Food & Drink

9 Must-Try Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in San Diego

Published On 03/16/2015 Published On 03/16/2015
Craft & Commerce
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
Mary Desjean
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
?ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
CRAFT & COMMERCE
SUPERNATURAL SANDWICHES
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
ERIN JACKSON/THRILLIST
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1. The Cheese Store of San Diego 1980 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101

Any sane person knows that you can’t ever get enough cheese in your diet, and this place in Little Italy knows that all too well. They specialize in cheese, charcuterie, gourmet salads, soups, sandwiches and, of course, mac & cheese. There's even a selection of beer and wine available to pair it all with.

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2. Urban Solace 3823 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104 (North Park)

You can always rely on filling, farm-fresh food at this North Park eatery. Instead of brunch, Urban Solace serves "blunch" (on weekdays and Saturdays) where egg-centric breakfast dishes, hot & cold sandwiches, and soups & salads will leave anyone with functioning tastebuds happy. The Sunday Bluegrass Brunch draws crowds for standouts like the cinnamon roll with butter pecan sauce, braised pork belly Benedicts, and the grilled four-cheese sandwich served with fries and creamy tomato-fennel soup.

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3. Solace & Moonlight Lounge 25 East E St, San Diego, CA 92024 (Encinitas)

Solace & Moonlight Lounge serves adventurous American cuisine within an artistic, wood-furnished interior.

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4. Con Pane Rustic Breads & Cafe 2750 Dewey Rd #105, San Diego, CA 92106 (Point Loma)

This Point Loma bakery/cafe offers delicious baked goods and sandwiches. It's also one of the few places where you can order a half or whole sandwich. Go for the half and get a cookie (or get a whole sandwich and a cookie... the point is... get a cookie).

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5. The District 1021 Market St, East Village, CA 92101 (East Village)

The sandwiches are handcrafted daily, the staff is almost-comatose chill and they've officially passed the one-year-of-business success test. This downtown East Village sandwich hub is a great way to convince yourself that sando's sometimes (read: always) taste better when made by a professional.

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6. Craft & Commerce 675 W Beech St, San Diego, CA 92101 (Little Italy)

A little haven for "intelligent conversation, friends and family," the bar is littered with books, broken mirrors, and an apothecary-esque cocktail menu, designed by NYC's Death & Co Phil Ward.

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7. Supernatural Sea To Sandwich 7094 Miramar Rd #105, San Diego, CA 92121

Not to be confused with the most popular activity at Santana-themed swingers conventions, Supernatural Sandwiches are the tucked-away creation of four 'wich aficionados with hyper-local leanings and the humble dream of making “sea-to-sandwich”... sandwiches.

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8. Leroy's Kitchen + Lounge 1015 Orange Ave, San Diego, CA 92118 (Coronado)

A departure from conventional Coronado restaurants, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge is committed to serving food that changes with the seasons, part of a larger promise to keep things fresh, local, and sustainable. This means that presumably simple plates like buttermilk cornbread are intensified with bacon bits and blackened jalapeño butter, while scallops surprise with escorts of truffle-braised cabbage and roasted cauliflower. In addition to seasonal cocktails, Leroy’s Kitchen + Lounge serves red and white sangria, whose fruity profile brightens the husky, earthy flavors of the food.