Nothing hits the spot like a juicy, perfectly-topped, fresh-off-the-grill burger, so it’s a good thing Vancouver’s selection of this classic comfort food is absolutely out of this world.
From high-end beef patties at Hawksworth to the glorious $2.89 Wakwak Burger from our favourite Granville Street food truck, whether it’s breakfast, classic cheese, or covered in bacon, Vancouver has every kind of burger you could dream of.
Here are the best burgers to sink your teeth into in Vancouver.
Tucked into the back of popular nighttime haunt The American is Monarch Burger. This purveyor has quickly become a Vancouver favourite when it comes to a classic, satisfying, and fresh burgers. Get one 45-day aged, fresh-ground beef patty, special sauce, lettuce, tomato, and pickles on a sandwiched between a bun lightly-browned with butter for just $10.
Address: The American – 928 Main Street, Vancouver
If you haven’t tried this new-ish import from Victoria you should make a point to, because there are some stellar burgers from their selection of 17+ versions of the sandwich. A standout and fan favourite is The Bison Burger, a combo of rangeland bison, five-year aged cheddar, crispy fried onions, housemade lime and tortilla hot sauce, jalapeno aioli, butter lettuce, and tomato for $18.
Address: 2996 Granville Street, Vancouver
Sit at the Alibi Room for an hour and you’ll probably see a few of this beer mecca’s signature burger pass by your table, after which you’ll be left wanting to order one for yourself. A mixture of all-natural beef burger with lettuce, tomato, smoked onions, and mayo, this dish comes complete with a side pickle, fries, and slaw for $14.75.
Address: 157 Alexander Street, Vancouver
We’d argue this is one of the best brunch burgers in Vancouver, and it’s easy to see why. Available during this Gastown haunt’s weekend brunch service, the Breakfast Burger is a layered delight which features a hashbrown patty, a fried egg, and a quarter pound patty.
Address: 217 Carrall Street, Vancouver
Head through the side door and up the stairs of Main Street’s Campagnolo and you’ll be in the perfect position to devour The Dirty Burger, which can be ordered in the main dining room at Campagnolo during lunch (Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm), and seven night a week from 6 pm onwards Upstairs. This dish is brought to you by Chef Robert Belcham (also responsible for the Monarch Burger) and is widely regarded as one of the best burgers in Vancouver, and with a 40-day dry aged beef patty, a sunny side up egg, and secret sauce, we’d expect nothing less.
Address: 1020 Main Street, Vancouver
The All Day Breakfast burger at this Fraser Street spot is a no-brainer for those who love a good burger. Made from a maple sausage pork patty, American cheese, hash browns, secret sauce, and a fried egg, this might be the best $15.50 you ever spend.
Address: 3296 Fraser Street, Vancouver
Hand-formed patty, fresh bun, and loaded toppings, the Classic Cheeseburger here is known to be satisfying on the taste buds and the pocketbook (it’s only $11.95). Don’t let this Terminal Avenue spot cruise by your foodie radar, it’s definitely worth a stop for anyone who is a burger lover.
Address: 333 Terminal Avenue, Vancouver
If Beyonce was a burger, this would be her. The Hawksworth Beef Burger is a combination of applewood smoked bacon, aged cheddar, and thick, crispy frites. For $23 it’s definitely not your everyday burger, but it’s worth the splurge. This dish is only available during lunch service.
Address: Rosewood Hotel Georgia – 801 W Georgia Street, Vancouver
Head to Pourhouse Restaurant to get their signature Pourhouse Burger which made from a combo of ground chuck steak and tender brisket, bacon apple jam, and cheddar cheese. You can add a fried egg on top for just $2 more, and BAM! You’ll be in burger heaven.
Address: 162 Water Street, Vancouver
Whatever you’re thoughts on Wak Wak, you can’t deny that the $2.85 price tag for a burger form this food truck is anything less than extraordinary. It may be simple, but the patty is juicy, the lettuce is crispy, and the bun is hella soft. If that’s not a recipe for a solid street burger, we don’t know what is.
Address: Granville at Pender