Burger + toppings + bun = happiness.
But, if the formula is well understood, why isn’t burger perfection so easy to achieve?
Many components go into making the perfect burger, and with more and more restaurants springing up around Toronto there’s no shortage of them on our menus. But finding the best burgers in Toronto is a much more difficult proposition.
Crunchy or greasy? Classic or gourmet? Large or extra large? It’s a meaty minefield.
Brioche buns, crazy fillings, incredible fries, and shakes to match – as well as a laid back atmosphere in which to enjoy them – all add up in consideration of the best burger in Toronto.
So we’ve rounded up the best burgers in the GTA for you. Now all that’s left for you to do is eat them.
Try one of the restaurant’s signature burgers named after each of its outposts – The Riverside, The Liberty, The Ossington or The Roncy burger – followed by one of 30 craft beers on hand.
This burger restaurant has been serving up delicious charbroiled patties to its customers since 1974 at its Yonge and Eg location.
Gorge on these reasonably priced gourmet burgers (and a seriously generous helping of chili fries that could be a meal all on its own). And don’t forget to ask about their secret menu.
Burgers are notoriously bigger here at the Double D, and if you’re feeling super hungry there’s a 24-ounce one with your name on it. Go ahead, live dangerously.
Pile on all the free toppings you like at this Dundas and Yonge burger restaurant that centres itself on the classic burger – and those fries aren’t half bad either. We know it’s a chain, but it’s the best chain.
Get your name up on the Holy Chuck Wall of Fame by finishing their signature burger in less than six minutes (#goals). Or tuck into one of the many quirky and delicious burgers on the menu, like the Foie Gras.
Sample one of VICE cooking host and famous Toronto chef Matty Matheson’s excellent burgers, like The Castor – an ever-popular staple of the restaurant.
Try one of the griddle-smashed burgers that got the seal of approval from Guy Fieri when the restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives.
The Rude Boy
Choose from some of the unique burgers, like the Korean-inspired Seoul Man, at this cool restaurant in Roncesvalles and pair it with one of their funky cocktails.
Toma Burger Addiction
With 16 gourmet burgers and 28 extra toppings, you’re sure to find the bun of your dreams here – all scorched with a signature T to remind you where you are once you wake up from your food coma.
This Etobicoke landmark has been serving burgers to the good people of Toronto since 1969, and offers classic options without all the bells and whistles.