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Celebrate National Mac & Cheese Day with These 5 Comfort Dishes

By Claudia Langella | July 11, 2019 | Food & Drink

National Mac & Cheese Day is celebrated on July 14. Here, five places that elevate everyone’s favorite comfort food dish.


Dine a la française on national mac day at Rittenhouse favorite, Parc. Made with cavatelli pasta, their macaroni au gratin is baked to perfection with béchamel sauce and gruyère cheese. $12, 227 S. 18th St., 215.545.2262,

Continental Midtown


Lobster goes well in everything—especially mac and cheese. Order the lobster mac at Stephen Starr’s restaurant made with orzo pasta, gruyère, and fontina cheese. $19, 1801 Chestnut St., 215.567.1800,

The Dandelion


Macaroni and cheese at The Dandelion in Center City is no side dish. Served in a wrought-iron skillet, Quicke’s English cheddar is melted over tender macaroni. Add braised ham hock for a smokey flavor. $14, 124 S. 18th St., 215.558.2500,

LaScala’s Birra


The truffle mac & cheese on LaScala’s Birra’s menu is anything but boring thanks to white truffle oil, smoked prosciutto, and crispy panko breadcrumbs. If you’re feeling adventurous, order outside the lines with the mac and cheese pizza topped with four kinds of cheese and crispy breadcrumbs. Mac and cheese, $15; pizza, $16, 1700 E. Passyunk Ave., 267.324.3127,

Mac Mart


The beloved Drexel food truck opened a permanent storefront in Rittenhouse in 2016 and has since made a name for itself in the world of comfort food. Mac Mart offers over a dozen specialty mac & cheese flavors—think BBQ bacon, roasted red pesto and wit’ mac. Prices vary, 104 S. 18th St., 215.644.6144,

Photography by: From top to bottom: Parc, Macaroni Au Gratin, Photo courtesy of Starr Restaurants; The Continental, Lobster Mac & Cheese, Photo courtesy of Briana Sposato; The Dandelion, Macaroni & Cheese, Photo courtesy of Kelly Smith; La Scalas Birra, Photo courtesy of Davide Lubrano Lavadera; Photo courtesy of Mac Mart