As we all know, Toronto is experiencing a burger renaissance. You can’t walk more than a few blocks downtown without hitting a gourmet burger joint of some sort, these days. That being said, some of the best burgers in the city can be found in restaurants that don’t specialize in anything but good food.
Allen’s has a hamburger that is quietly listed at the bottom of their menu, stating that many believe it to be the best in the city, and it truly is one of the best. Allen’s sources, grinds and processes the meat for each burger from a single cow, so you know you’re getting high quality meat.
Merci Mon Ami doesn’t serve its burger daily; you can only get it on Wednesdays. Is it worth planning your week around? In a word, yes. Make your way down to this Liberty Village restaurant for a burger that will blow your mind.
Bymark has a burger that is legendary, not only for its taste, but for its price. At $35, it’s made from premium grass-fed PEI strip loin, and topped with raw milk brie, truffle aioli and porcini mushrooms.
Nota Bene has long been known for its glorious take on the burger. The recipe comes from Chef David Lee’s wife, thus it’s named Jennifer’s Stilton Brisket Burger. The patty is aromatic and dressed simply, with stilton and caramelized onions.
This restaurant serves another quintessentially gourmet take on the burger, with its $25 Maple Burger. Topped with double smoked maple bacon, Guinness cheddar and roasted garlic aioli and weighing in at half a pound of Canadian beef, this burger won’t leave you wanting for anything.