A cheesy kind of love


By Jeweliana Register

Settled in a quaint spot on Wilton Drive is New York Grilled Cheese, a shop specializing in creative grilled cheeses and tomato soup.

The shop features a bright pink exterior with the company’s logo: the Statue of Liberty holding up a grilled cheese. The interior is cozy but cool, making it a great place to chill out with friends or simply get away for a while. The restaurant plays popular music and is sure to make you feel as though you have been transported to New York City with their panoramic photos in little mock windows around the room. The view of the city features Central Park and the city skyline that brings to life the illusion that you are no longer in South Florida but in the Big Apple instead.

New York Grilled Cheese is the home of the Waffled Grilled Cheese, and it does not disappoint. The restaurant offers a variety of different grilled cheeses, like the “Broadway Classic” with garlic-y American and Swiss cheese on sourdough and the “Manhattan Grilled Mac + Cheese” that is bursting with macaroni and cheese, cheese and more cheese.

Each sandwich is served with a creamy tomato soup that you may be tempted to eat on its own. There are other options, like the “Soho Sweet Cheeses” that offer a sweet twist to the grilled cheese waffle creation. The shop also allows you to customize your order into your idea of the perfect grilled cheese.

The waffle fries are offered in traditional potato form and sweet potato form, and a variety of toppings are available, like “New York Fries” with chili, bacon and melted cheese, or “Disco Fries” inspired by the Canadian classic: poutine. Some other items on the menu include the chicken tenders boat, mac and cheese served solo, bacon lollipops covered in a maple glaze and their signature bread pudding waffled dessert.

The food ranges in price from $5 and up, depending on how you customize your cheesy meal. The entire experience is a must-try for foodies and cheese lovers alike, and can really turn a bad day around. There is something about the comfort of an amazing grilled cheese that can always turn your frown upside down. New York Grilled Cheese is certainly worth the trip and will have you falling in love with cheese with every bite. Was that joke too cheesy?

New York Grilled Cheese

2207 Wilton Drive

Wilton Manors, FL 33305


Hours of Operation:

Monday-Wednesday 12–11 p.m.

Thursday 12 p.m. to 3 a.m.

Friday 12 p.m. to 4 a.m.

Saturday 11–4 a.m.

Sunday 11–3 a.m.

Photo caption: New York Grilled Cheese serves up the most delicious grilled cheeses in waffle form.

Credit: J. Register