Best Mac and Cheese in the U.S.
Every chef has a version of ultra-comforting macaroni and cheese, with nuances ranging from how many gooey cheeses can fit into a single batch to crunchy toppings like sourdough bread crumbs. Here, where to get the best mac and cheese in the country. —Justine Sterling
Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten is known for delicately flavored Asian-influenced French cuisine, not heavy comfort food. But the mac and cheese at Mercer Kitchen—his wife, Marja’s recipe—is a showstopper. Served in a piping hot cast-iron pan, the recipe includes elbows, three types of cheddar (mild, sharp and extra sharp), Monterey Jack and cream cheese for liquid creaminess. themercerkitchen.com