Nestled in the hippest, most eclectic part of town and surrounded by a variety of shops and cafes lays the dream of every child; a restaurant dedicated solely to the making of grilled cheese sandwiches. Deep within the multicultural Kensington Market of Toronto—on 66 Nassau Street, to be exact—you will find The Grilled Cheese.
Be it a traditional grilled cheddar cheese sandwich you’re craving, or more exquisite ones containing Jalapeno Monterey Jack, Dill-havarti, Swiss, provolone, Bocconcini and other cheeses, and coupled with grilled Portobello mushroom, smoked turkey, Basil pesto or black forest ham, you will find it all on their menu at a maximum price of $10 for a sandwich. It all comes served with tortilla chips and a side of pickles in a environmentally-friendly Styrofoam container.
The bright wooden interior adds a certain coziness to The Grilled Cheese, making it perfect for families, friends or even a date, due to its extended weekend hours of operation. There is also a small patio just outside the doors, for those who want to soak in the Kensington experience when the weather is suitable. If you, however, don’t feel like being in the warm, child-friendly atmosphere inside TGC, you could also cross the street to Ronnie’s 069, a popular dive bar that serves some of the best beer in Ontario for you to enjoy with your grilled cheese sandwich. Or, you can take your sandwich and drink to-go if you’re in a hurry.
Many of the employees and residents around Kensington Market visit The Grilled Cheese during their lunch break for a healthy, fulfilling lunch or just a delicious snack after the bar on weekends. If you work or live in the area, or if you find yourself in Kensington Market one day, pass by The Grilled Cheese for sensational sandwiches, friendly service, and a unique experience in the center of one of Canada’s National Historic Sites.
– Dill-icious: Dill-Havarti cheese, basil pesto, sundried tomatoes and red onions for $6.
– Hamlet: Swiss, old cheddar, black forest ham, red onions and tomatoes for $8.
Sun-Wed 11 am-10 pm
Thu-Sat 11 am-1 am
66 1/2 Nassau Street