Burger Stomper Gourmet Burger & Milkshake Bar


Even though we just blogged about burgers in our last post, there are a lot of burger joints in this city and people love to eat them in the summer.  We went to Burger Stomper Gourmet Burger & Milkshake Bar because it’s quite new and has been getting a lot of hype.  Burger Stomper (the name is too long and awkward to fit properly anywhere) has a new type of cooking method when it comes to making burgers.  When I first heard that this place had a “different” way of cooking burgers, I immediately thought “….there’s another place that claims this called The Burger’s Priest..”  And we all know how I feel about them.

When we first got in we sat at a booth that’s elevated and uses piping as a makeshift step/stair.

I’m looking at the menu which is above the open kitchen

The service was very friendly as well as patient with us newcomers.  The menu is a little odd and features some unusual dishes like the Cheese Please. 

Waiting patiently for us to decide

Its always better when there’s an open concept kitchen because you know what’s done to your food before you get it.

My Burger (Better than the Other Guy)

Even though I was quite skeptical to begin with, the burgers here are quite good and not just because of their unusual design.  One thing that makes this superior to The Burger’s Priest (what isn’t) is that the patty is soft to bite into without falling apart.  And its also juicy without being greasy!!  It what seems to be a trend in the food scene which Burger Stomper is following; the servings are ridiculously generous but the food is of excellent quality.  Even the vegetables are crisp and fresh.

My Mom’s Burger – Cheese Please

Wouldn’t be surprised if people’s first reaction (it certainly was mine) is: ‘ What is that on my plate?’.  What “that” is, its a Cheese Skirt;  basically a disc of steamed, melted cheese.  My mother and Nana loved it but I was just okay with this.  I think I should mention that I prefer cured bacon to crispy because then that’s just burnt meat.  I mention bacon because my mother insisted I compare this ring of cheese to bacon which in her mind is the ultimate compliment to food.  I’m not going to describe my Nana’s burger because she ordered off the menu.  What I can say is that she very rarely eats red meat but she would happily come here again.  I originally planned to take a video of the burger being “stomped” but my mom instead decided to ask how the cheese skirts were made and we didn’t feel comfortable asking for two secret recipes.

So we found this video online

The french fries here are actually hot and steaming, not like the water trying to escape from the horrific mess of garbage that is served at Tortilla Flats.  Obviously these fries are homemade but they are also well drained and therefore not greasy and they had just the right amount of salt.

Mint Chocolate Flavour

I originally wanted to try the Nutella Chocolate Peanut Butter Heaven, to compare them to Dangerous Dans’ and Easy Restaurant’s but unfortunately they had run out of chocolate and vanilla ice cream.  So we defaulted to their Mint Chocolate shake.  One thing that’s great about this shake is it’s actually just milk and ice cream, with NO syrups or thickeners.  The ratio of ice cream to milk was balanced quite well so that it was not  head-pulsingly thick nor was it runny.

Burger Stomper is a highly recommendable place and hopefully will overthrow The Burger’s Priest as the Number One burger in Toronto.

Burger Stomper Gourmet Burger & Milkshake Bar 364 Danforth Ave
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About callumeatstoronto

Hello, my name is Callum. I was born in 1999 and have been working on this food blog for years. Through it, I’ve worked in expanding my palette and trying as many different types of foods and cuisines as possible. I’m casually interested I different scientific topics - like astrophysics and palaeontology - and I’m also something of a pop culture nerd as well. As covered in my other blog autismthinking.com, I am involved in a variety of sports in Special Olympics, and I also do Tae Kwon Do outside of the SO. Toronto’s food scene is well known for being multi-layered and quite diverse. It is also restlessly changing. While many of the restaurants reviewed in my blog have since closed, just as many more have opened up. It has made for an interesting journey over the years, one I wish to continue through this blog. I hope you enjoy it!

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    • Dear Marilyn :
      My son Callum has Autism. It has been through hard work on all our parts that he is doing as well as he is. He’s bright, funny and articulate. If he wants to wear the hat , where’s the harm?
      Callum’s mom and photographer

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