1. Miznon

This Tel Aviv-born street food spot has locations across the globe—and its latest US outpost opened in Boston earlier this year. Alongside the menu of pitas, whole roasted cauliflower, and other Mediterranean favorites, Miznon offers a pita version of a cheeseburger that’s a fan favorite. The Folded Cheese Burger is a pita filled with grass-fed beef that was crisped on the grill, cheddar, garlic aioli, sour cream, tomato, and pickles. While not a traditional burger like others on this list, it’s a must-try.

2. PlantPub
Kendall Square

Chef Mary Dumont’s 100% plant-based restaurant is reimagining pub food sans animal products—and PlantPub is proving that’s a delicious reality with three different burgers on the menu. First, choose from an Impossible patty or the shop’s house-blend veggie burger, then pick toppings that range from classics you’d expect to find at a backyard barbecue to kimchi aioli, guacamole, and spicy sesame slaw. Beyond the burgers, you’ll find other fast food staples like sweet potato and regular fries, and guests even have the option to order the fries fully loaded with housemade cashew paprika queso and vegan chili.

3. Alden & Harlow
Harvard Square

This list would not be complete without Alden & Harlow’s (not so) Secret Burger. After years of accolades, it's finally made it on the official menu. The eight-ounce Creekstone brisket burger, doused with Thousand Island-esque sauce, lettuce, and tomato, and plopped on a housemade roll, is brought to you by chef Michael Scelfo, who is known for whipping up bold dishes laced with the freshest ingredients in town.

4. Aquitaine
South End

This award-winning Parisian-inspired bistro brought to you by owner and executive Chef Seth Woods might seem anything but casual, but Aquitaine’s Truffle Burger does not disappoint. A gob of dry-aged beef arrives decked out with sharp cheddar, sweet onions, and truffle sauce atop a toasted potato bun, complemented by a heap of golden pommes frites.

5. The Blue Ox

The Blue Ox, brought to you by chef Anthony Caturano (also owner of Prezza), offers the beefy no brainer Sin Burger, which was also formerly crowned Boston Magazine’s “Battle of the Burger” winner. Layered with Applewood-smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, truffle aioli, and Swiss cheese, it’s clear that this hamburger lives up to the monumental hype.

6. 224 Boston
Savin Hill

Specializing in comfort food, 224 Boston in Dorchester is a neighborhood charmer complete with garden seating. You have everything from a Steak Sandwich to Chicken Milanese but the real showstopper is the 224 Burger featuring caramelized onion aioli, yellow cheddar, and crispy bacon on a sesame bun with hand-cut fries. The Veggie Burger isn’t half bad either, decked out with lettuce, tomato, spicy but sweet togarashi aioli, and pickles sandwiched between a sesame bun.

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