Why do grilled cheese sandwiches have to taste so gouda?
In the world of comfort foods, grilled cheese might be near the top of the list. Nothing quite beats a good grilled cheese paired with a savory tomato soup on a chilly, November day. Fortunately, it looks like the Santa Ana winds have finally left San Diego and the city might just get some brisk weather.
Grater Grilled Cheese in Mission Valley serves up all the comforts of a grilled cheese but with a twist or two. What began as a food truck and now has expanded into two physical locations (the other is in La Jolla), Grater Grilled Cheese has a menu that will make you want to try one of everything.
The Mission Valley location opened in March. The La Jolla location opened in 2014 and there’s yet another location in Del Mar on the horizon for 2017. But it all began with a food truck called Greengo Grilled Cheese that has been in production since 2011.
Founder Gaston Corbala created what is the only gourmet grilled cheese truck and shop in San Diego. But what makes it so great?
#1: Creative Lighting Inspired by Cheese
Much of what makes a restaurant experience memorable is the decor. The grate box cheese grater lighting fixtures pay homage to cheese as they hang just above the tables. Clever, not cheesy.
#2: Organic Ingredients, Locally Sourced
The ingredients taste fresh and the sandwiches aren’t greasy. Everything Grater Grilled Cheese uses in its sandwiches is organic and sourced locally. The bread is custom made for them by the beloved Bread & Cie. Not that there’s anything wrong with the bright orange processed cheese from childhood. You just won’t find any of that here.
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#3: Fancy Options for Cheese Lovers
Though a classic never dies and guests can order the Basic 5 Grilled Cheese, there are far more tempting options available. The RB Grilled Cheese is made with Roquefort and Brie cheeses and topped with arugula, balsamic caramelized onions, and pear walnut spread. It’s every bit as decadent and delicious as it sounds.
#4: Meat Options for Carnivores
Get the Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese for a double dose of meat. The Basic 5 Grilled Cheese is topped with a fried chicken tenderloin, French ham, blue cheese, and roasted garlic aioli. Or, the lobster route is never a bad choice. Plus, there’s always room for bacon.
#5: Salads, Sammys, and Pomme Frites
GGC doesn’t take its side options lightly either. They offer salads, sandwiches, and a couple different kinds of pommes frites. The “plain” fries are mighty tasty with a choice of three sauces to dip, such as Sriracha aioli and Spanish pimento aioli. Would you like fries with that? Yes, please.
Get your comfort food fix with a grown-up grilled cheese and tomato soup and satisfy both your appetite and your inner kid.
Grater Grilled Cheese
5618 Mission Center Rd #1002
San Diego,CA 92108