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Six Heart-stopping Burgers with Doughnuts for Buns

Life is short, so use doughnuts for buns.

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Burgers with doughnuts for buns: It's a thing. For those burger enthusiasts seeking a higher level of burger consciousness, we've rounded up six spots around the Bay serving their prized patties between fried dough. So take some Lipitor and give one of these high-intensity burgers a try.

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1. Apple Fritter

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1901 S Norfolk St
San Mateo, CA 94403
(650) 346-3189
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It's a little further South, but perhaps it's just what a weary traveler needs after a long flight into SFO. Head straight over to the Apple Fritter for a classic "Luther," which is apparently what doughnut burgers are called. This version has a grilled, glazed doughnut bun, Niman ranch beef patty, melted American cheese and bacon. Classic, heart-stopping American food.

2. Burger Bar

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251 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 296-4272
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At the end of a rich, meaty, burger-filled meal it's probably time for something light. Or perhaps it's time to order the Nutella burger, a dessert version of the doughnut burger. It's got a nutella ganache and passion fruit-mango geleé with strawberries and kiwis, surrounded by sweet, sugary doughnut. At least there's fruit?

3. Happy Donuts

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761 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107
So, despite the name, serves their decadent burger on a waffle instead of a doughnut. The burger is pretty straightforward, simply switching out a typical bun for a fluffy, crispy waffle.

4. Hella Vegan Eats

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(510) 282-8233
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Hella Vegan Eats is a food truck that roams the Bay Area, delivering what they call "festive vegan food." And nothing is more festive than doughnuts... their version of the decadent burger-donut combo involves a beet-kamut patty, kale, pickled red onions, pickled cucumbers and secret sauce, sandwiched between two sugar doughnuts. It gets rave reviews, and probably won't kill you as quickly as the real thing.

5. Little Griddle

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1400 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 864-4292
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Little Griddle's Lucifer burger is a straightforward version of the doughnut burger, sandwiching an all-beef patty with American cheese and bacon between glazed doughnuts. Sugary, beefy and bacony, all in one.

6. Straw

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203 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 431-3663
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The carnival-themed menu at Straw is not for the faint of heart (seriously, don't eat this if you have heart problems), but it is whimsical in all the right ways. Their Ringmaster burger is a beef patty between two glazed donuts with cheddar and jack cheese. Feel free to add bacon, avocado, a fried egg, or even another patty.

1. Apple Fritter

1901 S Norfolk St, San Mateo, CA 94403
It's a little further South, but perhaps it's just what a weary traveler needs after a long flight into SFO. Head straight over to the Apple Fritter for a classic "Luther," which is apparently what doughnut burgers are called. This version has a grilled, glazed doughnut bun, Niman ranch beef patty, melted American cheese and bacon. Classic, heart-stopping American food.
1901 S Norfolk St
San Mateo, CA 94403

2. Burger Bar

251 Geary St, San Francisco, CA 94102
At the end of a rich, meaty, burger-filled meal it's probably time for something light. Or perhaps it's time to order the Nutella burger, a dessert version of the doughnut burger. It's got a nutella ganache and passion fruit-mango geleé with strawberries and kiwis, surrounded by sweet, sugary doughnut. At least there's fruit?
251 Geary St
San Francisco, CA 94102

3. Happy Donuts

761 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
So, despite the name, serves their decadent burger on a waffle instead of a doughnut. The burger is pretty straightforward, simply switching out a typical bun for a fluffy, crispy waffle.
761 3rd St
San Francisco, CA 94107

4. Hella Vegan Eats

San Francisco, CA
Hella Vegan Eats is a food truck that roams the Bay Area, delivering what they call "festive vegan food." And nothing is more festive than doughnuts... their version of the decadent burger-donut combo involves a beet-kamut patty, kale, pickled red onions, pickled cucumbers and secret sauce, sandwiched between two sugar doughnuts. It gets rave reviews, and probably won't kill you as quickly as the real thing.

5. Little Griddle

1400 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
Little Griddle's Lucifer burger is a straightforward version of the doughnut burger, sandwiching an all-beef patty with American cheese and bacon between glazed doughnuts. Sugary, beefy and bacony, all in one.
1400 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102

6. Straw

203 Octavia St, San Francisco, CA 94102
The carnival-themed menu at Straw is not for the faint of heart (seriously, don't eat this if you have heart problems), but it is whimsical in all the right ways. Their Ringmaster burger is a beef patty between two glazed donuts with cheddar and jack cheese. Feel free to add bacon, avocado, a fried egg, or even another patty.
203 Octavia St
San Francisco, CA 94102

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