5 Burger Joints Worth Traveling For

ID-10052807 By Grant Cochrane
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It might not be the healthiest cuisine option around, but a really great burger is something that can satisfy cravings and turn a crappy day into a much more remarkable one. However, when it comes to finding a brilliant burger, there’s more to look for than just some meat on a bun. From mile-high creations filled with all sorts of goodies to simple yet elegant options that focus on quality ingredients, there are burgers all around the world that are sure to have your mouth watering and taste buds satiated in a few minutes flat. If you’re keen to travel the world trying the best burgers on offer, read on for five restaurants you should add to your bucket list.

Ferdi in Paris

This Parisian establishment is good enough for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, who have been spotted more than once at the restaurant, and declared by Penelope Cruz to serve up the best cheeseburgers in Paris. It is also the place that some of the world’s most well-regarded fashion designers turn to when they need a good lunch — both Marc Jacobs and Christian Louboutin have been seen dining here on many occasions. Run by husband and wife-team Alicia and Jacques Fontanier, Ferdi opened in 2004 as a “strictly non chichi” venue for Parisian locals to head to for home-style comfort food, quality Spanish tapas and an extensive drinks list. The restaurant is named after the couple’s son Ferdinand and has been fitted out with eclectic, quirky decor such as their son’s old toys, humorous vintage signs and well-loved second-hand furniture. Ferdi (located near the Place de la Concord) has a warm, informal, intimate feel and is famous around the world for its cheeseburgers. The venue books out months in advance, particularly for dinner, so ensure you make a booking before you go so you can enjoy time spent at this quality restaurant. After all, the sign on the front door says it all: “Good food takes time. We have the food. Do you have the time?”

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Review of Double-Double at In-N-Out Burger

We were on the road recently in Ventura, California, and we jumped at the opportunity to grab a legendary In-N-Out Burger. This wasn’t a new thing for us, but some of our friends had never tried these delicious concoctions. As you cans see from the photos, we went with the Double-Double burgers. It looks like many double hamburgers you’ll find today at other fast food spots, but the taste of this burger surpasses all of them and lives up to its legendary status. You can taste the quality of this burger, as you won’t find one sitting under a heat lamp. They use fresh beef and have their own patty making factory. By focusing on burgers and not cluttering the simple menu with chicken or other options, In-N-Out can deliver the goods over and over again.

While the burger was amazing, the French Fries were average at best and the shake was nothing special. Everything here revolves around the incredible burgers.

Another thing to keep in mind is In-N-Out Burger’s not-so-secret secret menu. You’ll see from the pics above that the official menu at In-N-Out Burger is very simple. Over the years, loyal fans have order all sorts of variations and some of them have become staples for customers who goes there regularly. The company published their own guide to some of these “secret” menu items here, and here’s one of many blog posts on the topic.

If you don’t live on the West Coast you’re SOL on this one. Just make sure you try them when you head out West.

  

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