Even the most discerning of diners will admit that few things hit the spot quite like an indulgent burger, and we count ourselves very lucky indeed that Auckland seems to be serving up an endless offering. Aficionados will be familiar with, Lucky Gs, which really has been a pioneer in the local smashburger movement (if you ask me, it is hard to beat these crispy caramelised patties). But even those unfamiliar with their brilliance should be delighted to know about the burger joint’s latest opening in Onehunga.
Now technically in Auckland Central (as of tomorrow), undeniably closer to the masses than their Kelston flagship, Lucky Gs Onehunga spot is ideal for a grab-and-go meal on those nights when you’re craving something indulgent, but the intimate, diner-style fit-out (crafted with deft hand) is also a cosy and cool spot to pull up a perch, should the cravings be too irresistible.
This second flagship store offers a similar delicious menu to its Kelston counterpart, a destination known to draw diners from as far as Hamilton — the burgers are just that good. But what makes Lucky Gs burgers so sought after? While they’re not the super-stacked, over-the-top style that has been popular in recent years, their beauty is in their relative simplicity.
Lucky Gs Onehunga uses smash patties for its hamburgers and cheeseburgers, a technique whereby the patty is pressed firmly down on the grill to flatten it, the Maillard reaction creating plenty of caramelisation in the craggy edges. They leave them slightly thicker than the usual smashed standard, for a more juicy burger. And as such, their burgers over the years have swiftly earned themselves a reputation as some of the City’s best. Make the trip to Onehunga yourself, and we’re confident you’ll soon see why.
Wednesday — Friday, 5pm until 9pm
Lucky Gs Onehunga
34c Oranga Ave,