This week we’re doing something TOTALLY DIFFERENT for the blog. Ms.D of the broad house (a group much like ours in Toronto) and I thought it would be fun an informative to exchange a blog post of our top three burgers in our respective cities. Read on to learn all about awesome burgers in Toronto!
Story by Dawna (http://thebroadhouse.com)
We know how much our American cousins love burgers but I am willing to bet we Canadians love burgers more! Toronto has a variety of world class restaurants and that goes for burgers too. Whether it’s a veggie burger, beef, camel or bison, over the past few years this city has exploded with burger places popping up what seems like every month and the variety of choices are unlimited.
Well, You can see the dilemma.It’s impossible to keep up! From grandma’s greasy spoon to gourmet burger joints there really is something for everyone regardless of budget.Torontonians are also becoming increasingly more aware and concerned about eating local and organic and these burger places are filling the demand, sating cravings and filling bellies.
There’s always lists being published..The top 10, the top 5 , the top 20 , the best of this, the best of that, that it gets overwhelming and redundant so when I was asked to talk about the best 3 burgers in Toronto at first I thought that this would be an impossible mission as truly there has never been a burger I didn’t like but yes, some have been more burgasm worthy than others.
So here it goes!
Located in the heart of Broadview Village on Queens St.E across from a strip joint called Jilly’s has been around for about 20yrs.Run by James and his wife Amy, they named the place after his Grandfather.James makes no beef or bones about giving you more for your money’s worth. The meat is honest to goodness greasy, juicy beef not overly spiced and with names like The Big Kevorkian,The Big Pig,The Bulls Ball and The Coronary Special to name a few, well let’s’ just say If you want to eat ‘healthy’ This is NOT the place.
Watch our showcase video here (http://youtu.be/JK0tGUAvVH4) No men were harmed in the making of this video.
Warning: It gets messy.
The Beet –Organic Café
The Beet-Organic Cafe is located in the Junction , an area of the city that was dry from 1904 right up until 1997, meaning the sale of alcohol was banned because of the Temperance movement but I digress…
The Beet has been part of the neighbourhood now for almost 5yrs and is owned and operated by 2 women. One a Certified Nutritionist, the other a Homeopathic Doctor. Not only is the food they make and serve local and organic the décor was planned with eco-conscientiousness. Even the take out cutlery is biodegradable being made of potato starch. What is most fascinating about this place and their burgers is that they are baked in the oven and served on a kamut bun. In fact, all burgers should be served on this type of bun.You can read more about it here. (www.kamut.com)
The Beet only serves 3 kinds of burgers. A lamb burger, bison burger and a veggie burger made of tofu and cashew nuts. Being a meat eater, not liking tofu and being hard to please when it comes to veggie burgers I have to say hands down this is the best veggie burger I have ever had. I cannot rave about it enough!
You can see the showcase video here (http://youtu.be/CT4qHcRpu5E)
Burger Stomper Burger Bar
This is one of the newest additions to the burger scene having opened this past summer of 2012.They are a welcome sight in the heart of Greek town that is lined with health food stores and Greek restaurants on The Danforth.These guys are also the inventors of The Burger Stomper (http://www.burgerstomper.com/ a hamburger press that guarantees a perfectly cooked (meaning keeping the juices in, cooking it evenly) and perfectly shaped burger in 5 seconds.Their burgers are dreamy, delicious and unrivaled with the local triple ‘A’ Canadian beef being grounded fresh daily and stomped into 6oz patties or 2oz sliders. If you’ve ever been to Montreal you understand what real bagels are and what real poutine is and Burger Stomper will also give you “poutinegasms”.
I could go on but I’ll let our showcase video speak for itself.(http://youtu.be/nBPkBBj7Gxk)
It’s also the place where we are hosting our first annual Burger BROADS Burger BALL on November 22nd so, should you ever make your way to Toronto we would love to show you around and share a burger experience with you.
We Find.we Eat.we Share.
Ms.D ( Madame of www.TheBrOadHouSe.com )