As social distancing measures appear to be becoming more prevalent and permanent in society, there has been a surge of support for local Canadian businesses. Buying everything from skin care to as local a grocery store as possible is not only popular right now, but also very important.
Some initiatives have also emerged recently to help us think as local as possible now. One such example is Canada take out.
Start with an initiative To encourage Canadians across the country to order take-out food in support of their favorite local restaurants, Canada Takeout drew on overwhelming public support to roll out their “Gastronomic holidays” campaign. The first of their lineup is National Burger Day, which will take place on Wednesday, May 27. Which basically means: this next Wednesday pick your favorite local burger spot and order a hot patty served between two buns!
As we all know, you just can’t celebrate Burger Day in Canada without basic, 100% Canadian condiments like French’s® Tomato Ketchup, made from fresh ripe tomatoes grown in Leamington, Ontario. . For extra crunch, Canadians love to add Bick’s® pickles; The # 1 pickle brand in Canada and a condiment with a strong Canadian heritage.
If you’re struggling to decide where to grab some food, here are 10 great Canadian burger restaurants to help you decide.
Krave Burger (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Why you need to go: Made with 100% locally sourced beef, these burgers help support the Maritime agriculture industry.
Although there are several options on the menu, the all-beef Krave Burger is his signature dish. With a mix of classic toppings, Krave sauce, grilled onions, and pickles, it’s easy to see why this restaurant has remained open for take-out and delivery.
Big Poppa Vegan (Toronto, Ontario)
Why you have to go: Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you have to miss it. Big Poppa’s offers six different options based on vegetables or Beyond Meat.
Currently, the Toronto restaurant is offering its customers a limited edition Fiesta Burger, which features refried beans, Poppa sauce, and a homemade creamy coleslaw on a Beyond Meat patty.
The Burger’s Priest (multiple locations, Ontario)
Why you have to go: WWhile these burgers are not lacking in flavor, the company’s mission is to keep their dishes fresh and simple. In addition to its popular beef options, The burger priest also offers a vegan and chicken offer, as well as a not-so-secret “secret menu”.
More recently, the restaurant has started selling a popular Take & Make homemade kit, which provides you with all the fixings (beef included) to make your own burgers. Taste take-out with the bragging rights of cooking at home.
Clive Burger (Calgary, Alberta)
Why you need to go: Known as one of Calgary’s favorite burger restaurants, Clive Burger Not only uses locally raised Alberta beef, but also offers vegetarian and gluten-free options!
Although their curbside menu is slightly smaller, you can still order their popular Triple Burger and wash it down with one of their famous cream shakes.
La Boulette (Montreal, Quebec)
Why you need to go: Gastronomy meets the simplicity of take-out dishes with that of La Boulette burgers. Not one to stop at beef, vegetarian, and chicken selections, the Montreal restaurant also offers duck, pork, and salmon options.
However, despite the variety of the menu, his beef burger, topped with cheese with all the classic toppings, remains his signature dish.
King Eddy (Ottawa, Ontario)
Why you need to go: King Eddy is known to be one of the best burgers in the nation’s capital. Always fresh and never frozen, the menu features beef, chicken and vegetarian selections.
Their gluten-free option, “Lulu” Eddy Burger is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. It’s a classic beef patty with all the fixings tucked inside the iceberg lettuce.
The American (Vancouver, BC)
Why you need to go: The American gets both its beef and buns from a local source and makes most of its toppings on site.
If you feel like stepping out of your comfort zone, try the Faux-Pho Burger. Resting on a beef patty with ingredients such as Hoisin Sriracha mayonnaise, marinated daikon and Thai basil. It’s a real star on the menu.
The Burger Place (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Why you need to go: A blend of spices and daily artisanal patties is the secret to what keeps customers coming back for more.
In addition to the beef, chicken and vegetable options, the Winnipeg restaurant offers a selection of luxury burgers. It all includes chili!
Harvest Eatery (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan)
Why you need to go: While there are only two burger options on the menu, both are extremely popular in the Saskatchewan establishment.
The Harvest Burger is an award-winning staple featuring a speckle park beef patty, maple glazed bacon and roasted garlic aioli. All on a homemade brioche.
Woodshed Burgers (Edmonton, Alberta)
Why you have to go: Log burgers is not only known for its fresh ground beef, but also for its homemade buns and condiments.
If you want to try an exceptional menu, order Effing Seafoods Fish Fillet. When you do, you’ll get a battered beer Icelandic cod fillet with spicy house coleslaw and tartar sauce and pickled red onions.
National Burger Day, supported by English ® and Bick’s®, will take place on May 27th. Of course, this is just a small list of all the burgers available in restaurants across Canada! Supporting these places now through take out could make a huge difference, so whip up your appetite.
For more of your favorite hamburger restaurants, check out the Canada Takeout restaurant menu.