One of the first stops in LA was Umami Burger. Obviously I have my priorities straight. :)

It was my┬ásecond trip to Umami and it definitely won’t be my last – the burgers are literally out. of. this. world. Just like our Minneapolis favorite, The Bulldog, the combinations are creative and the ingredients are of the highest quality.

Deciding on a burger is easier said than done. The most recent Food & Wine had Umami’s Port & Stilton Burger (blue cheese, port caramelized onions) on the cover which essentially sealed the deal for the Taster before we even landed in California.

I on the other hand had some trouble deciding. The Greenbird (shelton farms turkey, crushed avocado, green cheese, butter lettuce, sprouts and green goddess) comes highly recommended by Lynn – I’ll get it someday – but the SoCal (butter lettuce, slow-roasted tomato, house spread, house-made american cheese and caramelized onions) was just too irresistible for me to pass up.

The burgers were both outstanding, the SoCal was easily in the top 5, maybe even 3 that I’ve ever had. We left Umami happy with our bellies full, sun-kissed skin and dreams of the future to come.

I doubt you could make a bad choice at Umami, but I’ll sure have a good time trying to find out.



13 Comments (Reply )

  1. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    May 19, 2011 @ 10:15 am

    Those burgers look amazing. And now I’m hungry for lunch and it is only 10am!


    • Emily
      May 19, 2011 @ 11:12 am

      I know, sorry! ;)


  2. lynn @ the actor's diet
    May 19, 2011 @ 10:52 am

    next time you go – a turkey burger and their cheesy tater tots!


    • Emily
      May 19, 2011 @ 11:10 am

      I will, promise!! :)


  3. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    May 19, 2011 @ 10:59 am

    Yum, that burger looks so good- it almost looks like an In-N-Out burger! I always judge my burgers by the buns (bwahaha) and that one looks buttery and amazing. :)


    • Emily
      May 19, 2011 @ 11:13 am

      I’ve never had In-N-Out before, but heard many good things!


  4. Jenny (Fit Girl Foodie)
    May 19, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

    Wow that burger looks good and so juicy!


  5. Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    May 19, 2011 @ 4:32 pm

    Holy food porn. Let me add this to the reasons why I need to get my butt back to LA. Nom nom!


  6. Amanda
    May 19, 2011 @ 6:43 pm

    omg. I need to go back. I love the Manly burger and the Umami. Both are so so delicious.


  7. Dana
    May 20, 2011 @ 7:15 am

    Yum! I didn;t eat breakfast yet and your pics are making me so hungry LOL! I would totally go for the Greenbird!


  8. Kristin @ FoodFash
    May 21, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

    I went to Umami during my last LA visit as well! Food was awesome, service was the opposite of awesome… Glad you had a good time!


  9. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    May 23, 2011 @ 6:21 am

    Ok, after seeing those pics, I must have a burger. Tonight.


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