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The 21 Best Burgers From Around the World

Food + Drink
by Amelia Hagen Dec 21, 2016

Living abroad for so long has really made me come to appreciate a darn good burger no matter where I am. I am a big foodie when I travel — yes, one of those people who takes pictures of every meal. Yet sometimes I just get sick of the local food and find myself craving a fat, juicy burger for dinner. Whether you’re an expat-immigrant, a picky eater, or like Ron Swanson, enjoy a little beer every now and again, here’s a burger trail you’ll want to follow.

Stereotypical to a tee, the USA is home to more mouthwatering burgers than I can count. From hot and humid Florida to the green and fresh Pacific Northwest, burger joints dot the landscape. Surprisingly, crazy burger goodness can be also be found in the culinary meccas of Italy and Japan. Yes, devour the local cuisine there but if you’re interested in a little something different, try their take on the old-fashioned beef patty.

Asia and the South Pacific are also cornucopias full of burgers and fries ready to be worked off at the gym the next day. Singapore’s wealth of expat-frequented hotspots have noted the hunger for hamburgers and have delivered accordingly. These places provide perfect opportunities to mix it up on your travels whether you’re at home or abroad!

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Vortex Bar & Grill

 Vortex Bar & GrillAtlanta, United StatesLow-key burger bar with good whiskey. Good music and an excellent option when you crave nachos (holaaaa, borracho nachos!), tater tots (I’ll have 2 orders of the Dixie wrecked taters ASAP pronto, please!) and obviously a good burger. I like the Black & Blue (Cajun all day, baby). If you’re feeling ambitious, order the Zombie Apocalypse. You’ll need lots of napkins and luck for that one. Probably a whiskey, too. #burger #cheap-eats

Potato Head Folk

 Potato Head FolkSingapore, SingaporePotato Head Folk, also found in Bali and Hong Kong, has an extensive list of burgers to feed your appetite. A little expensive but what in Singapore isn’t ?, prepare to spend anywhere from $15 to $26 for a burger. Side not included. If you decide to splurge on one of their burgers, you will be glad you did #burgers #food #drinks #singapore

Wild Dog Angelopolis

 Wild Dog AngelopolisHeroica Puebla de Zaragoza, MexicoPretty tasty hot dogs and burgers. Dog friendly. Excellent selection of international/craft beers. They have veggie hot dog/burger options too. #Puebla #beer #burgers #hotdogs

Hog & Rocks

 Hog & RocksSan Francisco, United StatesOne of the best (if not THE best) burger in SF. #burgers #oysters #brunch


 BacoaBarcelona, SpainBacoa boasts as being the best Hamburgueseria in town, and in all of it’s 5 joints around Barcelona, it does not disappoint. Head to their site at Barceloneta beach for their cool but friendly (English speaking) waiters, quick service and perfect location close to the famous ‘cubes’ sculpture. A great spot for people watching or looking out into the beautiful blue, while taking in that fresh sea air. 
Choose your bread type and meat type combined with their home made toppings and sauces. With a wide range of choice and reasonable price it’s the perfect end to a day at the beach!
#burgers #beachfood #cheap-eats #homemade #englishspeaking #goodviews


 8bitMelbourne, AustraliaFood was good, recommend for the experience but it shouldn’t be eaten every day. I had the Chicken and Mayo burger, chips and a peanut-butter milkshake. Probably the largest burger I’ve ever had.

Burger Project

 Burger ProjectSydney, Australia#burger #localbeer #craftbeer

Ekim Burgers

 257 Cuba StWellington, New ZealandFantastic burgers and fries. Bit of a hipster hangout but worth a visit even if you are not a hipster. #cheap-eats #open-late #burger #food


 ByronLondon, United KingdomGood burgers. I go for the portobello (veggie) or the Smoky (love the fried onions, crispy bacon, cheddar and bbq sauce combo). The shakes are epic! #cheap-eats

Peter’s Drive-In

 Peters’ Drive-InCalgary, CanadaA favourite stop for local Calgarians. Pretty good burgers at a good price with picnic bench seating in back. #cheap-eats #burgers

Hungry Heaven

 Hungry heavenFukuoka-shi, JapanBest burgers in Fukuoka! This burger shown here is so big that I couldn’t even fit the entire thing in the photo. Good Western-style sides and appetizers, too. Generally pretty crowded, fun for groups! #burgers #free-wifi #japan #fukuoka

City Grill

 City GrillSankt-Peterburg, RussiaRuben Street branch of this SPB burger chain recommended to me by local friends. More expensive fare but you get what you pay for. Delicious burgers and sides! #burgers #russia #stpetersburg #free-wifi #coffee

A Praça

 A PraçaLisboa, PortugalDelicious food in the middle of LX Factory, a creative and arts market and district. #burgers #cocktails #hipster

Kua ‘Aina Aoyama

 Kua ‘Aina AoyamaMinato-ku, JapanHawaiian-themed burger chain around Tokyo! All of the burgers are great but make sure you at least get one with avocado. Kua ‘Aina’s claim to fame is that it once hosted Barack Obama and you can see photos from his visit at every branch of the chain. #burgers #tokyo #cafes #japan #free-wifi

True Burger Bar

 True Burger BarKyiv, UkraineFabulous Western-style burgers in a trendy bar restaurant. Solid location as well! English-speaking staff. #cheap-eats #free-wifi

The Airliner

 The AirlinerIowa City, United StatesPopular local hotspot that has daily lunch specials and cheap beer. All burgers are top notch – order with a side of seasoned waffle fries! The place counts Tom Brokaw as one of its famous patrons. #cheap-eats #open-late #casual #food #free-wifi #beer #nightlife


 Nidaba | Beer, Peace & LoveMontebelluna, ItalyBest burgers and craft beer in the greater Venice region. English-speaking staff who are all extremely knowledgable about their beer selection. Not the cheapest place but a great choice if you’re looking for something other than Italian food in the area. #open-late #burgers #beer #craftbeer


 Zavore’aCayey, Puerto RicoMofongo Burger with onion rings!!!
Puerto Rican style!!

The Le Tub Saloon

 The Le Tub SaloonHollywood, United StatesAwesome, hearty burgers and beers right along the water. Ecclectic artwork, old trinkets, colorful furniture cover the bar area while old school bath tubs and toilets line the walkway into the bar and outdoor seating area. Get a table along the water and watch the boats come and go! #burgers #beer #bars

#cheap-eats #open-late #food #free-wifi #casual

Bigwheel Burger Inc.

 Bigwheel Burger IncVictoria, CanadaLocal, sustainable, free range burgers at a fair price. Cafeteria style dining. Beers on tap.

Ham Holy Burger

 Ham Holy BurgerMilano, ItalyBest burgers in Milan! All made from organic and locally sourced ingredients. Cool interior decor and polite staff. You order everything via iPad at your table and you are free to keep the iPad to use throughout your meal. Join the member club and you’ll get 10% off your meal and a free dessert (also delicious!) Can’t recommend this place enough. #burgers #italy #milan #free-wifi

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