National Burger Day, lets think about that for a second shall we. A whole day set aside to celebrate burgers? Gluttony or genius? Whatever your stance, this isn’t technically a national holiday (yet), it is however already up there in terms of big celebrations for me, rubbing shoulders with Halloween, Birthday’s & Christmas.
I have already expressed my praise for this event when Phil and I visited last year so there was every reason to expect much of the same from this year’s celebrations. However, this year got off to a much better start with my work deciding to jump on the burger van too. Big up’s go to City Pantry for hooking us up burgers from the lovely Patty & Bun, no joke, I ate two at lunch! It was than a furious digesting session for the next 4 hours until it was time to finish work and head of to Street Feast in Dalston Yard, East London. At the end of the evening, I managed to nom my way through a rather respectable 5 sliders. Rather talk about the burger any more, I will just get on with listing them in order of recommendation and the shoving a load of photos in your face to make you feel peckish and jealous.
Top 5 are;
2: Lucky Chip
4: Slider Bar
Now in case you haven’t got the foggiest what that lot means, the menu is below.
2014 it would seem was the Year of the Burger and you really didn’t have to travel far to find a good one. Sprawled across London there are plenty of places to satisfy your cravings for beef complete with pretty much any topping you can imagine. So when Honest Burgers announced in 2014 that they would be opening a branch in Tooting (where I live), I could not have been happier.
Typically, getting a decent burger would happen whilst I was either in Central or East London meaning I was pretty much out all day. But now with Honest Burgers literally down the road for me, I can pop out for a break from blogging or editing to get my burger fix.
So far myself and Amy have only been twice but both times I have had the special burgers; a Mexican quesadilla burger and the Christmas burger whilst she had the classic cheese burger. Put it this way, I think you would be hard pressed to go wrong with whatever you choose.
What I liked about the stores is the sense of branding they have, carrying on the story of the pop-up shop they started in 2010. The shops are permanent but have the same type of tactile materials and rustic feel you would expect to find in a pop-up stall. A smart move and it clearly pays off.
I mentioned the “special burgers” that they offer, well these aren’t permanent so make sure you follow Tom from Honest Burgers on twitter to keep up to date as to what is coming next. Personally I am looking forward to sampling the Indian Burger!