YEGburger – A Great Burger with Fresh Ingredients
This one is definitely a hidden gem. It is located in an out-of-the-way strip mall in north Edmonton. I was tipped off by another great burger lover, Mr. Gerry Gratziano. When he recommends a burger place, you listen! If you have tried the burgers at Re:Grub then you will appreciate YEGburger.
So besides being hidden away in a discreet location, this place has another unique quality – everything on the menu is Halal or Zabiha. (Beef bacon is available as well) The owners are wonderful at supporting their Muslim community; they have currently adjusted their opening hours to accommodate Ramadan.
The atmosphere is minimalistic with lots of wood. There is definitely a “street vibe” with the graffiti-type mural on the long wall. There is plenty of seating, booths along the wall, and tables in the main area. I’m not sure that I would bring a huge group in, but I am sure they would be able to accommodate.
Fresh and natural ingredients are the theme of the menu. I would highly recommend the “featured burger” for those that would like to have a taste adventure. On my visit the featured burger was buttermilk chicken and waffles with sriracha maple syrup. I can’t even remember which burger my husband had, but it was super delicious looking as well. You can even lettuce wrap it if you are worried about the carbs. It is nice to see healthier options available, although there are no salads on the menu here.
The burgers cater to a wide range of tastes and are very creative. Sauces are made in house (YEGmustard and YEGbbq sauce to name a couple). There is a donair burger and a falafel burger on the menu as well as Havarti Grilled Cheese and Parmigiano Reggiano
They also have hotdogs, poutine, and milkshakes. Not just your typical flavours either; double Reese, Oreo, Nutella, Ferrero Rocher etc., and they are only $5!! Just the milkshake is worth the drive.
The joint is family friendly, accessible and has a parking lot. The kids menu is tiny with only four items, but I am sure they are just as delicious as everything else on the menu. There is no alcohol served here.
The staff was very friendly. Your burgers are “made to order” and brought to your table. Make sure you get lots of napkins, you are going to need them. It’s messy, but it’s “good messy”. It might not be the greatest place for a first date, but you will definitely not go home hungry.
Economic!! The most expensive burger on the menu is $10. The pricing was refreshing because I have had a lot of gourmet burgers in the city that are double that price.
There is no snooty, epicurean fare here. Fresh, natural and simple with creative ingredients are what you will find at YEGburger.