Who doesn’t love to pull a cheesy, stringy forkful of pasta out of a steaming bowl of macaroni and cheese on a winter’s day?

It’s the ultimate carb-loaded comfort food and it’s popping up on menus all over town.

Once we had to wait an eternity for Mum’s mac ‘n’ cheese to roll around on the meal rotation, but now it can be had anytime we want.

Words cannot describe the feels over Brisbane’s evolving mac ‘n’ cheese scene.

RED HOOK | BRISBANE CBD

If you haven’t already tried these mac ‘n’ cheese squares, you have to. They’re a hunk of mac ‘n’ cheese deliciousness wrapped in deep-fried goodness. Share them with friends or treat yourself to a plateful. Does eating four feel excessive? What if we skipped our second lunch?

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CHUR BURGER | BRISBANE CBD & FORTITUDE VALLEY

Chur Burger features their two-hander: The Mac Daddy grilled beef burger. Smothered with mac ‘n’ cheese. Get the full experience with the mac ‘n’ cheese and crispy bacon-loaded fries. Mac ‘n’ cheese seriously does go with everything.

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MAC FROM WAY BACK FOOD TRUCK | ALWAYS ON THE MOVE

The Mac from Way Back food truck is the reigning champion of mac ‘n’ cheesy delights. Try one of their three Mac Bowls: mozarella, brisket or chorizo. Their menu also features a brisket burger, feral fries and mozzarella sticks. Yum.

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TAPS | FORTITUDE VALLEY & MOOLOOLABA

Bite into the mac ‘n’ cheese heaven that is The Tap’d Burger. Enjoy the succulent wagyu pattie with crispy bacon and a perfect layer of mac ‘n’ cheese. Did you know Taps serves their cocktails in teapots? Tap’d Burger with a teapot cocktail, anyone?

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BROOKLYN DEPOT | SOUTH BANK

Brooklyn Depot has put their own spin on the classic mac ‘n’ cheese, adding gruyère, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, a béchamel sauce and crispy bacon bits. Still hungry? Try the Maclovin Balls. These crispy, coated balls of mac ‘n’ cheese are served with a side of Brooklyn Depot’s special sauce.

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PROJECT 41 | BOWEN HILLS

Did anyone else live off toasties between the ages of 18 and 19? Same. Except something tells us you didn’t make them quite like this. Project 41 has created the delicious Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheese Toastie. Chase the cheese with each bite of macaroni-filled goodness. Its layers of truffled cheese sauce will satisfy your cheesy needs.

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MISS KAY’S | BRISBANE & MITCHELTON

It’s time to introduce the mac ‘n’ cheese bonanza that is Miss Kay’s Mac Daddy burger. Eat your way through the delicious layers of beef patty, mac ‘n’ cheese, American cheese, lettuce, sweet bbq sauce, mayo and a layer of fries. Fries and mac ‘n’ cheese on a burger? Yas please.

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THE DEFIANT DUCK | NEWSTEAD

Head down to The Defiant Duck to snack on their bite-sized Truffle Mac ‘n’ Cheese Croquettes, served with red slaw and truffle aioli. Enjoyed the entrée? Hopefully you left room for the Truffle Burger. Treat yourself to the hand-pressed wagyu beef patty with truffled mac ‘n’ cheese, pickles and, of course, truffle aioli.

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We can’t wait to see more twists on this epic classic. Enjoy!

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