The Burger’s Priest has got me singing the gospel…literally. Now here’s a religion you can really sink your teeth into. (okay, I’ll stop!) I have always heard great things about Burger’s Priest and meant to check it out but never quite found the time.
With the opening on their new location at 339 Yonge St, I was in luck. This is only 15 minutes away from work! I talked a co-worker into joining me and off we went.
The first thing I noticed was how packed it was. It was crammed with people and every stool was taken. Luckily for us, people did tend to finish their burgers fairly quickly to head back to work.
The menu is simple, although it lacks description. The “option” is two Portobello mushrooms stuffed with cheese and fried in panko crumbs between a bun. The Vatican + the option is a cheeseburger with one of the stuffed mushrooms. I ordered a combo (it came to around $13.00) that came with drinks and fries. My friend stuck with the same burger on its own. (around $9.00)
Burger’s priest is decked out simply in black and white, with some interesting elements such as foreign text on the walls and pretty ceilings. We managed to snag a spot on the stools, and waited about ten minutes to get our burger.
When we finally got our burgers, they were amazing. Fresh ground beef that was so tender it barely formed a patty, but not rare or pink inside. A slice of cheese, and of course, the mushroom. The mushroom was fantastic. Crispy on the outside and gooey with cheesy goodness on the inside. The bread was also fresh, but to be honest I hardly noticed the bread (and as a bread-a-holic, you should know that this is unheard of)
The fries were pretty good, but I found that the burger was more than enough to fill me. This is now my favourite burger in Toronto. Why did I wait so long before trying it? No matter…I’ll make up for lost time.
PS: Word on the street is that there is a not-so-secret menu that you can order from.