Where to Find the Best Burgers in Toronto

Few foods are more soul-warmingly satisfying than a well-made burger. This classic handheld never goes out of style — perhaps because the best burgers strike a delicate balance between the familiar and the novel. The beef-and-bun combo is timeless and comforting, but — from fancy wagyu patties to globally influenced condiments and housemade buns — there are endless ways to dress it up and intrigue diners’ taste buds.

Whether you prefer a locally sourced beef burger enjoyed in stylish surroundings or a light, alternative protein option that you can eat on the run, these 10 essential Toronto burgers satisfy every kind of craving.

Jessica Huras
Restaurants:Bymark, Té, Planta Yorkville
Price Range:$$ - $$$
Cuisines:Continental, Korean, Vegetarian / Vegan
Neighborhoods:Downtown / Financial District, Ossington, Yorkville
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

Bymark

$$$$·Continental·
Downtown / Financial District
1,534 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Outdoor Eating

Almost two decades into its run, celebrity chef Mark McEwan’s sophisticated restaurant remains a Financial District mainstay. Before the premiumization of the humble burger was de rigueur in Toronto, ...

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Continental in Toronto / Ontario
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$$$$·Korean·
Ossington
201 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine

Chef-owner Grace Cho draws on her Korean heritage and Canadian childhood for Té’s creative menu. Dishes like the Korean barbecue burger, made with soy-marinated Canadian beef chuck, housemade sweet pi...

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Planta Yorkville

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Yorkville
1,538 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Healthy

Notable chef David Lee’s restaurant Planta was a pioneer in Toronto’s plant-based scene when it opened in 2016, bringing fine-dining flair to vegan cuisine along with an emphasis on local, scratch-mad...

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LOV King West

$$$$·Vegan·
King West
484 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good Vegetarian Options

Montreal-import Lov offers vegan riffs on comfort food in a stylish setting. The King Fu burger brings a flavourful and better-for-you spin to the often-indulgent dish with a crispy tofu patty that’s ...

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Good Vegetarian Options in Toronto / Ontario
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Skyflower

$$$$·Fusion / Eclectic·
Harbord Village
174 reviews
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Scenic View
  • Romance

Skyflower offers a retreat from Toronto’s urban streets on its plant-filled rooftop patio. Helmed by MasterChef Canada winner Eric Chong, the menu brings an upscale, chef-driven approach to nostalgic ...

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1 Kitchen

$$$$·Farm-to-table·
Downtown / Entertainment District
73 reviews
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

This stunning new restaurant set in the sustainably minded 1 Hotel focuses on farm-to-table cuisine. Much of the menu is plant-based, with many ingredients grown in an onsite garden, while meat dishes...

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Afternoon Coffee in Toronto / Ontario

BlueBlood Steakhouse

$$$$·Steakhouse·
Midtown / Uptown
2,236 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Romance
  • Good for a Date

Casa Loma’s lavish steakhouse offers premium beef cuts sourced from across the globe. The restaurant’s burger is no exception to its splurge-worthy menu, featuring wagyu beef topped with aged cheddar ...

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Fresh on Crawford

$$$$·Vegetarian / Vegan·
Queen West
282 reviews
  • Vegan
  • Lunch
  • Outdoor Eating

Founded in 1999, plant-based mini-empire Fresh introduced Toronto to vegan fare before it became mainstream. The menu emphasizes hearty yet wholesome cuisine, including a selection of patties such as ...

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Healthy in Toronto / Ontario

Lee

$$$$·Global, International·
King West
2,787 reviews
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

Star chef Susur Lee’s long-running King West restaurant blends Southeast Asian flavours with French culinary techniques on its playful, small plates menu. The signature cheeseburger spring roll is a l...

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Global, International in Toronto / Ontario
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Roux

$$$$·Creole / Cajun / Southern·
The Junction
191 reviews
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Brunch

This charming restaurant in the Junction specializes in French-Cajun fare and Southern-inspired classics. The piled-high Roux burger gets a savoury kick from chipotle mayo and pickled onions, plus the...

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