11 NYC Cheese Dishes That Haunt Our Dreams
We just can’t quit you, ricotta gnudi
Now that we know cheese and crack are basically the same thing (um, kinda), we’ve decided to stop fighting our crippling burrata addiction and just accept it.
With help from Dine by Tasting Table, a new app that curates the best and most popular spots to eat in the city, we’ve created the official NYC Cheese Bucket List. You’re welcome.
COUNTRY HAM PIZZA AT BRUNO PIZZA
There are approximately 6 billion amazing pizzas in New York, but with Pawlet cheese, smoked ham, local peaches and cured onions, this pie stands out from the crowd.
204 E. 13th St. (at Third Ave.); 212-598-3080 or brunopizzanyc.com
BURRATA WITH WEEDS AT COSME
Italian cheese wouldn’t typically be our first choice at a Mexican restaurant, but this melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness topped with greens is way too tasty to pass up.
35 E. 21st St. (at Broadway); 212-913-9659 or cosmenyc.com
SAVOYARDE RACLETTE AT RACLETTE
Just when you think life couldn’t get any better, a waiter comes over and pours a giant scoop of gooey melted cheese onto your plate. Can this be an option at every restaurant?
195 Ave. A (at 12th St.); 917-853-5377 or raclette.nyc
SHEEP’S-MILK RICOTTA GNUDI AT THE SPOTTED PIG
These homemade, light-as-air dumplings topped with sage and brown butter are definitely what we’d request for our last meal.
314 W. 11th St. (at Greenwich St.); 212-620-0393 or thespottedpig.com
BREAKFAST BISCUIT SANDWICH AT DONNA BELL’S BAKE SHOP
If only we could start every morning with this mountain of ham-and-cheese goodness…
301 W. 49th St. (at Eighth Ave.); 212-582-8463 or donnabellsbakeshop.com
TONNARELLI CACIO E PEPE AT BOCCA
This handmade pasta is stirred around inside a freaking wheel of Parmesan cheese before it’s served to you! Swoon…
39 E. 19th St. (at Park Ave. S.); 212-387-1200 or boccanyc.com
CAPRESE GRILLED CHEESE AT BEECHER’S HANDMADE CHEESE
Yeah, you can get grilled cheese at a lot of places, but is the cheese handmade? We didn’t think so. Tangy cheddar + tomato + basil = heaven on a plate.
900 Broadway (at 20th St.); 212-466-3340 or beechershandmadecheese.com
LOBSTER MAC AND CHEESE AT STK
The most decadent mac and cheese we can think of. It doesn’t just have huge chunks of lobster; it’s topped with an entire claw.
Locations in Midtown and the Meatpacking District; 646-624-2455 or stkhouse.com
PIZZA BURGER AT BLACK TAP
Oh, is a regular old burger not indulgent enough for you? Why don’t we top it with a giant slice of fresh Italian mozzarella, tomato sauce and shaved Parmesan?
529 Broome St. (at Thompson St.); 917-639-3089 or blacktapnyc.com
GRUYERE MALAKOFF AT MURRAY’S CHEESE BAR
After noshing on these oozing cheese beignets with cornichons, we’ll never look at appetizers the same way again.
264 Bleecker St. (at Cornelia St.); 646-476-8882 or murrayscheesebar.com
MACARONI AND CHEESE AT ROOT & BONE
Bathing suit season isn’t for another seven months. We’re getting seconds.
200 E. Third St. (at Ave. B); 646-682-7076 or rootnbone.com