Hours: Daily 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
Farm Burger is a small chain of farm-to-table burger restaurants based in Georgia, but the Berkeley branch — the first one to open outside of the South — is run independently and has a slightly different menu, designed to put California ingredients to good use. The concept is “slow fast food,” which is to say that just about everything is seasonal, sustainably sourced, and/or made from scratch in-house. The grass-fed beef burgers are admirably juicy (if somewhat underseasoned) and topped with a panoply of fresh-from-the-farmers’-market produce, and the thick milkshakes are made with organic ice cream. Even in the dead of winter, the daily market salad is surprisingly robust. This is fast food that tells a story, and that you feel downright virtuous eating — and it comes with a reasonable price tag.
Payment Type: Cash, all major credit cards