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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

 

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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