In celebration of National Burger Day on May 28th, Vv Magazine’s Libby Roach digs deep to bring you the best burgers for your buck.
From gourmet grinds at Toronto’s finest to greasy diner finds, here’s a roundup of where to eat this National Burger Day.
All religious connotations aside, the smash style patties at The Burger’s Priest are almost evangelical. Whether you are ordering off the (not so) secret menu for a gluttonous two-hander burger that could quite likely feed a small family (like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse or Tower of Babel) or a basic burger (starting at $5.79) paired with a side fries, The Burger’s Priest is a popular pick with the masses.
This Wellington Street darling has been cranking out some of Toronto’s finest burgers since opening almost 10 years ago. John’s Burger, is a luxurious feat of meat, with succulent braised beef, aged Ontario white cheddar cheese, a tangy Branston pickle and house-cut fries. This burger is so good, I even ordered it for dessert once – don’t judge me – I wasn’t the first, and I won’t be the last.
Beefcake Marky Mark hit a home run with his Surf n’ Turf Burger. A smash burger style 5 oz patty gets dressed to impress with succulent lobster meat, white cheddar, bacon, and housemade lemon and chive mayo. The flavours melt into each other, collected and enhanced by the soft brioche style bun. Fries are all but mandatory, but the nostalgic Tater Tots would also be a crispy carby side.
Anthony Rose rocked Dupont when he introduced his Patty Melt Burger. Bucking the bun trend, Rose and Sons was a definite trailblazer when they served up their burger on a pair of grilled cheese on rye sandwiches, with fried onions and chilli mayo. A side of French fries completes the combo.
You don’t stay in business for over 30 years by schlepping out anything that’s subpar. Burger Shack has been keeping it real on Eglinton doling out charbroiled 6 oz burgers with all the fixings to the loyal uptown (and out of town) customers that have made this diner an institution. The handmade Homeburger is your best bet, with Harvey’s style pick your own toppings and some of the best milkshakes in town.
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