Where To Find The Best Cheeseburgers In These Major Cities
By Chef Amanda Jackson
The cheeseburger has a long history in America, and its evolution is one of great benefit to foodies worldwide. No matter the toppings, the best burgers start out with quality ingredients and fresh, never frozen, beef. We’ve scoured some of your favorite cities to find the best cheeseburgers, and they don’t at all disappoint. From simple house-made toppings like pickles and secret sauce, to the more decadent renditions featuring foie gras bordelaise and Wagyu beef, every palette will find something to love on this list!
New York City – “Fedora Burger”
New York, NY 10014 With an oyster trough built into the bar, it’s shocking to many that Bar Sardine’s cheeseburger hits hard! The “Fedora Burger” comes with a juicy LaFrieda blended burger patty, cucumbers, red onions, bbq mayo, and crispy shoestring fries on a pressed, crispy bun.
Atlanta – “Smoke House”
Atlanta, GA 30316 The Flat Iron Bar & Restaurant is one of my favorite spots in Atlanta! The “Smoke House” burger is one of six solid signature burgers from Flat Iron. They stack this deliciousness with cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, bacon, and crispy onion rings! Pro Tip: All of these burgers can be substituted for the bleeding, vegan Impossible Burger!
Toronto – “The Fabulous Las Vegas”
Toronto, ON M6J 1E8 This upscale burger bar is exactly what it sounds like. With freshly baked brioche buns for all of their burgers and expansive toppings for their burger and poutines, their list of signature burgers will make you clutch your pearls. “The Fabulous Las Vegas” is finely crafted with Kobe Wagyu beef patty, truffle mayo, brie cheese, caramelized onions, sprouts, truffle oil, fleur de sel, and ground pepper.
Miami – The “Royale with Cheese”
Miami, FL 33127 This Wynwood hotspot known for its amazing cocktails and ambiance is also home to one of Miami’s best cheeseburgers! Le Chick Rotisserie’s “Royale with Cheese” is where the classic meets the millennial with their use of basic ingredients in their highest quality form. While simply a two-patty burger with cheddar cheese, tomato, lettuce and cheddar cheese, they personalize the experience with their house-made pickles and secret sauce!
Houston – The “Kimchi” Burger
Houston, TX 77006 As one of Houston’s most popular burger joints, it should be no surprise to see The Burger Joint on this list. Their “Kimchi” burger is no ordinary cheeseburger! This expertly crafted made-to-order burger features Korean BBQ style Angus beef, lettuce, onions, kimchi, fried egg, cheddar, and garlic mayo.
Los Angeles – The “Big Mec”
Los Angeles, CA 90038 This high-end cafe led by Chef Ludo is home to my absolute favorite cheeseburger! The “Big Mec” is handcrafted with a toasted and buttered brioche bun, double beef patties, cheddar cheese, aioli, and foie gras bordelaise. Just know that you deserve, and you’ll need a knife and fork.