The Best Sliders in New York

How does one honor Burger King’s historic unveiling of their new Breakfast Burger Shots? Why, with a listicle of the best slider burgers in New York, of course. To hell with White Castle.

Aspen (Union Square) – Tender bison sliders are fitting for this urban ski lodge complete with fireplace, plastic deer heads, and a heavy accumulation of neighborhood cube slaves drinking dinner. Polenta fries are nothing short of kick-ass. ● Pop Burger (Meatpacking District) – Late-night fast-food counter pushes killer burgers, dogs, onion rings, fries, and shakes in slick, designy digs featuring famed Basquiat Crayola lithos. Sliders with perfectly melted cheese and secret sauce are so lil’ you can almost hear them beg for mercy upon first bite.

The Little Owl (West Village) – Tucked away intimate 28-seater whose marquee dish are the meatball sliders. The plump ball is a marriage of veal, beef, and pork, all living happily under the same rustic garlic bun. It’s your job to tear that marriage apart with your teeth. ● The Stanton Social (Lower East Side) – Lofty tri-level space tries to be all things to all yupsters. A magnet for Yorkville types looking to experiment with “ethnic” food. Replacing the original slider with original sliders: Kobe beef, Rhode Island lobster, BBQ pulled pork, and Philly steak sliders. ● Rare in the Shelburne Hotel (Murray Hill) – The best burger on the Hill and perhaps in all of the known universe, i.e. NYC. Pampered patties not limited to beef: ahi, crab and bison join the gamut. We dare you to grace your beef burger with truffle butter, foie gras, smoked cheddar, and a fried egg. Helpfully, emergency room’s right around the corner.

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