6 Must-Try Burgers in Ottawa and Toronto
If you're looking for the best burgers in Ottawa and Toronto, you've come to the right place. We've done everyone a favor and eaten our way across these tasty cities. Texture, seasoning, toppings, quality ingredients— we kept all the essentials in mind when picking these must-tries.
So, put on your stretchy pants, and join us for this delicious tour of every-burger worth having in two of Canada's major cities.
The Best Burgers in Ottawa and Toronto
1. BFF's What's Poppin' Burger
Location: Ottawa & Toronto
Our latest duo, the What's Poppin' Burger & Fries, is on the BFF menu until the end of October so come and get a taste while you still can. We're a Canadian fast food chain, so naturally, we love using the bi-monthly duos to make creative combos that show off flavors from all over the world. The What's Poppin' Duo is proving to be a customer fave (it's poppin'!) and once you hear what's in it you'll understand why:
- Buttermilk, brined, gluten-free fried chicken
- Housemade hot honey
- Southern pimento cheese
- Zhug range
....get all the above between our brioche buns or on our housemade fries! Pop by 😉, why don't ya?
2. The Burger Priest's California Classic
Located in: Toronto & Ottawa (and beyond)
The Burger Priest's founder dropped out of Seminary school to follow his true passion— good old-fashioned burgers. The result? A holy experience 😇. The menu is huge and overwhelming, but the California Classic is a delicious go-to. A cheeseburger with secret sauce, sautéed onions, tomato, and lettuce, served between buttered buns fried to perfection. We must confess it's damn good.
3. The Burgernator's Captain Jerk
Located in: Toronto
This Kensington market burger restaurant has a noble mission: "Ridding the city of half-hearted and overcooked burgers, processed cheese, and questionable toppings."
If you struggle regularly with the sweet-salty dilemma (which do you want more???), this is your burger: An all-beef patty with grilled pineapple, Havarti cheese, lettuce, tomato, and jerk sauce.
Only a jerk wouldn't like it...womp-womp.
4. The Holy Chuck's The Holy Duck
Located in: Toronto
A chuck duck! Can you resist that rhyme? (We couldn't). Holy Chuck's was founded back in 2011 by a Toronto native. They've got all the classics, but for something unique get your taste buds on The Holy Duck. It's got:
- Aged beef
- Fresh Quebec foie gras
- Maple smoked bacon
- Italian white truffle oil
- Canadian maple syrup
Where else are you gonna find that combo? P.S. If you want to eat a massive burger and drink a milkshake in record time, and then get free stuff for it, go learn about their Go Chuck Yourself Challenge.
5. The Works' Juicy Lucy
Located in: Ottawa
This Ottawa-based burger chain has been around for over 20 years. That makes it the old-timer on this list. It still has fresh flavors though...like their take on the wonderful Juicy Lucy. It has cheese stuffed into the burger patty. Is your mind blown? Topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, and red onions, it's a savory take on the classic we love.
6. Bite Burger House's Curd You Believe It
Located in: Ottawa
Speaking of the joys of cheese, go to Bite Burger for more. Founded by industry veterans, Bite elevates comfort foods through creative recipes and quality ingredients. A good example of this is their Curd You Believe It Burger; as you might've guessed, it has cheese curds but also beef, double-smoked bacon, red onion, and chipotle lime mayo. It's got a lot of texture and might even satisfy your poutine craving.
Go Eat Burgers
Burgers! Don't those two syllables bring you joy and comfort? Take this list and embark on your burger tour of Canada, one epic sandwich at a time.
BFF isn’t your typical burger n’ fries joint. Our food helps to remove barriers and unite people from different backgrounds over memorable and nostalgic flavors. With quality ingredients and creative combos, we aim to be your (tastebuds’) BFF. Stop by one of our locations in Ottawa or Toronto.
Order takeout or delivery directly through our website, and tag us in pics of your fave BFF foods @burgersnfriesforever.
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