Last week, we brought you our take on five of Toronto’s top 10 burgers. Here, the odyssey concludes with five others. Behold the burger bounty.
Screw the grill: The Stockyards griddles its 6-oz. patties, then toasts the fluffy bun on the griddle to soak up some juice. Top it with standard fixings, including Stockyards’ mayo, and for a buck more, bacon or caramelized onions. With fries, $9. 699 St. Clair Ave. W., 416-658-9666.
Get extreme with the Quadruple C (“colossal colon-clogger combo”): a 24-oz. burger topped with a quarter pound of cheese, a quarter pound of bacon, and two fried eggs. Served with a large shake and small poutine. $23.95. 714 Queen St. E., 416-463-7310.
The Yellow Griffin Pub
Get spoiled for choice with toppings galore and patties made of beef, lamb, chicken breast, pork, turkey, bison, salmon or veggie. Craving a PB-and-fried-egg burger? The Griffin’s got you covered. With fries, $10.95 – $14.35. 2202 Bloor St., 416-763-3365.
There are many reasons to visit Allen’s: leafy patio. Great Scotch selection. Oh, and the burger: Made with local sirloin, grilled to perfection, and smothered with top-shelf cheeses, if this isn’t Toronto’s best burger, it’s damn close. $10.25, 143 Danforth Ave., 416-463-3086.
The Burger’s Priest
This tiny east-end eatery is converting burger skeptics into believers thanks to The Priest, a slight, super-juicy patty topped with a cheddar-stuffed, panko-breaded portobello mushroom. Add some caramelized onions or bacon ($1) and get ready to say hallelujah! $9.99. 1636 Queen St. E., 647-734-0617.
Image courtesy of L.Richarz.