The Best Burgers in Kansas City
This warm, brick-exposed neighborhood favorite offers an epic vegetarian burger made of sweet potato and quinoa burger. If meat is your prerogative try the Windhaven Burger, dressed with white cheddar, country ham, roasted garlic spread and a farm-to-market brioche. On a nice evening, procure a table in the beer garden.
Pull up a seat at the counter and take a step back into the 1930’s at the iconic Town Topic which serves deceptively simple but enormously tasty, old fashioned double hamburgers with a side order of French fries or onion rings and a hand-dipped malt. Don’t leave without an Instagram-worthy moment with the outdoor, old-school neon signage.
Westport Flea Market
Go big at this flea market/eatery with the aptly-titled Super Flea, a heaping pile of 5 burgers topped with bacon, cheese and 2 pounds of fries. If you devour within 30 minutes, your meal is comped and you win a t-shirt. Otherwise, we recommend sticking with the mini market burger using meat from the local butcher, McGonigle’s with a fountain soda.
This KC burger shrine is a local favorite for their double Winsteads with “everything” including special sauce of mustard and ketchup and pickle and mayo. A fifty-fifty mix of onion rings, tater tots and French fries will satisfy your salt craving. Wash those down with a root beer float or if you’re with a group, try the mammoth Skyscraper Shake
Anton’s Tap Room
The yard sliders at Anton’s, a sustainable butchery and restaurant, equate to a pair of mini, juicy grass-fed steak burgers with melted raw white cheddar, grilled peppers and onions served with side of coleslaw and a cold bottle an American craft beer.
Beer Kitchen No. 1
At this rustic-industrial spot in Westport, the carnivores can dig into the American beer burger with KC-style burnt ends and drenched in house-made BBQ sauce and vegetarians will dig into the Black Bean burger served with chipotle white cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, avocado and tomato vinaigrette on a potato bun with freshly cut fries.
With two locations, there’s a vast list of grass-fed burgers made with a blend of chuck and short rib. The classic BRGR comes with caramelized onions, American cheese, pickles and mustard on an onion bun (you can dress it up with an organic fried egg) or for a twist, opt the Roadhouse with bacon, Wisconsin cheddar, onion straws and bbq sauce on a corn bun.