Humble Burgers is a tiny bright green restaurant that stands out from the quiet residential area of Fintas. It looked different from the typical burger joint, with its clean bright colors and ample parking. Their minimalist design was quite intriguing, and I immediately felt welcomed by the simplicity of their establishment.
It is a small shop, but still modern and welcoming. While I only knew about this joint’s growing popularity based on word-of-mouth, I was extremely eager to sample what the buzz was all about. Founded by Mubarak Jaffar and brought to you by the same people who delivered us with home-grown concepts like The Kitchen and Junkyard, Humble Burger arrives as your typical neighborhood eatery. Simply, a quiet place to enjoy quality burgers that is born right here in Kuwait.
I also noticed that Humble Burgers offered the perfect place for carryout orders, but was cozy enough to have a private meal with a significant other. There were a few simple tables, with large windows that cast beautiful natural sunlight inside the store. Even the water was served in a quaint mason jar mug, as were the utensils and brown paper napkins.
I quickly flipped through the menu, and I could tell that the items were very different from a typical burger joint. Despite its simplistic vibe, the menu featured modern food items such as housemade potato buns, freshly made juices, and a wide array of sandwiches to suit any taste.
I started with the beetroot salad, a simple plate of sweet juicy beets mixed with creamy feta cheese and deliciously roasted pine nuts. It was very light and refreshing, and not overwhelmingly sweet. I also tried their pumpkin salad, which featured a smokey sweet balsamic honey dressing, tangy feta cheese, and nicely roasted pumpkin slices arranged in a cute starfish pattern.
As I was finishing up the tasty salads, I was hit with the aroma of freshly cooked appetizers. The smell wafted towards the table from afar, and I found my mouth excitedly salivating by the time the server placed the plate before me. I was impressed by the golden fried, super crunchy onion rings which erupted with flavor. The roasted potatoes had strong bursts of rosemary and olive oil. And the breading on the mozzarella sticks was as deliciously flavorful as the hot gooey cheese on the inside. Despite the humble brown board and green checkered paper they were served on, the starters were very high quality and had elegant flavor profiles.
I was then quickly served some of their most popular burgers and sliders. The meat had a perfectly browned crust and was not overcooked or overseasoned. The fine flavor of the juicy beef was allowed to shine and was not overwhelmed by unnecessary spices. All of their burgers featured their soft, pillowy potato buns. They were deliciously fluffy but sturdy enough to contain the toppings without being messy. The Humble Burger itself was phenomenal, with gently cooked beef, elegant smokey mayo, delicately grilled onions, cool crisp lettuce, melted cheddar cheese and house BBQ sauce. It looked like a classic burger but the unique combination of ingredients gave it a phenomenal taste.
Although this quaint little store had many customizable burgers to choose from, I was most impressed by their Turkey Cranberry and Brie sandwich. A soft crusty baguette, sweet cranberry spread, and thickly cut moist turkey meat, made this sandwich taste just like Thanksgiving!
Even though I was stuffed, I couldn’t help but try what they called “golden chocolate triangles.” The simply-named dish was anything but ordinary! It featured golden brown puff pastry triangles dripping in warm Nutella, yet somehow was still light and crunchy. They also had a tangy and subtly sweet baked vanilla cheesecake, complemented with swirls of chocolate, a dollop of vanilla ice cream, and fresh ripe blueberries.
I was comfortable throughout the entire meal and left feeling satisfied. I was impressed by the attentiveness of their service even though they were filling lots of carryout orders. All in all, the low-key location seems like a great place to pick-up take out or for couples who want some quiet conversation. Humble Burgers isn’t just a “burger joint,” but a nice neighborhood food shop to get fairly-priced, great-tasting meals. If you’re looking for a classy yet comfortable local meal, then stop by and try out a Humble Burger!
Humble Burgers is located at Block 1, Street 1, Building 11, Fintas. For more info call 2390 0133. You can also check out their menu/order online on Talabat or visit them on Facebook and Instagram @HumbleBurgers.