Comfort food. Mac and cheese. The kind of food you eat on your couch, usually with a spoon, and sometimes while you’re crying. Or if you’re like me, you don’t need a reason, or a special occasion (your most recent breakup) to stuff your face with one of America’s favorite foods. Kraft Mac and Cheese you could say, was the gateway to my cheesy addiction. (I’ve started to call it crackaroni and cheese.) Then it was all about Stouffers, until I finally discovered the powers of Velveeta. But for those of you who could afford to spend more than four dollars on a meal, then I do suggest you try venturing off into this big world and try tasting something new. Perhaps with some mac and cheese that didn’t come from a box. Here’s our roundup of the five best places to eat mac and cheese in NYC. The Thrillest had us a bit inspired:

5. ARTISANAL FROMAGERIE & BISTRO

Yum. This is the three cheese kind of pasta. The penne is stuffed with Parmesan, Bechamel, and Gruyere, and then topped with crunchy breadcrumbs, and guess what? More cheese. Come here to celebrate Restaurant Week this summer!

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4. THE WAVERLY INN  

Holy Smokes! This dish costs $65…and I’m not kidding. Worth it? Lot’s of people agree that it is! This one’s got shaved truffles all over the cheesy thing.

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3.EARL’s BEER AND CHEESE

Probably my favorite combination: goat cheese, with crispy rosemary mixed with jumbo rigatoni. Delicious.

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2. Ditch Plains 

This picture is pretty self-explanatory, no? Mac and cheese slapped onto a juicy hotdog. And a side of fries. Drooling.

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1. Freeman’s

You had me at “five different types of cheeses.” All served in a hot deep dish plate.

 

Where’s your favorite place to eat macaroni and cheese?

[photos via thrillest]
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Shane Autumn is currently a senior at The University of Tampa, pursuing a degree in Communication, a minor in Spanish, and a certificate in International Studies. When this travel-obsessed, adventure junkie isn't out exploring the world, she can be found feeding her unhealthy addiction to chocolate chip cookies. Shane Autumn is an avid human rights and animal activist, and plans on starting her own non-profit organization someday.

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