Restaurant Reviews

The Best Burgers in Paris

by Ali Postma

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:

The Best Burgers in Paris can be found at Le Ruisseau in the 18th, slotted in at the bottom of an apartment building (left). Le Ruisseau does bacon, cheese and beef burgers with crispy fries (right).

Top image: Bio Burger. Above images: Le Ruisseau

Le Ruisseau

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).

One of the best places to go for a burger in Paris is Le Ruisseau in the 18th neighborhood, which comes with exposed plaster walls, timber furniture and tiled floors (left). The staff at Le Ruisseau burger joint in Paris even come with burger tattoos like this waiter holding a burger on a plate (right).

Le Ruisseau

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,

One of the best places to go for a burger in Paris is Le Ruisseau in the 18th neighborhood, where its name is splashed across the window, which looks out onto shops and bars across the road.

Le Ruisseau – Ali Postma

PNY

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.

One of the best places to go for a burger in Paris is PNY for its perfect burger buns and cocktails (left). PNY burgers are filled with meaty burgers, cheese and crispy lettuce (right).

PNY – Viande Végetale (right)

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.

One of the best places to go for a burger in Paris is PNY for its variety of burger fillings like this grilled chicken one with crispy fries which this girl is tucking into (left). A PNY burger in Paris with original fillings like an egg and mushrooms (right).

PNY

PNY Locations:

1 Rue Perrée, 75003

24 Rue Pierre Fontaine, 75009

50 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Denis, 75010

96 Rue Oberkampf, 75011

Bio Burger

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.

Have a 100% organic burger in Paris at Bio Burger which comes with airy and light timber paneled interiors (left) and serves burgers with 100% organic meat, and fillings like guacamole (right).

Bio Burger

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

The place to go for an organic burger in Paris is Bio Burger for its generously filled buns with melted cheese and bacon served on slate boards (left). Or you can go for the straight-forward juicy beef burger like one of these three, which this girl is holding stacked together (right).

Bio Burger

Blend 

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.

For almost guilt-free burgers in Paris, head to Bio Burger for its juicy, generously filled burgers with melted cheese and bacon (left), or Blend, which does tasty cheese burgers like these two sitting on a wooden table, in several locations all over Paris (right).

Bio Burger / Blend Burger

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!

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Written by Ali Postma for HiP Paris. Looking for a fabulous vacation, or long term, rental in Paris, Italy, France or elsewhere in Europe? Let us know. We can help!

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Ali Postma

Ali is from Melbourne, Australia, where she studied Art History and Art Curatorship at university and worked in various art galleries. Passionate about all things arts and culture, she loves French film, Nordic noir, photography, street art and architecture. Addicted to pain au chocolat, Ali is fulfilling her dream of living in Paris. View Website

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