NAYA's new burger has a beef patty, American cheese, and bacon on a two halves of a maple bacon cronut. This burger ($14) sounded wild, and I had to try it.

The cronut, a croissant-doughnut pastry, was flaky and buttery but still worked as a bun for this burger. The edges were crisp, and the inside was airy like a donut. The whole burger was lightly doused in maple syrup, so it was a messy, delicious meal. The bacon paired so well with the cronut, and the burger patty and cheese were great. It tasted a lot like breakfast: bacon, maple syrup, and fries as hashbrown adjacent. 

My date ordered the Korean fried chicken sandwich ($13) which had a sweet, spicy sauce and was freaking humongous.

Photo by Alyssa Buckley.

Indoor dining is available at NAYA, and the hostess checked temperatures and offered hand sanitizer to every customer upon arrival. Takeout and delivery are still available.

NAYA
212 E Green St
Champaign
T-Sa 5 to 9:30 p.m.

Top image by Alyssa Buckley.