Crave Burgers and Frozen Yogurt

What do you Crave?

Menu






All of our food is made to order, please allow at least ten minutes to prepare

Visit Us

Dine in house, Pick up or delivery

Crave Burgers and Frozen Yogurt

217 Western Avenue, Albany, New York 12203, United States

(518) 650-6463

Hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Thursday:1130-930

Friday: 1130-10

Saturday: 12 - 10pm

Sunday: 12-9

Press

The Times Union

2016: Best new restaurant finalist

          Best Chef Finalist

          Best Burger Finalist

2017: Best Chef Finalist

          Best Burger Finalist

2018  Best Chef Finalist

          Best Burger Finalist

Capital Region Living

2017: Best Burger runner up

2018: Best French fry

          Best Burger runner up

About Us

Our Story

Chef and co owner of Crave, Devin Ziemann is a local chef who has always had dreams of opening his own restaurant. Ziemann started out as a dishwasher in 2002 and since then has worked every position in the kitchen. In 2004 he wanted to refine his passion in the kitchen by attending the SCCC culinary program. During his time at SCCC he expanded his knowledge even further by taking the opportunity to work at the Disney culinary program and the Kentucky Derby. After graduation Ziemann had the chance to work for some of the biggest name Chefs at some of the most well known restaurants in the area. Ziemann had a key role in opening two fine dining establishments and the executive chef at one casual dining restaurant that all had tremendous success in many parts thanks to Ziemann. After years of work he was recognized in 2014 for the wine and dine arts festival rising star chef. His passion for great food, creativity, flavor and hard work really speaks for itself if you have ever dined at his restaurants before. Growing up local to the albany area he is excited to open his own restaurant right in the heart of Albany.

– General manager and co owner of Crave Kaytrin Della Sala has had dreams of opening a frozen yogurt shop for several years. After attending SUNY Oneonta and graduating with a degree in dietetics and food service management she knew she wanted to open her own restaurant. Kaytrin has been working in the restaurant industry since 2006 and learned early on how much she loves working with people and how valuable good customer service is. She has a passion for the little details which really shines through at crave from the interior decoration to the unique toppings for the frozen yogurt. Kaytrin is grateful to open a restaurant that she is so passionate about in an area that she grew up in.

Devin and Kaytrin met while working together at a restaurant in the area and found that they both have a passion for food and a dream to open a restaurant. Together they have worked extremely hard to make this dream a reality and can’t wait to share this vision with the community.

Craves Mission

Crave is a chef driven, classic comfort food concept founded in 2015, by Devin Ziemann and Kaytrin Della Sala. Crave is inspired by a true love for comfort foods created by the flavors that Devin and Kaytrin Crave the most. For Devin the comfort of a variety of decadent burgers and for Kaytrin the Sweet guilty pleasure of frozen yogurt. The menu is a balance of comfort and innovation, celebrating food that appeals to both novice and extreme foodie through comfort fare with a twist. Our goal is to share our food with everyone. We continually put forth fresh and inventive takes on refined comfort food as we strive to introduce our guests to new ingredients in an approachable manner using burgers and sandwiches as our vehicle to new culinary exploration. When patrons dine with Crave, we want it to be more than just a meal, we want it to be an experience. Our focus is on the quality and taste of our food, consistent presentation, and great customer service.

Our Staff