Cleveland March 20, 2018
There’s A Mac And Cheese Trail In Cleveland And It’s Everything You’ve Ever Dreamed Of
Let’s be honest: there really aren’t many foods that are as purely irresistible and addicting as mac and cheese. While it is well known where to go for Italian, Chinese, Polish, and other ethnic favorites in Cleveland, it is a bit harder to find restaurants that serve up incredibly irresistible liquid gold. Fortunately, there are many restaurants that serve up mac and cheese to die for, if you know where to look:
1. Lucky's Cafe (777 Starkweather Ave., Cleveland)
This quaint eatery may not look like much from the outside, but visitors rave about the perfect pairing of pasta and cheese that is baked with love at Lucky's Cafe. The kitchen at this intimate cafe is known for using the freshest ingredients, including local protein and grain sources. The epic Baked Mac-N-Cheese at this restaurant is a great way to begin tapping into the hidden wonders of the menu at Lucky's Cafe.
2. Flannery's Pub (323 Prospect Ave. East, Cleveland)
Dive into the comforts of this Irish pub and you'll discover overwhelming flavor in the heart of Cleveland's Gateway Neighborhood. Generous portions of American and Irish favorites are available, so bring along an appetite!
3. The Happy Dog (5801 Detroit Ave., Cleveland)
At this epic hot dog joint, mac and cheese is a tasteful accouterment that accents the flavors of decadent sausages and tater tots, and the possibilities are truly endless, allowing you to perfectly cater to your palate preference.
4. Ice Cream Joy (15210 Madison Ave., Lakewood)
Vegans, you're going to love this one. Ice Cream Joy features all sorts of dairy-free options that will delight your taste buds. One of the most glorious options is the
Thursday vegan mac and cheese nights
. Carnivores and herbivores alike can agree that this dish is to die for.
5. Cleveland Vegan Catering & Cafe (17112 Detroit Ave., Lakewood)
Plant-based cuisine is the name of the game at Cleveland Vegan! Their menu features organic meals that cater to all palates. Their Mac n' Cheez Bake, however, is one of the shining stars of the menu. This delightful dish, which is made extra creamy with the addition of cashew cream, is sure to be a favorite.
6. BBQ CLE (14040 Puritas Ave., Cleveland)
American comfort food and traditional low-and-slow style pit barbecue are the perfect accessories for a grand serving of smoked mac and cheese. Whether you're in the mood for soul food, Puerto Rican favorites, or traditional Hawaiian dishes, you've found your new favorite restaurants.
7. Two Bucks (18336 Bagley Rd., Middleburg Heights)
Two Bucks features an intimate, yet energetic atmosphere, and their menu matches it perfectly. Their mac and cheese, which is drowned in a delicious smoked gouda sauce, can be piled high with all sorts of delectable toppings. We recommend the Wake & Bake, a delicacy which is topped with bacon, tater tops, an over-easy egg, and cheddar.
8. The Brewkettle Taproom and Smokehouse (8377 Pearl Rd., Strongsville)
Know what pairs perfectly with creamy mac and cheese? An aromatic craft brew. At The Brew Kettle, over 30 craft microbrews are available on tap. Whether you're coming in to make your own brew or wine DIY-style or stopping by for an intimate meal, every experience at this tasteful taproom is best paired with creamy white mac and cheese.
Ready for a road trip? You can find an interactive map including all of these fantastic restaurants
While foodies have long hailed Cleveland as an unforgettable town, this epic mac and cheese trail is sure to be a game changer for cheese lovers and pasta lovers alike. Where do you usually go for mac and cheese, and what restaurant are you most looking forward to visiting? Tell us in the comments!
For another unforgettable adventure, you’ve got to
embark on Cleveland’s pierogi trail.