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The 8 Best Places To Get Grilled Cheese Sandwiches In NYC

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It's only been open a few months but this Bushwick cheese mecca already has a loyal following for its dedication to quality cheese-stuffed sandwiches. First, their house sandwiches, like the popular Morning Wood ($10.50) with applewood smoked bacon, a fried egg and sharp cheddar on multigrain or the Veggie Patty Melt ($11) stuffed with red onions, tomato, and arugula bound together by gruyere and roasted garlic aioli on rustic wheat bread.

But for control freaks with designs in DIY sandwiches, it's to their Build Your Own option you must go. They're offering six types of bread (rye and sourdough included) plus an astounding 15 different cheese options, of which you can select up to two. Add on veggies like caramelized onions, jalapenos, spicy kimchi or proteins including prosciutto, roast beef and honey ham and you're on your way to sandwich nirvana.

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— Nell Casey

The Complete Bushwick Dining Guide
Best grilled cheese

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Grilled cheese is a holy thing, and at The Wheelhouse, elevating the staple to gourmet levels is... well, their whole wheelhouse. Sure, you can build-your-own, but one of the speciality sandwiches, made with bread from Balthazar Bakery, is the way to go. The best by far is the Panavia Tornado -- hot smoked mozzarella and provolone oozing around pickled red peppers and bits of pancetta on a basil-pesto smeared, balsamic-drizzled, Parmesan-crusted ciabatta roll. Whiskey-soaked pickles by Brooklyn Brine Co. make a crisp, smoky side to the gooey sandwiches.

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Brooklyn's Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

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Tired of the classic grilled American cheese on white? For eight bucks you can build your own grilled cheese at this Bushwick restaurant. With options including ciabatta or ​gluten-free bread, smoked gouda, goat cheese and vegan cheddar, you can be extremely inventive with your grilled cheese sandwich. After you reinvent the grilled cheese, be sure to order one of their milk shakes. Yes, they have a black and white milkshake, so you don't have to choose between chocolate and vanilla.

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— Alison Lowenstein