Yes, there’s reason to believe the hamburger as we know it may have been invented in New York City in the 1820s, named after a North Sea port and sold as street food to German sailors along the docks around Chambers Street. By midcentury, it was a staple of Delmonico’s and other fancy places, making it no surprise that a burger — even if it goes by another name — is again a signature at Via Carota. So, too, has the burger at Luger’s become legendary.
Yes, New York City is a hamburger town, and the city loves to eat them whether expensive or budget friendly — in every part of town. Some options on this list are NYC icons, while other newfangled ones have become must-tries. From the simple Joe Junior diner burger to the charcoal-tinged one at Maison Yaki, here are the ones we recommend ordering.
The latest CDC guidance for vaccinated diners during the COVID-19 outbreak is here; dining out still carries risks for unvaccinated diners and workers. Please be aware of changing local rules, and check individual restaurant websites for any additional restrictions such as mask requirements. Find a local vaccination site here.
Note: This is an updated version of a map originally published in 2015.Read More