Food & Drink

Berlin’s 8 Best Burger Spots

Published On 03/04/2015 Published On 03/04/2015
Tommi's Burger Joint
Schiller Burger
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1. Zsa Zsa Burger Motzstr. 28, Berlin, 10777

Diversity is the name of the game at Zsa Zsa, where you can order a burger and pick from more than 19 different toppings to personalize it to your heart's content.

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2. The Bird Am Falkplatz 5, Berlin, 10437

Opened by a pair of dudes from the Big Apple, The Bird brings a little New York dive ambience to Berlin, pouring brews and serving grub like burgers, steaks, and chicken wings.

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3. Volta Brunnenstr. 73, Berlin, 13355

This gastropub features a wide selection of brew, plus a decent selection of "bar food," with a gourmet twist. Pro tip: the burger is probably the best item on the menu, so go with that.

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4. Tommi's Burger Joint Invalidenstr. 160, Berlin, 10115

This multi-country chain by founder Tómas Andrés Tómasson serves up truly incredible burgers at even better prices. Simple fixings, a juicy Angus beef patty and a pillowy bun that’s definitely no afterthought, these burgers definitely stand out in a sea of joints trying to do the same thing. Tommi’s also has a food truck, so can now grab your eats at the outdoor culture space Urban Spree too.

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5. District Một Rosenthaler Straße 62, Berlin, 10119

This Mitte eatery doles out Saigon street food that ranges from traditional offerings to its banh bao burger, which is nothing short of wacky and amazing, with pickled red onions, Vietnamese pickled vegetables, fresh coriander, soybean skin, mango, and homemade sauces (garlic mayo, caramelized fish sauce, and red curry sauce).

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6. Burgermeister Oberbaumstr. 8, Berlin, 10997

Flipping patties in an ornate, 100-year-old structure that used to be a public toilet (yes, you read that right) directly underneath the U1 tracks, Burgermeister wins points just for its setting. Sure, at first you may question its sanity (and whether it's sanitary), but its moist and juicy standards will quickly put all your bathroom jokes to rest. What’s more, it stays open really late (until 4am Fridays and Saturdays), so its chili cheeseburger and cheese fries can serve as either a tasty primer before a night out in Kreuzberg or a much-needed pick-me-up before heading back home.