cheese nirvana: slices of cheddar or American cheese melt togetherinside a grilled parker-house roll, and of course it’s delivered right to your door. And if you want cheesy breakfast sandwiches, he’s even got you covered via Brekkie Burritos, another Alt/Grub restaurant.
Like any good indulgent eat, the perfect grilled cheese sandwich oozes with carb-filled comfort; one mouth-watering bite brings our taste buds right back to mom’s kitchen. But more than the nostalgic taste of home, it’s like biting into America—right up there with pie, burgers and doughnuts. Luckily for us Angelenos, restaurants and food trucks alike are serving up the cheesiest of sammies on a whole new level. Satisfy your childhood cravings at any of these top L.A. grilled cheese spots for a little melted slice of heaven—just try not to salivate on your screens.
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