Everyone who knows me knows that I am a burger addict. I was a burger addict in Melbourne and that has certainly not changed in Paris. In fact, when I moved here I made it my mission to try all of the veritable burger joints in the city in a quest to find the best burger around. Here are the results:
I’m not the first to call Le Ruisseau the best burger in Paris, but I’m going to have to say it again. They simply cannot be beat. From the mouth-wateringly good Tom Burger with tomme de vache au cidre fondue, to the hangover-perfect Spicy BBQ Cheddar Burger with guacamole and Tabasco (hot tip: add bacon).
The burgers are generously sized, the meat perfectly cooked, and the frites maison perfection (the dipping sauce is so tasty you’ll likely ask for more). The meal also comes with a much-needed salad, which always makes me feel somewhat less guilty—at least I’m getting my greens right? The onion rings are also a standout.
Le Ruisseau Locations:
65 Rue du Ruisseau, 75018,
22 Rue Rambuteau, 75003,
While the burgers are smaller, and the sides extra, PNY is a hot contender. The classic? The Return of the Cowboy, which comes with nine-month aged cheddar, an oversized onion ring, bacon, and homemade BBQ sauce.
Vegetarians rejoice because after seven years of work by the organization Beyond Meat, PNY is the first in France to offer the exclusive “viande végétale” patty, which apparently cooks, looks, and tastes just like its meat counterpart. It can be added to all of their burgers for an extra 2.90€. Check out their newest restaurant in Pigalle, PNY Voyager, for a futuristic, space-craft like restaurant decked out with 1000 vinyl records and 10 craft beers on tap.
1 Rue Perrée, 75003
24 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009
50 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010
96 Rue Oberkampf, 75011
If you want to feel a bit better about your burger eating habits, Bio Burger is for you: All of their ingredients are 100% certified organic, 80% of their suppliers are based in France, and they aim to eliminate plastic in their restaurants.
Being half Dutch, my favorite is the Avocado Bacon, which comes with organic Gouda cheese from a Dutch-owned farm in the Loire region. You have a choice of fries or coleslaw as an accompaniment and drinks include organic citronnade, iced tea, sodas and beer.
Bio Burger Locations:
45 Rue des Petits Carreaux, 75002
10 Rue de la Victoire, 75009
54 Avenue des Gobelins, 75013
Get a little bit fancy at Blend Burger with their new limited edition Il Tonino burger, which comes with Italian blue goats cheese from Sardinia, white truffle, and edible dandelion flowers; or the Came burger, with AOP camembert from the Fromagerie Réo in Normandy, maple syrup caramelized bacon, honey, cumin mustard, and cider jelly. Then there’s the Ring burger, with two different 18-month aged melted cheddars, beer-fried onion rings, Texan barbecue sauce, and bacon. Fried chicken, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, and salads are also available.
Blend Burger Locations:
44 Rue d’Argout, 75002
1 Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, 75003
4 Rue de l’Ancienne Comédie, 75006
3 Rue Yves Toudic, 75010
15 Rue de Charonne, 75011
For something a little more fast-food style, there’s always Five Guys. But you don’t always have to go to a dedicated burger joint to find a great burger in Paris. Some of Paris’ many bistros also do a mean burger and fries. If you have any hidden gems for us, share them in the comments!
- All of the restaurants above have veggie options but for more, check out the best veggie burgers in Paris.
- For more of the best burgers in Paris, head to Do It In Paris.
- Don’t feel like a burger? Check out our favorite spots to dine on rue du Cherche Midi.