When it comes to comfort foods, grilled cheese is a staple. The classic sandwich offers a dose of childhood nostalgia, but can be served in tons of new ways.
That’s why some restaurants serve their own spin on a grilled cheese sandwich, and Love Food found the best ones in every state. The publisher that dubs itself “the tastiest guide on the web” writes:
“There are the purists, who like theirs with handfuls of Cheddar and finished under the grill. Some prefer a sandwich with several types of cheese, while others might want all the loaded extras. Here are the ooziest, most delicious grilled cheese sandwiches in every state.”
So, which grilled cheese sandwich stands out the most in Illinois? Love Food recommends The OG, served at Cheesie’s Pub and Grub in Chicago. Here’s why Love Food says it stands out:
“A grilled cheese restaurant. We repeat: a grilled cheese restaurant. Chicagoans are famously ravenous, which is why the city has such a rich and eclectic food scene. Cheesie’s always offers a grilled cheese of the month, while regulars include a mozzarella-based sandwich and one with mac ‘n’ cheese. The OG is, of course, the best. A blend of American and Cheddar cheeses in extra-thick Texas toast and with tomato soup to dip it in, this is comfort food at its most delicious.”
Find the rest of the best grilled cheeses here.