Six Pack: Mac and Cheese in Philadelphia
Macaroni and cheese: that ooey, gooey dish Mom used to make fresh after school with cheese oozing out of every bite. While we’ve all had it, we haven’t had it quite like these six restaurants serve it up.
Stuffed Mac + Cheese
For those who like their mac and cheese stuffed inside things; cheese bistro, Wedge + Fig offers their Bacon-Lattice Mac + Cheese Pie with the chef’s choice of cheeses, laced with bacon on top of bacon and then baked into a flaky crust.
Wedge + Fig (Old City)
160 N 3rd Street
(267) 603- 3090
Will-Stuff-You Mac and Cheese
If you want to fill your stomach with cheesy mac and cheese goodness, look no further than Good Dog Bar. The mac and cheese is a a gourmet blend of gruyère, aged gouda & aged white cheddar mixed with a béchamel sauce & elbow macaroni. The dish is then topped with corn flakes, baked, and served with warm blueberry cornbread.
Good Dog Bar (Center City West)
224 South 15th Street
(215) 985- 9600
Crispy Mac and Cheese
Bridget Foy’s spins their take on mac and cheese by adding a potato chip crust to their four-cheese cream dish. For two dollars extra add bacon, grilled chicken, tomato, or herbed mushrooms.
Bridget Foy’s (South Street)
200 South St
Mac and Cheese on Passyunk Avenue
Birra serves up macaroni and cheese, Italian style with elbow macaroni, pecorino, fontina, mozzarella, breadcrumbs, and fresh herbs.
Birra (East Passyunk)
1700 E Passyunk Ave
(267) 324- 3127
English Mac and Cheese
The good folks over at The Dandelion give the classic dish a British twist with braised ham hock and Quickes English cheddar.
The Dandelion (Rittenhouse Square)
18th and Sansom
(215) 558- 2500
High Brow Mac and Cheese
While lobster mac and cheese seems like a great idea, it is usually better in theory than practice. But the Village Whiskey lobster mac and cheese rises above the rest. Jamie’s Lobster Mac is doused with fontina, mascarpone, and bread crumbs, making the $18 dish well worth its cost.
Village Whiskey (Center City West)
118 South 20th Street