|Cuisine Type |||Burgers|
|Ambiance |||Casual, Dining Alone|
|Meals Served |||Lunch, Dinner|
|Amenities |||Local Favorites, No Alcohol|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, American Express, Visa|
|Getting There |||Parliament bus|
|Cross Street |||Gerrard|
Profile Last Updated: May 12, 2009
Spying a void in the Toronto hamburger scene, The Gourmet Burger Co. opened its doors in the autumn of 2008 with the hopes of revitalizing and dignifying the art of ground rounds. Never frozen and hormone-free, the Canadian beef featured in Gourmet Burgers is aged for a minimum of 30 days, ground on site without any fillers, and seasoned to perfection. Using the freshest ingredients, all the toppings and sauces are made in-house. Even the take-out containers are 100 per cent biodegradable.
The pint-sized eatery is primarily a take-away joint, though there is a bar along the window that can accommodate five patrons who just can’t wait to scarf down. The menu begins with burgers that are made the way you like them, starting with the classic beef burger, but there are also chicken, lamb, and veggie patties to choose from. A long list of complimentary sauces are proffered for dressing, including smokey chipotle and honey, HP sauce, roasted garlic and dijon, and GBC’s own special sauce. Toppings are on the house as well, spanning balsamic marinated caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, avocado, jalapenos, and beets. Smoked bacon, a fried egg, peameal, and smoked gouda are some of the extras that will cost you a buck per item.
You Can’t Top This
The Gourmet Burger Co.’s signature burgers are a item of inspiration. The Aussie burger, for instance, is a 6oz beef patty with lettuce, tomatoes, a fried egg, pineapple, bacon, beets, cheddar cheese, and mayo. Other noteworthy hamburgers include the spicy Cajun, with avocado, jalapeno, lettuce, jalapeno havarti, tomatoes, and Cajun spice topped with smokey chipotle and honey mayo, and the mushroom melt, with portabella mushrooms, sauteed mushrooms, and brie. Pair any burger with GBC’s hand-cut fries, beer-battered onion rings, sweet potato fries, or a salad.