Drool-Worthy Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

November 4, 2023
Grilled Cheese Sandwich and Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese sandwiches have a special place in the hearts of many, and there are several spots in Metro Detroit that will serve up the cheesiest versions of the dish. Perfect for a rainy day, when you aren’t feeling well, or just want a cozy meal, you can’t go wrong with a grilled cheese. Whether you prefer a traditional grilled cheese or a gourmet spin on the classic, these cheesy spots will leave you coming back for more. 

GOCHEEZ

GoCheez takes grilled cheese to the next level – on wheels. This food truck pops up all over Metro Detroit for different events and is available for catering if you want your guests to enjoy grilled cheese magic. Owner Nick Issa shares, “GoCheez aims to provide a unique take on the classic grilled cheese with our modernized gourmet sandwich. We combine high-quality ingredients with fresh flavors to create the ultimate quick service meal.” Some menu items to highlight are the Walrus, made with cheddar and pepper jack cheese, smoked pulled pork topped with sweet & spicy coleslaw, and house-made BBQ sauce on a cheddar encrusted bread, the Chicken Bacon Ranch, which has cheddar, provolone, smoked pulled chicken and bacon, topped with buttermilk ranch dressing all on a cheddar encrusted bread, and the Handlebar, made with fresh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, balsamic glaze, and basil pesto grilled on a parmesan encrusted bread. A grilled cheese on a cheesy encrusted bread? Sign me up! 

grilled cheese sandwich and mac and cheese from gocheez
Photo courtesy of GoCheez

MONGERS’ PROVISIONS

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3127 Twelve Mile Road, Berkley

4240 Cass Avenue Unit 111, Detroit

Mongers’ Provisions is a cheese lover’s dream. This specialty cheese shop not only has one of the best cheese varieties around but it also offers 5 delicious grilled cheese sandwiches at both locations. There’s the Better than Basic, where you can choose between young cheddar or toma cheese, and add ham or turkey for an extra cost. The Flaming Fig has fiery 4 alarm cheddar, spicy salami, and fig jam. Up next, the Ham & Geez has Swiss, rosemary ham, and Boetje’s whole grain mustard. G.T.O. has gruyere, toma, and carmalized onion jam. Last but not least is the Cheezza, a grilled cheese sandwich with Zingerman’s mozzarella, Brick cheese, EZZO pepperoni, and tomato paste. Sandwiches are only served at certain times, so make sure to check the hours beforehand. 

THREE CATS CAFE

116 West 14 Mile Road, Clawson

Three Cats Cafe is located next door to Leon & Lulu, a fun, eclectic shop for gift ideas and home decor. At the restaurant, dine in for lunch and order the Rainy Day, the grilled cheese on sourdough with white cheddar, smoked gouda, and provolone cheese that is served with a spiced tomato dipper.  

WOODBRIDGE PUB

5169 Trumbull, Detroit

Woodbridge Pub is a fun neighborhood bar with a fantastic staff, excellent food, and great drinks. We have bands and DJs almost every night of the week,” shares Eric Zimnicki, Social Media Specialist. While enjoying the lively atmosphere, order yourself a sourdough grilled cheese and tomato soup. This sandwich uses American and pepper jack cheeses on grilled sourdough with scratch pesto and sliced tomato. The accompanying soup is a vegan tomato soup with roasted pepper, coconut milk, and basil chiffonade. 

grilled cheese sandwich with soup from woodbridge pub
Photo courtesy of Woodbridge Pub

ROYALE WITH CHEESE

4163 Cass Avenue, Detroit

Royale with Cheese is a unique burger spot located in Midtown. Besides the scrumptious burgers and hand-spun custard milkshakes, the All Up In Your Grill grilled cheese sandwich stands out. Served with a roasted tomato basil soup, this sandwich has cheese fondue, smoked gouda, parmesan cheeses, a fried egg, and turkey bacon. They had me at fondue. 

This article has been updated to include new information. The original article was published on November 12, 2018.

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