Want to know which are the most expensive burgers in the world? If you love hamburgers, then you will adore this parade of unaffordable, delicious and super exclusive patties. Kobe beef, lobster, caviar, truffles, imported cheese, exotic dressings and luxurious wines are some of the ingredients of the burgers in our countdown. Say goodbye to Mickey D’s and welcome to the most extravagant and costliest hamburgers in the world.
It is no surprise that humankind has developed such insanely priced burgers, considering the love most of us have for meat. Of course, there are vegetarians, vegans and more, but many of us will continue to be hopeless carnivores. Don’t believe me? Then you should check out our list on The 10 Countries that Eat the Most Meat; now those are some hopelessly meat-loving nations!
However, it doesn’t take a meat lover to have an interest in this list, as it’s quite fascinating to see just how much people are willing to pay for a good and exotic burger, and a great conversation starter whether around the barbeque, or while nibbling on a salad in a vegan restaurant.
So, are you curious about the ten most expensive burgers in the world? Let’s take a look at the mouth-watering countdown.
10. DB Royale Double Truffle Burger
Location: DB Bistro Moderne, New York City, New York, United States of America; Daniel Boulud Brasserie, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
This Daniel Boulud creation is stuffed with red wine braised short ribs, foie gras, root vegetables and preserved black truffle. The toppings include even more black truffles, tomato confit and horseradish.
If you thought $140 was a lot to pay for a burger, just wait until you see the rest of our countdown of the most expensive burgers in the world, continuing on the next page.
9. The Richard Nouveau
Location: Wall Street Burger Shoppe, New York City, New York, United States of America
The Richard Nouveau is a 10 oz. Kobe beef beauty topped with black truffles, foie gras, Gruyere cheese, and real gold flakes.
8. The Burger
Location: One Burger King, West London, England, United Kingdom
White truffles, luxurious ham, lambs lettuce, pink Himalayan rock salt, shallot infused mayonnaise, organic white wine and Cristal onion straws ornament this exclusive Wagyu beef burger; every ingredient enclosed in a warm bun dusted with Iranian saffron and white truffle.
7. Le Burger Extravagant
Location: Serendipity 3, New York City, New York, United States of America
The patty itself is Japanese Wagyu beef infused with white truffle butter. It is seasoned with Salish Alderwood, smoked Pacific sea salt and topped with cheddar cheese hand-formed by a famous British cheese-maker. Not extravagant enough yet? Well, the hamburger also comes with black truffles, a fried quail egg, Kaluga caviar and crème fraiche. To complete the eating experience of such a dish: a diamond-encrusted toothpick made of solid gold.
6. Douche Burger
Location: 666 Burger, New York City, New York, United States of America (666 Burger is not a restaurant, but a food truck!)
Believe it or not, a food truck burger made it to the countdown of the costliest burgers. The Douche is made with Kobe beef and foie gras and topped with a melted mixture of Gruyere cheese and champagne steam, lobster, truffles and caviar. The sauce? BBQ made with Kopi Luwak coffee beans.
5. Kobe Beef and Maine Lobster Burger
Location: Le Burger Brasserie in Paris, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
The main ingredients of this special burger are revealed by its name: Kobe beef and Maine lobster. On top of it you can find prosciutto, Brie cheese, caramelized onions and a very special Balsamic vinegar. Such a hamburger wouldn’t be complete if not sided with Rose Dom Perignon champagne.
4. The Glamburger
Location: Honky Tonk, Chelsea, London, United Kingdom
The Chelsea restaurant claims they’ve created the world’s most expensive burger but, as you can see, they only make it to number 4 in our countdown. This hamburger takes three weeks to develop and consists of 220g of Kobe wagyu beef, 60g of New Zealand venison, a black truffle Brie at its core and is served with a Canadian lobster poached in Iranian saffron. If this still doesn’t sound over-the-top enough for you, look at the rest of the ingredients: bacon coated with maple syrup, Himalayan salt for seasoning, beluga caviar and a hickory smoked duck egg covered in gold leaf.
3. The Absolutely Ridiculous Burger
Location: Mallie’s Sports Grill & Bar, Detroit, Michigan, United States of America
This burger’s ridiculousness has to do with its size. Regarded as the world’s largest burger and Guinness record winner of the title, the Absolutely Ridiculous Burger weighs 338lbs. None of its ingredients are exotic or exclusive; this is just one hell of a giant burger.
2. FleurBurger 5000
Location: Fleur de Lys, Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America
This wagyu beef burger comes with foie gras and black truffles, but its elevated price has to do with the bottle that comes by its side: a 1995 Château Petrus. The exclusive wine is served in an Ichendorf Brunello glass which, fortunately, you get to keep as proof of your outrageous meal.
1. Cultured Beef Burger
Location: Maastricht University, Netherlands (cooked in London)
The only fancy ingredient in this burger is the ‘meat’ itself, which is cruelty-free meat or test-tube meat. The Cultured Beef burger is very special because it was the first of its kind. Eaten in August 2013 at a press demonstration in London, this in vitro meat burger was developed by a Dutch team of scientists whose aim was to find a sustainable alternative to meat production.