To My Guests, Friends, and Fans,

At Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese, my top priority is the health and safety of my staff, guests, and community. I am staying informed by closely monitoring the news of the coronavirus and the guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In addition, I have implemented a number of enhanced protocols to ensure safety for everyone.

Proper hygiene etiquette and strict sanitation procedures have always been a part our daily operations. Given the outbreak of COVID-19, I am reinforcing these best practices and procedures to ensure the shop has the highest standards for cleanliness and sanitation for team members, guests, and the community as a whole. The following are some of the basic guidelines that my team and I always follow and enforce, in addition to some new practices.

What We Are Doing:

  • Implementing heightened sanitation procedures in our kitchen, including increased wipe downs of all counters, cutting surfaces, and utensils.
  • Sanitizing all “high-touch” surfaces at regular intervals.
  • Reinforcing hygiene and hand-washing procedures for all employees.
  • Educating my employees on preventative measures provided by the CDC.

What We Are Asking Our Employees and Guests To Do:

  • Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds and use a paper towel to dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick.

I will continue to stay informed, monitor the guidelines from CDC, and revise our actions as needed.

Thank you, Gayle V.

We are temporarily
closed for the shelter in place.  We will be back as soon as possible.
(312) 285-2202  
We now have our own Mobile App you can download - Gayle V's Best Ever on both Google Play or the App Store.  Earn points to redeeem for discounts and even get a free Classic grilled cheese on your birthday.  
Our "to go" Classic and Southport as well as the "to go bag" are available for delivery through the Green Ciy Market using the What's Good app.  Have your order in by Tuesday for delivery on Wednesday.    
NEW!!!!  Farmers Market update  
Green City Market is now making shopping at the market a thing.  Go to the website/download the What's Good app and place a delivery order from your favorite market vendors (me too, of course).  Have your order in by noon on Tuesday for Wednesday delivery.  Go to the Green City Market for more info.

Welcome to

Gayle V's

Are you looking for a great sandwich shop in the Chicago, IL area? Are you passionate about local sourcing and supporting farmers, bakers, and dairyers in your community? Do you love the experience of a homemade grilled cheese sandwich? Come on by Gayle V's Best Ever Grilled Cheese, where you'll find all this and more! Our breads, cheeses, butter, meats and vegetables are all local and farm fresh, for a unique, memorable dining experience that's more than just a sandwich: it's a grilled cheese with purpose. Our restaurant patrons directly help support our local farmers when they enjoy our sandwiches and soups. Nothing beats warm, crispy bread toasted to perfection in our panini presses and stuffed with creamy, gooey,  melted cheeses.  Come see why we were voted one of the top 20 grilled cheese in the country by the New York Post.

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