That Time We... Went to Tom + Chee
A restaurant specializing in grilled cheese and tomato soup sounds like heaven on earth, especially as we’re transitioning into the fall weather. All of this cheesy wonder can be yours at Tom and Chee, located centrally off of Route 9 in Freehold, NJ (the only Jersey location so far)! It started as a food tent in Cincinnati, and grew to become a franchise after being featured on “Shark Tank”.
It’s a relatively big space, tucked away in a large strip mall, so there’s plenty of room should it be a crowded day or if you want to go with a large party. The menu is pretty extensive, so you’ll definitely want to grab a paper menu and really read through all of the options (and trust us, choosing is going to prove extremely difficult!). The wait wasn’t long for us at all, but we can’t speak for when it gets very busy since we went during a lull.
Tom + Chee offers everything from your classic grilled cheese (add a classic, creamy, or chunky tomato soup to your order!), to a grilled cheese donut, to a grilled cheese that has ham, salt and vinegar chips, and pepperoni on it! If none of the grilled cheese varieties float your boat, they have the option to create your own grilled cheese with bread (or donut), cheese, and toppings of your choice! We both wound up getting a grilled cheese that had pork roll, tomato, lettuce and onions on it, and we can confidently say it was, quite possibly, the best thing we’ve ever had the pleasure of scarfing down.
If you’re ever in the area, or even if you’re not, check out Tom + Chee and revolutionize the classic grilled cheese! Tweet us your favorite speciality grilled cheese if you’ve been, or if you wind up going @TrimMagazine!
Keepin’ it cheesy,
Danielle Amato and Victoria Tripsas
Instagram: @danielleamato and @vtripz