Premier patties: The best gourmet burgers in Toronto

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

1
143 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON M4K 1N2

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

2
107-171 East Liberty St, Toronto, ON M6K 3P6

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

3
66 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5K 1K2

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

4
6-180 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3X3

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.

Mildred's Temple Kitchen

5
104-85 Hanna Ave, Toronto, ON M6K 3S3

Known for down-home food goodness, Mildred’s approach to the humble burger is no exception. Delicious tomato relish and crispy onion strings top of a half pound of juicy meat.

e11even

6
15 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 0A3

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.

Craving a sweet treat? You could attempt to wait it out, but why would you, when there are so many bakeries offering buttery, flaky, sweet goodness in Montreal? Treat yourself to something special at one of these excellent Montreal bakeries.
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We won’t put our heads in the sand: the cupcake now rules over all the other desserts in town. Specialty shops can be found all over Montreal, all aiming at one specific point: serving you the best cupcake in town. You be the judge. What say you? Here is a list of where you can sample those exquisite “baby cakes”. Please enjoy!
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