Fried mozzarella is a comfort food lover’s dream: melty and salty plus a little crunch. It can come in many shapes and sizes—sticks, triangles, patties—but, at the end of the day, it’s all about that cheesy goodness within each bite.
In honor of this all-American favorite, here is a roundup of some of Westchester’s cheesiest fried mozzarella.
Doubleday’s Restaurant and Bar
Doubleday’s, a sports bar with a new beer garden, doesn’t disappoint with its fried mozzarella that is far from the typical frozen food heated up for serving. The crispy fried coating nicely complements the smooth mozzarella cheese oozing out of each stick.
83 Main St, Dobbs Ferry
(914) 693-9793; http://doubledaysdf.com
Lombardo’s Pizza Bar & Restaurant
Lombardo’s is best known for its pizza—a well-deserved recognition—but also boasts an impressive lineup of appetizers such as its golden chicken fingers, baked clams oreganata, and spuntino alla Lombardo (goat cheese and flame roasted peppers wrapped in imported prosciutto). Its plate of mozzarella sticks may seem more traditional but is worthy of consideration as well—particularly for the flavorful pomodoro dipping sauce.
1203 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains
(914) 615-9090; http://lombardospizza.com/
Tomato Mozzarella Napoleon
Westchester Burger Company
Established in 2010 in White Plains, Westchester Burger Company now has four locations. The burgers are made with Pat LaFrieda beef and have been honored with a Best of Westchester Readers’ Pick in 2012. Beyond burgers, the menu pleasantly surprises with numerous unique options not typically served at your local burger joint. One such dish is the tomato mozzarella Napoleon. It’s lightly fried with a panko crust and topped with tomato, pesto, and a balsamic glaze.
106 Westchester Ave, White Plains
(914) 358-9399; http://westchesterburger.com/white-plains-ny/
Other locations in Rye Brook, Mount Kisco, and Nyack, NY
Located off the Taconic Parkway in the historic Valhalla train station building, this Traditional American eatery is known for its distinctive train car atmosphere (handcrafted oak and marble booths, antique Presidential Car, authentic caboose) and Executive Chef Terrence Ryan’s reliable staple of hearty comfort food. The restaurant’s mozzarella sticks are no exception to this rule—thick, golden batons of melt-y goodness.
2 Cleveland St, Valhalla
(914) 682-4076; http://www.valhallacrossing.com/