Having a place with good food is integral to any city. High-end dining is only one side of the coin. The other is quality, homestyle favorites. The grilled cheese sandwich is certainly a comfort food many of us grew up with. Thanks to a number of creative chefs, the basic grilled cheese has been transformed into a gourmet, specialized menu item. If you’re looking for the gooey homestyle favorite in Sacramento, you can’t miss with these spots.
The Rind Cheese Bar Sacramento
1801 L St., Suite 40
Sacramento, CA 95811
(916) 441-7463
www.therindsacramento.com
 

 
The Rind is a bar focused on cheese. It has five different options for great grilled cheese sandwiches. The Twisted Classic is their take on the traditional sandwich, but with a savory variation. It starts with Fiscalini clothbound cheddar, with an extra flavorful addition. It’s aged for 18 months in nearby Modesto. Traditional toast won’t do for this special cheese, which is why the restaurant’s own sourdough bun makes this sandwich complete. You can also add prosciutto.Another favorite, the Camembert, Comte, Crimini, combines Camembert and Comte cheeses with grilled crimini mushrooms toasted on house-made bread.
Drewski’s Hot Rod Kitchen
(916) 502-0474
www.drewskis.com
 

 
If the reference to hot rods didn’t give it away, Drewski’s is a mobile food truck. Drewski’s has taken the classic grilled cheese sandwich and put it into overdrive. The Hemi combines tender South Carolina-style pulled pork, mac and cheese, grilled onions, and cheddar cheese toasted on a French baguette. The Mustang is a fired-up version of the standard grilled cheese sandwich. It’s loaded with Korean braised beef, kimchi, shredded daikon, sriracha-wasabi, and aioli, all melted together with Swiss and Havarti on a sliced French Baguette. This hot rod is sure to fire you up after your first bite. Be sure to check the truck location for the chance to dig into one of these overhauled grilled cheese sandwiches.
Boudin Bakery
Loehmann’s Plaza
2573 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95828
(916) 973-1849
www.boudinbakery.com
 

 
The name Boudin is synonymous with the best in sourdough bread. Boudin’s great grilled cheese combines Havarti and sharp cheddar on parmesan-crusted sourdough. This combo provides a rich flavor profile to the old-fashioned favprote. Add bacon to make it even better. Another unique take on the grilled cheese sandwich is their grilled brie with apples and fig jam — all toasted on a parmesan-crusted multigrain bread. It is not only full of flavor, it’s pretty healthy too.
 
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The Squeeze Inn
5301 Power Inn Road
Sacramento, CA 95820
(916) 386-8599
www.thesqueezeinn.com
 

 
The Squeeze Inn has been written up numerous times and appeared on Food Network’s Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri, for its signature “Squeeze with Cheese” burger. With its signature crispy cheese skirt, the Squeeze with Cheese is not to be missed. However, it’s quite a massive burger, leading a number of patrons to split one with their dining partner. While the Squeeze Inn is really known for its burger, there is another gem on the menu. Try the grilled cheese sandwich, complete with that signature cheese skirt.
Bacon Mania
(916) 934-2674
www.baconmaniatruck.com
 

 
The Bacon Mania Truck is a mobile food truck which serves many great bites, with a heavy focus on bacon obviously. Bacon Mania offers an incredible twist on the old-fashioned grilled cheese sandwich called the Jack Back Sammie. The Jack Back is made with cheddar and hickory-smoked bacon stuffed inside Texas toast with an extra layer of melted cheddar crusted on the outside. To catch this awesome remake of a classic, be sure to check Bacon Mania’s daily location on their website, Twitter, or Facebook.Related: 28 Must Eat Sandwiches from Around the Globe
Erin De Santiago is a freelance travel and food/wine writer and photographer from Sacramento, California. She has traveled to over 60 countries on five continents in search of the best food and wine around the globe. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.
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