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10 Of The Best Burger Joints In YYC

Yasmine Atallah Yasmine Atallah

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Nobody does a burger like a YYC burger joint!

We’ve been having quite the summer in Calgary. And with the sun blazing this weekend, this calls for the ultimate summer delicacy: a delicious, juicy YYC burger!

What better way to bask in the summer heat than with a feast from some of your favourite burger joints?  Here is a list of some of our favourite burger joints in YYC:

1. VBurger

Specialty: Their entire menu is vegan. Yup, the entire menu. Vegan burgers, vegan chick’n bites and vegan milkshakes! Even if you’re not vegan, you want to try one of these.

Where: 819 17 Ave SW

Check them out here!

2. Pigot’s Burger Club

Specialty: This shop was created by Calgary-based award-winning Chef Pigot (a.k.a Mike!).  They make their burger patties with a custom Chef Pigot spice blend, and they offer vegetarian burger options too!

Where: 345 – 10AV SW (more locations in Toronto and Vancouver)

Check them out here!

3. Blue Star Diner

Specialty: All your favourite classic diner foods with delicious twists, including their Alberta Lamb Naanwich.  With house-smoked Alberta lamb, goat feta, and red harissa, in between warm naan buns. Yes, please!

Where: 809 – 1 Avenue NE, Calgary

Check them out here!

4. Clive Burger

Specialty: This place is a classic old school burger shop. Clive Burger is known for using grass-fed beef raised by local farms, and selling locally brewed beer. They also make as much of their packaging compostable as they can!

Where: 736 17 Ave SW

Check them out here!

5. Lil Empire

Specialty: Their menu boasts a Spicy Korean Chicken Burger and a Seoul Dog, adding gochujang bbq sauce and Empire kimchi to classic diner foods like burgers and hotdogs.

Where: 1105 1st Ave NE (Bridgeland), 4323 1st Street SE (ANNEX)

Check them out here!

6. Boogies YYC

Specialty: Their signature sauce is a delicious tangy mixture of mustard, ketchup and red hamburger relish. They also have a link on their site where you can donate to the Indian Residential School Survivor Society.

Where: 2129 33 Ave SW, and 908 Edmonton Trail.

Check them out here!

7. Burger 420

Specialty: A whole burger shop dedicated to your munchies! Burger creations to satisfy your “high expectations”. Let’s go? Right now? Let’s go!

Where: 4628 Macleod Trail SW

Check them out here!

8. Chuck N’ Shoulder YYC

Specialty: Their chef created a Hawaiian Luau burger with pork sausage, crispy jalapeños, and an original pineapple salsa.

Where: Inside the Calgary Farmers Market at 510 77 ave SE

Check them out here!

9. Burgers on Wheels YYC

Specialty: YYC burger lovers know and love this food truck with classic burgers and a few specialty items like fried sweet pickled jalapeños.

Where: You can find their food truck schedule and locations on their Instagram page here!

10. Inglewood Drive-In

Specialty: No list of best burgers in YYC is complete without Inglewood’s! Their menu includes all the classic burger flavours and toppings in many different forms, like their Double Hoedown Burger with BBQ sauce, bacon, pickles, onions and cheese. They also serve soft serve ice cream and dole whip!

Where: 802 12 St SE

Check them out here!

[Featured Image Source: Inglewood Drive-In via Instagram]

See also: 10 Of The Best Ice Cream Shops In Calgary

Tags: burger, fast food