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Where to Find the Best Burgers in Toronto

Few foods are more soul-warmingly satisfying than a well-made burger. This classic handheld never goes out of style — perhaps because the best burgers strike a delicate balance between the familiar and the novel. The beef-and-bun combo is timeless and comforting, but — from fancy wagyu patties to globally influenced condiments and housemade buns — there are endless ways to dress it up and intrigue diners’ taste buds.

Whether you prefer a locally sourced beef burger enjoyed in stylish surroundings or a light, alternative protein option that you can eat on the run, these 10 essential Toronto burgers satisfy every kind of craving.

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Jessica Huras
10 Restaurants
Updated October 21, 2021
Restaurants:Bymark, Té, Planta Yorkville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Continental, Korean, Vegetarian / Vegan
Neighborhoods:Financial District, Ossington, Yorkville
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Bymark

$$$$
Continental
Financial District
4.7
1562 reviews

Almost two decades into its run, celebrity chef Mark McEwan’s sophisticated restaurant remains a Financial District mainstay. Before the premiumization of the humble burger was de rigueur in Toronto, the signature Bymark Burger raised eyebrows with its elevated ingredients (and elevated price to match) in the restaurant’s early days. Finished with brie de meaux, shaved truffle, and grilled porcini mushroom, the burger has become an iconic menu staple that exemplifies Bymark’s refined take on classic cuisine.


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$$$$
Korean
Ossington
4.4
260 reviews

Chef-owner Grace Cho draws on her Korean heritage and Canadian childhood for Té’s creative menu. Dishes like the Korean barbecue burger, made with soy-marinated Canadian beef chuck, housemade sweet pickles, and wasabi mayo dip, bring Korean-influenced flavours to the North American favourite dish.

Dining at the restaurant: The restaurant’s minimalist, industrial-style interior or quiet back patio are both inviting settings for savouring imaginative fusion fare washed down with tea-infused cocktails, Japanese beers, and sake.


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Planta Yorkville

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Yorkville
4.5
1538 reviews

Notable chef David Lee’s restaurant Planta was a pioneer in Toronto’s plant-based scene when it opened in 2016, bringing fine-dining flair to vegan cuisine along with an emphasis on local, scratch-made fare. The Planta Burger is among the restaurant’s most celebrated entrees, regularly touted as one of the city’s best veggie burgers. It features a delicious black bean and beet patty topped with vegan queso and buffalo aioli.


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LOV King West

$$$$
Vegan
King West
4.5
673 reviews

Montreal-import Lov offers vegan riffs on comfort food in a stylish setting. The King Fu burger brings a flavourful and better-for-you spin to the often-indulgent dish with a crispy tofu patty that’s topped with lacto-fermented carrots and miso coleslaw.

Dining at the restaurant: The restaurant’s dreamy interior is decorated with natural materials, hanging plants, and soft gold accents, with floor-to-ceiling windows offering plenty of natural light. Pair your meal with a glass of organic wine or artful cocktail while dining in the Instagram-worthy interior or out on the equally airy patio.


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Skyflower

$$$$
Fusion / Eclectic
Harbord Village
4.0
178 reviews

Skyflower offers a retreat from Toronto’s urban streets on its plant-filled rooftop patio. Helmed by MasterChef Canada winner Eric Chong, the menu brings an upscale, chef-driven approach to nostalgic dishes. The deluxe meltdown burger is a prime example, taking the beef-and-bun combo up a notch with black truffle fonduta, bacon jam, and truffle aioli.


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1 Kitchen

$$$$
Farm-to-table
Downtown / Entertainment District
4.6
175 reviews

This stunning new restaurant set in the sustainably minded 1 Hotel focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. Much of the menu is plant-based, with many ingredients grown in an onsite garden, while meat dishes feature locally sourced proteins. The 1 Kitchen Burger is made from Nolan Farms Angus beef from Ontario’s Grey Highlands and other toppings are sourced through farm-fresh supplier 100km Foods.


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BlueBlood Steakhouse

$$$$
Steakhouse
Midtown / Uptown
4.6
2754 reviews

Casa Loma’s lavish steakhouse offers premium beef cuts sourced from across the globe. The restaurant’s burger is no exception to its splurge-worthy menu, featuring wagyu beef topped with aged cheddar and served with hand-cut duck-fat fries.


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Fresh on Crawford

$$$$
Vegetarian / Vegan
Queen West
4.7
315 reviews

Founded in 1999, plant-based mini-empire Fresh introduced Toronto to vegan fare before it became mainstream. The menu emphasizes hearty yet wholesome cuisine, including a selection of patties such as the barbecue burger, which sees a housemade grain burger topped with barbecue sauce, a pair of quinoa-breaded onion rings, garlic mayo, and napa cabbage. Cold-pressed juices and craft cocktails made with ingredients like turmeric and organic craft kombucha pair well with lunch or dinner.


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Lee

$$$$
Global, International
King West
4.7
3105 reviews

Star chef Susur Lee’s long-running King West restaurant blends Southeast Asian flavours with French culinary techniques on its playful, small plates menu. The signature cheeseburger spring roll is a light, fusion-style take on the beloved handheld featuring AAA Angus beef, smoked chile mayo, pickled veggies, and aged Canadian cheddar, all wrapped in a crisp lettuce cup.


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Roux

$$$$
Creole / Cajun / Southern
The Junction
4.1
191 reviews

This charming restaurant in the Junction specializes in French-Cajun fare and Southern-inspired classics. The piled-high Roux burger gets a savoury kick from chipotle mayo and pickled onions, plus there’s the option to up the ante by adding pulled pork, bacon, cheddar cheese, or a fried egg (or, if you’re particularly hungry, all of the above). Opt for hand-cut fries or balance out the meal with a light salad.


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