7 Must-Try Mac & Cheese Spots Around the Country That Ship Everywhere
Forget the boxed stuff, these top-notch mac & cheese purveyors take the comfort food staple to new heights (and will ship all over the country).
Although mac & cheese may forever be linked to kids' menus and powdered cheese, even the most sophisticated of gourmet cuisine is no match for a perfect ratio of cheese sauce to pasta. Call us crazy, but it may be the best comfort food in existence. And while you may have a go-to trick to serving up the perfect box of Annie's, there are some spots around the country that simply can't be beat.
So, if you're jonesing for something a little different the next time your craving strikes, we've tracked down 7 of the most delicious mac & cheese purveyors around the country, all of which will deliver theirs fresh to your door via Goldbelly.
Traditional? Maybe not. Delicious? Absolutely. This 3-pound pack (enough to feed 4-6 people) features SeaBear's signature smoked sockeye salmon with tender penne pasta drenched in a thick and rich cream sauce loaded with white cheddar and a mozzarella four cheese blend, then topped with a final layer of cheese that creates a bubbly crust.
There is a certain art to a simple mac & cheese dish done exceptionally well, and if you want an example of just that than you'd be wise to try this delectably creamy cheddar version from Blount's Family Kitchen Soup. Each pack includes one large 64-ounce bag -- which arrives ready to heat and serve (and will feed up to 8 people).
If you're craving some southern home cooking, you can't go wrong with this mac & cheese from Nashville's beloved Loveless Cafe. This pack gets you two full trays of their creamy signature recipe, enough to serve up to 12 people.
Brea, California's Elbows Mac N Cheese has a certain knack for turning out mouthwateringly bold spins on the classic cheesy pasta staple, and this pack lets you pick up to four different options from its extensive menu. There are 14 flavors to choose from, including Pizza My Heart (cheese and pepperoni), Fun Guy (mushrooms, white truffle oil & garlic with gouda, parmesan, and Swiss), Macsala (exotic Indian spice, peppers, and onions), So Shellfish (lobster and asparagus with asiago and parmesan), and others.
For the lobster lovers, this award-winning shellfish-packed version features shells and sweet chunks of Maine lobster covered in a creamy mascarpone-cheddar sauce -- all topped with a crunchy blend of panko bread crumbs, herbed butter, lemon zest, and parmesan.
Imagine, for a moment, you're facing down a killer mac & cheese craving, but are too busy multitasking to sit down to eat some. Problem solved, if you've got a stash of these mac & cheese-stuffed hand pies. Knoxville, Tennessee's Dale's Fried Pies makes a scrumptious take on the traditional comfort food, and this pack gets you 12 of them.
For fans of a more conventional mac & cheese experience looking to dial up the flavor and richness a bit, this version from NYC's Raffetto's Pasta is a no-brainer. This four pound pack is made with top-quality house-made Raffetto's macaroni covered in an extra-rich, velvety blend of yellow sharp cheddar and American cheese.