IT’S BURGER O’CLOCK!
Do you often find yourself asking, “where should I go to eat a nice, juicy burger?” It’s not everyday that we feel like having our burgers at the McDonalds or the Burger King. Think of having a good quality, tasteful burger of any sort, with a variety of toppings to go with it. And the best part? They’re fresh from the grill! Next time you feel like having a burger, you must try out one of these places.
Firma Pickles is the best of two worlds; it is a combination of a burger AND wine bar. You can eat a burger anywhere in the world, but there are probably few places where they are served with a delicious glass of wine. Firma Pickles knows exactly which wine compliments which burger, which makes the experience that much more interesting.
But what makes this place more special than a normal burger joint? This restaurant, with a speciality in burgers, has changed the whole perspective on burgers. They have made the burger new and upcoming again. They have changed the burger from being a fast food, to being a hip and culinary meal. Their burgers are made of high quality; Wagyu meat, salmon, or tofu burgers, the list just keeps on going! This restaurant is always busy as everyone is curious to see what this new and cooler version of the burger actually includes. The toppings of your burger are also not one of the ‘regulars’. A cheeseburger will definitely not mean a slice of orange cheddar on top, but a nice Blue cheese, or perhaps a Petit Doruvael-cheese. Try something different and add a layer of black truffles or compote of shallots. And definitely don’t forget the fries; hand-cut and biological, what more can you ask for?
Besides good burgers and wines the place is also something to see. The interior has a modern, and very industrial feel to it, using wood and steel to make the place an interesting setting. They have chalkboards to finish the burger joint off. It’s a very retro restaurant with all its white tiles and wooden chairs and tables, which makes it the perfect place to fill your stomach with a big burger.
Where: Drieharingenstraat, Utrecht
In second place comes Meneer Smakers, translated into English ‘Mister Tastes’. This burger joint is a little less chic than an actual restaurant, yet definitely not comparable to a fast-food café. It’s best to describe it as a burger joint with extreme sphere. It’s not too big, cosy, and has the best vibe to relax and eat your burger.
Their burgers are of great quality for a small price. It’s no wonder this place is always fully packed with students. The range of burgers they offer is varied and balanced. They’ve got fresh burgers with delicious crunchy bread and homemade fries. They have meat, fish, and vegetarian burgers. So for the veggies under us I’d better mention that there is a huge amount of alternatives. They’ve also got extremely good ‘specials’, like the lamb- or the beetroot-burger.
Burger joints are becoming hip and trendy. That’s why third on my list is the Burger Bar in Utrecht. This joint is right in the centre of Utrecht, close to het Neude. It’s not the cosiest place to go out for dinner, but it’s perfect for a quick meal when your hunger kicks in after a long day of work. It’s a very modern and casual joint with nice décor to fit exactly with the ambience of the place. In the Burger Bar, you will find all types of guests. From young to old, from busy city peeps to relaxed students, everyone there is for one reason and one reason only; their quality burgers.
This place offers burgers as they should be; freshly grilled, juicy, with delicious toppings and homemade fries that make the meal complete. Their fun menu allows you to make your own personal burger. You get to choose your own combinations of meat, fish, or veggies, on a nice bun with different toppings and sauces. The nice thing about this? You can eat almost anything and everything you feel like eating at that moment! And trust me, their burgers are sublime. They definitely offer a fun and original menu. Also, if you’re a big eater this is the place to go. Their portions are large, especially when you compare it with what you pay for it. It’s the tastiest burger bar around!
Tip! Try their Gin Tonic’s, they are very refreshing and have an extreme fair price!
Where: Schoutenstraat, Utrecht
Writing this post has definitely induced my cravings for a nice juicy burger. And where am I going to get one? Yes, you can probably guess. Anyone care to join me?
P.S. Comment, comment, comment!