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Prepare to reconsider your self-appointed title of ‘Biggest Burger Buff’ because you’re a novice until you’ve experienced the bun-and-patty-based fare Camden Market has to offer – fact.
In no particular order, here’s our top 10 recommendations of things to eat that laugh in the face of cutlery.
#1 The Patate
Stints in some of France’s best Michelin star restaurants inspired what is possibly the most decadent thing between bread: the Beef Bourguignon Burger (£7), smothered with French cheese and a generous dollop of chilli béarnaise sauce.
#2 Honest Burgers
These guys sell nothing but burgers stuffed in fluffy freshly baked buns (gluten free available) with rosemary salted chips. The Honest (£10.50) is a beef patty with red onion relish, smoked bacon, mature cheddar, pickled cucumber and lettuce is the standout, washed down with a craft beer.
#3 Burger & Beyond
They run the farm that supplies their meat, so extra premium beef is guaranteed. Try The Cliff (£10): a 90-day- aged patty with pancetta bacon, Monetary Jack cheese and tangy tarragon mayo.
#4 Ghetto Grillz
Get to Ghetto’s diner to try their take on the New York Reuben (£6.50): a gooey meat sandwich smooshed in a Brick Lane bagel with juicy layers of salt beef, cheddar, Russian dressing and sauerkraut.
#5 Other Side
The Honey Butter Bun (£8) is a chicken burger worth crossing the road for. Extra crispy breaded breast and sweet cure bacon is slathered in their signature four-hour smoked honey butter, finished with baby cucumber pickles and slaw.
#6 Baba G’s
A long-time KERB master, Baba G’s are known for their Asian-American fusion. Their Crazy Lamb Jalfrezi Burger (£7) is a classic: packed with seasoned lamb, mango chutney and pickles. It’s famous for good reason.
Ritzy toppings and sustainably caught Kent crab is what make these rolls so good. Go for the Crabby Burger (£8): crunchy deep-fried soft-shell fish in squishy brioche with chilli, coriander and wasabi mayo.
#8 The Roadery
All the food served out of the hatch of The Roadery’s blue Renault Estafette van is wild, foraged or locally sourced. Try The Roadie (£7.50): a superior beef burger topped with Ogleshield cheese, Cotswold bacon, wild garlic mayo and blackberry hot sauce.
This family business has fish ‘n’ chips down to a fine art. Choose the Gourmet Fish Burger (£9), a crunchy cod fillet served with lettuce, onion, gherkin, cheese and tartar sauce. Eat inside the licensed chippie for the full seaside experience.
#10 Chicago Rib Shack
The Spicy Kiss Burger (£9.50) at this all-American smokehouse is super sized. It’s stacked with jalapeños, chipotle mayo, lashings of bacon and two slabs of cheddar cheese. Pair with a cocktail: get your whiskey fix with the Peach Tea Smash made with bourbon.