Auckland can have a reputation for its fancy eating, its healthy alternatives, and its modern lifestyle. but sometimes when you are on holiday, all you want tot do is relax, and indulge in some of your favourite guilty pleasures. We can’t think of anything better than just a good, well-made, big juicy burger, there is something just undeniably classic about a good burger that can make a holiday that much more special. Auckland is brimming with places that are perfect to grab your mitts on something good, and we have highlighted a few of our favorites!
Located in Mount Eden and NEwamarket, and famous for their homemade sauces and sodas, freshly pressed patties and only the highest quality ingredients, these burgers are a piece of handmade heaven. Not much goes better with burgers than beer and here you can indulge in both, with a variety of tap craft brews to choose from. If you want to satisfy your sweet tooth, Corner Burger also offers a dessert burger with a choice of banoffee pie or Snickers.
This family-run takeaway joint in Glen Eden specializes in beef smash burgers, which basically means big, juicy certified organic patties. The Double Cheeseburger is the most popular item on the menu. The masterpiece bursts at the seams with two beef patties doused in Swiss cheese, red onions, mayonnaise and a generous supply of pickles. Also on the lineup: an organic lamb burger, the fiery Hawaiian Dragon with a chili-salted pineapple ring, a daily vegetarian special and the bun-less keto version.
Big J’s Takeaways
Big J’s is a .ocally famous gourmet takeaway shop in Mount Wellington with weekly specials and burgers that have amassed a nearly 18,000-strong following on Facebook. The unassuming joint is owned and operated by a chef with 25 years experience who continues to deliver burgers you’ll want to go back for. To give you an idea, a recent weekly special was the Crummy Summer, which comprised a crumbed chicken breast with sauteed onions, streaky bacon, roasted garlic aioli, spiced plum sauce and crumbed camembert.
The Chosen Bun
Gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries, beer and creamy shakes — what more could you want? The Chosen Bun in Stonefields has also made a name for itself in the gluten-free arena for its buns and sides. From the menu you can choose from a smorgasbord of beef, chicken or fish, as well as a portobello mushroom burger for the veggie lovers. Make it a meal with fish bites and mozzarella sticks.