We definitely don’t need an excuse to tuck into a juicy burger but on National Burger Day, it would be rude not to. From vegan patties to Scottish venison, here are the best burgers in London to try now
By Victoria Peake and Philippa Thomas
The Best Burgers in London
The Honest at Honest Burger
Head to Honest Burgers to get a bite of The Honest. This signature burger features Honest beef, red onion relish, smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, and pickles and is served with homemade rosemary salted chips made using potatoes from a fifth-generation potato farmer in West Sussex. It’s like a BLT in a bun.
The Banging Buffalo Burger at Wing Shack Co
For a poultry alternative the classic beef burger, check out Wing Shack Co. This chicken shop has built up a cult following for its tasty chicken wings with fans including rapper Big Narstie and British Olympian Lawrence Okolie. The Banging Buffalo Burger is a house favourite with their signature juicy fried chicken, fresh lettuce, pickled cucumber, chives, house buffalo sauce and blue cheese sauce. A lighter bite is the Caribbean-infused Jerk Burger with jerk chicken thighs, plantain and chilli mayo.
The Classic at Clean Kitchen Club
Want to enjoy a burger guilt-free? Vegan restaurant Clean Kitchen Club is offering diners their Classic Burger for just £5, helping to save the environment and your pennies. This plant-based delight is composed of a Moving Mountains patty, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, sliced gherkin and their signature clean sauce. It will be available to order straight to your door on Deliveroo and Uber eats.
The Venimoo at Mac & Wild
London’s favourite Scottish restaurant Mac & Wild has created the Venimoo Burger, layering up beef and venison patties with cheese, pickles, béarnaise & caramelised onions in a seeded bun. All their meat is sustainably sourced with the venison coming from the Highlands and the beef coming from Dumfries & Galloway.
The Magic Mushroom at Mooshies
Mooshies in Brick Lane is ensuring that vegans and vegetarians won’t go hungry on National Burger Day with a smashing range of healthy vegan burgers. Their Magic Mushroom bun will take you on a wild flavour ride with spicy panko fried oyster mushrooms, hash brown, lettuce, and sriracha mayo.
Burnt Ends at Patty&Bun
Patty&Bun strive to create the best burgers possible, using only the freshest ingredients. To celebrate National Burger Day, they will be offering 20% off all burgers in store and 20% off their DIY boxes. This includes their new Burnt Ends kit, containing all the ingredients to make four seriously good BBQ burnt ends burgers, featuring Beef Patties, Ogleshield Cheese, pickled red chillies, onions, mayo, brioche buns and homemade BBQ brisket burnt ends.
The Moving Mountains at Unity Diner
With melted vegan cheese, onion jam, pesto, basil vegan may and fresh tomato in a pretzel bun, the Moving Mountains burger at Unity Diners is a must-try for anyone on the hunt for a vegan option. Every Moving Mountains Burger is 100% raw plant meat but looks just like a regular patty.
The Double Grilled Cheeseburger at Five Guys
With fans including Tom Hardy and Ed Sheering, where else would you want to be on National Burger Day? Top tip: try hacking the menu! The double grilled cheeseburger is a not-so-secret, off-menu item consisting of two beef patties and tucked snugly between two individual grilled cheese sandwiches. Simply asked for two grilled cheese sandwiches and a bunless hamburger.
The Greta at M*** F***
Taking over London’s famous American Car Wash is M*** F*** Drive Thru, a plant-based eatery created by Meatless Farm. The menu features delicious vegan burgers including The Greta, a Meatless Farm patty served with aubergine candy bacon, American cheese, shoestring fries, Mother Flipper special sauce, and pickle. Staying true to the brand’s green ethos, there is a 50% discount for those who pull up in an electric car or on a bicycle or e-scooter.
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