I know, you probably think Italy is all about pasta and pizza and you’re probably not wrong, but did you know what’s the next big Italian thing? Burgers!
Nope, I’m not joking: it’s a real craze over here and Milan, the city where it all happens, now really has some of the best places to eat burgers… in a country where food is religion!
Here’s your guide to the best spots in Milan. Trust me: you can’t miss these if you’re a true burger lover.
Inspired by the higher end fast food chains across the sea (have you ever heard of Shake Shack or In-N-Out?), Burgez stormed into the Milan burger scene with a the classic formula: come in, order a burger, enjoy it, leave. But what makes this local chain (they have various locations spread across the city) so special? The “enjoy it” part, because their burgers aren’t pretentious: straightforward, basic but super high quality ingredients. The guys from Burgez are also very well known for their “no compromise” marketing attitude: love them or hate them!
Does Milan need a good fa(s)t food place? Yes, because it doesn’t hurt to treat yourself to some no stress “bad” food: it’s good for your mind and you can always burn it by walking it off doing some shopping in the city centre! Hamerica’s is the place to go if you wanna feel the classic atmosphere of a good old school American diner without being tacky. Their bulky super juicy burgers (and God bless their potato buns) for all tastes and their good selection of beers will get you the perfect meal match. They have a few locations around the city too, so there’s no way you can miss it!
AL MERCATO (www.al-mercato.it)
Small but mighty! Exactly: in this tiny spot not too far from the popular Navigli area, a couple of gourmet chefs decided to put together the ultimate high quality burgers. No, Al Mercato is no fast food restaurant, but a real (not so) hidden gem where you can eat some of the best hand made burgers with the most original combinations of local ingredients. Make sure you get your mouth ready, because their big stack burgers aren’t easy to fit in there.
The other good ones…
Rock Burger (www.rockburger.it): rock music inspired tasty burgers, hand made by some big tattooed guys
Tripburger (www.tripburger.it): exotic meats from all over the World in an up and coming area of the city
Denzel (www.denzel.it): Washington Boulevard (no kidding!) is where you’ll find a true gem for Kosher burgers
Burger Wave (www.burgerwave.it): this chain is a burger lover surfer paradise, Down Under style!
Flower Burger (www.flowerburger.co.uk): the vegan/vegetarian population of Milan is happily daily fed in here, with no meat!
Trita (www.trita.it): tiny spot with simply good meat between slices of good bread and fresh toppings.