Buzzfeed, somewhat of a pop culture bible, this week declared the 21 Amazing Aussie Burgers to Try Before You Die. Coming in 1st and 2nd place were two burgers from Radelaide; Burger Theory and Street ADL. Can I get a hells yeah?
Considering how many burger places have popped up in the last few years, it definitely wouldn’t go astray to rename us to the City of Burgers. Just a suggestion. Nonetheless, we’ve got some pretty kickass burger joints in this town.
I think we can all agree Burger Theory and Street ADL make some amazing burgers. Burger Theory perhaps was the first to spawn the burger trend around Adelaide, transforming from its humble beginnings as one of the first food trucks into a landmark destination in the CBD. HOWEVER, let us not forget that there are many other ridiculously delicious burgers around town, so I thought I’d take a look at some of the greats ...And after we’re done here I’ll be going to get one. Feel free to join.
Located in the heart of Norwood, Nordburger is an American-style Burger joint with a simple menu and super cool vibe. There are just a few options, but they’re absolutely all you need. The simple Nordburger with the famous Nordsauce is ridiculous. Crinkle cut fries or tater tots are a must have, and I highly recommend you add a shake to your order. Life-changing.
168 The Parade, Norwood
Bread and Bone
This is a venue you have to journey off the main street to find, and it’s stupidly worth it. Bread and Bone is nestled in between popular side streets Leigh St and Peel St. Its menu is a wonderful variety of meals, but their burgers are no-brainers. Just the right size, beautiful sauce and great fries to join the party. The restaurant is warm and cosy, but I love enjoy sitting in the tunnels enjoying the great vibes of the West-end.
15 Peel Street, Adelaide
If you, like me, try to convince yourself that burgers are ‘good for you’ (because meat is good for you, and so is lettuce, and tomato, and cheese is okay, so how could it be bad when it’s all combined?), then this is a good place to get your burger fix. It’s one of the least greasy I can find (not that grease is bad, it’s delicious), and they’re ha-uuuge. Definitely try a chicken burger, made with beautifully cooked and seasoned chicken breast. If you can’t decide, you can get two different mini burgers. With 3 locations around Adelaide it’s never too far away.
17 Synagogue, Adelaide
237 Main Rd, Blackwood
402 Magill Rd, Kensington Park
With a huge variety of burgers, there’s definitely something for you on the menu at The Taxpayer. There are some super cool concoctions such as the Alan Bond (Lamb, Moroccan eggplant, greens, aioli and chilli jam) or the Sophia Loren (Spicy blue swimmer crab cake, sweet onion relish, greens and herby mayo). It’s also got some beautiful vegetarian options, as well as the classic favourites. Brilliant location, and brilliant service. This just in, they’ve added a breakfast burger for mornings before you get to work. Just picture yourself watching the day start in Victoria Square with a delicious breakfast burger and a coffee. Heaven.
193 Victoria Square, Adelaide
Kids today won’t remember when Burger Foundry was a tiny shop on Magill road, it’s been so successful that it’s moved to a beautiful big store a little bit down the road. The burger patties and sauces are made with love, care and the tears of Jesus. They’ve also opened a store in Torrensville if you’re down that way and having burger cravings. On the side, enjoy great coffee, shakes or smoothies.
367 Magill Road, St Morris
172 Henley Beach Rd Torrensville