Best Burgers in Auckland

The burger offerings in Auckland have come a long way from the days of the good old kiwi burger from the local fish and chip shop….not that there is anything wrong with that, I know sometimes all I feel like is a basic burg with an egg, some beetroot and maybe even a slice of pineapple.

But, if you really want to experience something next level then you need to try one of these burger places. Each offers their own unique take on the burger experience and all of them are bloody delicious. These are the best burgers in all of Auckland. Enjoy…

Wise Boys

Wise Boys offers a wide selection of plant-based burgers. Founded by brothers Tim and Luke with the goal of making the best plant-based burgers in the world, this business got its start as a food truck in 2015. In 2019, they launched their first store. Wise Boys supports sustainability, uses only compostable packaging, and offers gluten-free options.

There are nine plant-based burgers on the menu plus assorted sides and shakes. Highly recommended are the Moroccan burger made from spiced kumara and the Super Smash Bros, a homemade mushroom and tofu smash patty topped with cheese, served with crinkle cut pickles, tomato, red onion, lettuce, and their top-secret burger sauce.

BEST FOR
Vegan burgers
WEBSITE
https://wiseboys.nz/
ADDRESS

604 Great North Road, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 360 0801
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Thurs: 5-9pm
Fri – Sun 12-9pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • 100 percent vegan
  • Burgers made fresh to order
  • Supports sustainability
  • Gluten-free options

I'm a massive Wise Boys fan. As a vegan I love that we have an incredible gourmet burger place to go. My kids are not vegan but they love it too. The shiitake burger is incredible.

Charlie

Burger Burger

Burger Burger, a very popular chain with four locations, is known for blending new tastes with old favorites. Delicious burgers, tasty sides, old-fashioned shakes, and cold beers are offered at affordable prices. Mimi and Adrian launched this business in 2014 with the aim of offering ethical, local, delicious, and nutritious food with great hospitality.

The menu includes New Zealand grass-fed beef burgers, fish, and vegan burgers. Fried chicken, fries, curly fries, kumara fries, potato skins, and charred broccoli are featured as sides. Specials include the Bollywood, a grilled tandoori chicken breast with mango chutney, cucumber ribbons, paneer, papadom, raita, baby spinach, red chili, and coriander; Jazzy corn, a char-grilled corn-cob with paprika salt and chipotle mayo; and Pimm’s gin, made with spacegrace gin, Pimm’s, guava, apple, mint, and fresh lime. They host the Blind Dates event, one of the greatest singles nights of the year.

BEST FOR
Fun atmosphere & singles nights!
WEBSITE
http://burgerburger.co.nz/
ADDRESS

3B York Street, Newmarket, Auckland 1023

CONTACT DETAILS
021 836 557
OPERATING HOURS
Sun – Thurs: 11:30am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11:30am – 10pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Ethical and local
  • Great atmosphere
  • Casual
  • Blind Dates event

Great service, great meal for the kids and adults worth every dollar

Davina

Big J's

Big J’s is an unassuming gourmet takeaway shop that offers changing weekly specials. One of the most popular specials is the Crummy Summer made from crumbled chicken breast with sautéed onions, streaky bacon, roasted garlic aioli, spiced plum sauce, and crumbled camembert.

The handmade burger patties are served with unusual and exciting toppings. Options for burgers include beef, chicken, steak, fish, and vegetarian. Gluten-free buns are available, and there is a kids' menu with plenty of kid-friendly items. Other highlights are their famous Mexican chimichangas, toasted sandwiches, and corn fritters. Hot dogs, fries, and seafood are also featured on the menu.

BEST FOR
Amazing takeaways
WEBSITE
https://www.bigjs.co.nz/
ADDRESS

4/1 Melton Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 579 0340
OPERATING HOURS
Tues: 12 – 9pm
Wed – Sat: 11am – 9pm
Sun: 11am – 8:30pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Takeaway shop
  • Unassuming
  • Handmade burger patties
  • Weekly specials

Easily one of the best burgers I've ever had!

John

Better Burger

Known for their simply delicious burgers, Better Burger uses fresh, locally sourced, and sustainable ingredients. They wrap everything in 100 percent compostable packaging. The burgers are simple, perfectly sized, and not overpowered by too many toppings. The selection is limited, the menu is simple, and the prices are affordable.

Menu items include the cheeseburger, the double cheeseburger, the chicken burger, the veggie mushroom burger, fries, fried chicken, sodas, orange juice, shakes, and water. This is the place to go for a friendly atmosphere and delicious food.

BEST FOR
Late night Ponsonby eats
WEBSITE
http://betterburger.co.nz/
ADDRESS

45 Ponsonby Road, Ponsonby.

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 303 2541
OPERATING HOURS
Sun – Thurs: 11am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 11am – 11pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Simple burgers
  • 100 percent compostable packaging
  • Perfect size burger
  • Friendly atmosphere

Great burgers, you have to try the chicken one. so. good.

Alexandra

Burger Geek

Owned by Pene and Peter, Burger Geek is known for homemade burgers, hot wings, and amazing sides. The beef, a special blend of Wagyu and Angus cuts, is freshly ground on site each day. The burgers are then smash grilled for maximum flavor. The bacon is cured for seven days, then smoked using applewood. The chicken is all free range, most of the sauces are homemade, and the bread is sourced from local bakers. This small restaurant has a great ambiance and good prices.

There are nine burgers to choose from. Five are beef, two are chicken, and two are veggie. Their sides include delicious jalapeno poppers, mac n cheese balls, beer battered onion rings, bacon ends, and cheese and potato croquettes. Sodas are just one dollar with the purchase of a burger or wings and a side.

BEST FOR
Homemade burgers AND wings to die for
WEBSITE
http://burgergeek.co.nz/
ADDRESS

175 Symonds Street, Eden Terrace, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 869 3467
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sat: 11:30am – 2pm, 5 – 9pm
Sun: 5 – 9pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Homemade burgers
  • Smash grilled
  • Famous wings
  • Simple menu

You will not find better burgers than Burger Geek burgers. End. Of. Story

Mark

The White Lady

Operating since 1948 and an Auckland icon, the White Lady is a no-frills mobile eatery open 24 hours a day. It specializes in burgers, cheese toasties, and real ice cream milk shakes. Burgers are made from all premium ingredients and cooked to order. The beef and bacon are free farmed, the chicken and eggs are free range, and the produce is hand picked from local markets.

There are eight choices for classic beef burgers, two chicken burger options, and a veggie burger. The specialty is the White Lady burger, a beef patty and scotch steak with melted colby cheese, bacon, fried egg, and grilled pineapple salad.

BEST FOR
Late night street feed
WEBSITE
http://www.thewhitelady.co.nz/
ADDRESS

Corner Commerce Street &, Fort Street, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
0800 843 944
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Thurs: 7pm – 4am
Fri: 7pm – 12am
Sat – Sun: 24 hrs

This is my business

Highlights:

  • No-frills mobile eatery
  • Open 24 hours
  • Premium ingredients
  • Burgers cooked to order

Simply superb – one of the best burgers on the planet and not to be missed.

Connie

Corner Burger

Locally owned and operated, Corner Burger is a full-service, dine-in licensed restaurant known for its excellent service, high quality ingredients, and freshly pressed patties. The food is prepared fresh daily from premium New Zealand ingredients. Burgers are made to order according to customers’ specific request. Sides are crafted from premium New Zealand produce. The menu includes a full range of vegetarian, vegan, and allergen-free products. The atmosphere is warm, relaxed and cozy.

Each burger can be served in a butter-glazed bun, a gluten-free bun, or as a salad. Beef, chicken, lamb, and veggie burgers are available. There are also breakfast burgers and kids burgers on the menu. Sides include fries, broccoli, onion rings, famous jalapeno poppers, and fried chicken. Drinks include homemade sodas, top craft brew, wine, spirits, milk shakes, juices, and cocktails. Be sure to check out the daily deals and happy hour specials.

BEST FOR
Great veggie burger and home made sodas
WEBSITE
http://www.cornerburger.co.nz/
ADDRESS

395 Mount Eden Road, Mount Eden, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 623 2233
OPERATING HOURS
Sun – Wed: 11:30am – 8:30pm
Thurs – Sat: 11:30am – 9:30pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Excellent service
  • Warm atmosphere
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options
  • Daily deals and happy hour

Such a great burger place with a great menu and home made sodas

Ollie

Happy Boy

This unique restaurant takes burgers to a whole new level by adding a Chinese twist. Happy Boy is kid friendly and accommodates up to 60 people. The neon-lit psychedelic interior makes eating here a memorable and fun experience. Housed in a converted warehouse with high ceilings, open space, exposed brick, communal tables, a bar, and comfy couches, the atmosphere is truly unique.

Burgers made from beef, chicken, pork, tofu, and fish are served on your choice of a brioche bun or bao, a yeast-leavened steamed bun. One of their specialties is Chinese-style pork belly with garlic-mayo, pickled mustard greens, coriander and crushed peanuts. Sharing plates and hot waffles, sides, miso soup, and daily specials round out the menu. Drinks include beer towers or jugs, wine, soda, slushies, and craft cocktails. Prices are good, and portions are generous. Happy Boy is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

BEST FOR
Amazing atmosphere and vibe
WEBSITE
https://www.happyboyeatery.com/
ADDRESS

705A Manukau Road, Royal Oak, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 320 5238
OPERATING HOURS
Tues – Thurs: 5 – 9pm
Fri: 5 – 9:30pm
Sat: 12 – 9:30pm
Sun: 12 – 9pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Neon-lit psychedelic interior
  • Unique experience
  • Burger restaurant with a Chinese twist
  • A lot of options

Love the burgers and the popcorn chicken. Brownies are delicious , would recommend.

Adele

The Chosen Bun

The Chosen Bun offers good quality, fresh, gourmet homemade burgers, hand-cut fries, and creamy shakes. Beef, chicken, fish, and portabella mushroom burgers can be served on a bun or in a bowl. Gluten-free buns and sides are available. The Chosen Bun is a small, simple, and popular restaurant that offers sodas and shakes.

Some recommended items on the menu include the Phoenix chicken burger, kumara fries, and popcorn chicken. All packaging is made from recycled and biodegradable material.

BEST FOR
Eastern bays
WEBSITE
http://www.thechosenbun.co.nz/
ADDRESS

3/40 Stonefields Avenue, Stonefields, Auckland

CONTACT DETAILS
(09) 218 8239
OPERATING HOURS
Mon – Sun: 11:30am – 8:30pm

This is my business

Highlights:

  • Gourmet burgers
  • Small and simple
  • Popular
  • Gluten-free options

Always the very best quality food and the chips are out of this world amazing!!! Had the Guaq burger today. Nom nom nom. We keep coming back for more!

Karin

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