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For those hungry carnivores in Tel Aviv, finding a juicy meaty burger, kosher or non-kosher, may be easier than you think. Many burger joints around Tel Aviv offer an assortment of burgers, from lamb to beef to even vegan.
Many believe it’s the meat that makes the burger, others believe it’s the various toppings that complete the dish. Whatever you believe to make a delicious burger, you can be sure to satisfy your requirements at one the many fine burger restaurants around Tel Aviv.
If you’re craving a succulent cheese-burger, look no further than Wolfnights. Wolfnights provides the meat lovers of Tel Aviv with a variety of burgers and toppings, such as grilled onions, white cheddar, and their delicious house garlic mayonnaise. Be sure to try the “Flagship Burger,” a juicy blend of beef and lamb topped with emmental cheese and garlic mayonnaise or the “Wolfnight Special,” a tender all beef burger topped with crisp tomatoes and onions, white cheddar cheese, bacon, and the Wolfnights special sauce.
Not a huge meat lover? Wolfnights offers vegetarian options as well that are crafted using fresh ingredients. Even if you order out, you will be delighted at the freshness of the burger, since these geniuses specially pack all parts of the burger separately. Never worry about a soggy bun again.
Lilinblum 40, corner of Nahalat Binyamin, Tel Aviv.
If you’re a true meat lover, you will find that meat in Israel mostly falls short of expectations. The expectation to that theory is Meat Bar. Meat Bar ages their meat three weeks before it is served, using simple presentation to emphasize the taste of the meat itself. You won’t find any superfluous nonsense to take away attention of the meat.
The menu offers an array of high quality meat, from grilled sirloin to carefully crafted hamburgers. You can also find dishes such as bacon skewers, Carpaccio, and spare ribs. Meat Bar also serves beer from eight local brewers as well as a rich liquor menu to enjoy with your meal.
Sderot Chen 52, Tel Aviv
La Champa offers a traditional Spanish twist on burgers, creating special teeny weeny tapas burgers. Guy Shevach opened La Champa after being inspired by Barcelona’s culinary scene and the concept of the Ceva Bar - bringing together small mouthwatering dishes, sparkling wines, and a relaxed setting.
You can find a variety of Spanish-style tapas at La Champa, all around NIS 20. Meat is a favorite ingredient here, crafting dishes such as Choriquante, small bites of spicy sausage, and mini-burgers paired with potato croquettes. Along with perfectly crafted tapas, La Champa pairs each dish with a crisp taste of sparkling wine. You can walk in, order a bottle, take the glasses, and sip your sparkling wine near the fountain on Rothschild Boulevard.
Nahalat Binyamin 52, Tel Aviv
Ha’arbaa 16, Tel Aviv
The Brewhouse, located on Rothschild Boulevard, houses not only a variety of meat dishes, but a selection of locally crafted beers ready to be enjoyed with each meal. The menu is full of dishes that combine good food with beer, such as hamburgers, hot dogs, sausages, buffalo wings, and other assorted pub snacks.
Make sure to indulge in their hamburger, that intricately mixes the patty with bread and seasons the dish with spices straight from your mom’s cooking. The first time I ate this burger, I couldn’t stop eating until I was so full I was literally crying. The refreshing beer is freshly produced in-house, right before your eyes.
Rothschild Blvd 11, Tel Aviv
If you can’t see through the grease and the smoke, at least you can taste the freshness of the ingredients. What you taste is 100 percent fresh rib-eye meat of some of the highest quality, which is stored in a temperature moderated cooling room. Every day by hand, the meat is ground and mixed with the secret recipe of herbs.
The buns come warm and fresh,while the veggies and toppings are crisp and flavorful. Though they do have quite a responsive delivery service, we suggest you take a trip down to enjoy the fresh, juicy burger straight off the grill.
Don’t be put off by the looks of the joint, it may not be the classiest of places, but once those cheeseburger juices are dripping down your chin you’ll forget where you are. Other popular dishes include spicy chili wings, refreshing chicken salad with mango vinaigrette, and Chicken Ciabatta.
Ibn Gvirol 137, Tel Aviv.
Phone: 057-934-5590 03-544-8282
Kassandra Grunewald is a co-founder of TasteTLV.com. She has been an avid foodie since she can remember making meals out of weeds and sand in the backyard for her imaginary guests.