Union Burger is a burger, fries and ice cream joint with a location at the corner of Steeles Avenue and Hurontario St. in Brampton.
The restaurant serves up a bunch of different takes on the old classic charbroiled burger and along with it, fries, onion rings, and a bunch of different drink options.
Two things stand out — the sheer quality of the food, even with its ridiculously great prices (you’ll see what I mean in a second) and the fact that you can choose a bottle of beer with your combo.
On any regular day, you can stroll into Union Burger and grab a quarter-pound burger with fries and a drink for just $4.90. It really doesn’t get any better than that for cheap, delicious food these days, folks.
On this particular day, we skipped the standard combos and enjoyed a few of Union Burger’s more decadent options.
First up was the Great Canadian ($6.99) which has a fresh burger patty, a thick-cut slice of Peameal bacon (the real stuff), and Swiss cheese. This is a quality go-to, and you generally won’t find Peameal on the menus of takeout burger joints in this area, which earns Union Burger major bonus points.
We also enjoyed the Bourbon Chicken ($8.99), which is one of the restaurant’s four chicken sandwiches. The Bourbon Chicken has a grilled chicken breast, a whisky BBQ sauce, caramelized onions, American cheese and to top all of that off, two giant strips of smoked bacon. This one is not to be underestimated, as chicken burgers often are. It’s moist, flavourful, saucy (because who doesn’t love BBQ sauce?) and very filling.
We also thoroughly enjoyed the Mushroom Swiss ($6.49) with grilled mushrooms, melted Swiss cheese, and mayo, as well as the Peppercorn Goat Cheese ($6.99) which features cracked black pepper, goat cheese more of that whisky BBQ sauce, and caramelized onions.
All of the combos have the option of fries or onion rings on the side. Union Burger also has both a traditional and a buffalo chicken poutine on the menu as options to pair with your meal.