When travelling I love to try the local food, be it soup with forced horse meatballs in Romania, or traditional dumplings in Latvia, but every once in a while I just fancy a burger and fries.
Below is my list of the best burger joints in the world. OK, I’ve only been to about 29 countries so far, but I’ll update this list as I travel.
#1 Restaurante Little Bacoa – Barcelona, Spain
This place is a little hidden gem, tucked away in the back streets of Barcelona. It’s that good we went twice during our stay. Be warned, you’ll likely have to wait a little while to find a seat, but it’s totally worth it.
The restaurant has since expanded to two other outlets in Barcelona, but the original is still the best in my opinion.
Restaurante Little Bacoa
Carrer Colomines, 2
#2 26 Hamburger Gourmet – Tel Aviv, Israel
The most un-kosher but totally delicious burger, served with sweet potato fries. Yum! Definitely the best burger in Tel Aviv.
Tip: Order a local beer to wash it down with
26 Hamburger Gourmet
Mikveh Israel 26
#3 The Reindeer -Norwich, UK
After coming back from Barcelona I was told to check out chain restaurant GBK. It’s suppose to be a gourmet burger place, and was new in town. Suffice to say I wasn’t impressed and it won’t be making it onto my list.
Consider my surprise then when I was told of an amazing burger at pub just down the road from my apartment. Of course I had to try it for myself, and have to say that the burger itself was excellent. By far the best I’ve experienced in the UK. I was however a little disappointed they served it with skinny fries. Such a big meaty succulent burger has no place being served with skinny fires. Bring back the thrice cooked chips.
Tip: Don’t forget to order bacon as an extra topping.
The Reindeer bar and Kitchen
10 Dereham Road,
#4= Burger Story – Riga, Latvia
When I was Riga in spring 2015 I managed to catch the worst of the weather. I warmed my soul with traditional Latvian dumplings for lunch, but by dinnertime I was craving some red meat. The food at Burger Story hit the spot. It’s a little way out of the old town, but that 20 minute walk is well rewarded.
Ģertrūdes iela 16,
29 161 728
#4= Burguette – Seville, Spain
If you’re looking for a burger joint in Seville, you should definitely come here. This place was recommended to me by the owner of a local cocktail bar. The burgers are good, the buns are especially tasty and the staff are friendly (even though we didn’t speak Spanish). The only downside was the fries. They seemed a little soggy for my tastes, but hey, this is a burger review.
Calle Albareda, 24
+34 954 564 244