Need a night off from cooking dinner, but just not feeling ordering in pizza—again? Not to worry. Los Angeles has plenty of burger joints that offer both pick-up and delivery.MoreLess
Get your smash burger fix at Easy Street, where the double burger is all the rage. Sink your teeth into two smashed pure beef patties and American cheese, sandwiched between a Martin's Famous potato roll. Choose your toppings of tangy pickle, chopped onions, ketchup, mustard, and Easy Street's special wild sauce. For vegetarians, there's a Beyond Meat option made with Follow Your Heart Vegan Cheese.
Another smash burger spot, The Win-Dow now has two locations in Venice. In addition to their signature burger, the menu also features a fried chicken sandwich, along with vegetarian options including a grain bowl, kale salad and the plant-based Beauty Burger. Added bonus? The newest spot on the Venice Boardwalk has boasts an ice cream menu that's sure to win over little ones.
Since 1948, Cassell’s Hamburgers has been serving LA families premium hamburgers that are ground daily in-house using the original grinder, cooked on the original crossfire broiler and are made into patties via the original press. Cassell’s original location is in Koreatown’s historic Hotel Normandie and features a classic '50s breakfast menu, a variety of milkshakes and malts, a coffee bar, homemade pies and a fully stocked bar. (They also have a location downtown and at LAX.)
A Valley institution since 1965, Bill’s Hamburgers stand in Van Nuys serves up some of the tastiest burgers, with 93-year-old Bill still working the counter. There's nothing fancy-shmancy here—no wagyu, no truffles, no lettuce sourced from sustainable farms. Just good old-fashioned beef patties (with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle and ketchup), on buns cooked to absolute juicy perfection, plus a bag of chips on the side (Bill’s doesn’t do fries).
Just as all beef patties are not the same, so too are plant-based Impossible patties. (Preparation is key!) If you've tried one of these environmentally friendly meatless burgers in the past and thought, meh, then you definitely haven't been to Monty's. The all-vegan spot (with multiple locations) serves up perfectly cooked Impossible burgers with vegan cheese, grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and house sauce, all on a potato bun. It's so good that no one will ask, "Where's the beef?"
Some things just get better with age. Case in point, The Apple Pan in the heart of West LA. For over 70 years, The Apple Pan has delighted customers with their famous hickory burgers quickly followed by a slice of mmmm-mmmm good homemade apple pie. Good to Know: The Apple Pan accepts cash only.
The second plant-based patty to make our list comes from this new Fairfax spot that opened last year. Not only are the Impossible burgers here cooked to order and served with yummy Follow Your Heart dairy-free cheese and homemade sauces, but the service is top-notch, the space is bright and inviting, and for every meal purchased, VOWburger donates a meal to fight hunger in Los Angeles. Plus, they serve shakes! (Milk-free, of course.)
As the only burger restaurant to exclusively serve 100 percent grass-fed Wagyu beef, Santa Monica’s popular HiHo Cheeseburger takes the burger experience to a whole new level. You'll get meat that’s melt-in-your-mouth tender, that not only tastes better, but it’s also better for you too. Their premium Wagyu is low in saturated fat, high in Omega-3s and vitamins, and is certified humane and sustainably raised with no antibiotics, GMOs or hormones.