Next to cheesesteaks and soft pretzels, mac and cheese is one of the best dishes that Philly has to offer. Just in time for your next cheat day, we've rounded up some of the best carb-loaded mac and cheese plates in the city.
The Palm’s Nova Scotia Lobster Mac 'n' Cheese plate kills the lobster mac game that has been sweeping the east coast. In addition to lobster that is flown in fresh, the dish also comes with a bacon crust that will have you begging for more. 200 S. Broad St., 215-546-7256
A revamped menu means new takes on all of your favorites—including mac and cheese. Chef Carolynn Angle’s colby, swiss, and cheddar combination encompasses the restaurant's concept of a high-end gastropub with delicious bar food. 224 S. 15th St., 215-985-9600
When in doubt, truffle it out. Truffle oil is a staple among many restaurants—and Davio’s is no exception. The three-cheese mac & cheese with white truffle oil drizzled on top is as decadent as it sounds— all with the same familiar creaminess that you’re looking for. 111 S. 17th St., 215-563-4810
The cheese is what really sets this mac apart. Smoked Gouda makes for a rich, distinctive flavor that you can only find at Butcher Bar, so add an order (or two) of this side dish to any one of their main entrees. 2034 Chestnut St., 215-563-6328
You’ve had jalapeños in nachos and salsa, but you’ve never had them like this. The Jalapeño Mac and Cheese is meant for those looking for comfort food with a kick. It’s considered the best by many simply for its take on the creamy, spicy combination—all mixed in with shell pasta. 1200 S 21st St., 215-271-6627
Photography by: Photography courtesy of Jessica Allard (Burgs)