Smash burgers have gained popularity in recent years for their crispy texture, juicy interior, and intense beefy flavor. They are often associated with fast-casual burger joints that focus on creating a delicious and straightforward burger experience.
I have recently tried Smash burgers from two of Lahore’s favorite burger joints, SMASH and Brim. Both places are known for mastering a classic beef burger. However, based on a couple of important aspects, I decided to favor the one that is truly unbeatable.
Smash had the best quality beef and the burger was super cheesy with multiple toppings to choose from. Their beef is super juicy, not tough at all, topped with the highest quality American cheese and you can enjoy it with lettuce, pickles, grilled onions, or jalapeno (even all together for free!). The toppings they offered were one of the highlights!
On the other hand, Brim’s burger was bigger and they use potato buns. However, it was slightly on the drier side as the beef patty was slightly overcooked. However, the use of potato buns gave an extra kick to the needed burger!
I am more of a quality-over-quantity sort of person. Even though Brim’s was infinitely larger and filling, it lacked a couple of important aspects of a classic Smash burger. Burgers can be enjoyed even without any toppings if the patty is good, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. If the quality lacks, then nothing can replace it. Not to say that Brim’s was necessarily bad, it was not just as good.
So after making some critical judgments, I think it is safe to say that SMASH in Lahore is going places with its high-quality beef, array of toppings, and consistency in taste.
What about you? Whose smash burger is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.