Burger joints in Yorkville for piled-high delights

Yorkville has an upscale reputation but that just means the burgers here are held to a higher standard. Check out these local eateries when your burger cravings strike in Toronto’s toniest neighbourhood.

Big Smoke Burger

1
830 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4W 2H1

You know you’re onto a good thing because they do nothing but burgers and sides - like the onion rings and hand-cut fries we love so much. There are classic beef burgers, cheeseburgers, chicken and veggie varieties. The house specials are categorized as spicy, craft, organic and green, each with an array of delectable and imaginative toppings which reflect their names. All burgers use Ontario AAA beef and fries are cooked in trans fat-free canola oil.

Burg's Bar And Grill

2
730 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4Y 2B7

This bustling gastropub has three reliable burgers on the menu. There’s an 8 oz charbroiled burger topped with standard greens and optional extras like curry aioli and caramelized onions or a build-your-own version. A vegetarian burger is dressed with fresh guacamole while the chicken breast burger comes topped with greens. If you have a ticket to a show at the nearby Panasonic Theatre, ask about the special menu.

Pilot Tavern

3
22 Cumberland St, Toronto, ON M4W 1J5

At this fun aviation-themed restaurant with an rooftop “flight deck” patio open in good weather, burgers are handmade and specially seasoned. The Pilot Burger is 7 oz of Angus beef, the turkey burger is served extra lean with cranberry mayo and The Hercules delivers a twin-patty payload. Pile on your choices from the selection of cheese and vegetable toppings.

Flo's Diner

4
70 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1B9

There’s nothing like a good old ’50s-style diner with shakes and floats and a million different toppings for your burgers. Flo’s has beef, ground turkey, chicken, veggie and lamb burgers on the menu and you can add everything from blue cheese to fried onions to make your patty perfect.

Hero Certified Burgers

5
113-55 Avenue Rd, Toronto, ON M5R 3L2

Health-conscious meat lovers can enjoy burgers made with range-fed beef, free of growth hormones and antibiotics. There’s also a veggie Soul Burger and a turkey patty option. Not strictly burgers but still served in a bun, there are chicken breast and salmon versions. They can do a gluten-free version for you and they’re up to speed on special diets. If you need to know what’s in your burger, ask, and the knowledgeable staff will be happy to tell you all about the nutritional details.

Just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you can't eat a great burger. At these Victoria restaurants you'll find unique and delicious veggie burgers that may even convert the carnivores in your dining party.
Those who can’t have gluten can sometimes struggle to find good eats, but that’s rarely an issue in Victoria. Here, gluten-free cooking has been welcomed with open arms, and those who can’t have gluten can find a wide range of foods to enjoy. From fresh-baked treats to home-style pizzas, these restaurants offer all of the flavour, with none of the gluten.
Thirsty? Sure, you could reach for a sugary soda or lean on the caffeine crutch of coffee, but why not treat your body (and your taste buds) to something better? Packed with energy-enhancing nutrients and bursting with fresh flavours, a healthy jolt of juice may be the answer. Find it at one of these fine local juice bars.
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