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Beyond the Bun: 11 Non-Traditional Burgers

Burger Week draws to a close later today. But first, here are some burger dishes that aren't quite traditional.

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Burger Week draws to a close today. Just in case the endless incarnations of the classic beef-and-bun model aren't enough, here are 11 burgers at a whole different level, thanks to chefs who have reached across the globe to draw inspiration. From dumplings to dosas and beyond, these are burgers...in unusual forms.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Shojo

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9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 423-7888
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Big Mac Mantou: An Asian riff on a American fast-food classic, this dish fuses the components of a Big Mac — beef, cheese, special sauce — with fluffy mantou buns. [Photo: Provided]

2. Cafeteria Boston

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279 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 536-2233
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Cheeseburger Springrolls: All of the classics of a cheeseburger rolled up into crispy spring rolls. Served with a side of ketchup and Cafeteria sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

3. Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar

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1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
Boston, MA 02109
(857) 284-7382
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Cheeseburger Tacos: Beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, pickles, and a mustard sauce, served up via taco. In fact, it's the restaurant's signature taco. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Moyzilla Truck

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(781) 640-2361
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Moyzilla Style: This popular truck serves up a set of four cheeseburger dumplings, topped with special sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Crazy Dough's Pizza

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8 Park Plz
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 391-0091
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BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone: Seasoned ground beef, bacon, barbecue sauce, and a blend of cheese are all wrapped into a convenient calzone. Also available on the menu, a bacon cheeseburger pizza. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Dosa Factory

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571 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-3672
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Cheeseburger Dosa: Minced lamb (not beef) is combined with onions, green peppers, and melted cheese and wrapped inside a traditional dosa (fermented Indian crepe). [Photo: Facebook]

7. Olde Magoun's Saloon

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518 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 776-2600
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Hamburger Mac and Cheese: Diners can enhance their mac and cheese experience at Old Magoun's Saloon by adding a hamburger to the top of the cast iron skillet full of cheesy, baked noodles. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Sonsie

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327 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 351-2500
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Cheeseburger Pizza: Just as the name suggests, this burger pizza is garnished with shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, and special sauce. Available for brunch, lunch, and dinner. [Photo: Facebook]

9. The Abbey (Cambridge)

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1855 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 714-4944
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Cheeseburger Egg Roll: This dish combines the traditional components of a cheeseburger with some candied bacon, wrapping them up into a crispy egg roll and finishing it all with burger sauce. [Photo: Yelp]

10. 5 Napkin Burger

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105 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 375-2277
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Burger Salad: A beef, turkey, or vegetable patty tops of a plate of greens and vegetables. Diner's choice of dressing. [Photo: Facebook]

11. Ki Bistro

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270 Babcock St
Boston, MA
(617) 208-6922
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Ramen Burger: Sure, diners could opt for any of the burger combinations, like the "kim chi" burger, to be served on a brioche bun. Or, for a little more fun, they could opt for a ramen noodle bun, which is exactly as it sounds, a burger bun made from ramen noodles. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Shojo

9 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
Big Mac Mantou: An Asian riff on a American fast-food classic, this dish fuses the components of a Big Mac — beef, cheese, special sauce — with fluffy mantou buns. [Photo: Provided]
9 Tyler St
Boston, MA 02111

2. Cafeteria Boston

279 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Cheeseburger Springrolls: All of the classics of a cheeseburger rolled up into crispy spring rolls. Served with a side of ketchup and Cafeteria sauce. [Photo: Facebook]
279 Newbury St
Boston, MA 02115

3. Mija Cantina & Tequila Bar

1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston, MA 02109
Cheeseburger Tacos: Beef patty, American cheese, lettuce, pickles, and a mustard sauce, served up via taco. In fact, it's the restaurant's signature taco. [Photo: Facebook]
1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl
Boston, MA 02109

4. Moyzilla Truck

Boston, MA
Moyzilla Style: This popular truck serves up a set of four cheeseburger dumplings, topped with special sauce. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Crazy Dough's Pizza

8 Park Plz, Boston, MA 02116
BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Calzone: Seasoned ground beef, bacon, barbecue sauce, and a blend of cheese are all wrapped into a convenient calzone. Also available on the menu, a bacon cheeseburger pizza. [Photo: Facebook]
8 Park Plz
Boston, MA 02116

6. Dosa Factory

571 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Cheeseburger Dosa: Minced lamb (not beef) is combined with onions, green peppers, and melted cheese and wrapped inside a traditional dosa (fermented Indian crepe). [Photo: Facebook]
571 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

7. Olde Magoun's Saloon

518 Medford St, Somerville, MA 02145
Hamburger Mac and Cheese: Diners can enhance their mac and cheese experience at Old Magoun's Saloon by adding a hamburger to the top of the cast iron skillet full of cheesy, baked noodles. [Photo: Facebook]
518 Medford St
Somerville, MA 02145

8. Sonsie

327 Newbury St., Boston, MA 02115
Cheeseburger Pizza: Just as the name suggests, this burger pizza is garnished with shredded lettuce, tomato, onions, and special sauce. Available for brunch, lunch, and dinner. [Photo: Facebook]
327 Newbury St.
Boston, MA 02115

9. The Abbey (Cambridge)

1855 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Cheeseburger Egg Roll: This dish combines the traditional components of a cheeseburger with some candied bacon, wrapping them up into a crispy egg roll and finishing it all with burger sauce. [Photo: Yelp]
1855 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

10. 5 Napkin Burger

105 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02199
Burger Salad: A beef, turkey, or vegetable patty tops of a plate of greens and vegetables. Diner's choice of dressing. [Photo: Facebook]
105 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02199

11. Ki Bistro

270 Babcock St, Boston, MA
Ramen Burger: Sure, diners could opt for any of the burger combinations, like the "kim chi" burger, to be served on a brioche bun. Or, for a little more fun, they could opt for a ramen noodle bun, which is exactly as it sounds, a burger bun made from ramen noodles. [Photo: Facebook]
270 Babcock St
Boston, MA

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