New Yorkers are notoriously territorial when it comes to food—we’re quick to argue over which borough or neighborhood boasts the finest pizza, the most quality bagel and, yes, the best burger in NYC. With that in mind, Time Out New York’s annual Battle of the Burger is back for another year of meat-tastic smackdowns, pitting patty upstarts against bonafide burger legends.
We came up with a veritable crew of big-deal burger competitors, from April Bloomfield’s newbie Salvation Burger to Danny Meyer’s juggernaut Shake Shack. Now it’s your burger-loving duty to vote on your favorite and narrow down the field to a worthy top twenty. Such finalists will then go head-to-head in carne combat on August 18th at a live Battle of the Burger event at the South Street Seaport, where you’ll get to sample each burger, enjoy live music and kick back with unlimited beer from Budweiser.
In the meantime, vote for your go-to burger joints below.
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