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Best burgers in Paris

Find out where to get your teeth into one of the best burgers in Paris

By Time Out editors |
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The best burgers in Paris are a tall order, in a city devoted to fine dining and elite restaurants. But our hunt for perfect patties and fantastic fries turned up more than snooty gourmet versions of the American classic (though a few of those as well). The obsession with fine ingredients that has gripped burger-makers in New York and London for the last few years has caught on in the French capital too, with happy results: Our 'Best burgers in Paris' list includes full-on American diners, signature restaurant versions and even a jolly burger truck, proving that French versions of US cuisines are much more than just a load of old viande hachée.

Did we miss your favourite Parisian spot for American-inspired dining? Let us know in the comments below. 

Burger restaurants

Restaurants, Burgers

Starvin' Joe

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Paris’s hip hotspots shift with the seasons, but the undisputed winner at the end of 2013 was the Rue de Charonne, with each new opening cooler than the last. A case in point is Starvin’ Joe. Formerly located on the Rue de la Roquette, this little canteen is dedicated to getting the perfect crunchy bacon and melting cheese in each of the dishes... 

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Burger vans

Restaurants, Burgers

Le Camion qui fume

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Fancy one of the best burgers in Paris? Forget your posh napkins, tablecloths and seating, the Camion Qui Fume is Paris’s first American-style burger truck, run by Californian Kristin Frederick; and you only have to look at the long lines of salivating bobos to know that the burgers here are good. The secret lies in the ingredients: baker-made bread, top quality meat, hand-cut fries... 

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Restaurants, Burgers

Le Camion Gourmand

Fresh ingredients, home made chips and French beef have been on offer at the Camion Gourmand since December 2012. Fresh ingredients are bought and cooked on the same day, making up their selection of incredibly generous burgers. They come in four versions: classic, Seguin with goat’s cheese and honey, the Vicomte with comté cheese and pepper sauce... 

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Restaurants, American

Cantine California

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Paris is gripped by a new trend. All it took was for one Californian to set up a burger van, and before you can say ‘viande hachée’, more and more food trucks are beetling around the crisscrossing streets of the capital. Cantine California, the new van from chef Jordan Feilders, is a gourmet slice of America on four wheels, and the Parisians are crazy for it...

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Restaurants, Fast food outlets

Le Bateau qui fume

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Moored on the banks of the Seine since August 2015, Le Bateau Qui Fume is the latest opening from Californian entrepreneur Kristin Frederick, who also owns and runs the incredibly successful ‘Camion Qui Fume’ food truck. Although this ‘burger boat’ isn’t very flashy (it’s just a van on a barge, with seating space for ten or so), the waterscape behind the serving area is beautifully serene, making this a relaxing spot to come at lunch or dinnertime...

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