Courtesy of Noah Fecks and Paul Wagtouicz
It goes without saying that Thrillist has a thing for burgers, and we’ve spent plenty of time telling you about our favorites across the country. But it’s been two years since we told you the absolute best in NYC, and, in a city where you can eat a new burger every night of the week and not get bored, that's a damn shame.
In 2015, NYC’s greatest burgers aren't just coming from burger-focused restaurants (in fact, very few are). They're coming from classic old-school pubs and diners, tiny hole-in-the-wall spots in Brooklyn, beach shacks out in Rockaway, Australian cafes, and even pizza places. Each one of these 32 burgers -- the absolute best of the best -- proves that New York burgers are never simply about just meat, cheese, and a bun (even when that's how they may appear). There's the perfect diner burger, a Juicy Lucy that does Minnesota proud, a chain burger that rivals In-N-Out, an ultra-fancy prime dry-aged beef number, a steakhouse burger with deckle (more on that later), and even a burger that's received Obama's stamp of approval.
We’re also going to be pitting them against each other (and letting you vote) in our Burger Bracket, which you can find here. Vote away! And, of course, let us know (by screaming) in the comments if we missed your favorite burger.