In case you didn’t know, it’s National Burger Day 2020 today and if you ask us, this is a day that really shouldn’t go un-celebrated.
And if you are going to celebrate, you might as well do properly too, right?
Perhaps it’s not the first city you’d think of when it comes to burgers, but Manchester is chocked full of an endless list of eateries serving up some of the most impressive patties you’ll quite possibly ever see in your life, and we’re really not exaggerating.
Whether you’re a meat lover, chicken fanatic, veggie or vegan/plant-based, there truly is something for everyone to tuck into in our city.
Here’s our picks for some of the top places to grab a bite to eat this National Burger Day.
Northern Quarter & Great Northern Warehouse
Almost Famous is name that’s pretty much synonymous with burgers here in Manchester, so it’s no surprise that they’re going all out to celebrate National Burger Day this year.
How does 50% off ALL burgers on the menu sound?
That means that fan-favourite famous burgers Ultra Famous, Crack Shack, Phoenix 2.0, Vegan Famous and the brand new 2020stk “best ever stake burger” – which is a double cheeseburger featuring wonderbuttered peppered rump steak – are all available to tuck into for half price today.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the Almost Famous website here.
Northern Quarter & Didsbury
Solita is real fan-favourite gem sitting at the heart of the Manchester burger scene.
The award-winning bar and grill has successfully brought the flavours and styles of New York and Italy in a unique way to both the Northern Quarter and Didsbury, and the menu is packed with plenty of creative and decadent burger creations.
It’s also home to none other than the famous ‘Big Manc’ burger.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the Solita website here.
While this ever-expanding chain may still be a relatively new kid on the block here in the city centre, Honest Burgers has certainly made a top impression on the people of Manchester.
It’s not hard to see why either.
Especially to celebrate National Burger Day this year, Honest Burgers will be giving out a free can of its very-own branded ‘Burger Beer’ with every burger ordered to eat in.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the Honest Burgers website here.
V Rev Vegan Diner
Who said National Burger Day can’t be for vegans too?
While the V Rev menu may be a little smaller at the moment due to COVID-safety measures, if you follow a plant based diet, or are just keen to try out the vegan junk food phenomenon, then there’s plenty to choose from at this popular Northern Quarter diner.
It’s safe to say you won’t be leaving disappointed.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the V Rev website here.
Escape to Freight Island
You may not have heard the name Patty Queen yet, but you’re sure to soon.
Despite being a relative newcomer to Manchester city centre, Patty Queen has managed to secure a slot to serve socially-distanced burgers at 2020’s hottest outdoor ticket at Escape to Freight Island at Mayfield Depot, and it only takes a bite to see why.
You can find out booking details and more via the Escape to Freight Island website here.
Cane & Grain
Cane & Grain really knows what it’s doing when it comes to burgers.
The classic ‘Stuff in Bread’ section of the menu boasts the likes of mouthwatering bacon cheeseburgers, chicken burgers, and even two different vegan burger options too, so everyone’s happy.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the Cane & Grain website here.
Yard & Coop
If it’s a chicken burger you’re after tucking into this National Burger Day, then you’re sure to find what you’re looking for at Yard & Coop.
The home of ‘buttermilk fried chicken’ and of course, the ‘Massive Cock’ burger – a double stacked burger with buttermilk fried chicken breast, thigh, hash brown, loaded tatties, lashings of cheese sauce, creamy ranch and buffalo sauces in brioche bun – Yard & Coop will sort you out.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the Yard & Coop website here.
Mosley Street & Chorlton
No one does Northern American comfort food quite like Brewski.
With everything from loaded breakfast burgers, to veggie/vegan options, ‘afternoon teas’ and plenty of burger platters, when it comes to National Burger Day – whatever time of day it may be – you can expect Brewski to serve you up a feast like no other in Manchester.
You can find menus, booking details and more information via the Brewski website here.
Oxford Road, Manchester Arndale & Piccadilly Station
If it’s a grab-n-go bite you’re looking for this National Burger Day, then a quick stop by Archie’s at one of its many convenient city centre locations should be top of your list.
The extensive menu boasts a whopping 23 choices of burgers in total – what more could you want?
You can find more information via the Archie’s website here.
Fancy something a little different? How about a grilled cheese for National Burger Day instead?
There’s no harm in bending the rules ever so slightly.
Sure, it might not be your typical burger you’ll find on the menu at grilled cheese powerhouses Northern Soul, but you certainly won’t be stuck for choice, with everything ready to tuck into.
You can find menus and more information via the Northern Soul Grilled Cheese website here.
The COVID-19 pandemic may have taken its toll on industries of all shapes and sizes over these past few months, but supporting local/independent business has never been more important than it is right now.
The Manc is #BuzzingToBeBack – find out more about eats in Manchester here.