Burgers can be a healthy meal or a gluttonous culinary extravagant experience.
My friend, Matt, loves burgers more than anyone I know. In fact, Matt is such burger aficionado, that he and his associates created a clothing line and named in Hamburger Disco. They work images of Burgers into all sorts of creative designs and images. I have some of their shirts and love them! I asked Matt for his favourite burger picks in Vancouver and he was happy to share his burger favourites.
My top 5 places to get a burger in Metro Vancouver:
5) Red Robin
The iconic Wally's Burgers was a staple of my childhood. Located along Kingsway, Wally's Burgers was our only true classic burger joint. And in 2008, they closed their doors...
but not for long.A new Wally's Burgers franchise opened up right in Killarney Market last year. While it's smaller than what I was use to growing up, and missing a pinball machine, the new location provides just enough nostalgia to keep me coming back. **Try: Deluxe Chuck Wagon. Get it with Onion Rings.
I Love Lucy. Looking for a cute place to take a date out for lunch? Take her to Mount Pleasant. More specifically take her to Lucy's Eastside Diner. A neon sign, chrome bar stools, and black vinyl booths - Amazing.**Try: For $11 you can get a burger and milkshake combo. You can also substitute that milkshake for a can of Red Racer (if Surrey beer is your thing).
2) Two Parrots
Two Parrots is on this list because they serve the infamous 2 lb burger. This is the biggest burger that I've ever found in Vancouver. And this is no novelty burger - this beautiful piece of culinary art tastes amazing. I once tried to tackle this beast, but finished only a mere 45% of it.Share it with 2-4 friends, or take the 2 lb burger challenge! If you finish the 2 lb burger alone, without going to the bathroom, and in under an hour, it's free! And you get put on the wall of fame.
**Try: The 2lb Burger! Duh! My Everest....
1) Splitz Grill
Back in the day, whenever we would trek up to Whistler, we always make sure to grab burgers at Splitz Grill. Lucky for us Vancouverites, that they decided to open up a second location on Main St! Splitz has a pretty sweet subway-esque system. You order your food, and then you follow them as they grill your patty in front of you, and throw in whatever toppings you like. The staff is super friendly, they have beer, the burgers are always amazing, and they're the only ones that carry the super secret Splitz sauce - That's why Splitz is my favourite burger joint in Vancouver. PS. To all the vegetarians out there: The Splitz Spice Lentil burger is the heartiest meat-free burger I've ever had.
**Try: The Bison Burger w/ babaganous.
Please send me a message or comment: Where is your favourite burger spot in Greater Vancouver???