You can’t go wrong with a juicy burger piled high with toppings and these five tick all the right boxes.
Next time you’re in the mood for a burger, try one of these brilliant creations. There are loads of different combinations for you to choose from in Leeds, but we’ve rounded up five that steal the show, from a burger that’s made using donuts to a veggie feed even the carnivores will love. So, what are you waiting for?
Donut Burger at Red’s
Like your burgers with a bit of a difference? Make a beeline for Red’s True BBQ because their famed Donut Burger will really hit the spot. You’ll get a big juicy patty, or two if you’re really hungry, made with Yorkshire-sourced chuck and beef rib stuffed between two sweet and sticky donuts which act as your bun. They’ll throw on Unholy BBQ sauce, burger cheese, smoked bacon, crispy onions and Dirty sauce, before drizzling it with Frickles and a pile of chips on the side. And all for £10.95.
Red’s True BBQ, 1 Cloth Hall Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 2HD & 6a Otley Road, Headingley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 2AA.
Hellfire Burger at Cantina
Vegan food is all you get here, so you know straight away that Cantina’s burgers won’t be like anywhere else. One of their highlights is the Hellfire Burger. You get a battered seitan patty that comes sandwiched between a toasted bun. They keep the toppings simple – sriracha sauce, beer-battered onion rings, jalapeños and vegan mayo is the perfect combo to make this burger a taste sensation. With fries or a sweet potato salad on the side, it’s only £8.50.
Cantina at The Old Red Bus Station, 101 Vicar Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7NL.
The Chicken at The Brunswick
Burgers are order of the day at The Brunswick. Their dinner menu is home to three different combos, but our pick has to be the simply-named Chicken. There’s more to it than that, though, as they glaze their deep-fried birds in a special Chipotle sauce, before pairing it with gherkins and a spiced celeriac and apple slaw in a seeded potato brioche bun, for £8.
The Brunswick, 82 North Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7PN.
This is Leeds Burger at Almost Famous
Almost Famous has gone on a charm offensive by creating a burger that’s inspired by our great city – and it’s worked. Their This is Leeds Burger is a giant stack of juicy brilliance. It starts with a double cheeseburger, then they add bacon, mac ’n’ cheese, BBQ pulled pork, shoestring onions, redneck BBQ sauce, peppered mayo and a few Yorkshire favourites – Wensleydale cheese and Henderson’s Relish. Not bad for £12.
Almost Famous, 23-25 Great George Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 3AL.
The Dirty Burger at Patty Smith’s
The Dirty Burger is a legend of the burger world and the perfect match for one of Belgrave’s craft beers. It’s a pink-in-the-middle Yorkshire steak mince patty nestled in a brioche bun and piled high with cheddar, chipotle mayo, American mustard, baby gem lettuce, vine tomatoes and dill pickles. The greatness doesn’t stop there, because it’ll only cost you £5.95.
Patty Smith’s, Belgrave Music Hall, 1-1a Cross Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8JP.Cover image Credit: Tom Joy