The “Burger Boom” that has been taking place in Moscow in the last few years has produced numerous burger-serving spots; some of them are good, others bad, most of them are just OK, but True Burgers is a very different story.
As a true burger lover (and maker), I just can’t resist grabbing one every time I’m somewhere in the area.
A tiny spot (some tables inside to eat-in) one block away from Kievskaya metro station, founded by a hipster family, they hired a talented chef and pushed the taste beyond its boundaries.
Their True Vegetariano is particularly worth trying: there’s no meat inside, but you’d be surprised how one can turn ordinary things like eggplants and mushrooms into an incredible-tasting miracle in your mouth. If you’re really hungry, get their True Italiano with sun-dried tomatoes, rocket salad and mozzarella cheese on top of a True-sized premium-grade marble beef cutlet.
And yep, they never use boring ketchup, mustard or mayonnaise sauces, only
special ones that make an ideal fit for their burgers, made-on-site by the chef.
They also have another spot on Leninsky Prospekt, 68 (a 10-minute walk from Universitet metro, take-away only), facing the Leninsky Prospekt street.