On the side: fries, ketchup, and a soft drink - what else do you need? This one's for the purists.
Where to find it: At the art-centric Keyes Art Mile development in Rosebank.
Best for: Dropping by for a quick and satisfying meal on your lunch break.
On the side: saucy drag queens and hot, muscular topless men in tight pants.
Where to find it: In Thrupps centre in lllovo.
Best for: A camp night out with friends
BUNS OUTA celebrity favourite and punted by local chef Lorna Maseko in a Bloomberg feature on The World's Best Burgers this insta-famous burger joint in the quirky suburb of Linden was launched by local TV presenter, actor and model Maps Maponyane. Since its launch in late 2019 Joburg foodies, as well as Maps's one million Twitter followers, have been going positively wild for his juicy burgers and crispy golden buns and the regular drop-ins by South African A-list celebrities has only helped the hype to continue.
The menu offers 12 burgers, including four vegan options made with Beyond Meat, Fry's chicken, quinoa-based patties and crispy black bean and beetroot patties. For the meat-eaters there are beef, chicken schnitzel and fish fillet burger options topped with everything from 'classic' combos such as hickory ham and blue cheese to 'weirdo' burgers like the 'Is it brie you’re looking for?' a beef burger topped with melted brie and cranberry sauce.
On the side: All burgers come with a complimentary side of fries.
Where to find it: Join the queue for Joburg's new favourite burger at 32 7th Street, Linden.
Best for: Local celebrity spotting.
Burgers mostly come in two sizes — 180g and 250g. We recommend the sliders for the undecided, three miniature burgers with a combo of fillings. There's also a brilliant selection of vegetarian and vegan options that include Beyond Meat burgers.
On the side: The choice of fries is almost as varied as the burger options and include avo fries, 'disco fries' (with creamy mozzarella and peri peri) and for the truly gluttonous 'loaded fries' topped with crispy bacon, mozzarella and sweet chili.
Where to find it: At Parkhurst Square on 4th Avenue, Parkhurst.
Best for: Meeting up with friends for burgers and beers before a night out in the suburbs.
On the side: A bowl of shoestring fries plus craft beers for the grown-ups, and shakes for the kids. The hot sauce is only for the bravest chilli eaters.
Where to find it: has numerous locations across Joburg including in Rosebank, Melrose Arch, Craighall Park, Randburg, Cresta, Fourways and Rivonia.
Best for: A quick and easy crowd-pleasing lunch or dinner with the kids in tow.