Here are some of the most delicious ways to show your appreciation for this culinary gift.
Burgers are easily one of America’s best inventions, so it makes sense that there’s a whole day dedicated to this delicious, all-encompassing meal. While the true origin of the burger is still unclear, it’s come a long way from being just a ground beef meat patty between buns. The modern-day burger is a loaded vessel featuring stacks of patties (which could also be turkey, vegan patties, or bison), lettuce, ketchup, relish, onion rings, bacon pickles, and, of course, cheese. In essence, the burger is now shaped around your personal preferences and here are some of the best places to get them in L.A.
HiHo makes double-patty 100% grass-fed Wagyu beef burger that’s not overly rich, and that’s what makes it so special. The high-quality meat layered with cheese, lettuce and tangy ketchup normally explode out of the lightly toasted bun make for one delicious mess and it’s completely worth it. The company stays true to the traditional American notion of a burger, but one that is centred around one key ingredient: beautiful, marbled beef. Although, their vegan burger is worth mentioning— oh, and those gorgeous fries!
You can order pickup to-go here.
4. Monty’s Good Burger
Here you go vegans, this one is for you—although any meat-eater would be easily converted by Monty’s offerings. The burgers are made with an Impossible Burger patty, topped with plant-based cheese and locally-sourced ingredients. On top of that, there’s all the morish homemade sauces and the delicately crafted Bosch Bakery buns. There are currently three locations that are all pet-friendly.
Find your nearest one here.
With food porn like this, it’s hard to think of a reason not to immediately get into your car, race down to your nearest In-and-Out, and order a monster stack with all the cheese. Very few will argue with the quality of In-N-Out, even if it is a chain.
Find your nearest one here.
4. Love Hour
The pop-up smashburger joint has gone from strength to strength and they have are now a permanent thing. Simply choose between a single or a double and add your own toppings. There’s a perfect balance of grease and crispiness to the bun that sets these apart form other smash spots. You can also order home kits and their famous Love Sauce to turn everything in your fridge into something delicious. They currently offer drive-in pre-orders on Wednesdays and Saturdays so plan your week accordingly.
Pre-order online here.
5. Cassell’s Hamburgers
A real American classic with a side of history. The iconic spot started all the way back in 1948 when Al Cassell tuned his passion for premium beef burgers into a lunch counter that became famous for grinding their own beef daily. Cassell’s resides in Hotel Normandie in Koreatown and DTLA, offering you the same antibiotic and hormone free Aspen Ridge Beef that is ground daily.
Order through ChowNow here.
Featured Image: Monty’s Good Burger