Burger Breakdown: Finding The Best Burgers in Berlin
Burgers are always a good idea. They signal the start of summer and the start of the BBQ season. But there is nothing worse than catching whiff of a burger when it doesn’t belong to you. The smell plays havoc with your nostrils and you are left with two choices. Follow your nose, find the source, make friends and eat happily after. Or hunt down your nearest burger joint.
It is not hard to find a burger restaurant in Berlin. But it is damn difficult trying to choose one. The selection of patty and buns on offer is simply overwhelming. Especially, when each venue claims to hold the prestigious title of ‘best burger in berlin.’ How do you know who to trust?
Find your perfect burger match and follow this handy burger breakdown guide.
Whether you call it a bun, bap or Brotchen, does the dough seal the deal for you? If it’s the bread that makes you go weak at the knees, head over to Schiller Burger. Get your mitts around a freshly baked sesame topped bun straight from the Schiller bakery itself. Not to be enjoyed without their famous sweet potato chips of course. A well rounded menu leaving even the veggie and vegans spoilt for choice. You have three venues to choose from which are all as cosy as the next. Take out or shotgun your table quick!
Find them on: Herrfurtherstrasse, Karlmarx Allee, Schoenleinestrasse
Are you all about the beef? Get yourself down to The Bird for some seriously premium Black Angus Beef. Undeniably a top notch burger joint, expect everything you normally would from a US steakhouse and that’s what you’ll get, including the price. Book ahead or be sure to arrive between 18-20.00 for their Angry Hour special. Go cheesy, go saucy or just go extra meaty but make sure you go!
The Bird is at: Falkplatz 5, Prenzlauerberg, Kottbusser Damm 95 Kreuzberg
Looking for the top topping? Find everything and anything but limp lettuce in your burger at Burgeramt. Pages upon pages of burgers await you in Friedrichshain. Whittle down your preferences between the exceptional peanut sauce or superb home-made guacamole. As with all Amt’s in German, expect to queue. Short for time? Pop into the second door and you can perch on a bar stall or take the feast home.
Head over to Krossener Strasse in Boxhagner Platz for the Amt.
The fries: It’s all about the chips, plus the fries and nothing but the pommes. Are you nodding vigorously? Try out Shiso. Not only will you be greeted with a delectable burger (plus the green shiso leaf and optional Korean extras) but an array of potato side orders. The sweet potatoes are delicious, the two twisted potatoes are spiral spectacles but the homemade chips are the very best! Not only that, but their burgers are cheaper than chips with the standard Hamburger at just 4.20EUR.
Shiso is only found at Auguststrasse 29C, Mitte
Hangry? Is that painful mixture of hunger and anger eating you up inside minute by minute? Berlin Burger International (BBI) has the remedy. Put up with the queue (no pain, no game) and be rewarded with an absolute monster of a burger. They are only available in one size. And that’s XXL.
Chomp your chosen glorious combinations of burgers.
Pannierstrasse is the home of BBI.
By Alice Higgins