We’ll never pass up a gooey plate of mac and cheese, especially during times like these. Whether it’s a classic mac like The Smith’s, or an out of the box twist like the Queens Comfort’s pulled pork rendition, we’re here to tell you where to get your mac and cheese fix. Keep reading for ten mac and cheese dishes you need to try! Murray’s Cheese Bar PC: @murraysmac
Murray’ has all the goods when it comes to fine cheeses, so their mac is not not messing around. At Murray’s Mac, it will be hard to choose with amazing options like duck confit mac and cheese with caramelized onions, black truffle mac and a burrata mac and cheese…so we strongly suggest you come with a friend and try a couple!
Westville PC: @sofaieatsnyc
We love Westville for their reliable healthy options like their kale salad and veggie market plates, but we also happen to really enjoy their smoky mac and cheese. This dish is simple, with cheese sauce running through every single elbow of pasta. For extra smokines you can add bacon, but we have to admit this mac and cheese is just as good standing alone.
Jacob’s Pickles PC: Alexa Matthews
For the ultimate cheese pull, look no further than Jacob’s Pickles. Choose from the classic mac made with penne pasta, the buffalo chicken mac topped with blue cheese, or the cheeseburger edition for quite possibly the most indulgent mac and cheese we’ve ever tried.
Root and Bone PC: Alexa Matthews
For the best mac and cheese in the East Village, look no further than Root & Bone, serving up serious southern style fare. The side of mac and cheese with biscuit crumble on top is definitely our favorite part about this place. The biscuits and gravy, cheesy grits, and kale caesar with cornbread croutons are all amazing too, but their mac and cheese is truly a standout.
Earl’s Beer and Cheese PC: @infatuation_nyc
Earl’s Beer & Cheese is a neighborhood spot for the Upper East Side’s Carnegie Hill folks, but is worth the visit from any borough. While it may look simple, this giant rigatoni mac will shock you with a punch of bold flavor. It’s made with fresh rosemary and goat cheese for a creamy and earthy balance we can’t get enough of.
Delmonico’s PC: @delmonicosnyc
The iconic Delmonico’s, offers an upscale rendition of mac and cheese prepared with smoked gouda, black truffle and generous servings of lobster. This fancy mac and cheese is sophisticated yet indulgent and we love everything about it!
Pig Beach PC: @pigbeachnyc
Pig Beach feels like an oasis escape from the chaos of NYC. Come for the baby back ribs with the signature rub and stay for the side of mac and cheese topped with goldfish. Yep, you heard that right. What’s better than a creamy mac with a crunchy and cheesy topping that reminds us of our childhood?
S’MAC PC: @new_fork_city
S’MAC, short for Sarita’s Mac and Cheese, is a long time East Village favorite that exclusively specializes in mac and cheese. They’ve got the proportions of crispy top and creamy inside with perfectly cooked elbow macaroni and great cheese down to science. Some highlights include the Napoletana with fresh mozzarella, basil, and roasted tomatoes, the Alpine with gruyere and slab bacon and the Parisienne with brie, figs, and fresh rosemary.
Queens Comfort PC: @queenscomfort
Pictured above you’ll find the Queens Comfort pulled pork mac and cheese that definitely has us drooling through our screens, but the classic mac and cheese with “vintage gouda” will surely do the trick too. Either way, the Queens Comfort mac and cheese is cheesy, creamy, savory, and delicious.
The Smith PC: @thesmithrestaurant
We’re sure it comes as no surprise that The Smith’s mac and cheese is one of our all time favorites. This warm skillet of elbow macaronis are prepared with hearty portions of homemade bechamel, gruyere, sharp cheddar and fontina cheeses. Before being served, the dish is baked with parmesan for an irresistible crispy finish.