If you haven’t heard of this place before, you need to go. Now. The Burger’s Priest is like any other burger joint in Toronto, except that the burgers taste way better, and the menu items are much more inventive. The burgers are also a reasonable size for one person, thank goodness. (For oversized and ridiculous burgers, go to Dangerous Dan’s).
First off, there are two locations. One on Yonge Street, smack dab between York Mills and Lawrence station, and one on Queen Street. My friend and I went to the Yonge Street location tonight. It was good. It was really, really good, besides the fact that there is very little seating (I’m talking room for about ten people). I ordered The Priest. It’s a cheeseburger with…how do I describe this? It’s a portobello mushroom, cheese, and then another portobello mushroom, battered and deep fried. I will never be satisfied with another burger again. I contemplated taking my ring off before eating it. It’s not that the burger was huge, it’s just that I wasn’t sure how to go about eating it without becoming a human napkin. (For those of you who are interested, I ended up biting the bottom half of the burger and then the top half. It worked quite well.) My friend ordered The High Priest. It’s basically a Big Mac…but way better.
You might have noticed that The High Priest is nowhere to be found on the menu. That’s because The Burger’s Priest has a secret menu, which is arguably better than the actual menu. The Religious Hypocrite is definitely one that I need to try next time.
Note: Remember to order your toppings. Usually, burgers come with the standard lettuce & tomato, but here you have to specify. (I forgot. Next time I will remember!)
Also Note: Cash only.
About the Image:
My burger looked way better than this one.
Courtesy of Allerina & Glen MacLarty via Flickr (CC BY 2.0).