Food & Drink

The best mac and cheese dishes SF (and Oakland!) has to offer

Kate Upton. And now that you're paying attention: here're the seven best mac and cheese dishes in the entire Bay Area.

American Grilled Cheese Kitchen (click here for address and deets)
SOMA
Easily one of the most important developments of the 21st century, hydrogen-powered cars this Mac 'n Cheese Grilled Cheese combines two of your favorite childhood treats (mac and cheese & grilled cheese) into one artery-expanding handheld that was previously only available as a special, before being added to their menu permanently because, duh.

Homeroom (click here for address and deets)
Oakland
Though they may have to eventually start charging thousands of dollars for this when The Great Sriracha Apocalypse comes, for now, you can still enjoy that amazing, spicy, red sauce with scallions, ginger butter, and creamy Gouda.

Pig & Pie Mac

Pig & Pie (click here for address and deets)
The Mission
Armed with Petaluma cheddar and toasted-herb bread crumbs, this thing only becomes one of SF's seven best when you add their house-made Italian sausage, which'll make you say, "OHHHHHHHHHH" *gesturing wildly with hands*.

Grub (click here for address and deets)
The Mission
Whoa. Fusilli mac and white/sharp cheddar cheese w/ bread crumbs and EIGHTEEN different add-ons like truffle oil, caramelized onions, chorizo, and jalapeno.

The Tipsy Pig (click here for address and deets)
The Marina
Combining Shropshire Blue, white cheddar, and Gouda, they cook the cheese sauce in bacon fat (because apparently they've been reading our diary), then sprinkle more bacon on top and bake it with Parmesan.

Polo Grounds (click here for address and deets)
SOMA
Like chili cheese dog's refined, older sister who lives in the city, the "Freak Dog" is an all-beef hot dog on an artisan bun, that's covered in jalapeno mac and cheese.

Mission Cheese (click here for address and deets)
The Mission
What this dish may lack in insane additions, it more than makes up for with four-to-five excellent rotating cheeses (this is Mission Cheese, after all) consisting of Clothbound Cheddar and washed-rind cow’s milk queso, all topped with breadcrumbs and served in a skillet.