Where to find the Best Burgers in New York City

Burgers. Could they be directly sent from heaven? For argument’s sake, lets say so. I’m sure your tastebuds agree.

So where can you find the Best Burgers in New York City? Subway tickets at the ready, scroll down to find what takes your fancy before you run out the door:


I hope you’re hungry…

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Best Gourmet(ish) Burger

 The Fat Radish has taken an all-American classic and amped it up a little. Expect aged cheddar, biroche, home made house sauce, and high quality meats.

The Fat Raddish on Google Maps


Best Veggie Burger

The Randolph has one of the best veggie burgers you will find in the world ever. Really. Its called the garden burger and is full o’ goodness. What’s inside? Soy, Quinoa, Brown Rice, Bulgar Wheat, Carrots, Onions, Crimini Mushrooms, Kale and Corn. $15 is a pretty good deal considering!

343 and 349 Broome Street in Manhattan, and 104 South 4th Street in Williamsburg

Shake Shack Burgers IMAGE: SHAKE SHACK

Best Fast Food Burger

Shake Shack set the standard for fast food burgers. There are oodles of locations throughout the city due to the popularity of SS, but you’ll still have to cue for your lunch. They’re that popular and that good. So good, in fact, that there are 14 locations throughout the city and now also locations spread throughout the world in the likes of Istanbul and Dubai. Mcwho?

Shake Shack Locations

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Best Atmosphere for a Burger

Harlem Shake can’t be beat for taking away the atmospheric golden trophy. Its a 50’s-inspired diner: no more to be said.

Harlem Shake on Google Maps


Ultimate Americana Burger

Genuine Roadside is your answer to the all-time original “American Burger”. You can expect nothing more (and more appropriately nothing less) than a fluffy bun, meat x2, cheese, sweet pickles, and house sauce.

Genuine Roadside on Google Maps

Best_Burgers_New_York IMAGE: WALKER’S BAR

Best Pub Burger

Well if a picture could tell a thousand words… Walker’s Irish Pub certainly know how to do a downright awesome pub burger. Situated in Tribeca, this is a great place to stumble across in the late evening when you want a decent bite to accompany your beer.

Walker’s on Google Maps


Best Burger Before a Show

5 Napkin Burger is ideally located in the Theatre District, making it the perfect choice for a bite to eat before a show on or off Broadway.

5 Napkin Burger on Google Maps 

Fatburger skinny burger IMAGE: FATBURGER

The Most Burger-y Burger

Fat Burger have taken the burger business to the next level with their burger made of burgers. I mean — what. even.

Fat Burger Murray Hill on Google Maps

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    Brittany Stopa
    June 10, 2015 at 1:59 am

    You forgot the burger joint! It’s the secret everyone knows about, and it serves up one of the absolute best burgers I’ve ever tried! See more of my NYC restaurant suggestions on 🙂

    April 17, 2015 at 6:00 pm


    April 17, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Seeing as you’re a vegetarian, how what did you base your criteria on? They all look delicious, this just seems like an odd post.

    April 16, 2015 at 9:52 pm

    I’m so hungry now. They all look so yummy! Especially the Ultimate Americana and the Veggie burgers

    April 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I’ve been to NYC s many times yet I always end up in McDonald’s for a burger…hmmm..the best burger in NYC? I’d question that! Next time I’ll try something off your list for sure!

    The Blonde Tourist
    April 16, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Good to see the *important* travel topics are covered (seriously… burgers are important). Love it! BTx

    April 16, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Well if I wasn’t hungry before… now I am!! Next time I go back to NYC I’ll have to check one of these places out (:


    Jake Ryan
    April 16, 2015 at 4:22 am

    One of my favourite things about America is the food. And New York does have some of the best burger bars in the world.

    Can’t wait to be back in NYC soon. 😀


    Nikki Vargas
    April 16, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Great list! As someone who lives in NYC and writes about the food scene often, I’d also add to this list:

    Umami Burger in Greenwich

    Island Burgers & Shake in Hell’s Kitchen

    See you Saturday at the meet up!



    April 15, 2015 at 11:53 pm

    Dying to visit New York again!!

    April 15, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    They all look so good! Really hungry now haha
    I want to try them all 😀

    x Val / Valerie Randomness

    Jennifer Stevens | Adventurous Appetite
    April 15, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    YUM! Yes, hamburgers were sent from the heavens for us mortals to remember there’s a God. But I personally found the best to be in Australia! 😉

    Samantha Elisabeth
    April 15, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Love love love! I can’t wait to have a proper burger when I go home to the US, veggie or beef.

    Side Note: I love the canva editing. It’s my favorite!

    April 15, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I have been to Shake Shack and can confirm that it’s amazing! I haven’t been to any other restaurants on the list yet, but they all look soo good, especially the veggie burger and the 5 Napkin Burger!

    April 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

    I’m hungry now!

    Kelly | Endlessly Exploring
    April 15, 2015 at 9:37 am

    You have to include Five Guys under the Best Fast Food Burger section as well! Soooo good! 🙂
    Kelly |

    April 15, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Aren’t you a vegetarian, Brooke?! A strange article to write if you are!

    Love burgers though.

    April 15, 2015 at 7:41 am

    I kind of find it hypocritical for a vegetarian to write about the best burger places in NYC. Veggo burgers, sure but beef burgers, no.

    April 15, 2015 at 7:10 am

    Aha love the name of the most “burgery burger”. NYC looks like it has a great aray of foodie options! Did you try some veggies one while there?
    Andrea |

  • awanderlustblog@OUTLOOK.COM'
    April 15, 2015 at 7:07 am

    ooh useful tips thanks!! desperate to go back to NYC

    April 15, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Travel ideas @

    April 15, 2015 at 6:40 am

    nice post