Maybe you haven't forgotten about that Shake Shack burger you enjoyed with your bros, or you're still dreaming about the taste of that In N’ Out burger you once had when you were in the States. We totally get you. Burgers are truly capable of inducing apetite-whetting fantasies.
And just in case you've been searching for all that juicy, beefy goodness, here are a couple of tough burger contenders in the metro that are perfectly built for men like you (meaning men with a caveman-like hunger):
1) The GILT Burger’s Signature Pound
If they’re proud enough to put their name on it, then it must be the real deal. The GILT Burger has a fitting pun to its name, and was crafted for those who enjoy the finer things in life. It is, after all, topped with a 24-karat edible gold leaf. It also uses tender Angus beef imported from straight from New Zealand, and blends the different textures and tastes of bacon jam and red onion (that was caramelized in red wine). Of course it’s served with cheese, but it’s the creamy and savory truffle mayo with bits of black caviar that you’ll be smacking your lips for.
Address: 7615 Guijo, Makati, 1203 Metro Manila
2) Signature Burgers' Pizza Burger
This is the kind of fusion we love: It’s massive, cheesy, and meaty. Signature Burger got creative with the best-selling pizza toppings around and created a masterpiece that can feed a whole squad.
Address: 15 Col. Divino Street, Santo Niño, Marikina City and 159 Tomas Morato Avenue Corner Makabayan Street, Kamuning, Quezon City
3) BeefX Burgers' Build-Your-Own Burgers
Maybe you’re not one to go for big servings, but you’d like to give pizza burgers a try nonetheless. Don’t worry, BeefX has their own version of those crave-worthy mozzarella-and-pepperoni buns. But if you’re craving for a sweet-and-savory mix, opt for their fluffy waffle burgers instead! Whatever kind of buns you’re in the mood for, no combination ever goes wrong with BeefX’s juicy and perfectly grilled meat.
Remember, BeefX pros only have one advice: Don’t forget the Xtra cheese!
Address: Second Floor, UP Town Center, Katipunan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
4) Zark’s Burgers' Bacon-Wrapped Burger
Who has ever failed with a bacon-inspired innovation? Their bacon-wrapped burger has become so iconic, it totally changed the way we understand bacon cheeseburgers.
5) Lazy Bastard’s Cheesus Crust
We already know Lazy Bastard makes kickass burgers, but when they added some jalapeños and a handful of cheddar cheese to the mix, we knew we were in for an extra treat. The overflowing cheddar is melted till it forms a crunchy cheese skirt that will definitely have you saying “Cheesus Crust!” with every bite.
Address: 22 Jupiter St., Corner Galaxy, Makati City
6) 8Cuts' Hangover 2.0
Its name already speaks for itself. Hangover 2.0 is a burger that pairs well with a bottle of beer. Whether you want it as a pre- or post-drinking session meal, you’re guaranteed to keep dreaming of this stack of flavorful Aussie beef patty, sous-vide egg, and sugar-glazed corned beef, topped with crunchy shoestring potatoes until you wake up in the morning.
7) Burgers & Brewskies' Call the ER
Just the sight of this beauty can give you a heart attack. It brings together two of the best comfort food options around—the trusty cheeseburger and the hearty mac and cheese. Oh, we forgot to mention that the patties are made from one-third pounds of beef each, in between all that melted cheese goo. Call the ER also has some bite to it with its bacon strips slathered in Sriracha!
Address: Capitol Commons Meralco Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig City and Forbes Town Center Burgos Circle corner Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City