Sometimes all you need in life is a good – burger! There is a reason why there is almost a whole philosophy created around it and, to be honest, Zagreb has quite developed the burger scene, with gourmet burgers on almost every corner. Burgers are so beloved in the Croatian capital that every September there is a Zagreb Burger Festival where you can enjoy as much as you want of your favourite food. Restaurants and chefs are really outdoing themselves in combinations of flavours and ingredients, meat, buns and the innovative sides and there is always something new and delicious to try. However, so as not to get lost in all this richness of the burger offer in Zagreb, here are 5 top places we have chosen for you.
Located in the very centre of Zagreb, Burgeraj offers mouth-watering burgers which both foodies and Zagreb food scene insiders swear are the best burgers in town. The choice of burgers is limited but the taste is perfection and you can be sure that the ingredients in these are 100% fresh and sourced from local farms. In addition, all the sauces are home-made and the potatoes always perfectly baked – no wonder that it is one of the busiest and most popular burger places in Zagreb, which people always come back to.
It is enough to just look at the Rougemarin burgers to know they’re really good! Not a traditional burger bar but a restaurant that offers much more beyond burgers, Rougemarin is nevertheless one of the best places to have a burger in Zagreb. In fact, when the trend of gourmet burgers in Zagreb and Croatia just started, they were one of the first ones to join it and bring the burgers to a whole new level. In their offer you can find a variety of burgers, which they always like to refresh with something new like tuna or pulled pork burgers. And if not extremely hungry, you can also enjoy the perfect mini-burgers!
3. Submarine Burger
One of the most popular places to go for an excellent burger not only in Zagreb but also some other Croatian cities like Rijeka, Split and Zadar and even the Serbian capital Belgrade, is most definitely Submarine Burger. Always focused on using the best quality ingredients, natural and locally sourced, Submarine burgers are burgers that will never let you down. Just as delicious as their burgers are their always perfectly made fries, which they have many varieties of, including our favourite with truffles and grana padano.
4. Papa’s American Bar
If you’d like to have a great classic American burger, Papa’s is definitely the place to go. You will be thrilled with the abundance of both taste and size of the burgers as well as their deliciousness. Besides the truly American spirit that can be felt in the decoration of the place as well as the menu and friendliness of the staff, it is also worth noting that Papa’s is located in one of the most beautiful parks in Zagreb, Tuškanac. And if, like me, you still have some space for a dessert, you can always round it upon with a chocolate brownie.
5. 50 Burger & Champagne
With a name like that, you don’t expect to have an ordinary burger here. And let us tell you – the burgers here justify the name as here a bit of fanciness is brought to the table. Burgers are carefully prepared with all the freshest and best ingredients, served with care and notion for aesthetics to satisfy all your senses. Some of the burgers have a nice twist to them like ‘La Truffe’ which we highly recommend – pure deliciousness with exquisite Istrian truffles, from the Croatian peninsula of Istria.