The Melt: Best Grilled Cheese?

What’s up, y’all?! If you’re from California, you’re most likely familiar with The Melt, but if not, you’re in for a treat. They’ve established themselves as a mainstay in the Bay Area and LA/OC doing what they do best – “melting stuff.” Most of their menu is filled with cheesy deliciousness like grilled cheese sandwiches, creamy mac n cheese, and even juicy burgers made with wagyu! You may have seen some of the many epic cheese pulls on Instagram from The Melt since it’s one of the most Instagram-able food joints around, but if you happened to have missed them, let us fill you in!

What you should order at The Melt:

Three Cheese Classic

The Three Cheese Classic is exactly what it claims to be – The Melt’s take on a classic grilled cheese sandwich, but to make things even better, they use a mix of sharp cheddar, muenster, and fontina cheeses! The cheeses compliment each other perfectly, and it’s served on their amazing toasted artisan french bread. What’s even better? It’s vegetarian! If you’re as big a fan of cheese as we are, this is a must-try!

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The Melt Three Cheese Classic

Bacon Florentine Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Once again, The Melt took something that was already fantastic and found a way to make it even better. The Bacon Florentine Mac ‘n’ Cheese is trio mac ‘n’ cheese with bacon, fresh spinach, and crispy onions. Not only does it taste incredible, but you can tell they went as far as considering textures like the soft mac paired with the crispy bacon and onions. It’s not often that you get that attention to detail at a fast casual restaurant. They opted for creamy mac ‘n’ cheese, which is definitely the best option for this side dish, and they nailed the flavor and consistency.

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The Melt Bacon Florentine Mac n Cheese

Spicy Mission MeltBurger

Ya know that feeling when you order a cheeseburger, get super amped up and excited while you wait for it to be served, and then it comes out with just one little, flimsy square of cheese? Yeah, that’s not EVER going to happen at The Melt. When we say they’re cheesy, we mean that in the best way possible. Their Spicy Mission MeltBurger is a spin on their original MeltBurger, which includes over 1/3 pound of their signature Angus and Wagyu beef, an obscene amount of mouth-watering pepper jack cheese, sliced jalapeƱos, fresh avocado, lettuce, pickled onions, jalapeƱo pickle mix, and their own spicy ketchup. Talk about a flavor explosion. We highly recommend this one, but if you can’t handle the heat, you can always grab the original MeltBurger instead, which is also a great choice.

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The Melt Spicy Mission Melt Burger

Their menu is much more extensive than the three items we covered here, but these are some of our favorites that you should definitely try the first time you go. Enjoy and stay cheesy, my friends!

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