Ask Eats Editors
Duke's is certainly up there in the NYC mac & cheese pantheon, but it isn’t alone. I’d love to give you the definite answer you crave, but unfortunately New York provides a few other spots that strongly contest the crown. Our editor Carey adores S’Mac, as do many others most especially after S’Mac offered their signature dish for $1 to celebrate its 2nd birthday. Blue Smoke’s version is one of the best, but is available as a side only. Other mac & cheese favorites include Cafeteria, Eatery, and Daphne’s Caribbean Express (the Times raved about this spot 2 years ago). Also for a high-class option, the hype over the truffled mac & cheese at The Waverly Inn has yet to die down.