New York has some of the greatest food you can find in the United States. In the culinary capital of America, there are some legit places you can go to for excellent burgers in New York.
From overflowing burgers that are Insta-famous to old school diners, this is one city that really looks after carnivores.
Here are the seven best places to grab some burgers in New York.
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Arguably, the Emmy Burger at Emily’s just might be New Yorkers’ favourite burger. Every single day, throngs of people (including tourists!) line up inside and outside of Emily’s for a bite of that Emmy Burger that is made with dry-aged beef and topped with their secret “Emmy sauce.”
If you come to Emily’s, there’s no other burger you should consider getting other than the Emmy Burger. Come here early or be prepared to wait awhile in line!
4 Charles Prime Rib is actually a steakhouse in New York but one of their best dishes just happens to be their American Cheeseburger. This near-perfect burger is made with two beef patties, topped with American cheese, and finished off with an optional fried egg or bacon.
Don’t feel weirded out eating a burger at a fancy steakhouse. It truly is a delicious burger and more likely, someone else in the restaurant will also be eating it too.
This longstanding Queens and Manhattan diner serves up some of the most amazing house-aged beef burgers. They buy everything fresh, make their dishes to order and it shows in the flavour and quality of every meal. Get extra guac for a real feast.
Fun fact: Jennifer Aniston (yes, the Jennifer Aniston) used to work here.
Okay, hear us out. Yes, this burger is cheeseless and yes, this burger is a cool $33. But, honestly, it might be the best cheeseless burger you will ever have in your life. The beef consists of nine (9!) juicy ounces of prime, dry-aged, rib eye steak.
If you have some cash you don’t mind parting with in search of a ridiculously unique and supremely juicy burger, get the Black Label Burger here at Minetta Tavern.
Upland’s burgers will also hit your wallet ($21) hard but it will also hit your taste buds too. The burgers here are only served during lunch and brunch and at this California-inspired eatery, it is a must order because of its gourmet taste and tender beef patties.
Get the $21 Cheeseburger here and have peace of mind knowing that Barack Obama once ordered the same burger at Upland.
J.G. Melon is a New York burger throwback joint. This East Side classic have been serving the best pub-style cheeseburgers to New Yorkers since the 1970s with no signs of slowing down.
Come to J.G. Melon for your no-frills and no-gimmicks, classic American cheeseburger.
Topping off our list is Pig Beach where you can find the best pork add-ons to your burger. At this BBQ specialty restaurant, they pad their hearty and juicy American cheeseburgers with pulled pork or bacon, depending on your preference.
The addition of pulled pork or lots of bacon to your burgers is likely to produce some epic meat sweats but one that will leave you satisfied.