Adored by every foodie, burgers are iconic. They’re easy to eat because they’re served on a bun, usually cheap and there’s always something for everyone no matter what your tastes are. Whether you’re new to Melbourne’s burger scene, a burger lover trying to find the best in town, or looking to try something new, we want to share our top five favourite places with you:
1. Wonky Trolley
For a true Melbournian-style burger, the Wonky Trolley is one of the frontrunners for an authentic burger. Whether you need a bite to eat after a long day of shopping or a place to hang out with your mates, there are gourmet burgers for everyone. For those who love the classics, there are big juicy patties. For chicken lovers, there are perfectly seasoned breasts and sweet potato patties if you’re vegetarian or vegan.
2. Ziggy’s Eatery
Found in South Melbourne and Balaclava, Ziggy’s Eatery is known for being the game-changer in Melbourne’s burger scene. Giving you New York-style burgers, Ziggy’s is all about community and creating Aussie-made authentic burgers with personality. We recommend trying their signature burgers like the ZFC Burger and The Cheez paired with a glass of tap beer.
A family run place in Moonee Ponds, Burground is known for being a welcoming and friendly eatery focused on delivering the best burgers for great value. You can expect to find a well-balanced menu filled with the classics (if you’re a beef burger purist) and fresh fried chicken burgers. We recommend trying their Merry Go Round Burger paired with a matcha milkshake and paprika chips. Or if you’re a vegetarian, try their Veggie Burger which features their signature charcoal black bun, grilled halloumi cheese, beetroot, lettuce and soy mayonnaise.
Holding a reputation as Hawthorn’s best burger place, L’burger is a casual dining restaurant serving artisan burgers and a variety of tasty culinary creations like their house-made Belgian waffles, spicy chicken wings, weekly salads, tasting plates and sharing platters. Using locally-sourced ingredients, their menu is filled with Halal-certified meat patties free from preservatives, the chicken is free-range and an extensive range of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. Whichever burger meal you order will also come with complementary sides like loaded fries.
5.Handlebar Burgers and Beers
How can anyone say no to $13 burger and milkshake meal deals every Tuesday? Take you and your mates to Handlebar for an American-style burger experience. Choose from their menu of signature wagyu burgers like the CowBoy, the Horseshoe, or the Super Trooper. Or their veggie options like The Cop which features grilled mushroom and fried halloumi or their If you love your sides, Handlebar has beer-battered fries and loaded fries, and onion rings.