There’s a new gourmet burger in town and its’ mean, viciously tasty and filled with all the rest of that burger goodness that we all crave from time to time. We’re talking about the new burger contender in town to battle the likes of Craft, W, Burger Shoppe, and the Gourmet Burger Company, to represent the char broiled presence on the East side of town I give you the Great Burger Kitchen (GBK).
The GBK fits in quite handsomely with a retrofitted décor to give us an essence of a 30’s diner with all fixtures and floors to go along without a hitch.
Alongside with the classic diner style comes the heart of a true local burger joint that serves up fresh home grown ingredients and most importantly supporting local suppliers that are within walking distance of their restaurant with fresh ground chuck from Cumbrae and freshly made organic buns from Brick Street Bakery.
Now when we say the burgers are made with quality ingredients it doesn’t mean much if you can’t make them right and I’m going tell you that GBK makes them with burning fury just like the grills that they come cooked on. GBK burgers come cooked the way you like them and then finished off with great variety of toppings and yummy sides.
Speaking of sides, be sure to check out the hand cut, double cooked CRISPY Yukon Gold fries and the hearty variety of poutines:
- Montreal Poutine – cheese curds & gravy
- Ontario Poutine – bacon, onion, cheddar & gravy
- GBK Poutine – BBQ pulled pork & goat cheese
We all know that the Toronto is in a burger craze at the moment with some saying that “they’re over priced, not worth it, why not the golden arches” and although we don’t rank GBK over Craft and Burger Shoppe we do say GBK puts up a fair fight.
In summary GBK is a welcomed addition to the Toronto burger scene and is a great find in Leslieville area so let’s hope this is a growing trend with more fine establishments like GBK to come.
ddress: 1056 Gerrard Street East (at Jones)
rice: $6 – $10
Hours: 11 – 11 daily