On January 20th, Donald Trump will lay down his hat in the White House for at least four years. If by then you are far from the United States, more precisely in the French capital, here's our top 5 Parisian addresses where to enjoy delicious burgers in a(n almost) typical “yankee” mood.
PNY, from Paris to New York within a few minutes
PNY a.k.a. “Paris New York” has become a Parisian burger institution in a short time. Top quality meat, traditional as well as original recipes are offered in a typical NYC decor. Indulge yourself to its “Vintage Cheeseburger” – American cheese, mustard, ketchup and pickles; or “The Fisherman and The Siren” – wild cod loin, spinach shoots and caper sauce with chervil. Vegetarians, fret not! Rather, opt for the “Atomic” with its Portobello mushrooms, crispy breadcrumbs, PNY sauce and Cheddar cheese aged 9 months. Remember your burger goes with a portion of fries, bacon and 18-month-old Cheddar. For the true gourmands, the first-rate chocolate hazelnut milkshake with peanut butter will know how to tempt you. From Paris to New York, there is but one step!
PNY (Paris New York)
1 rue Perrée 75003 Paris
50 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Denis 75010 Paris
96 rue Oberkampf 75011 Paris
Menu from 15 EUR
Blend, the gourmet burger
Blend is ever looking for the perfect match with strict standards on its well-balanced, refined recipes. Thanks to its artisanal buns, home-made accompaniments and meat supplied by famous butcher and maturation specialist Yves-Marie le Bourdonnec, the Parisian brand has become inevitable when it comes to burgers. A perfect blend of Franco-American culture, you'll be able to taste the “West” – an inside-out toasted bun with beef and a mix of melted Cheddars; or the “Signature” – beef and caramelized onion puree, Emmental de Savoie, garlic mayonnaise and spinach shoots. These are accompanied by delicious potato or sweet potato fries. If you still feel like a sweet tooth, you may succumb to the home-made speculoos cheesecake.
44 rue d'Argout 75002 Paris
3 rue Yves Toudic 75010 Paris
19 rue de Ménilmontant 75020 Paris
Menu from 15 EUR
Big Fernand, the “Hamburgé” workshop
For those who never heard of Big Fernand's “Hamburgé” – it has become a fabled place amongst burger lovers with several workshops in Paris, London and all the way to New York. The brand's success is due to a recipe that kept unchanged since its opening in 2012. Being in the kitchen feels like a return to the roots. Have a taste of the “Bartholomé” – beef burger with raw-milk raclette cheese from the Alps, with steamed pork belly, onion confit, chives, BBQ sauce and cocktail sauce by Tata Fernande; or the “Victor” – calf, Fourme d'Ambert, onion confit, cilantro and a delicately sweet sauce by Tonton Fernand. In no case should you miss out on the delicious Fernandines, i.e. home-made potato fries seasoned with garlic and paprika or dried herbes de Provence. A piece of local cuisine just the way you like it, with fast service and lots of humor.
40 place du Marché Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris
32 rue Saint-Sauveur 75002 Paris
55 rue du Faubourg Poissonnière 75009 Paris
99 rue de Provence 75009 Paris
86 boulevard du Montparnasse 75014 Paris
Menu from 15 EUR
Le Camion Qui Fume: the Parisian food truck par excellence
It's one of the most famous food trucks in Paris. Should you need to locate it precisely when hunger strikes, simply visit the brand's official website or Twitter account; when the truck is found, you'll have to wait a few long minutes before enjoying your hamburger. If your patience has limits, then just go in their first restaurant in the center of Paris! Taste the “Classique” – ground beef, Cheddar, lettuce, onions, pickles, tomato and mayonnaise – or rather the “Campagne” – with ground beef, Portobello, caramelized onions, Swiss cheese and mayonnaise all packed in a fresh bun. Of course, don't forget to sample their traditional, home-made crispy fries!
132 avenue de France 75013 Paris
11 place de la Madeleine 75008 Paris
168 rue Montmartre 75002 Paris
Menu from 15 EUR
Hamler's Burgery, go for the XL version!
Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, Hamler's Burgery is a burger brand created by partners Warren and Marcel Lerfel, who both decided to highlight product quality above all else. Real American burgers are cooked with Irish Black Angus beef, buns are made with cornstarch dough and old Cheddar; not forgetting crispy French fries and their delicious garlic mayonnaise sauce. Try the “Big Austin”, a cheeseburger with pastrami slices, pickled cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes and Hamler's sauce; or the “Avocado”, a cheeseburger with bacon and avocado spiced with a bit of Tabasco. Very big eaters can go for the XL version which comes with two steaks. Enough food to reach your daily intake of calories!
12 rue Monge 75005 Paris
Menu from 10 EUR