7 Places to Get Creamy, Delicious Mac ‘n Cheese in Westchester

Whether you like it simple or loaded with fixings, here's where to get a heaping bowl of creamy mac 'n cheese in Westchester County.

As if we need an excuse to indulge in a little cheesy pasta, July 14 is National Mac ’n Cheese Day. Whether you’re Team Breadcrumbs, want an upgraded version of your childhood favorite, or looking for a little added heat, these seven spots have cheese-pull-worthy bowls at the ready.

Dig Inn

112 S Ridge St, Rye Brook; 914.305.8463

Yes, it’s a chain, and we’re fine with that when the mac ’n cheese is this good. Dig Inn applies its carefully sourced ethos to its mac, made with a custom, three-cheese blend from Vermont’s cultish Jasper Hill Farm. The kicker: a thick layer of crispy golden breadcrumbs. This mac is made with whole-wheat pasta.

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Exit 4 Food Hall

153 E Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.241.1200

If you thought one version of mac ’n cheese was mouthwatering, then take a look at four. Not only does this Mount Kisco bistro offer a traditional wood-fired version sprinkled with breadcrumbs, it also offers (ready?): a lobster iteration with gruyere, Reggiano, and cheddar over lumache pasta; mac ’n cheese bites covered in a creamy cheese sauce with fresh herbs; and mac ’n cheese doughnuts with maple bacon dipping sauce on the side. Talk about scrumptious!

 

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Mt. Kisco Diner

252 Main St, Mount Kisco; 914.666.5676

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Looking for the most creative versions of mac ’n cheese known to man? Look no further than Mt. Kisco Diner for a truly inventive concoction: the Next Level Wrap. This dish pairs everyone’s favorite mac n’ cheese with slices of Buffalo chicken cutlet, all wrapped up in a fluffy tortilla and fried. There are an additional two deep-fried wraps that feature mac n’ cheese: The Munchies with breaded chicken, honey drizzled mac n’ cheese, French fries, and chipotle mayo, and The Notorious B.E.C. with bacon, egg, cheese, and mac n’ cheese.

Consider a mac-inspired app with the bacon mac ’n cheese, consisting of crispy bacon and cheesy pasta married in the ultimate quesadilla, or the fried mac ’n cheese balls with a crispy coating, served over marinara sauce.

 

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Pepe’s Place

560 North Ave, New Rochelle; 914.632.7373

This hole-in-the-wall soul food restaurant in downtown New Rochelle has only a few seats, but that didn’t stop Southern Living from naming it the best mac ’n cheese in New York. Pepe’s iteration, made with cave-aged reserve cheddar, is a winner in our book.

 

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Southern Table

39 Marble Ave, Pleasantville; 914.618.3355

Enjoy a creamy blend of cheddar, gouda, and pepperjack over cavatappi pasta with seasoned breadcrumbs and scallions for this classic American dish. The addition of shrimp, bacon, jalapeños, or chicken adds a personalized touch to a homemade favorite and takes this super-sized serving of cheesy goodness to a truly addictive place. Plus, there will probably be enough to take home and have leftovers for days. Or not, no judgment.

 

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Tarry Tavern

27 Main St, Tarrytown; 914.631.7227

English Red oak paneling, rich warm-colored walls, and a bright array of seasonal flower arrangements give Tarry Tavern the homey, welcoming feel of a traditional countryside farmhouse. Its mouthwatering mac ’n cheese mixed with lobster, white truffle oil, and herbed breadcrumbs promises to leave you feeling full and satisfied with just enough room for dessert.

 

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25 North Ristorante

974 E Boston Post Rd, Mamaroneck; 914.698.2597

A powerhouse of good service and great food, this fine dining establishment is devoted to classic Italian cuisine, so you simply must taste the Italian mac ’n cheese. It features a blend of Pecorino Romano with diced onions and pancetta, topped with a delightful smattering of toasted breadcrumbs. Creamy and delicious, this cozy primo meal complements just about any secondo course.

 

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