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Top 6 Burger Joints in Jerusalem

With all the burger hype in Jerusalem these days, it’s hard to believe that most Jerusalemites can remember the days when you had to go to Tel Aviv if you wanted a mouth-watering juicy burger cooked to order with your favorite toppings.

Nowadays, the biggest problem burger-lovers face here is choosing from all the options that exist in Jerusalem’s restaurants. So where can you find the best burgers? We’ve decided to help out by breaking down the top 5 joints in the city.

Burger Market

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Burger Market has legitimately taken the city by storm since it opened up in the trendy Mahane Yehuda Market and quickly become the joint of choice among the city’s kosher burger aficionados.

With thick, juicy patties, a vast choice of toppings from portobello mushrooms to foie gras, your choice of classic fries or thin and crispy sweet potato fries and a lunch deal that will have your head spinning — it’s easy to see why this is the hottest burger joint in town.

Head over during lunch hour and get a burger, choice of fries and a beer for just 49 NIS (toppings not included), and you definitely won’t have any regrets about your day.

Where: 3 Haarmonim St., Jerusalem

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Burgers Bar

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Hungry in the Old City? This is your go-to burger spot. With 31 branches across the country, Burgers Bar is one of the most popular and beloved burger chains in Israel. We are talking about an American-style burger with a unique Israeli gourmet touch. The concept is pretty simple: you build your own burger. First, choose your meet: entrecôte beef, classic beef, spicy beef, or the highly recommended House Hamburger which is a beef and lamb combo! Then choose some fun toppings and finish it all off with some delicious sauces.

If you’re looking for a healthy or vegetarian meal, they also have interesting salad and sandwiches options. If you feel like trying something more local and cultural, add home-style Moroccan cigars to your order and you’re all set!

Where: 12 Tiferet Israel St, Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem

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BBB

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BBB restaurants chain is making Aliya to Jerusalem with a Mehadrim kosher outlet located in Nachalat Shiva neighborhood in Downtown Jerusalem. The place offers 100 dining spots and is perfect for private events, group hangouts, couples, students and night owls. The restaurant is usually open late, until 3 and 4 am, depending on the day.

We recommend trying the Butcher’s Burger with crispy onions, homemade pickles and onion jam in red win. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, go for the amazing Nature Burger, a spelt burger fried onion, garlic and red peppers in a healthy whole wheat bun.

Where: 37 Hillel St., Jerusalem

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Tommy’s Restaurant

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Tommy’s is joining the gourmet street food trend that now is officially making Aliya to Israel. The restaurant is owned and run by Chef Tomer Reuveni from 1868 restaurant and Eucalyptus restaurants. After spending more than a few years abroad studying fine dining, cooking and managing a restaurant, Tomer has fallen in love with the flourishing street food scene in Europe and has returned to Israel to introduce the gourmet and fine dining styles to the street food scene in Jerusalem.

Tommy’s is a high quality steakhouse with chef-treated and handmade fresh food that’s made on the spot using the best ingredients. The burgers here are nothing less than a masterpiece. The most popular dish on the menu is a 220g homemade 100% rib eye steak burger, but their variety of delicious chicken and burger options is so wide that we recommend tasting as much as you can.  For a perfect meal, don’t give up on their French fries or sweet potato fries on the side, and make sure you have one of the special cold beers they offer.

Where: 21 Hakeren Hakayemet LeIsrael St., Jerusalem

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Joseph Burger Bar

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The Ajami family has been pleasing Jerusalem’s meat-lovers at Hatzot steakhouse near the Mahane Yehuda Market since 1970. And their foray into the world of burgers with Joseph Burger right next door has been no less successful thus far.

Consistently counted among the best burger joints in Jerusalem since opening 4 years ago, Joseph specializes in mouthwatering, cooked-to-order hamburgers with toppings that include portobello mushrooms, a fried egg and the ever-changing topping of the day. For those with a serious meat craving, you can also order a double or triple patty burger.

While burgers are certainly the focus, Joseph also strives for a neighborhood, something-for-everybody feel by also offering salads, a chicken and veggie burger, their version of a bloomin’ onion and a healthy selection of beers on tap, wine and spirits.

Where: 123 Agripas St., Jerusalem

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Iwo’s

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Photo: Iwo’s Meat Burger

As the only non-kosher dedicated burger joint in Jerusalem, Iwo’s enjoys a bit of a monopoly. However, they haven’t let it go to their head, and still serve up some of the best burgers in the city, cooked to order and with a variety of topping options, including the hard-to-find (in Jerusalem) bacon and cheddar cheese.

In addition to the burgers, you can also get a variety of other meaty favorites, including veal hot dogs, roast and corned beef sandwiches, chicken wings, onion rings and more.

Where: 28 Hillel St., Jerusalem