Best burger restaurants in Paris
While Paris is typically associated with fine dining, the city also plays host to several top fast-food restaurants turning out incredible burgers. Here we guide you through some of the best burger restaurants and hotspots in Paris, from classic French institutions to cool new American-style diners
Bioburger’s all-organic menu artfully combines the best qualities of Paris’s leading fast-food burger chains with the city’s best organic food shops for a new breed of burger bar. The menu brings excellent, organic ingredients to the heart of the menu, with burger options including either beef or tofu. Highlights of the organic menu include the cheeseburger with Gouda cheese, salad and pickles and the King, made with steak, cheddar, smoked bacon, onions, salad and special sauce.
Bioburger, 46 passage Choiseul, 75002 Paris, +33 (0)1 4926 9390
Vegans rejoice, Hank Burger has mastered the art of creating delicious 100% vegan burgers, perfect for those wanting something both quick and tasty. Everything here is home-made, from the sauces to the buns, which are kneaded to perfection in Paris. The vegan restaurant is famous for its burgers, which feature top-quality vegetables and melting vegan cheese. Highlights of the menu include the L’Allumé, made with barbecue sauce and sweet red and yellow pepper, and the La Rockeuse, with fig and rocket sauce.
Hank Burger, 55 rue des Archives, 75003 Paris +33 (0)9 7244 0399
Paris New York
For a slice of the Big Apple in France, head to Paris New York. The gourmet burger restaurant frequently tops the ‘best burger in Paris’ lists thanks to its exceptional quality meat. While the cows are raised in Brittany, the recipe for the buns – with a fresh batch cooked twice a day to ensure they are always soft – hails from Ohio. The burger menu is full of tempting options from the classic vintage cheeseburger with Le Ponclet beef, American cheese, mustard and pickles to the Return of the Cowboy made with Le Ponclet beef, nine-month aged Cheddar, onion doughnut and home-made barbecue sauce.
Paris New York, 1 rue Perrée, 75003 Paris
Starting out as a popular burger truck, Cantine California now also has a permanent bricks-and-mortar site in the 3rd arrondissement offering gourmet burgers to a chic Marais clientele. Since its opening in 2014, word has spread and it is now a burger hotspot in the capital. Cantine Californian offers top-quality burgers, with its home-made products created with ingredients sourced from a French bio cooperative. Top burgers include The Dude with Beaufort cheese, organic bacon, caramelised onions and roasted red peppers, and the Obama, with Gouda, rocket, chipotle mayo and avocado.
Cantine California, 46 rue de Turbigo, 75003 Paris, +33 (0)9 8115 5313
At Big Fernand all the ingredients are quality checked to make for the freshest burger possible. All the bread for the buns is baked and delivered fresh to its restaurants every morning, while the meat comes from the best beef producers, the cheese is made from unpasteurised milk, and all the sauces are home-made. The burger menu offers classics such as the Philibert, a chicken burger with cheese and peppers, along with more unusual offerings including the Victor, a veal burger with creamy blue cheese, caramelised onions and coriander. Those with a big appetite might like to try the Bartholomé with beef, Raclette cheese, bacon, onion, chives, barbecue sauce and cocktail sauce.
Big Fernand, 40 place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001 Paris, +33 (0)1 8163 0863
Blend is another gourmet burger bar that puts a true Parisian stamp on the American hamburger. All the meat here is ground daily from cuts from Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, Paris’s best butcher, while the buns are baked daily by top pastry chefs. The menu here is keen to show off Paris’s love affair with cheese, with all but one of the burgers sporting some kind of cheese. The limited-edition The Came is sure to get the tastebuds working with its combination of beef, camembert from Normandy, maple syrup-glazed bacon, honey and cumin mustard, lettuce and apple cider chutney. Blend’s signature burger also celebrates cheese with beef, onion compôte, Swiss cheese, garlic mayo and baby spinach. If that wasn’t enough the ‘Blendies’, with chewy chocolate chip cookies or Speculoos cheesecake, attract a crowd on their own.
Blend, 44 rue d’Argout, 75002 Paris, +33 (0)1 4026 8457
Le Ruisseau is a great example of how the Parisians have put a decidedly French twist on traditional American burger joints. The restaurant itself is elegant and similar to iconic French bistros, yet the menu reveals its true nature with top-quality burgers dominating. The quality is impressive, with bread made on site and meat from top French producers. Classics take pride of place, with cheeseburgers and blue cheese burgers as well as vegetarian options on offer. Those looking for something a little more unusual should opt for the tartare burger or the fish burger.
Le Ruisseau, 65 rue du Ruisseau, 75018 Paris, +33 (0)1 4223 3123