Best Mac & Cheese in St. Pete
The origins of mac & cheese go back to 1769, supposedly from a recipe that Thomas Jefferson brought back from Italy. Kraft first packaged Mac n Cheese in 1937. It became a big hit during WWII. If you were a kid growing up in America (or Canada or Australia), you’ve probably had Kraft Macaroni and Cheese many times. They are still the #1 selling packaged, instant mac & cheese. The original homemade from scratch dish was baked, and it’s so good that way, but rarely seen in restaurants. (We have two baked ones on the list.)
This ultimate comfort food isn’t just for kids, especially when it’s kicked up with other more adult ingredients. For this list, we decided to try a broad variety of mac & cheese since there are so many different takes on it in St. Pete.
Some of these are more elaborate than others, and some are plain and simple, closer to the mac & cheese you had as a kid.
Here are the 10 Best Mac and Cheese in St. Pete for 2021
These are listed in alphabetical order. <—— Look
Lobster Mac & Cheese – cavatappi pasta, baked three cheese blend, grilled asparagus.
Truffle Mac & Cheese – truffle mac & cheese with cavatappi, house confit crumb, & three cheese fonduta.
Brooklyn South House Mac & Cheese – The base cheeses are Swiss Emmental, Swiss Gruyere, Monterrey Jack, and Manchego. Then there are 3 – 5 added from whatever scraps are in the case from that day’s cuttings, so it changes slightly each day.
The MacDaddy – Creamy bacon-jalapeño-infused mac n’ cheese, topped with buttermilk biscuit crumbles. Make it Rattlesnake spicy!
This mac n cheese has a nice tanginess to it. The hatch chiles actually bring more flavor than heat, although there is a little bit of heat there.
Several places offer truffle mac & cheese, and The Library’s is one of the standouts.
4-Cheese Mac & Cheese – It’s small and simple, but oh so good. The pasta is perfectly cooked, and the cheese gooey, buttery, and perfectly salted. I think I’ll order two next time.
Nash’s mac and cheese is creamy, chewy and delicious.
The Black Truffle Mac-n-Cheese at Sauvignon is a delight of cavatappi, aged white cheddar, focaccia crumble, and black truffle that just melts in your mouth.
Lobster Mac & Cheese – Rotini tossed in a gouda cheddar seafood cream sauce with Maine lobster, roasted garlic and cheese crumb topping. This one is decadent with huge chunks of lobster claw.
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The best mac and cheese dishes in the St. Petersburg Florida area all chosen by locals.