Gone is the time when burgers rhymed with junk food. Yep, they may be all-American, but those little patty-filled burger buns have never been so on-trend in the French capital. We’ve been taking a bite out of this latest foody fad at these gourmet Paris joints.

Organic burgers at Le Dépanneur
Catered by Paris’ very first food truck, Cantine California, this restaurant serves up deliciously soft bread, organic French meat, farmhouse cheddar, and, for the popular Cali’Classic, plenty of avocado. Now that’s what we call delicious.
27 Rue ierre Fontaine, Paris 9th arrondissement. www.ledepanneurpigalle.com

Take-away burgers at the Marché des Enfants Rouges food market
With everything from brioche buns to Normandy and Picardy beef, farmhouse cheeses to beech-smoked bacon and spicy chili mustard, everything here comes homemade and from small producers. Think slow food, not junk food!
39 Rue de Bretagne, Paris 3rd arrondissement.

Inventive burgers at Big Fernand
On the menu? Classic cheeseburgers, but also chicken, veal and lamb options -- all made with French meat, French raw-milk cheese and topped off with fresh herbs and vegetables prepared on site.
55 Rue du Faubourg Poissonnière, Paris 9th arrondissement. To find other locations: www.bigfernand.com

Vegetarian burgers at Le Ruisseau
Forget meat, this restaurant serves up its burgers with a yummy garbanzo bean, carrot and cumin patty topped with cucumber, onion and white sauce. All tucked inside a yummy homemade bun of course.
65 Rue du Ruisseau, Paris 18th Arrondissement.