18 Dec Ultimate NYC Burgers!
Since childhood, I’ve known what a good burger was supposed to taste like. There was this restaurant in Lansing Michigan called Cheddar’s that my mom would always take me and my sisters to. Their amazing Cheddar Bacon Cheeseburger jump-started my quest to find the bestest-most-yummiest burgers! Living in New York has made my bougie burger tendencies even worse, but only for the better because now I can tell you where to get the best burgers in NYC! Here are some of my favs in no particular order.
Photo courtesy of @psburgers
This burger joint gives you tastes from around the globe. Their ingredients are not what you would typically find on an average burger, but they mesh well to create the perfect concoctions. I love the P.S. Mexico, and I hear the P.S. Hawaii is out of control. My favorite item on their menu is not a burger but a sandwich. The P.S. Crispy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich! The shakes are great as well, you have to try this place!
Photo courtesy of @5napkinburger
The burgers and fries at 5 Napkin are so freaking amazing that I dream about them often. I crave this place, I absolutely love this place! I mostly patronize the Hell’s Kitchen location, but all of them give the same great service and delicious burgers! My favorite is the 5 Napkin Burger with a ground turkey patty. The mouthwatering garlic aioli is my happiness, and it’s great with their fresh cut homemade french fries. While you’re there wild out and have a smores shake, and also try their spinach dip. You really can’t go wrong here, and yes you will be using at least 5 napkins to clean up after yourself. It gets that serious!
Photo courtesy of @buddhabeerbar
I have to confess I really have a thing for turkey burgers, so that brings me to Buddha Beer Bar and their Turkey Royale Burger! Yum to the yum-yum! Its similar to the way I have my burger from 5 Napkin prepared but its an uptown burger. This burger isn’t bougie like it’s cousin from Hell’s Kitchen. This burger has a bit more soul, it’s a little sloppy and drips grease because it’s been through some thangs! I’m not above this kind of experience at all. Once a menu mentions garlic aioli, I’m there!
Photo courtesy of @amsterdamalehouse
Have you ever had a juicy burger on a soft and lightly crispy English muffin? If not, you are missing out on life! I stumbled upon the Amsterdam Ale House with my besties years ago and fell in love with their burgers. Any burger on the menu is delicious as long as it’s on an English muffin. They also serve some amazing beers! If you are ever on the Upper West Side, check them out!
I’m sure there are other burgers that can compete with the ones listed above, but trust me when I say this guide is a great start to some amazing burger joints in NYC! I will continue my search to bring more goodness to the table. Until then, mention your recommendations in the comments!
*Featured image courtesy of @tomsbigeats