Cheesin’ for grilled cheese

This week, I ate an abnormal amount of dairy to find the best grilled cheese in KC.


by Meghan Baker, Photo Editor

In my opinion, one of the best cold weather foods is grilled cheese sandwiches. The warm, gooey cheese always seems to warm me up even on the worst winter days. To get through these subarctic temperatures we’ve recently been having, I tried some of the best grilled cheeses in KC. Keep reading to see where I got my favorite one!

#1 You say Tomato

What I got: Grilled Cheese

Though this sandwich may not look like much, it was the perfect no-fuss grilled cheese. The mozzarella and Swiss cheese were piled high and flawlessly melted. With every bite the cheese pull was miles long. The bread was also crunchy and greasy, in the best way possible. So, if you’re ever looking for a straightforward, simple grilled cheese sandwich You Say Tomato is the place to go!

#2 Spokes Café

What I got: Fancy Grilled Cheese Melt

This sandwich put a seriously wild spin on the classic grilled cheese. The weirdest ingredient had to be the fig marmalade. Having never tried fig marmalade, let alone a fig, I was cautious to try it on something as basic as grilled cheese. Despite my fears, the marmalade, swiss cheese, arugula, caramelized onions and sliced apples somehow came together to form a surprisingly sweet grilled cheese sandwich. Also, if you’re looking for a new bike Spokes is a bicycle shop along with the cafe.

#3 The Brick

What I got: Italian Grilled Cheese

This grilled cheese combined two of my favorite foods: tomatoes and basil pesto, which you can hardly ever go wrong with. The combination of goat cheese and mozzarella was another pleasant surprise to me. I’ve only ever had goat cheese alone and I never really liked the taste, but when paired with mozzarella the two complemented each other really well. However, I think there should have even been more cheese because the pesto overpowered the sandwich at some times.