Not long ago, the word ‘burger’ was associated mainly with worldwide chains with unhealthy food, shabby bars with junk food and fat American teenagers, however, recently burgers have got a second wind in Poland – they have nothing to do with stands from the 90’s and a fast, not so healthy, meal anymore. They have become a great excuse to visit fashionable restaurants – places where you can not only eat real burgers but also spend some quality time in a friendly and cultural atmosphere. Places specialising in preparing true high-quality burgers have been springing like mushrooms. You can order in one of them something from the menu and enjoy the flavour of this cult sandwich.
Barn Burger, located near to the Palace of Culture and Science, is one of the best burger bars in Warsaw. It is a quite spacious place which offers its guests a simple and always fresh menu. For less than 30 zlotys you will get selected beef, bun enriched with fibre, chips fried on unfiltered oil and home-made sauces. An amazing atmosphere and burgers of the highest quality in the capital attracts various customers – it is worth joining them to find out by yourself why this place is followed by over 12 thousand people online.
In Mokotów you can find equally popular Warburger – a small restaurant which serves burgers with fried beef according to the idea of slow-food. The bar bakes buns itself, uses products from local suppliers and varies the menu with unusual additions. Warburger is a small stand but it has enough room for many customers, especially in summer when a nice garden is opened. Anyone who spent 20 zlotys for a nutritious meal knows that going to Warburger in Mokotów is a great idea.
There is a lot of burger bars in Warsaw – you can go for example to Ćwierćfunciak, to a restaurant of a small local chain − Bobby Burger, to stylish Bydło i Powidło or to atmospheric Burger Bar. Thanks to popularity of an exquisite burger, it was possible to get rid of a negative association with an unhealthy dish. A real burger should contain mainly fresh ingredients – their selection is free, Warsaw bars know about it when preparing their menus. That is why you can order various combinations – with exquisite cheese, different sauces, sweet additions, chips and various sets of vegetables, including a version for vegetarians!
Burger bars on wheels are an interesting alternative for restaurants serving burgers. The vehicles have small kitchens where the delicious burgers are made. A food vehicle can change its location and move around the capital to visit several regular spots within a week. There are long lines to such cars, you can order and eat a burger right there, at special tables, or grab one and go. No matter which option you choose, grilled beef tastes exceptionally outdoors. Mobile burger bars are slightly cheaper than restaurants but are not worse in terms of taste, quality and ingenious menus. It is worth trying popular Beef’N’Roll, Soul Food Bus or Meet Meat to find out by yourself how enjoyable eating outdoors can be.
Obviously, young people are regular customers of burger bars because they want to identify themselves with an independent life style. Such places have become more and more popular with the so-called middle class. This strong trend took root on the gastronomic map of the capital and nothing suggests that it will change in the nearest future. That is why it is worth tasting a true Polish burger, made of local ingredients, when visiting Warsaw. That is the taste of modern regional cuisine of the capital.