5 Toronto takes on the Big Mac
Toronto loves Big Macs so much that local burger joints, vegan eateries and Asian snack bars are all riffing on this classic dish. While you can find the iconic combination of beef, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on pizza, poutine and stuffed into dumplings, Toronto eateries are also doing crafting their own double-decker burgers.
Here's where to get an indie take on a Big Mac.
The High Priest at Burger's Priest
This beast of a burger is bigger and greasier than the classic from McDs. Its two beef patties comes topped with cheese, pickles, shred-uce, diced onions and secret sauce on a non-sesame seed bun.
The Big Chuck at Holy Chuck
The description for this burger is pretty much this song. It might be twice the price of the original, but it's made with fresh, hand-rolled patties. Oh, and you can wash it down with an apple pie milkshake, so there's that.
The Hambaoger at Lucky Red
This burger on a steamed bun isn't double decker, but it comes in pairs so you can either share or hoard both kalbi beef patties. This duo will satisfy a mac attack with its classic accoutrements.
The Big Stack at Big Moe's
The Big Stack is a halal version of the signature McDs sandwich and while it sounds identical; two beef patties (house ground triple A Angus), topped with cheese, lettuce, pickles and onions, it's way bigger... and messier.
Vegan Big Mac at Doomies
This double-decker burger is nearly identical to the original; we're all half expecting a lawsuit to drop at any moment. You won't find it on the menu though - just ask for it by name. It comes dressed with shredded lettuce, pickles, onions, vegan cheese and secret sauce.
Photo of Doomie's by Hector Vasquez.
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