Where to Find the World’s Best Burgers
Published 30 March 2016
If you like to experience a destination through your stomach, and you’re stomach is a fan of burgers, then this article is for you. After a poll with our Experts, and our customers on Facebook, we’ve come up with the people’s choice for the best burgers around the world.
WARNING: do not read if you're feeling peckish.
Fergburger, New Zealand
The definitive favourite with both our Experts and our customers; if you try just one burger on your travels, make it a Fergburger in New Zealand. In Queenstown, New Zealand to be precise. The legendary establishment is beloved for its hand-made burgers, namely for their size, and for their succulent taste.
“Not only was it almost as big as my head, it was delicious! It’s not cheap but well worth it - the relish they use in their burgers is particularly nice,” says one of our Experts, Alex.
In fact it’s loved so much that there's a long queue outside the establishment, and all throughout the 21 hours its open. But anyone who has visited will tell you, it’s well worth the wait.
What to order: Go for the Sothern Swine featuring Prime New Zealand beef, American streaky bacon, lettuce, tomato, red onion, avocado, aioli and tomato relish.
As the land of barbeques, it’s not hard to find a good burger in Australia. For an easy to find recommendation though, the country-wide chain Grill’d does a fantastic burger (and even better rosemary sprinkled chips!). Less about the traditional cheese and ketchup burger, Grill’d is quintessentially Australian, with burger fillings including ingredients such as lamb, avocado, pineapple, beetroot, bacon and herbed mayo.
What to order: Opt for the Summer Sunset burger featuring grass-fed lean beef, avocado, crispy trim bacon, pineapple, salad, relish & herby mayo.
B&B Joint, USA
The USA is another country with no shortage of good burgers. The country did, after all, invent this hand-held cuisine. And while the big chains like McDonalds, In&Out, Shake Shack and Burger King may be the most famous, generally it’s the smaller chains or suburban burger joints where you’ll find the best servings. Enter B&B Joint, short for Burger & Beer Joint, a small burger chain with locations throughout Florida and with a very inventive menu. Think burgers with seared tuna, foie gras and black truffle aioli, bourbon BBQ sauce, oh and a burger that’s $125!
“The burger was a classic bacon and cheese, but it was perfectly cooked and served in a B&B “branded” bun. The side order of giant onion rings with jalapeno-cheddar sauce was incredible, and the beer list was huge,” says our team member Will.
What to order: The burgers on the menu cleverly take their names from classic songs. We recommend the Thunder Road.
Hudsons The Burger Joint, South Africa
Of course a burger list wouldn’t be fully complete without an entry from meat-loving South Africa. And that entry goes to Hudsons the Burger Joint, a chain located throughout the country. With a well-stated philosophy on quality and simplicity, all of Hudsons’ burgers come from their selected cuts of beef made from scratch on site, with most other ingredients sourced locally. Hudsons also has a serious drinks menu, including some rather indulgent milkshakes - Lindt brownie flavour anyone?
What to order: For a South Africa twist try The Game Burger featuring an ostrich patty topped with cranberry jelly, goats cheese and rocket.
Mos Burger, Japan
Asia might not be known for its burgers, but Mos Burger could potentially change that. The Japanese fast food burger place has a cult following around the world thanks to their uniquely Japanese rice bun burger or teriyaki burger. Even their normal hamburger has a distinctly Japanese feel to it with a very perfect looking bun.
What to order: Go for the classic Mos Burger featuring tomato, meat sauce, diced onion, mayonnaise, mustard and a beef patty to see what all the fuss is about.
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