The perfect patty: Saskatoon’s best burgers

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Whether beef, chicken, veggie or other, burgers are one of the most beloved foods around the world — well, at least in North America. To help students find the perfect burger for their next late-night craving, here are some of Saskatoon’s best burgers across the city that are a must-try!

Beef

1. The Loaded Burger

The Loaded Burger is available from The Rook & Raven Pub at 152 2nd Avenue South and is made up of a 225 gram house-made beef patty, that is topped with aged cheddar, lettuce, tomato and smoked paprika mayo on a kaiser bun. It is $13 and served with your choice of soup, salad or house-cut fries. For an extra $1.50, you burger-feature-flickr-61223211n00can add house root chips to your plate, which are definitely worth it.

2. The Classic Burger

It’s no surprise that the Classic Burger from Ayden Kitchen and Bar makes the list with Top Chef Canada winner chef Dale MacKay behind the counter. With daily ground beef making up the patty, the burger is topped with roasted garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, onion and aged cheddar, and served on a fresh baked bun. For $17 dollars, it’s served with house-cut kennebec fries and for an extra $3, you can add house-cured bacon to your burger. Ayden Kitchen and Bar is located at 265 3 Avenue South.

3. The Park Burger

The Park Burger is one of, if not the most, popular burgers served up at Park Cafe, located at 515 20th Street West. Although this cafe says it specializes in comfort food, this burger isn’t for the faint hearted. The burger is made up of a 1/3 pound beef patty that is served with beef bacon, hickory smoked cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo and their house-made sweet and sour barbecue sauce. This burger is $14.75 and is served with your choice of fries, salad or soup.

4. Fuddruckers Make Your Own Burger

Located at 2910 8th Street East, Fuddruckers provides customers with the freedom of deciding everything that goes on their burger and what doesn’t — ensuring the burger is just to their liking. You could literally put any combination of toppings on it, as disgusting or delicious that combination may be, but you get to make the choice. Served on a sesame-topped bun, this all-beef patty can be topped with any of the options provided by the market fresh produce bar. Depending on the size of burger and combo selection, the price varies anywhere from $5 to $8.

Chicken

1. Fried Chicken Club

On the menu at The Rook & Raven Pub, the Fried Chicken Club is made up their house-recipe fried chicken along with bacon, tomato, smoked gouda, and smoked paprika mayo, served on a french roll. This burger is $14 and comes with your choice of soup, salad or house-cut or root chip fries.

2. Paint It Black Burger

Located at 113 412 Willowgrove Square, Pink Cadillacs serves up a variety of burgers ranging from beef, salmon, ham, turkey and chicken. The Paint It Black Burger consists of crispy blackened chicken breast that is served with blue cheese, fig jam and spinach on sourdough bread. It is $15 and comes with your choice of house-made fries, a side salad or veggies and dip.

3. The Yard Chicken Burger

For $13, The Yard and Flagon, located at 718 Broadway Avenue, serves up a chicken burger with grilled chicken breast, crispy bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayo. You choose how you would like the chicken cooked: with zippy jamaican jerk sauce, spicy blackened, or seasoned and grilled. The burger comes with your choice of home-cut fries or the soup of the day.

4. Grilled Chicken Burger

For $14.95, Amigos Cantina at 623 10th Street East, serves up a marinated chicken breast, grilled and basted with their own moonshine barbecue sauce. It is topped with melted cheeses, lettuce, tomato and mayo and served on a toasted kaiser bun. For an extra $1.75, you can add cherry smoked thick-cut bacon or sauteed mushrooms. The burger comes with your choice of fries, house salad or Caesar salad, or mexi rice.

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1. The Sun Burger

The Yard and Flagon serves up a variety of delicious veggie burgers, but my personal favourite is the Sun Burger. This burger consists of a patty made with refried beans, rice and spices that is served with lettuce, guacamole and fresh salsa on a brioche bun. It costs $13 and comes with your choice of their home-cut fries or soup of the day.

2. The Curried Yam and Lentil Burger

Available from Nosh Eatery and Tap at 820 Broadway Avenue and served on house-baked bread, this burger’s patty is made with lentils, yam, onion, garlic and Indian spices and is totally delicious —  but what makes it even better is the topping of orange quinoa salsa, arugula and their house-made ketchup. It is $15 and comes with your choice of soup or salad. At the cost of an extra $3, gluten-free bread is available.

3. Veggie Burger

On the menu at Ayden Kitchen and Bar, the Veggie Burger’s patty is made up from grains, beets, rice and nuts. Topped with arugula, grilled portobello, chips and garlic aioli, the burger comes with house-cut kennebec fries for $21. For an extra $2.50, you can add a farm egg to the burger and trust me, it’s worth it.

4. A&W Veggie Burger

If you’re looking for a veggie burger to grab on the go, or one that’s on campus, my recommendation is A&W’s Veggie Deluxe Burger. Out of the many fast food joints that include veggie burgers on their menu, A&W’s actually isn’t half bad — in fact, it’s pretty good. Not only will it fulfill your late-night craving for fast food, but it’ll do that for only $5.75. A&W has many locations across Saskatoon, so don’t worry, the Veggie Deluxe is always available.

Other

1. The Lamb Burger

Available at The Yard and Flagon, this burger is made up of a seasoned lamb patty that is served with fresh mint, aioli, lettuce, tomato, red onion and guinness cheddar cheese. It is $15 and comes with your choice of home-cut fries or the soup of the day.

2. Off the Hook Burger

On the menu at The Rook and Raven, this burger is made up of one piece of the catch of the day, tartar sauce, slaw, fries, lettuce, tomato and onion and is served on a kaiser bun. It is $13 and is served with your choice of soup, salad, house-cut fries or root chips.

3. Pork Burger

The Pork Burger is served up at the neighbourhood-enclosed restaurant, Prairie Harvest Cafe, at 2917 Early Drive. For $16, this burger is made up of a house-ground Pineview pork patty and is topped with grainy mustard, a fried egg and crispy onion, served on a fresh bun. The Pork Burger comes with homemade barbecue potato chips.

4. Bison Burger

On the menu at Nosh Eatery and Tap, the Bison Burger is made up of a bison patty with onion, garlic and coriander, and is topped with smoked carrot, parsnip ribbons, mustard greens, garlic aioli, house-made ketchup and beet chips. Served on house-baked bread, or gluten-free bread for an extra $3, this burger comes with your choice of soup or salad at the price of $18.50.

Bridget Morrison / Culture Editor

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