The Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2017: American Dining Award Winners
No matter how hard we try to follow the healthy-food hype in Cairo, there are so many reasons that one loses the willpower to resist the American food; it’s diverse, it’s straightforward and, above all, it’s sinfully wholesome – it’s ‘comfort food’, after all.
In this category of the Cairo 360 Editors’ Choice Awards 2017, we celebrate the places that deliver the best guilt-free American dining experiences in Cairo; and by saying guilt-free we don’t mean that the food is, God forbid, diet-friendly – we mean that it’s too good to have any regrets.
Congratulations to this year’s winners!
With only four items on the menu, mobile restaurant, The BRGR Truck, has been roaming around Egypt to conquer the hearts of burger fanatics. Even though The BRGR Truck’s patties are relatively thin, they’re certainly thick in flavour.
From the fresh ingredients and the cooked-to-perfection patties, to the creative packaging; Fat Cow, in Maadi knows how to satisfy man’s craving for a proper burger. Also, Fat Cow offers the Build Your Own Burger; an option that can put all the picky eaters’ minds and stomachs at ease.
Another hidden gem in Heliopolis that offers some of the best burgers in Cairo; from the 200gm juicy patty and the flavoursome toppings, to the freshly-baked buns, The Kiosk has easily conquered our hearts and stomachs.
Since its crowning as the ‘Best Hamburger in the World’ by Time magazine, Lucille’s has set the bar rather high for any burger maker in Cairo. Not only is the patty thick and gigantic, it is also heaped with a variety of perfectly-blended toppings; no wonder burger at Lucille’s has become a ritual for any Maadi resident.
Always recharging their menu with new delicious items, Mince knows how to keep the game alive. Besides the place’s enormous variety of luscious burgers, Mince’s outstanding starters and dessert have earned it a well-deserved spot among this year’s winners.
Heliopolis’ cosy little burger joint offers old-school burgers in a classic American diner ambience that requires but a little ceremony. Despite the simple toppings, the intense flavour of Salt’s dry-aged beef patties adds another dimension to the game – and don’t forget to ask about their secret menu.
With its huge variety of choices, fresh ingredients and efficient service, Stacked, in Zamalek, offers light-yet-delicious club sandwiches that can easily shush the loud squeaks of a hungry stomach, no matter what time of day it is.
The noble burger may be the star of American dining, but there are many other classics that are just as tempting. New Cairo’s Versal offers a variety of country-cuisine dishes that are both big on portions and taste.
Apart from the places juicy, hefty burgers, Willy’s Kitchen takes good care of other overlooked comfort food items, like chicken burgers, crispy fried chicken sandwiches and hotdogs. The restaurant, which has one branch in Mohandiseen and another in Nasr City, even has a whole section on the menu devoted to Nachos.
Check out all this year’s Cairo 360 Editor’s Choice Award Winners here and stay tuned for more on the best that Egypt’s capital has to offer!