A hamburger shop that grew its fanbase in Boyle Heights is returning to the neighborhood after announcing its departure earlier this year. Vaka Burger left their spot on Olympic Boulevard at Ramírez Liquor after a dispute with the landlords. They relocated to a bar in Whittier after that.
Vaka Burgers announced Monday on Instagram that the burger stand would return to Boyle Heights at Ray & Roy’s Market on 4th Street. The post calls the liquor store the “future home” of Vaka Burgers and says they are “super excited to have a cool location that will also be featuring craft beers and cool vibes back in our hometown.”
In another post on their Instagram, Vaka Burgers says that they wanted to return to Boyle Heights. “We missed you guys so much that we needed to open up another shop back in the hood that made us famous!”
Ray & Roy’s Market is where a new mural honoring prominent women figures including Dolores Huerta and Frida Kahlo was just finished. That was painted by 15-year-old Isabel Peinado.
Vaka Burgers says that the Whittier pop-up will remain open and that an Echo Park branch is coming soon. Eater Los Angeles reports that they reached out to Vaka Burgers for a timeline on when they would be serving up burgers in Boyle Heights again. They have yet to hear back.