There are many stories as to the origins of the hamburger. When it comes to the truth of who really put the first meat patty in a bun, there are almost as many claims to the honour as there are incarnations of the hamburger today. This simple dish, whose recipe really only specifies two things – bread and minced meat – is one of the most widely eaten and enjoyed meals in the whole world.
Given that it is named after its second city, Hamburg, Germany can claim at least partial credit for the burger, and unsurprisingly its citizens are as enamoured of the dish as the rest of the world. The burger is having a moment right now (not that it ever went away), with food lovers everywhere clamouring to discover the latest great burger spot. As in London and New York, new burger joints are popping up in Munich all the time, and established venues are reinventing their burger menus to meet our developing tastes. You can put basically anything in a burger, adapt it to any cuisine, and serve it in styles from the rustic to the sophisticated. But when it comes down to it, what we all want from our hamburgers is as simple as the dish itself: fresh, high-quality ingredients and a delicious flavour.
These seven Munich burger houses (or, rather, six houses and one truck) offer some of the best burgers in the city, catering to every taste, from juicy beef patties to please traditionalists to veal and wild boar for the adventurous diner. Vegans and vegetarians will also find a variety of burgers to delight them at these standout eateries.