About 4 years ago I thought the burger bubble would have burst by now. Not in as much the way that burgers would just go away… but more in the way that people would not try and break into the burger scene in London. Honestly, I’m glad that the bubble has not burst, I’m excited that new burgers are coming on to the scene. I’m optimistic that some of the OG burger joints are upping their game. I’m wondering if we really need a branch of Whalburgers?
Like most things in life all the fresh and exciting talent comes from the street. Food is no different. In order to stand out, you need to carve your niche. Here are three of my favourite New Kids on the (Burger) Block.
My Top London Burger List
I remember when a good burger in London was one that did not give you food poisoning. That was about 2007 years ago when the scene started to cotton on to the fact that a burger could be more than a overcooked frozen patty with some fried onions and melted cheese in a sugary over-processed white bun. Places like Hamburger Union (RIP), Gourmet Burger Kitchen and Byron started to blaze the way on the high streets. It was not until 2008 when The Meat Wagon rolled onto the scene that burgers got really interesting in London. Its safe to say that I have had a fair few burgers since 2008, some have been amazing, some rubbish and a majority forgettable. So here is a list of my favorite London Burgers.
Read the updated London Burger List here
Have you ever flirted with someone in a bar for most of the evening… Then you go in for the kill to seal the deal. You are making out when someone entirely more appealing catches your eye. Not because you are some sort of a Casanova, but your kissing companion is a really repulsive kisser that has you questioning the meaning of life with every smack of their lips?
Nope? Me either, but I’ve seen it at least once in the movies.
Smashburger has risen to fame in my home state of Colorado. This has happened since I left the US many moons ago. I was mega excited to try their burgers when we heard that they were expanding to the UK. Sadly, they had no initial plans to open in London. Other towns like Brighton, Glasgow, Leeds and Newcastle
Hello September! Another scorcher... and a reminder that summer is almost over. It was a really quick month for me, though it had all the same number of days as everyone else. I went to my first festival outside of London.... and guess what? It Rained. The summer could not hold out for that weekend. Enough about the weather and let's get to my Lucky 7 memories from August.
Hello August! Where did July go? July was always the best month of my childhood... All the BBQ's, all the time by the pool and all the time just being outside. This July was the same (minus the pools) If its departure means that we don't have to deal with those volcanic heats... I'm all for kissing the month goodbye. I hope that we have a lovely warm (not hot) couple of months before moving into the cooler season. Enough about the weather and let's get to my Lucky 7 memories from July.