The ultimate burger bucket list every Tel Aviv meat lover must brave

”Man who invented the hamburger was smart; man who invented the cheeseburger was a genius” -Matthew McConaughey
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By Jennifer Greenberg |

When it comes to burgers, many Tel Aviv restaurants are not only keeping up with their very distant North American cousins, some may argue they have finally surpassed them. With Tel Aviv’s pizza reputation already at full capacity, and markets like Rothschild Allenby opening up the international food game, it’s only natural for the White City to keep on top of their burger game as well. These Tel Aviv street food spots are famous for their burgers where their meat is on point, their fried chicken burgers are all the rage, and even vegan options aim to please. There’s a reason people wait hours afterhours to sink their teeth into soft buns and succulent meat at these burger joints. Here’s our roundup of the best Tel Aviv has to offer between the buns, anytime of day.


Burger joints in Tel Aviv to sink your teeth into

America Burger
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Restaurants, American

America Burger

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Known to many as the best burger in Tel Aviv, this burger joint is flipping some of Tel Aviv’s best patties from afternoon to midnight. With it’s central and well-designed storefront, America Burgers is not only a place to satisfy your hunger, but also a place to relax and enjoy a meal in a visually appealing setting. With top notch American quality, the restaurant reasonably priced, making it a good grab for many Tel Avivians with a yearning for the U.S. America Burgers makes the process easy by limiting their menu to five unique burger options. So grab a burger and a side of chips, and delve into this fabulous factory of yum!

Anatoly Michaello
Restaurants, American

Vitrina - Ibn Gvirol

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Vitrina opened in 2011 by Nati Menashe and since then, it has become an inseparable part of the Tel Aviv landscape and a focus for those seeking a hamburger or quality sausage. In February 2017, renovations forced him to close the place. Although Vitrina remained in the game, Ibn Gvirol without Vitrina remained as deserted as a hamburger without french fries. Now, we are happy to announce Menashe's return to Ibn Gvirol, with their succulent burgers, golden buns and best of all - the half potato, half sweet potato matchstick fries zested to perfection. Come with growling stomachs...their burgers are well worth the wait.

Ad Haetzem Burger
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Restaurants, American

Ad HaEtzem Burger Express

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This American-style fast-food burger dive features amazing burgers, crunchy chips, a wide range of sauces, and even free refills! A popular late-night spot, Burger Express manages to feed its customers from lunchtime til the wee hours of the morn. Unlike some other places in Tel Aviv which offer gourmet burgers, Burger Express brings it back to the basics with three simple options, single, double, and triple. If you’re looking for a quick bite in a casual setting at just about any hour of the day, look no further because Burger Express has got you covered.

Susu & sons
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Restaurants, Hamburgers

Susu & Sons (Rothschild)

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Susu & Sons is the newest baby of celebrity chef Omer Miller. Miller – known for his culinary skills in the Israeli restaurant world – has finally jumped on the street food bandwagon with his hot hamburger stand. But, this isn't just any late-night greasy spoon; these burgers are elevated to new heights with crazy creations that shine the spotlight on unusual toppings like egg salad, blue cheese, guacamole and, for the truly adventurous, pieces of lobster. Before, you weren't cool until you had devoured an Eyal Shani pita inspiration; now, you aren't cool until you've taken a bite of Susu & Sons burger bliss.

Truck De Lux
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Restaurants, American

Truck Deluxe

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While food trucks are still not as much of a thing in Israel as in other countries due to the strict food safety laws, that hasn’t stopped the owners of Truck Deluxe. They simply installed their truck in the middle of their restaurant, giving diners the full truck stop experience, which includes watching the food come out the truck’s window. The food itself is a carnivore’s dream, allowing you to mix and match meat cuts made using a plethora of cooking techniques. Smoky, slow-roast brisket and pulled pork with spare ribs and trailer trash burgers (an oversized burger slathered with bacon, and melted cheese in a brioche bun) complete the offering. For the ravenous crowds, order a little bit of everything and taste through the selection. The sides include comforting mac & cheese, corn on the cob with cheese, fries with  homemade sauces and just about every other classic American dish you can think of (yes - they even have crack pie). Beachgoers will love the brunch, which includes food items such as brisket benedict, fresh cornbread and a hybrid of other American classics.

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