Among other things, Prishtina is also known for the delicious 1 euro burgers you can get in virtually every neighbourhood. Like Italian espresso shops from Trieste, they’re made in little compact spaces with only a few seats because they’re so fast and easy to make that people don’t bother sitting down and wasting time. These burger shops possess a grill, a garnish station with the basics and a fridge full of the best companion this burger can have — the ajran.
These little burger shops are sprouting up every year in every corner of the city, so I’m here to present you with one of the old-timers that have been there for my dad, uncles, siblings and me during our high school lunch brakes (and that’s just the beginning of it). I’m talking about ABA burger, one of the few places that still uses a charcoal grill for that smokey flavour and the cottage cheese that distinguishes it from any other place.
Do not mistake these burgers with the-less-than-a handful ones from McDonald’s, Burger King or any other burger joint. These massive bits of heaven will fill you up to the brim for the lowest price a burger can have. The original ABA has been standing at the same place for decades, in the old Prishtina quarter, and I urge you to go the extra mile and make the trip only for this burger.