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11 Hot Burgers to Try in LA Right Now

From pop-ups to bistro burgers at the bar

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Hamburgers may very well be the quintessential food of Southern California. The combination of ground beef and bun is so deeply entrenched in Los Angeles’s dining culture that there’s always a new creation to taste in and around the city, and new events and celebrations centered around its existence, like Long Beach Burger Week earlier this summer. With the pandemic ongoing some of the city’s best burgers are now coming from streetside, itinerant pop-ups, but don’t think for a second that there aren’t great beef and bun options from newer restaurants, too. From a wealthy enclave high in the Hollywood Hills to a brewery pop-up in the South Bay, here are some of LA’s hottest burgers right now, listed geographically.

Removed: Mr. Beast Burger, Amboy, Heavy Handed, Love Hour, Adrift, The Win-Dow, Goldburger, For the Win

Added: Proudly Serving, Hamburgers Nice, Chris N Eddy’s, Honeybee, Chi Spacca, Hangaburs, Jolie Bistro, HiHo Marina del Rey, Chi Spacca, Nossa

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Yellow Paper Burger

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4680 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041
(323) 739-6767
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Yellow Paper Burger is the current darling of the burger pop-up scene, having moved from a backyard setup in Monterey Park to stops at breweries, bars, sandwich shops, and beyond across Los Angeles. The hook here is the classic style on the burger, reminiscent of LA’s famed roadside burger stands, shredded lettuce and toasted buns and all.

A burger with shredded lettuce on a fluffy white bun.
Yellow Paper Burger.
Farley Elliott

2. Jolie Bistro & Bar

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2922 Beverly Glen Cir
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 773-9484
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Are you really, really over the smashburger trend? Then get to Jolie as soon as possible for the robust bar burger, offered thick and rich like a classic New York City steakhouse.

Bistro burger at Bistro Jolie in Beverly Glen.
Bistro Jolie
Farley Elliott

3. Nossa Restaurant

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1966 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027
(323) 644-1798
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Brazilian newcomer Nossa is hitting all the right notes in Los Feliz. There are snacks and drinks galore for happy hour, as well as this thick burger served with a topper of roasted tomato and hearts of palm.

For a Brazilian happy hour in the sun: Nossa.
The Nossa burger.
Farley Elliott

4. Chris N Eddy’s

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5539 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 544-3600
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Upstart street setup Chris N Eddy’s has made it into its first storefront, and right in the heart of Hollywood no less. Expect smaller, simpler, slider-style burgers on sweet buns with lots of tater tots on the side.

5. Nomoo

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7502 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Nomoo has managed to hold on during the pandemic, turning the former Johnny Rockets location on Melrose into a plant-based powerhouse for faux fried chicken and meatless burgers that rely on an Impossible Meat patty.

Vegan burger joint Nomoo takes over the first-ever Johnny Rockets space on Melrose at Gardner this Friday.
Nomoo burger.
Zachary Hertzman

6. Chi Spacca

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6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-1133
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LA’s great meat palace Chi Spacca is now cooking multiple kinds of burgers every Saturday on an ongoing basis, including options with dry-aged beef — and there’s even a pork patty available on the same seeded bun.

7. Honeybee Burger

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345 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Looking to forego meat? Give the brand new Honeybee Burger flagship on La Brea a shot for vegan burger glory that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

Honeybee Burger shows two burgers, side by side in a box, from above.
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Sydney Yorkshire

8. Hangaburs

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El Sereno
Los Angeles, CA 90032

One of LA’s most talked-about burger options is Hangaburs, the El Sereno-based pop-up whose owners make putting ham on top of a burger patty not just cool — they make it a way of life.

9. HiHo Cheeseburger

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4625 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
(424) 317-7858
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At this point HiHo is practically a household name, at least for burger lovers. But the newish Marina del Rey restaurant, complete with waterside views, is garnering as much buzz as any other location from the company so far.

A juicy HiHo Cheeseburger sits as a product shot.
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HiHo Cheeseburger [Official Photo]

10. Proudly Serving

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1613 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
(310) 540-1221
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This South Bay burger staple pops up often in front of Select Beer Store in Redondo, turning out smashed and flavorful options with lots of cheese, sauce, and plenty of pickles.

11. Hamburgers Nice

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1322 Coronado Ave
Long Beach, CA 90804

Hamburgers Nice is Long Beach’s answer to the itinerant LA smashburger pop-ups. This roving setup branches out with breakfast burgers, chorizo burgers, and other options to go well beyond the usual beef, too.

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1. Yellow Paper Burger

4680 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
A burger with shredded lettuce on a fluffy white bun.
Yellow Paper Burger.
Farley Elliott

Yellow Paper Burger is the current darling of the burger pop-up scene, having moved from a backyard setup in Monterey Park to stops at breweries, bars, sandwich shops, and beyond across Los Angeles. The hook here is the classic style on the burger, reminiscent of LA’s famed roadside burger stands, shredded lettuce and toasted buns and all.

4680 Eagle Rock Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90041

2. Jolie Bistro & Bar

2922 Beverly Glen Cir, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Bistro burger at Bistro Jolie in Beverly Glen.
Bistro Jolie
Farley Elliott

Are you really, really over the smashburger trend? Then get to Jolie as soon as possible for the robust bar burger, offered thick and rich like a classic New York City steakhouse.

2922 Beverly Glen Cir
Los Angeles, CA 90077

3. Nossa Restaurant

1966 Hillhurst Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027
For a Brazilian happy hour in the sun: Nossa.
The Nossa burger.
Farley Elliott

Brazilian newcomer Nossa is hitting all the right notes in Los Feliz. There are snacks and drinks galore for happy hour, as well as this thick burger served with a topper of roasted tomato and hearts of palm.

1966 Hillhurst Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90027

4. Chris N Eddy’s

5539 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Upstart street setup Chris N Eddy’s has made it into its first storefront, and right in the heart of Hollywood no less. Expect smaller, simpler, slider-style burgers on sweet buns with lots of tater tots on the side.

5539 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

5. Nomoo

7502 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046
Vegan burger joint Nomoo takes over the first-ever Johnny Rockets space on Melrose at Gardner this Friday.
Nomoo burger.
Zachary Hertzman

Nomoo has managed to hold on during the pandemic, turning the former Johnny Rockets location on Melrose into a plant-based powerhouse for faux fried chicken and meatless burgers that rely on an Impossible Meat patty.

7502 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. Chi Spacca

6610 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038

LA’s great meat palace Chi Spacca is now cooking multiple kinds of burgers every Saturday on an ongoing basis, including options with dry-aged beef — and there’s even a pork patty available on the same seeded bun.

6610 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

7. Honeybee Burger

345 N La Brea Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90036
Honeybee Burger shows two burgers, side by side in a box, from above.
Honeybee Burgers.
Sydney Yorkshire

Looking to forego meat? Give the brand new Honeybee Burger flagship on La Brea a shot for vegan burger glory that doesn’t skimp on flavor.

345 N La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036

8. Hangaburs

El Sereno, Los Angeles, CA 90032

One of LA’s most talked-about burger options is Hangaburs, the El Sereno-based pop-up whose owners make putting ham on top of a burger patty not just cool — they make it a way of life.

El Sereno
Los Angeles, CA 90032

9. HiHo Cheeseburger

4625 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
A juicy HiHo Cheeseburger sits as a product shot.
HiHo Cheeseburger.
HiHo Cheeseburger [Official Photo]

At this point HiHo is practically a household name, at least for burger lovers. But the newish Marina del Rey restaurant, complete with waterside views, is garnering as much buzz as any other location from the company so far.

4625 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

10. Proudly Serving

1613 S Pacific Coast Hwy, Redondo Beach, CA 90277

This South Bay burger staple pops up often in front of Select Beer Store in Redondo, turning out smashed and flavorful options with lots of cheese, sauce, and plenty of pickles.

1613 S Pacific Coast Hwy
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

11. Hamburgers Nice

1322 Coronado Ave, Long Beach, CA 90804

Hamburgers Nice is Long Beach’s answer to the itinerant LA smashburger pop-ups. This roving setup branches out with breakfast burgers, chorizo burgers, and other options to go well beyond the usual beef, too.

1322 Coronado Ave
Long Beach, CA 90804

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