There are some things that are impossible to grow out of: running from the waves at the beach, a strong love for the ice cream man’s iconic tune and the almighty grilled cheese sandwich.
Although you can never go wrong with the classic American cheese on white bread, there are some incredible elevated grilled cheese sandwiches across the North Fork that will make you feel anything but childish.
Lobster Loaded Grilled Cheese
Chunky loads of lobster and Kate’s melted house cheese blend on grilled sourdough is what you should order next time you’re at Kate’s Cheese Co. in Greenport. This elevated grilled cheese is decadent and fancy without feeling fussy. $29.
19 Front Street, Greenport
Bacon and Date Grilled Cheese
Wednesday’s Table has not just one but two grilled cheeses on their menu. While they offer a classic our sandwich pick features applewood-smoked bacon, Medjool dates, goat and Manchego cheese grilled on sourdough bread. It’s equal parts sweet and salty and one of our favorite sandwiches on the North Fork. $11.95.
53345 Main Road, Southold
Portobello & Mozzarella
While Love Lane Kitchen may have the best kid’s classic grilled cheese (think thick buttery, golden slices of good white bread and layers of melty American cheese), it’s their Portobello and Mozzarella sandwich that’s truly irresistible. With grilled portobello mushrooms, mozzarella and homemade basil pesto on pressed Tuscan bread, you won’t find this on the kid’s menu anytime soon – but boy, are they missing out! $16.
240 Love Lane, Mattituck
Grilled Cheese Waffle
Head to North Fork Chocolate Company for something unexpected: a grilled cheese waffle. With Mecox Bay Farm cheddar, brown butter walnuts and local honey pressed between two homemade waffles, we’re not sure if this counts as lunch or dessert, but we NEED it anyway. $13.
740 Main Road, Aquebogue
Classic Grilled Cheese or more
In the mood for a good ole grilled cheese but craving a touch more? Ellen’s on Front has you covered. Go for a classic OR add in short rib (+$7), bacon (+3), or avocado (+3). $15+.
38 Front Street, Greenport