Most people think that top chefs are the biggest food snobs. While this is sometimes true, it’s also kind of not, especially since most of them just really love good food. And since good grub can be found everywhere, some chefs are not very particular where they eat, as long as they know that the food is good. This is why some chefs also have their own favorite fast food joints.
What does this mean for regular folks? It means everybody else also gets to enjoy exquisite fast food dishes, as these fast food places are easily accessible and the complete opposite of expensive restaurants where noteworthy dishes are typically served. If a chef loved a fast food item, it means you have easier access to a tasty dish. And since it is a fast food item, you don’t have to worry about the price, making it an even more attractive food option.
So, what are these top chef-approved chains? Here are a few:
The famous Wolfgang Puck loves it because you can order a burger with lettuce leaves in place of buns, making the meal healthier. Nuno Mendez of London’s Chiltern Firehouse is also a big fan of their burgers, while Charlie Palmer of the Charlie Palmer Group enjoys the Double-Double Animal-Style burger.
Danny Meyer of Gramercy Tavern in New York has said he treats himself with Chipotle from time to time. He gets the healthier stuff, salad with grilled chicken, shredded cheese, pinto beans, extra cilantro, and spicy dressing. Tyson Cole of Uchi+Uchiko also loves Chipotle and is a fan of their burrito bowl.
Karam Sethi of London’s Gymkhana may be best known for his great skill in cooking and selling seafood, but he’s also a lover of some finger lickin’ fried chicken. His usual order is the Zinger Tower Burger.
Top Chef champion, Stephanie Izard loves Arby’s Curly Fries and recommends it with the ranch dressing.
Not only did Heston Blumenthal of Fat Duck loved Five Guy’s burgers and shakes, but he also praised the people behind the brand for having serious interest in food.
Top chefs: they’re just like us! They apparently also love some greasy grub, although, they have better taste since they know good food from not. So if you want to get a really good fast food meal for dinner, head to one of these places and feel better knowing that what you’re eating are also loved and enjoyed by culinary experts.