Even though the hamburger has originated in Germany, the first proper burger was created in America in the beginning of the 20th century. With a hundred years to master and thousands of burger places around the country, it is almost impossible to beat America for the best burger. Yet, the burger craze has taken over the world and high quality burger restaurants have started to appear in both big and small cities. Which burger restaurant will surprise you the most?
Au Cheval, Chicago
Au Cheval was voted the best burger by The Burger Guide and tops the best burger list in Chicago. You can have a classic single and double cheeseburger or add bacon and egg. The burger is described as “juicy beef with creamy cheese along with the soft + pillowy bun”. The guide even recommends to stick to a single burger and experience “burger ecstasy”. Visit Chicago for its unbelievable burger, it’s worth it.
Umami Burger, Los Angeles
This chain of restaurants offers burgers specially enhanced with umami taste which has recently become very popular even though it has been known for decades in Asia. Self-taught chef who opened the restaurant was fascinated with umami and was challenged to create the ultimate umami burger. Burgers served at his restaurants have a perfect balance of taste, using fresh ingredients and specially prepared sauces like miso-mustard, umami-ketchup and umami secret sauce. Unusually prepared ingredients will totally change how you perceive burgers.
Gordon Ramsay Burger At Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Gordon Ramsay is a very popular chef around the world and his love for burgers is well known. The key to a perfect burger according to star chef is high quality ingredients, perfect cooking and great serving presentation. All burgers at Gordon’s restaurant are cooked over an open flame and can be served as a classic American burger or with a twist of adding English cheddar or duck breast. In 2016 the restaurant sold 2 million burgers which proves it deserves to be in top burger places in Las Vegas.
Burger Liquor, Wellington
Burger Liquor is Wellington’s first burger bar. The burger selection is quite wide but the restaurant’s main goal is to serve all the good ingredients in a delicious bun. The menu is well balanced and you can customize your burger for your diet (add more delicious patties) or even go vegetarian. One of the most popular burgers is ‘Smokey’ which features extra free-range bacon and Thai dipping sauce. The burger can be accompanied by onion rings as well as Jalapeño Poppers – a spicy treat served with sour cream.
The Oakwood Canadian Bistro, Vancouver, British Columbia
This restaurant serves one of the best burgers in Vancouver. While the restaurant specialty isn’t just burgers, many people just come to try their burgers (they have a happy hour!). Key ingredients like cheddar, bacon and pickles make the perfect combination followed by a house-made dressing and perfectly cooked bun. You will be surprised that the restaurant uses alfalfa instead of classic lettuce which gives it a pleasant twist. The Burger 2.0 is topped with sprouts which somehow makes it even better!
1st. Uniburger – Montreal, Quebec
This is the best place for trying saucy BBQ burgers in Canada! Mixed with those famous shakes and perfect crispy fries you’ll leave a very happy person in the end.