Who doesn’t love a good, mean burger–the kind that could dramatically change your life after just one bite? We Filipinos have a deep love for food and gastronomic adventures, it’s no wonder newly opened world-class franchises are a hit.
Shake Shack has just opened their first ever branch in the Philippines at BGC. The excitement was too real that people have reportedly been lining up since 10:30 PM the previous evening! And all of this just to get a bite of their world-famous burger and a cup of that delicious chocolate custard. But if you don’t have the money for it (burgers start at P250), or if you want something even more extra, you can pay these other burger joints a visit instead.
Get the: Their classic California Burger
There’s a reason classics are classics. Wildflour isn’t only known for their baked treats (which are the best out there), they’re also known for their classic California Burger. The brioche buns sandwich a solid beef patty served on a plank and stabbed so it won’t go anywhere before you take that first bite. This burger is priced at Php 520, you should get one at least once in your life!
Get the: The Steam Burger or The Grilled Cheeseburger
If their name doesn’t say it all, then Sweet Ecstasy’s tagline for their burgers (“Making burgers awesome”) will. This hole-in-the-wall burger joint has quickly become a fan-favorite of burger enthusiasts in Metro Manila. You can get your grub fix for as low as Php 205, but you can also add your choice of wings, onion rings, shakes, fries, and more.
8 Cuts Burger Blends
Get the: The Piggy or the Q-Daddy
8 Cuts got their name from their featured freshly grounded 8 cuts of beef in custom-blended patties. This joint is your answer for that intense craving for a great burger that with flavors that will knock you out. You can get a burger starting from Php 155, but it’s the Special Stacks, which start at Php 265, is what you should be after.
POUND by Todd English
Get the: T.E. Burger or Pound for Pound
Burgers take centerstage at POUND by Todd English. Get a bite of that house-baked brioche bun paired with juicy house-ground beef patty topped with your choice of toppings (onions, relish, tomato, lettuce, etc.). POUND makes sure you get the finest quality ingredients to your burger, it also doesn’t hurt that their interiors are IG-worthy! Get yours for Php 195!
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Get the: The Original Fatburger with a side of fat fries
This burger joint from LA offers lean Angus beef burgers that come in original, double, and triple sizes. They also have hand-scooped milkshakes and homemade onion rings for add-ons! Burgers start at Php 195 but if you really want to make the most out of that budget, you can subscribe to Zomato Gold and get a buy 1 take 1 on any Fatburger food order.
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Get the: Triple Meat Whopper meal
Burger King might be a fast food restaurant but their burgers are definitely satisfying. The 3-Meat Whopper is the kind of meal you’d eat after you run a marathon, or if it’s your last meal on earth, but it’s def worth it! The 3-Meat Whopper will set you back Php 215 but Whopper meals start at Php 105.
Get the: Half-pounder with double cheese
Snack Shack offers fresh grilled handmade burgers that are 100% beef. This small joint is a UP Diliman student favorite. Located inside the campus (and another branch in Sikatuna Village), you can get mouthwatering burgers starting at Php 90. But to get your money’s worth, go for the Php 175 half-pounder with cheese. They also have an ongoing summer promo until May 30.
Angel’s Burger or Minute Burger
Get the: Buy 1 Take 1 Angel’s Hamburger and the Bacon Cheeseburger from Minute Burger
Burgers on a budget indeed! These burger joints are famous for giving you your money’s worth with burgers starting at Php 30. Although you’ll have to risk the “unang kagat, tinapay lahat,” never fear, you won’t get hungry walking home from work at an ungodly hour. Angel’s Burger and Minute Burger kiosks and carts are scattered all over the metro every corner. There’s a reason these joints have been around for decades. Give them a chance!
Which burger joint do you fancy? Share your comments below!