If you’re just going by the amount of sheer pleasure mankind as a whole has gotten from something, then the hamburger is probably the most important invention of our time (also maybe the back-scratcher), hence why we’ve made it our duty to scour Toronto for its finest beefwich purveyors. For your pleasure, these are those places:
These are Toronto's 6 finest burger spots
This King West burger joint dishes out a variety of meat discs, including John's Burger: beef and braised rib with cheddar and a sweet-and-sour pickle.
The Burger's Priest isn't a restaurant - it's a religion. It's about redeeming the burger from sinfully over-processed and over-spiced frozen patties, and bringing it back to pure fresh ground beef and simple toppings. Order "The Pope" from the secret menu - you won't actually receive Pope Francis, but you will get a double cheeseburger with two roasted portabello mushrooms, which is the next best thing.
The Stockyards is the place to go if you're a true carnivore. They plate a variety of tasty meats like marinated fried chicken, a host of burgers, and authentic wood-smoked Carolina-style BBQ.
With over 25 signature burgers, 15 shakes, and 10 fry options, Holy Chuck is not your typical burger joint. Get their classic namesake burger or, if you're feeling fancy, the "Holy Duck Burger" - a single patty with foie gras, truffle oil, and Canadian maple syrup. Wash that down with a bacon, fudge and sea salt shake, and don't leave without trying the deep-fried Nutella lollipops for a fantastic meal that may or may not end with you in a sugar-and-fat-induced coma.
Burger aficionados take note: The Yellow Griffin serves up more than 35 different kinds of burgers, which range in a wide variety of flavors and toppings.