Just when you thought the day couldn’t get any more meaningful, they make it fall on the same day as National Burger Day.
In all seriousness, let’s not divert from the fact that this is a day where we should reflect on those who lost their limbs, lives, and loved ones fighting for our rights and our freedoms. You are enjoying that BBQ today because someone essentially died for it. I am not one to get all political on here, but Trump or no Trump, I still believe this is a great country and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. So thank you to all those who served and continue to serve. I hope you are with your families and friends on this special day.
Now let’s talk about some burgers. I do this roundup usually every year (well, every year since National Food Holidays became a thing), and I gotta say, not much has changed. My favorite burgers are still my favorite burgers, but there’s a few new additions like Suprema Provisions (dat cheese sauce doe) and The Happiest Hour. Photos are below the list. If you hover over a photo, you’ll see where it’s from.
Top Favorite Burgers in NYC
- Emily: The Emmy Burger. Not sure this one will ever be off my list. So. Damn. Good.
- Suprema Provisions: The Suprema Burger. The flavor of the meat is enough to get you hooked, but the black garlic, bacon jam and cheese sauce just sends it up to another level.
- Vaucluse: The White Label Burger. Not to be confused with the Black Label Burger from Minetta Tavern, this is from Michael White (Osteria Morini, Vaucluse) and it is also an incredible burger. Made with a custom Pat La Frieda blend of aged rib eye, chuck, short rib and brisket.
- Pig Beach: Pig Beach Burger. FINALLY made it here and I have to say, this double patty situation with white American cheese and special sauce is just perfect. Oh and if you can’t make it to Pig Beach in Brooklyn, you can head to Pig Bleecker in Manhattan. Everybody wins.
- The Beatrice Inn: 45-Day Dry Aged Burger. One of my favorite places to eat meat, The Beatrice Inn burger is so rich and over the top, I enjoy it only every so often. Truffle, duck egg, d’affinois cheese, and slow braised red wine onions make this one of the bougie-est burgers of all time.
- The Happiest Hour: The Happiest Burger. Unfortunately every time I’ve eaten this burger, it’s been at night, so I have no good photos of my own, but I can tell you that it is DAMN tasty and their fries are salty little bits of fried potato heaven. Photo Cred: Spoon University.
- Flip Sigi: Flip N Out Burger. I haven’t been back here in a while (I need to remedy that), but I have eaten this burger now enough times to know it has staying power. It tastes like a bigger and better version of an In N Out burger, if that helps you.
- Covina: Covina Burger. This was one of those sleeper burgers I didn’t see coming. The place is not known for it’s burger (I don’t think), and I came in to try pizza. Someone suggested I try the burger (made with wagyu and ground chuck, no less), and I was in heaven. They also make those amazing skinny fries I love so much.
- Hard Times Sundaes: Burger w/Cheese. From a food truck to multiple vendor spots within Urban Space, let’s just say there’s a reason this smashburger has gained such popularity. You’ll want to eat this at a BBQ with a cold beer – that’s what it reminds me of, in the best way possible. Make sure you get it with fresh jalapeños.