Last updated June 1st 2021
In the land of milk, honey and hummus, the burger still reigns supreme! Tel Aviv is blessed with many great burger spots, most of which thankfully serve a mean cheeseburger. There is also a great variety of burgers in Tel Aviv, including American, French, Argentinean, German, Kosher and Vegan options!
For the latest Best Burger Guide we’re using an awesome poll by Merav Kleinmann (May 2021) – thanks Merav! Check out the poll here.
Special thanks to Jake Pemberton, Merav Kleinmann, Vanessa Perplies, Liat Kisos, Amir Cohen, Sarah Tuttle Singer, Katerina Savina, and Scott David Renwick for helping to write this!
1. Vitrina – The Real American Burger
For this self-titled burger snob, I just gotta say: Vitrina truly does make the best burger in this town.
The meat sandwich tastes like it is cooked by angels and then smothered in just the right amount of fattening and parmesan-y goodness. You can drown your burger in the beet-ketchup and creamy, garlic-mayo, and find yourself living like a local, experiencing “the most satisfying bites of burger you may taste in this burger-wasteland of country.”
Nay fine people of Secret Tel Aviv – there is simply *NO* other burger in Israel worthy of my highest honor of most mind-numbingly delicious burger EVER! Review from Vanessa Perplies!
2. GDB – The New Burger in Town
Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 22 | KIKAR RABIN
George’s Dry-Aged Burger is making a name for itself as the best burger joint in Tel Aviv! With a brioche black “Rabbi Bun”, black garlic topping, perfectly grilled beef, and crispy yet creamy fantastic fries, the 60 shekel combo is well worth it. Brilliantly seasoned, the grilled beef is the star of the show, complimented by toppings like jalapenos and many choices of cheese. Read More.
3. Prozdor – The Burger Specialists
Mendele Mokher Sfarim St 6 | FRISHMAN
A real treat – Prozdor’s burgers are delicious. With 15 burger options to choose from, they split their menu into ‘Hamburgers’ and ‘Hamburgers without Cheese’, as if a hamburger without cheese is not really a burger! The burger comes in a fluffy white bun that absorbs all the juices – yummy! Also, don’t miss their chicken wings… they are also amongst the best in Tel Aviv! Read more.
4. 26 Hamburger Gourmet – Le French Burger
Mikve Israel St 26 | SOUTH TEL AVIV
26 Hamburger Gourmet takes the standard American burger, and gives it a gourmet French twist – ooooh lala! Instead of a boring bun, the burger nestles between a soft brioche. Instead of greasy fries, the burger comes with crunchy sweet potato frites. And instead of a tomato on top, enjoy some juicy foie gras. C’est tres magnifique! The shop is rather small, but you can chow down on the tables on the street. Read more.
5. America Burgers – The Israeli American Burger
Allenby St 112 | ROTHSCHILD
These guys opened in Summer 2015 and quickly established themselves as one of the best burgers in Tel Aviv. America Burgers has a simple, no non-sense menu with choices like a meat burger, chicken burger (also great), or vegan burger, coupled with a side of fries, green beans, salad or amazing fried onion, and ice-cream for dessert. We highly recommend this burger spot, it is delicious! Read more.
6. Fat Cow – The Best Burger in North Tel Aviv
Dizengoff St 265 | NORTH TEL AVIV
Juicy, smokey, meaty – all words to describe a Fat Cow burger. With gluten-free buns and a Beyond Meat option, within the perfect buns you experience fresh, quality meat cooked to perfection. The menu is to-the-point, but you can deviate with a Sloppy Joe, crunchy curly fries, or a delicious cheesecake for dessert. Read More.
7. Benz Bros – The Best Burger in Florentin
HaRav Yizkhak Yedidya Frenkel 4 | FLORENTIN
Check out Florentin’s favorite burger joint! Benz Bros burgers are packed with delicious and fresh meat, marinated red onions, and many nice things to add! Make sure you try their delicious mint aioli – it’s something special. And last but not least, get their sweet potato chips, amazing stuff – especially with the aioli! Read more.
8. Port 19 – Das German Burger
Shlomo HaMelekh St 2 | DIZENGOFF
This German spot offers a unique yet delicious burger at a fair price. With monthly specials like shrimp, garlic butter, or cheddar burgers, combine your order with excellent coin chips. This funky joint has sriracha on tap to spice up your order, and try their juicy sausages if you want a culture taste! Read More.
9. Meat Bar Burger – Best Burger in Sarona
Aluf Kalman Magen St 1 | SARONA MARKET
Meat Bar Burger is a delicious new burger joint in the Sarona food market. From the owners of the Meat Bar restaurants, excellent burger chefs who are passionate about their creations use the finest beef (hung for three weeks) to create large, juicy burgers. Read more.
10. Hamosad – Best Burger in Kikar Rabin
Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 67 | KIKAR RABIN
This classy burger spot has all the combinations – a spicy Mexican-style burger, bacon double cheeseburger, a Trump or El Chapo burger (order to find out), or their signature dish a sloppy pulled-meat burger. Along with divine onion rings or fries, the juicy meat between a pair of fluffy buns will satisfy your fast food craving. Read More.
BEST KOSHER BURGERS
Bodega – The Kosher Burger
Carlebach 14 | SARONA
Don’t miss Bodega American Kitchen, a chef-driven family-run business pumping out the best classic American smash burgers, as well as signature recipe hot dogs, crispy cornflake chicken, truffle fries, and freshly baked chocolate chip & sea salt cookies.
Their (kosher) bacon double cheeseburger has already become an Israeli institution and makes Bodega a must-try Tel Aviv destination. Oh, please get their hand cut & panko battered onion rings (trust us) and wash it all down with Israel’s widest variety of imported American specialty soft drinks. Read more.
Memphis – Carlebach St 20 – If you are looking for an American style burger, look no further. Memphis offers a large selection of add-ons to top the skillfully cooked meat and many interesting sides apart from their amazing french fries, all the while being Kosher. Read More.
BEST VEGAN BURGERS
Rainbow – The Vegan Burger
Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 88 | KIKAR RABIN
Truly, Rainbow Burger is the perfect pit stop for born-again vegans who loved meat in a past life, and need that feeling of meaty satisfaction in the pit of their belly (minus the actual meat of course). For that, Rainbow Burger has definitely got you covered!
One juicy bite of Rainbow Burger and it *almost* had me convinced that this was the real deal. The texture, look and taste are darn near identical to meat. Not to mention, the soy and mushroom burger blend gave me the same warm, fuzzy, happy-tummy feeling I get from eating meat.
This restaurant is also included in the ‘Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv’ Secret Tel Aviv Guide.
Goodness – Another Great Vegan Burger!
King George 41 | DIZENGOFF
Goodness is your friendly neighborhood street-style diner, that just so happens to produce the single most satisfying and mouth-watering vegan burger in the Middle East. With all its vast competition in Tel Aviv alone, Goodness’s very own mushroom burger takes the (plant-based) cake with its enticing rich and earthy flavors. You can make this a cheeseburger, customize or double it to your liking and it already comes with delicious caramelized onion and juicy, heavenly flavors that melt in your mouth. Read more.
This restaurant is also included in the ‘Best Vegan Restaurants in Tel Aviv’ Secret Tel Aviv Guide.
PUBS AND AMERICAN BARS
Molly Blooms – Two branches in Tel Aviv: Sarona and Hayarkon – Molly Blooms is the perfect place to sit with friends for happy hour drinks or tasty pub grub. No matter which way you’ll have it (beer, whiskey or cider), Molly Blooms is the ultimate destination for Irish food and drink. Read more
** Get 10% discount on your bill (excludes Happy Hour and any other promotions) with your Secret Tel Aviv VIP Card! **
Mike’s Place – Several locations across TLV – Mike’s Place is a chain of ultimate American sports bars with great food, great beer, and great entertainment. The BIG MIKE is a double stacked bacon cheese burger that only the super hungry can devour! The Mike’s Mega Burgers are ground fresh everyday and are the only true American burger in Israel. Read more
MORE TASTY BURGERS
Ad HaEtzem Express – Several locations across TLV – American-style fast-food burger joint, with fluffy white buns, tasty burger patties, lots and lots of sauce, and free drink refills. The double-burger meal comes with fries and unlimited refill, good value for 50 NIS. They also do delivery from their website. Read more
HaShomer 1 – HaShomer 1, Shuk HaCarmel – Real American burger enthusiasts might argue that this is more of a meatball sandwich than a burger – but either way it is delicious! Amazing beef kebabs (mini-burgers) served in a toasted challah, with spicy Israeli sauces. The only downside – it is only open at lunch! Read more
Miznon – King George St 30 and Shlomo Ibn Gabirol St 23 | DIZENGOFF – This is not your typical burger – whether in challah, pita or toast bread, the meat is still the star of the show, and offers a new Israeli concept of the ‘burger’. With Miznon special sauce to give the meat sandwich a kick as well as a dipping partner for the delicious fries, this take on the hamburger gives the rest of the burger joints a run for their money. Also try their baked cauliflower and vegetarian options! Read More.
Alfi – Frishman St 22 | FRISHMAN – Opened in April 2020, Alfi names it’s hamburger dishes after the Knesset politicians, putting respect on their names with quality beef produced on the spot. The fresh polenta used to prepare the beef offers a sweet, explosive taste! Go for the burgers, stay for the delicious cocktails and potential backgammon competitions with the shop owners. Read More.
TLBS – Dizengoff St 125 – DIZENGOFF – Talk Clean Eat Dirty! with The Little Burger Shop’s small but interesting menu built by the Merketo butchers chain. The burgers are a mix of fine beef cuts (butchers mix, Short rib, etc.) with toppings to compliment like pineapple, arugula and more. TLBS also has great fries with fun toppings like cheese and lamb bacon. The burger spot serves Beyond Meat burgers as well, along with classic burgers and fries. Read more.
Carmel – The Shuk Burger – Hillel haZaken St 18 | CARMEL MARKET – A burger, with or without cheese. This is your only option after 18:00 when Carmel turns into a burger joint. Cooked to juicy perfection on a charcoal grill along with savory fries as the partner-in-crime, this burger spot competes as one of the best burgers in town! Read More.
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