If you’re like us, you would have shed a silent tear when Mumbai’s biggest burger bowed out. Sundance Cafe at Churchgate shut down earlier this year, taking with it its legendary Sasquatch Burger. The burger weighed in at about a kilo and a half, with a beef patty being held cosily in place by slices of Canadian bacon and a fried egg.
But not to worry — Mumbai’s burger joints have plenty of worthy successors to the Sasquatch throne. We broke down five of the biggest in buns across the city for you.
Standing tall at: Six centimetres, this burger comes with a steak knife fully plunged into its centre
Like onions and ogres: This one’s got layers — a dozen of them, to be exact — five buffalo meat patties, five slices of Britannia cheese, sauteed onions and tomato slices.
Order it if: You’re hungry, duh. But also if you, like us, want to try the house Thousand Island Sauce. The owner refuses to be pinned down to any ingredient, merely saying it’s a “mixture”. Alright then.
#LBB Tip: Order and eat at leisure, this bad boy takes a minimum of 15 minutes to show up on your table.
Price: Rs 550
Standing tall at: Eighteen centimetres.
Like onions and ogres: The XL Burger has nine layers including tomato salsa, jalapenos, lettuce, the patty, house coleslaw, chicken salami and a fried egg. It’s also available in five varieties — pork, tenderloin, lamb, chicken and vegetarian.
Order it if: You also love beer, because…
#LBB Tip: if you finish the burger within three minutes, you can avail of free beer at the restaurant for a month.
Price: INR 363 upwards.
Standing tall at: Seven centimetres.
Like onions and ogres: It’s got six layers, including a buffalo patty, merlot butter, two bacon strips, a slice of cheese, onion rings and oh, fries on the side.
Order it if: You know never to ask for a steak ‘well-done’. HRC has never overcooked our burger patties.
#LBB Tip: Don’t miss the delicious, house-made merlot butter, churned and melting on the patty to perfection.
Price: INR 535
Standing tall at: Ten centimetres.
Like onions and ogres: It’s got seven layers, including double chicken patties, double bacon, salami, a fried egg and cheese.
Order it if: You’re a meat-lover. This burger has minimal dressing and sauce. It’s not messing around.
#LBB Tip: As long as you’re in Malad, you might as well check out the Goan Cart next to Orlem Church. Uncle makes a mean beef burger.
Price: INR 350
Standing tall at: Nineteen centimetres
Like onions and ogres: This one’s got 12 layers, with lettuce, three mutton patties, three cheese layers, onion rings, caramelised onions and three types of sauces.
Order it if: You’ve got friends with you. We pride ourselves on our appetite, but this one’s for the community tables.
#LBB Tip: Don’t bother with burger conventions and deconstruct this like a modernist. Ashar Damani, the owner, says that only one person has ever eaten the burger as is — a “lady customer” from a year ago. Enigmatic stuff.
Price: INR 550
Photos: Tejal Pandey