Food of the Day: 'The Dirty' Grilled Cheese at the Melt Shop

New York City’s Melt Shop is the place for the ultimate grilled cheese

Today’s Food of the Day is the cheesy and delicious 'The Dirty' grilled cheese at New York City’s Melt Shop.

What dreams are made of, Melt Shop is the place to indulge in America's ultimate comfort food: grilled cheese. Melt Shop is not just in the business of grilling cheese sandwiches, but they're in the business of invoking nostalgia. Recall your fondest grilled cheese memories and bring them through the door because Melt Shop menu will not disappoint. OK, so maybe your mom wasn't in the kitchen grilling up "The Dirty," (pictured above) with pepper Jack and muenster with caramelized onions, pickled jalapeños, sliced tomato, and crunchy potato chips, but hey, they are taking food memories and turning them into your cheesiest dreams. With a Chelsea and Midtown location, there is no stopping hungry New Yorkers from getting their deliciously cheesy sandwiches. They not only provide gluten-free bread at no extra charge, but they also have sweet potato tater tots! Enough said — if you're not convinced yet, then it’s safe to say you just don't like grilled cheese.

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Emily Elyse Miller is a food & travel writer asking the question, "How far will you travel for the perfect bite?" Her site TrendsonTrends is here to help sift through the rubble and uncover hidden gems across the globe. Follow her adventure on Instagram at emilyelysem & Twitter @emilyelyse.