L.A.’s food scene is mind-bogglingly diverse, with a culinary landscape that allows you to indulge in any craving at any given moment (as long as you have wheels). But while some of the city’s food trends come and go, one thing never changes: the classic hamburger still holds a special place in the city’s heart. Ask any Angeleno what his favorite spot is, and he will be quick to name names (one of them most likely a favorite since childhood)—and there is nothing you can do to convince him otherwise.

There appear to be two camps of burger lovers these days: those who remain loyal to the classics, and those who chase the luxe burger that comes in at $10 and up. Whatever your burger style is, we’ve got you covered. And who’s to say you can’t love both?

This guide will help you get to know the city’s burgers, all the way from the San Gabriel Valley to South L.A. Conquer these, then move on to tacos. What better way to explore L.A.’s sprawl than through its most delicious cheap eats?

Here are 10 burgers across Los Angeles that you need to try right now.

Written and shot by Natalie James (@NJinLA)

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