First Look at Little Muenster, Cheese-ing Up the Lower East Side Beginning Tuesday

Photo: Adam Schneider

The grilled-cheese trend don’t stop: The latest option for melted cheese lovers is Little Muenster, opening Tuesday on the Lower East Side. Owners Adam Schneider and Vanessa Palazio based some of their creative flavor mash-ups on favorite pastas, like one sandwich with leek confit, Gruyère, and pancetta (chevre was added for an acidic kick), and they also have the option to add marrow butter to any sandwich for a dollar extra. When delivery begins in a few weeks, customers can choose to have the sandwich cooked on premises or delivered toaster-ready “to protect against sogginess,” Schneider explains. For now, you can take out or grab one of thirteen seats beneath a cheese-grater chandelier for lunch, dinner, and late night (till midnight Sundays, 2 a.m. during the week, and 4 a.m. Thursday through Saturday). See the space and some food in our slideshow, and preview the menu below.


add bone marrow butter $1

(all sandwiches come with chips)

add a side soup for $1
add a side salad for $1.50

White American Singles / Tomato / Bacon / Classic White Bread

Gruyère / Chèvre / Leek Confit / Pancetta / French Sourdough

Oaxaca / Sweet Corn Purée / Tomatillo / Cotija / Peasant Bread

Asiago / Parmesan / Muenster / Butternut Squash / Sage Brown Butter / Peasant Bread

Midnight Moon / Candied Ginger / Peasant Bread

Stilton / Muenster / Pear Purée / Peasant Bread

Puzzone / Speck / Sage / French Sourdough

Gouda / Muenster / Pastrami / Cumin Seed / Peasant Bread / Radish Relish Side

Iberico / Anchovy / Caramelized Onion / Portobello Mushroom / Sweet Red Pepper / Peasant Bread



Sm. or Lg. Soup: Tomato - OR - Seasonal

Market Salad


Mascarpone / Ricotta / with choice of Wild Maine Blueberry Jam - OR - Maple Pumpkin Butter

Chocolate Chip - OR - Butter Cookies



Little Muenster, 100 Stanton St., nr. Ludlow St.; 212-203-7197

First Look at Little Muenster, Cheese-ing Up the Lower East Side Beginning