Burger Heights

After walking around The Met Cloisters, we’d worked up an appetite so we made our way to Burger Heights. It looks unassuming, but I’d read that they have good fixins and a nice variety of patties. I may not typically go for turkey, black bean, or vegan burgers, but just knowing a fast food joint is secretly slinging some extra fresh burgers had me intrigued.

Albert got the Heights burger, a double bacon cheeseburger with lettuce, tomato, and heights sauce. He really liked it but thought it was a bit messy – the burger overtook the bun a bit. I went with a build-a-burger. I got a beef patty, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, avocado, grilled onions, pickles, heights sauce, and jalapeños. Truthfully, I didn’t ask for the jalapeños (and thought I’d get some spice from the pepper jack) but they threw them on there and I’m so glad they did. They cleared out my sinuses for sure, but it was such a great burger topping – I’m going to have to remember that in the future. We also ordered some fries with chipotle and ranch dipping sauces. The fries are thick cut but still very crispy on the outside so I feel like they’ll appeal to both crunchy fry lovers and steak fry fans. A case study: I’m into soft fries, myself, and while these were crispy I enjoyed them.

This might be just a fast food burger place, but it’s exceptionally fresh. If you find yourself above 181st, you should definitely hit it up. It’s basically a window so this may be a rare occasion where the pandemic has been good for business (?) since it allows them to add some streetside seating. Good – because this is the kind of quick service spot that needs to stick around.