Whether you’re searching for meat or vegan, we have you covered…
Let’s face it, there is just something about a delicious burger. That beautiful balance of soft bun, juicy filling, melting cheese and just the right amount of salad. Even if you’re not a meat-eater, there are loads of incredible vegan burgers that have popped up around the city that taste as good as the real thing.
Burgers are a simple food, but sometimes hard to get right, so we have picked our top go-to’s in Dubai.
The Black Tap
The Black Tap is an all-American burger joint with an extensive list of insane burgers and a retro-feel atmosphere. Their craft burgers include innovative twists on the classics like the The All-American or the The Spicy Mexican, but definitely give the Pear Bacon Jam Burger a go with crumbled blue cheese, pear bacon jam, truffle mayo and crispy kale. The branch at Jumeirah Al Naseem has great Saturday chill feels and you can see the rescued turtles on your walk over there.
The Black Tap, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Dubai, Sat to Wed 12pm to 12am, Thursday & Friday 12pm to 1am. Blacktapme.com
The Heisenburger at the Tap House doesn’t mess around, as you’d expect from the name. With a buttermilk fried chicken breast in a polenta bun, crispy salad, queso cheese and topped with delicious crispy onion rings, you’re onto a winner anyway but with their special smoked cheddar cheese sauce, its a slam dunk. It is a massive portion though so, probably better to save yourself for it.
The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sat to Wed 12pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 514 3778. Thetaphouse.ae
Jones the Grocer
If you’re looking for a burger to blow your mind, then look no further. The Jones signature Wagyu burger with smoked beef bacon, crispy mixed leaves and cheddar is mouthwatering on its own, but add crispy coated brie and you’re in for a serious treat. If you’re feeling extra naughty, try their truffle Parmesan fries with truffle mayo.
Jones The Grocer, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 6am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 417 9999. Jonesthegrocer.com
This is one of your go-to, order-in Saturday kinda burgers (when you don’t want to leave your bed). Try the Hot Rod with a fiery but sweet layer of chilli salsa or the C and Cheese with fresh grated parmesan. Even better, each of their burgers also come with amazing garlic aioli that you will want more and more of. Order with sweet potato fries and get that box set fired up. There’s loads of outlets dotted around, from the Palm Jumeirah to the Dubai Mall.
Burger Fuel, Golden Mile, Dubai, Sat to Wed 10am to 12am, Thurs & Fri 10am to 1am. Tel: 0800 23835. burgerfuel.com
Delicious gourmet restaurant, Walnut Grove, City Walk covers everything from innovative twists on brunches to incredible milkshake creations. Their signature burgers are seriously worth trying though, and with their Slider Selection you don’t have to choose. You can get one oven roasted garlic mushroom with a creamy sauce, one chicken breast with peppadew pesto and a classic beef with beef bacon and melted cheddar. They come with fries and deliciously light and crispy panko breadcrumbed onion rings too.
Walnut Grove, City Walk, Downtown Dubai, daily 9am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 344 4441. walnutgrove.ae
Burger & Lobster
If you want to go all out and take your burger to the next level then you’ll need to visit the Burger & Lobster in DIFC. Their Baby Beast burger doesn’t mess around, along with the juicy beef burger, there’s lobster meat, brie, truffle and tarragon mayo. Oh and fennel, Chinese cabbage and fries. We told you it doesn’t mess around.
Burger & Lobster, Burj Daman, DIFC, Dubai, Sat to Wed 12pm to 12am. Thurs & Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 514 8838. burgerandlobster.com
If you’re looking for a vegan burger that really tastes like the real thing then this is it. The texture is extremely similar to an all-meat burger and it has the same smokey flavour. Add melting vegan American cheese, with red onions, sweet pickles vegan mayo and a soft bun, you won’t even need or miss the meat.
Bareburger, City Walk, Downtown Dubai, daily 10am to 12am. Tel: (04) 385 4282. facebook.com/bareburger
The Hippy Deli is fast-earning a reputation for itself amongst the ever-growing vegan community in Dubai, creating a wide range of plant-powered delights available to order. Their Jivamukti Burger is a definite must-try for sweet potato lovers with its patty made up of sweet potato, wild rice and black eyed pea. Caramelised onions and a sweet tomato chutney add depth to it too. If you want to go extra healthy, have it with a lettuce wrap instead of the bun.
The Hippy Deli, Deliveroo, Dubai. deliveroo.ae/hippy-deli-additions
The Big Man Burger at DIRT offers you an amazing twist on the classic burger but without the meat. The addition of shiitake mushrooms, tomatoes, pickles and onion and a slice of vegan cheese (for an extra Dhs7) definitely put it at the top of the vegan burger game in Dubai.
Dirt DXB, delivery only. Tel: (04) 350 2012. facebook.com/dirt
Moylo’s do a fantastic vegetarian burger called the Beenoa which is made with cannellini beans, beetroot and quinoa. Crunch comes in the form of grilled tomato, lettuce and truffle grilled onions and, best of all, it comes with a delicious helping of aioli. It’s definitely up there in the veggie burger stakes.
Moylo’s, Jumeirah Beach Road Dubai, daily 12pm to 2am. Te;L 800 669567. facebook.com/moylosburgers