Mark your calendars! The one day of the year worth celebrating is almost upon us – no, not your birthday. It’s International Burger Day on May 28, so we’ve rounded up the best burger joints that Dubai has to offer. Napkins at the ready.
The One from New York
Straight from the streets of NYC, Black Tap is the ultimate burger joint. Here, you can dive face first into its signature burgers like the All-American, the Vegan Burger, and fan-fave Texan Burger. Our preferred location and the perfect date night spot is Al Naseem. It’s a must-visit, especially as you can take a leisurely stroll around the hotel grounds that include the Turtle Rehabilitation Sanctuary after devouring your weight in burgers.
Black Tap, Mall Of Emirates, Dubai Mall, Al Naseem, Rixos, JBR, 04 330 5103, @blacktapdubai
The One That Instagram Loves
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve seen the hype around social media’s favourite burger haunt, PICKL. This homegrown eatery has it all, serving everything from so-spicy-you-will-cry options to a classic cheeseburger that will have you back for seconds (and thirds and fourths) and a whole host of ice cream sandos. Our favourite aspect? The potato buns, of course.
PICKL, JLT, delivery across Dubai on Deliveroo, 04 584 6859, @eatpickl
The One with Free Extras
Another homegrown hero that we love is One Life Kitchen. This year, it’s upping the ante for International Burger Day celebrations by offering ‘Buy 1, Get 1 Free’ on all burgers straight through the weekend. The standout star of its burgers is definitely the vegan burger, aptly name, Schrute Farm Burger. We love how Chef Kelvin makes all his vegan patties from beetroot – you won’t find any chemical-filled Beyond Burger patties here.
One Life Kitchen, d3, 04 513 4727, @onelifekitchen
The One from Down Under
The Aussies know a thing or two about the barbie – a.k.a. barbecue – so you know Tom&Serg will serve you a top-notch burger, full of fresh and uncomplicated ingredients. Take a bite out of the towering Tom&Serg Burger that features a fresh potato bun wrapped around a perfectly seasoned mouthwatering burger patty topped with jack cheese, crispy onions, sliced tomato, Boston lettuce, and special sauce. Oh, and it comes with a side of fries and aioli – we’re sold!
Tom&Serg, Al Quoz, 056 474 6812, @_tomandserg_
The One That Started as a Secret
We love-love-love Good Burger – not only are the burgers, well, fantastic, but this female-created concept initially started as a secret pop-up. Today, it’s a permanent fixture in JLT owing to its popularity. The burgers are fresh and prepared American-style, with sides like Tater Tots or Messy Fries only adding to their appeal.
Good Burger, inside Maiz Tacos, JLT, delivery across Dubai, 04 514 4712, @goodburgerdxb