San Francisco is one of the coldest cities of California and is home to a large number of burger joints. While each one of these burger joints produces high-quality and rich in taste burgers, some of them drew our attention to their uniquely super soft and squishy burgers. The eye-catching texture and flavorful ingredients of these burgers which just melt in your mouth as soon as you take a bite, made us add them to our intended list of the names of Best Burger Joints in San Francisco.
What Exactly Is A Burger?
A burger is basically a warm sandwich consisting of ingredients like a ground beef patty, mayonnaise, cheese, two side buns, and some vegetables like onion, lettuce, etc. Additionally, it consists of some regular and some secret sauces to make it taste more divine. However, the ingredients of a burger may vary according to the type of the burger ordered and the burger joint it is being ordered from.
How Important Is The Quality?
The quality of ingredients used in making burgers and choosing the right food distributors directly affects the final product. Some say that using ground chuck in making of the beef patty produces tastier burgers while others recommend a strict 80-20 ratio. Ground chuck is meat coming from front shoulder part of an animal and consists of 15-20% of fat ingredient. The use of an 80/20 ratio reflects the rule that the beef being used to create a patty should consist of 80% lean meat and 20% fat.
Additionally, the taste of the beef patty highly depends on the health of the cattle it is being obtained from. If the cattle are not raised on healthy feed and is fed antibiotics regularly, not only does the taste of the meat turns blanch, but it also threatens the health of the final consumer.
Just as the quality of beef used impacts the taste of patty, in the same way, the quality of other ingredients used such as cheese, secret sauces, relishes, and all other ingredients add up to the final juicy, squishy texture, and mouth-watering taste of burgers.
Now that we have thoroughly discussed why exactly the quality of ingredients and products used in the preparation of burgers matter, we move on to our compiled list of the best burger joints in San Francisco. They are listed below with their names and a little detail about how each one of them claims they manage to maintain the quality of their burgers.
1. In-N-Out Burger
The burger joint which topped our list is In-N-Out Burger. In-N-Out Burger offers 3 varieties of burgers on its menu. These include Double-Double, Cheeseburger, and Hamburger. The side menu includes fries, beverages, and shakes.
The management of In-N-Out burger claims that they prepare their burgers ‘the old fashioned way,’ which means that they do not pre-package, freeze, or microwave their food. They also claim to use whole chucks obtained from premium cattle which is free from preservatives, additives, and fillers. According to their website, the cheese they use is authentic in its taste, and their burgers consist of fresh vegetables. Their burgers are completed with freshly baked in an old fashioned way, slowly risen buns.
2. Vegan Burg San Francisco
Vegan Burg San Francisco ropes in the second spot on our list. This burger joint is one of its kind. It has all its burgers made up of vegan ingredients. The restaurant offers a variety of burgers made from 100% plant-based ingredients. Delicious as a regular beef hamburger, Vegan Burg’s menu ranges from ‘Smoky BBQ’ to ‘Avocado Beetroot,’ Spicy ‘Haight & Salsa’ to the best seller ‘Creamy Shrooms.’
This burger joint undoubtedly offers a lot of healthy and delicious food options to its customers. The add-ons include pineapple, cheese, egg, bacon, and avocado. The burger can be paired with either seaweed fries or sizzling broccoli and drinks such as iced tea or lemonade to make it a complete meal. Sidekicks include a lot of options, including a dessert. Separate mini-meals for kids are also offered at Vegan Burg’s burger joint. Thus, making it a legit contender for the second spot.
3. Super-Duper Burgers
Super-Duper Burgers sacks the third spot in our list. Super-Duper Burgers use no-fake, no-frozen food in the making of their burgers. The meat is obtained from vegetable-fed cattle, bred on a farm nearby. Super-Duper Burger’s are a little expensive. They claim it is because they use real material. Super-Duper Burgers serve their burgers with homemade pickles as their sides.
4. Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers
Fourth on our list is Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers. Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers offers a wide range of burgers, beverages, salads, and other drinks to start with. They use Niman ranch meat. Pearl’s Deluxe Burgers offer its customers the choice to get their beef done medium or otherwise. They serve it with onions, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Spruce Burger joint is a fancy dine-in restaurant and offers lunch, brunch, and dinner menus. It has different timings for different days of the week and remains closed on holidays such as Independence Day, New Year’s Eve, Christmas, etc.
6. Beep’s Burgers
Beep’s Burgers offers a variety of burgers in their menu with varied sizes. However, they source their beef from Angus Cattle. Their beef is also antibiotics and hormones-free. Beep’s Burgers makes medium cooked burgers and lets their customer decide if they want it to be further cooked or not. It serves pickles and onions with the burger upon request. The order placed is served with lettuce leaves only.
7. Roam Artisan Burgers
Roam Artisan bBurgers sources their nutrient-rich meat form farmers and cattle breeders who use traditional methods of cattle breeding. It obtains its vegetables, and other seasonal produces from local farms. The menu consists of not only meat burgers but also veggie burgers, shakes, sodas, and of course, the buns used to make the burger.
8. Burger Shack
Burger Shack uses meat from cattle fed on organic feed with no preservatives, antibiotics, or hormones added to it. It toasts its sesame seed buns and tops the patty with cheese, sauce of customer’s choice, and produce. The patties are made from 100% certified Angus beef. Its menu includes offering the customers to build their own burgers or ordering any of its Signature Burgers online and in-store. Other than the main menu, Burger Shack offers hot dogs, milkshakes, chicken wings, and miscellaneous famous sides.
9. Mo’s Grill
Mo’s Grill serves turkey burgers, buffalo burgers, and deer burgers on their menu alongside french fries, beverages, drinks, vegetables, and cheese options. Mo’s Grill allows its customers to select from a variety of 5 cheese toppings and the burger is grilled over volcanic rock. Customers get the option to top their burgers with bacon, avocados, jalapenos, barbecue sauce, and Mo’s original mustard laced mayo. The buns are toasted, and varieties of vegetables and sauce combinations can be paired with the burger. Mo’s Grill also uses beef obtained from Angus cattle, and it grinds fresh meat on a daily basis.
10. Heirloom Cafe
Heirloom Cafe serves other items too besides burgers on their menus. However, their burgers consist of shallots minced within the patty and are served alongside carrots only- no fries no other vegetables. The patty is done medium rare and tastes divine when it is topped with the cheese sauce.
The quality of each burger joint’s main ingredient highly determines the taste of its burger. No wonder these burger joints have gained so much popularity. They offer not just scrumptious food but have also added health value to them, making them customers’ favorite.