With lockdown restrictions in place for the longest time, the food and beverage industry in the last couple of months has taken many turns. Some might even say for the better. One such addition to the new normal has been cloud kitchens. Even though they’ve always been a part of the culinary world, it was only during the last few months that they’ve gained momentum. And we’re not complaining. Nothing gets better than cherishing your favourite meal from the comfort of your blanket and a classic movie.
Serving everything from Indian curries to Chinese takeout to finger foods, cloud kitchens have mastered them all. And there’s a new hub on the block for some wholesome burgers. Burgerama, born out of the passion for great food, a casual, made-for-delivery and easy-to-eat comfort-food joint, is the brainchild of Kabir Bose, Vivek Prakash and Viraaj Badhwar.
When thinking about a burger joint in India, it’s more like loud pop music, teenage birthdays and rowdy kids. And if we think of a burger joint abroad, it’s more like a classic diner, serving a heavy duty burger with copious amounts of cheese, a side of fries and all of it washed down with a thick shake. That’s exactly what Burgerama aims to bring to the table, only better, with their delivery service.
They have not only quashed the traditional burger joint image, but also the flavours and how. The best deal about them? The heavenly amount of cheese. And not just that, no matter what you pick, the filling is always generous.
We put four of their bestsellers to test and it’s safe to say we’d be ordering some more. We got our hands on the Mr and Miss Mushy first. While both the variants were a mushroom and three cheese patty based, what distinguished the former from the latter was the variation in cheese. Mr Mushy boasts of a blue cheese dressing and Miss Mushy was riot of spices with the smoked paprika mayo. Both the counterparts were also graced with an in-house cheese blend that goes oh-so-well with the patties.
Apart from the flavours, Burgerama’s signature burgers also stand out for their quirky names—from Tipsy Conrad to T-Rex or Oink Oink to Angry Doodle. We also give their eco-friendly, very well-designed and biodegradable packaging a shoutout.
What started as six months of trial, many rejected items on the menu and a whole host of challenges, is now a successful cloud kitchen with delivery outlets across Delhi and NCR. The founders’ shared goal of fresh ingredients and a crystal clear focus on simplicity and scalability has shaped out well.
Next up was the very humble Baked Bean burger. Sun-dried tomatoes, pickles, caramelised onions and a BR sauce all came together to compliment the baked beans patty and make for a wholesome burger. Pair it with the seasoned crinkle fries—called the Burgerama Fries—and you will find yourself in burger heaven.
However, the show stealer definitely has to be the Farmsworth. A vegetarian’s delight, it comes with a spinach and cottage cheese patty. We personally love the olives, jalapeños and paprika stuffing and a side of their crunchy onion rings.
For the non-vegetarians there is a whole new ‘meat meets bread’ world to be explored. You can take your pick from chicken, tenderloin or lamb and also opt for various add ons. We ended the ride with some galaxy bombs paired with a dark chocolate fudge sauce, which is unique take on desserts.
Where: Delivery outlets in Delhi and NCR
Pocket Pinch: Rs 600 for two