As social distancing measures seem to be becoming more and more prevalent and permanent in society, there's been an outpouring of support for local Canadian businesses. Buying everything from skincare to groceries as local as possible is not only popular right now, but super important.
Some initiatives have also popped up recently as a way to help us think as local as possible right now. One such example is Canada Takeout.
Beginning as an initiative to encourage Canadians across the country to order takeout in support of their favourite local restaurants, Canada Takeout was inspired by the overwhelming public support to roll out their "Food Holidays" campaign. The first in their lineup is National Burger Day, taking place Wednesday, May 27. Which basically means: this upcoming Wednesday, pick your favourite local burger spot, and order up a warm patty served between two buns!
As we all know, you just can't celebrate burger day in Canada without staple, 100% Canadian condiments like French's® Tomato Ketchup, crafted from fresh ripe tomatoes grown in Leamington, Ontario. For extra crunch, Canadians love to add Bick’s® pickles; Canada’s #1 brand of pickles and a condiment with a strong Canadian heritage.
If you're having trouble deciding where exactly to grab some grub, here are 10 awesome Canadian burger spots to help make up your mind.
Krave Burger (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Why You Need To Go: Made with 100% locally sourced beef, these burgers are helping support the Maritime farming industry.
While there are various options on the menu, the all-beef Krave Burger is its signature dish. With a mix of classic toppings, Krave sauce, grilled onions and pickles, it’s easy to see why this restaurant remained open for takeout and delivery.
Big Poppa’s Vegan (Toronto, Ontario)
Why You Need To Go: Just because you’re vegan, doesn’t mean you have to miss out. Big Poppa’s has six different options made from either veggies or Beyond Meat.
Currently, the Toronto restaurant is offering its patrons a limited-edition Fiesta Burger, which features refried beans, Poppa's Sauce and creamy house-made slaw on top of a Beyond Meat patty.
The Burger’s Priest (Multiple Locations, Ontario)
Why You Need To Go: While there is no lack of flavour in these burgers, the company’s mission is to keep its dishes fresh and simple. Aside from its popular beef options, The Burger’s Priest also has a vegan and chicken offering, as well as a not-so-secret ‘secret menu’.
Most recently, the restaurant began selling a popular Take & Make home kit, which provides you with all of the fixings (beef included), to make your own burgers. Get the taste of takeout with the bragging rights of cooking at home.
Clive Burger (Calgary, Alberta)
Why You Need To Go: Known as one of Calgary’s favourite burger joints, Clive Burger not only uses locally raised Alberta beef but offers vegetarian and gluten-free options too!
Although its curbside menu is slightly smaller, you can still order its popular Triple Burger and wash it down with one of its famous custard shakes.
La Boulette (Montreal, Quebec)
Why You Need To Go: Fine dining meets the simplicity of takeout with La Boulette’s burgers. Not one to just stop at beef, vegetarian and chicken selections, the Montreal restaurant also offers duck, pork and salmon options.
However, despite the menu variety, its beef burger, smothered in cheese with all the classic toppings, remains its signature dish.
The King Eddy (Ottawa, Ontario)
Why You Need To Go: King Eddy is known for being one of the best burgers within the nation’s capital. Always fresh and never frozen, the menu offers beef, chicken and vegetarian selections.
Their gluten-free option, “Lulu” Eddy Burger is one of the restaurant’s most popular dishes. It’s a classic beef patty with all the fixings nestled inside of iceberg lettuce.
The American (Vancouver, BC)
Why You Need To Go: The American obtains both its beef and buns from a local source and makes most of its toppings in-house.
If you feel like stepping outside of your comfort zone, try the Faux-Pho Burger. Resting on top of an all-beef patty with ingredients such as Hoisin Sriracha mayo, pickled daikon and Thai basil. This is a true standout on the menu.
The Burger Place (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
Why You Need To Go: A blend of spices and daily handcrafted patties is the secret behind what keeps customers coming back for more.
In addition to beef, chicken and veggie options, the Winnipeg restaurant offers a selection of deluxe burgers. All of which include chili!
Harvest Eatery (Shaunavon, Saskatchewan)
Why You Need To Go: Although there are only two burger options on the menu, both are extremely popular at the Saskatchewan establishment.
The Harvest Burger is an award-winning staple featuring a speckle park beef patty, maple glazed bacon and roasted garlic aioli. All on a homemade bun.
Woodshed Burgers (Edmonton, Alberta)
Why You Need To Go: Woodshed Burgers is not only known for its fresh ground beef but also its homemade buns and condiments as well.
If you want to try a menu standout, order the Effing Seafoods Fish Filet. When you do, you’ll get a beer-battered Icelandic cod filet with house-made tangy coleslaw and tartar sauce and pickled red onions.
National Burger Day, supported by French's ® and Bick’s®, is going down this upcoming May 27. Of course, this is only a small list of all the burgers that are available from restaurants across Canada! Supporting these places now through takeout could make a huge difference, so get your appetite ready.