Oh my, what a night. Burgers & Hip Hop united two things so alike in a food and music bash at Prince Charles. People came, had burgers, and voted. So many people in fact, that the line was actually ridiculous and we hope we can make some changes so no one, or at least not too many have to wait for their meal for hours in the freezing cold.
Thank you all for joining the first public vote to find Berlin’s Best Burger, the results are in. And they’re surprising – who would’ve thought first and second place would go to CHICKEN burgers? Certainly not me, but it was very well earned – see the whole list below!
And some side notes – this vote will be repeated throughout the year with the respective winners coming together in a burger-show-off end of this year.
In case you’re owning a burger joint in Berlin and want to take part in the next Berlin’s Best Burger voting, send us a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll give you information on how to join Burgers & Hip Hop!
The real winner of this vote, with an amazing 5,0 points straight, were Zwei Dicke Bären’s ice cream sandwiches. I mean, of course.
And, as we heard, hopes are high that all-over-forever-and-ever burger fav The Bird might be joining next time.
4,6 of 5 possible points:
Brot + Zeit’s ASAP PRETTY FLACKO
One of the most complex burgers, and thanks to its grilled bun one of the least burger-ish looking made the cut with a great result of 4,6 points! People praised not only the presentation, but mostly the well balanced and complex flavors.
Description: Grilled sourdough roll, braised bio chicken, lemon and chili flavored creme double sauce, homemade pickled cucumbers and radish slices in beetroot juice, homemade sambal salsa, fresh mint and rocket salad, grated cheese and sweet apricot mustard.
4,3 of 5 possible points
Santa Maria’s PIRI’s THE BUCKSHOT
Kavita, master-mind behind Burgers & Hip Hop, would’ve bet all her money on this one and indeed Piri’s Chicken was popular thanks to its “amazing special sauce” as one voter called it.
Description: lightly breaded chicken breast, whole-egg mayonnaise, melted monterrey jack cheese, shredded iceberg lettuce and homemade piri-piri chili sauce on a freshly baked sesame seed burger bun.
4,2 of 5 possible points
Mogg & Melzer’s MIGHTY RUEBEN
Pastrami and Sauerkraut seem to be a hard-to-beat combo, resulting in a very good third place for this Mitte deli. People loved the NYC feel to it.
4,14 of 5 possible points
Bunsmobile’s GRANDMASTER FLEISCH
Definitely taking the award for the best burger name home, this one was praised for its bun, obviously.
Description: filled with marinated braised pork, slaw, gouda & BBQ sauce.
4,11 of 5 possible points
M&G Rib Roll’s FLAVOUR FLAME
Still scoring very high, yet the chef already uttered his disappointment in his cooking performance. But then, it reached over four stars with most people being very happy with its deliciousness.
Description: SousVide cooked beef with caramelized and bourbonglazed onions, Bulgarian soft Feta, pickled cucumbers and taco chips.
3,96 of 5 possible points
Kimchi Princess‘ NOTORIOUS BLG & VEGE MINAJ
This one received loads of love, but at the same time some criticized the spiciness and garlic. I guess if you don’t like Kimchi, this one’s just not for you.
Description: Bulgogi Kimchi Burger, mixed-minced meat marinated so-bulgogi style, Kimchi, salad and tomatoes with Korean gochujang mayonaise. Vegetarian version the same but with a veggie patty.
3,90 of 5 possible points
Contemporary Food Lab’s NAPOLEON DYNAMITE & SUNSHINE BURGER
Considering none of these burgers were ever awarded 1 points and only rarely people gave out the 2, this one might be last of the list but is obviously still very delicious. The red buns were a winner, that’s for sure.
Description: Braised beef in beetroot juice, raw beetroot salad with star anis and orange, grilled bacon, peanut pesto and mustard.
Vegetarian version: raw marinated mushroom with bergamot and basil, roasted mushrooms with cinnamon and coffee, grilled Mozzarella di bufala