Hello foodie fam! I am back with a blog post all related about one of the best foods that do exist – burgers.
Everyone’s favourite burger is normally a double or quadruple meat based burger slapped with lashing of sauce and laced with easily melted slices of cheese. So when becoming pescetarian, it was obvious that burger will never be the same. So for a while, I did not have a burger for two reasons:
- The lack of seafood burgers! Really upsetting. For the first month or saw, I saw that there was a heavy neglect for fish loving people. Surely a salmon based, crab-based or lobster based burger should be more common? Apparently not.
- Secondly, because I was scared of the disappointment that plant-based burgers. I did not want a burger that tasted exactly like meat because if I did, I might as well go back to eating it. However, I feared that it would be also tasteless.
Since stating my food blog, I have tried 10 different burgers. Unfortunately, none of them are seafood burgers, but once Aunty Corona lets out out of the cages, I have a list of places that I can try seafood burgers from once we are allowed out again.
Let’s get started. I shall start with the most disappointing burger:
10TH – eatbyChloe
Burger: Guac burger
I have heard so many things about eatbyChloe, but they have been good things. So I was very excited to try one of their burgers. Inside the Convent Garden shack is very aesthetically pleasing. Lovely colours and such a pleasant staff. With what seemed like such a warm atmosphere, it would have been great to have a burger that represented it. However, I have to say it wasn’t that strong. Very surprised that I didn’t like the burger, however it was disappointing.
The guac was really not guacamole and the patty was quite dry. Was a shame really as people were talking more about the deserts and the cookies and not the burgers!
Apart from 10th place, all the other burgers I had I real liked and I would have again, so I know that the places now are going to be a little harsh but they are still good!
9TH – Honest Burgers
Burger: Fritter burger
I absolutely love Honest Burgers! And the happiest day was when I found out that I was able to have burgers from this restaurant again. A very enjoyable vegetarian burger this was. Lovely and laid up, with some lovely cheese. I just felt that the fritter was a bit burnt. As this was the main part of the burger, you really need the patty to blow you away, which it did not. But it still tasted good. One of those burgers that you wouldn’t run to pick but if you did pick it you would be pleasantly surprised about how good it was.
8TH – Bleecker
Burger – Tofu burger
I am a big fan of tofu. A lot of people might not, but I have tell you fried tofu is banging and I really love it! So I was more than happy to try a tofu burger, as there is not a lot of tofu burgers about. I did really like the pairing of the blue cheese and the tofu and it was a simple, effective burger. However, there just needed to be more! You could easily finish the burger in three, four bites max. Double stacked or a more hefty salad or more condiments, would have been amazing.
7TH – Dirty burger
Burger – Dirty Green
Probably the healthiest burger I’ve ever had, which was really confusing, but a very tasty veggie burger nonetheless. I felt like I gained a lot of energy from eating the burger, however sometimes you miss the dirty, calorie slap a burger can give you and this burger didn’t give me that. If your looking for a burger you wouldn’t feel guilty after eating, than this is the burger for you.
6TH – The Green Grill
The big positive of this place was that it one of the most local vegan junk food places in my area and placement ares was really motivating. The Green Grill is takeaway only, but that all you really need. This was one of my first soya plant based pattie and it was a very good start. It was highly enjoyable. The only thing is the onions should have been cooked down and I don’t see the appeal with charcoal buns apart from aesthetic. But for my first vegan burger, it was a huge positive.
5TH – Vurger
Burger – Buffalo burger
Oh Vurger. So close, but yet so far! This burger could have easily been one of the top choices if it wasn’t for the God forsaken cheese that just refused to melt! As for the patty, extraordinary! Full of taste and flavour. What I also liked about it was the fact that there was so many extra in the chicken burger. Was an added extra, but please Vurger, get some vegan cheese that melts
4TH – Honest Burgers
Burger – Plant Burger
Very good burger, no real faults if I’m honest. Very realistic texture to an actual meat burger, which can have you looking at the waiter and wanting to ask him a few questions, but the main accomplishment here is that the vegan cheese melts. Yes foodies, you heard that right! The vegan cheese melts! The sauce with the burger is lovely too and it is an absolute go-to in terms of picking burgers. And unlike its 9th place sibling, I would pick this anyday (if the pockets are right)
3RD – Biffs Jack Shack
Burger – Father Jack
This was the first time I had tried jackfruit and to be honest, this burger started to make me seek out jackfruit alternatives! This burger was so good. So tasty. The crispiness of the jackfruit patty was amazing. The caramelised onions was tasty, the onion ring, the sauce… the everything! I am so sad they closed down their little cosy place in SPAR in Walthamstow, as it was so local to my workplace, but I will be heading over to Dalston, to try more of their burgers. The only thing was the cheese did take some time to melt and did get lost in there, but in all honesty, I don’t think the burger even needed the cheese. Was great without it.
2ND – Patty and Bun
Burger – Smokey Robinson
This burger almost made it! Many reasons why it was 2nd place though. Firstly, the vegan cheese MELTS. Secondly, the bacon and patty were very realistic in taste and texture. Almost had me sweating a little bit. Thirdly, I am a sucker for caramelised onions, so throw this into a burger and I am LIVING FOR IT. Generally, I just loved the burger. The reason it was not the best burger I had tasted was honestly because the bacon was a bit too realistic. I know that’s funny to say, but it was a bit scary!
1ST – Coqfighter
Burger – Buffalo Burger
And here we have it folks! The best vegan burger I’ve ever had! I even had to add two picture so you can understand the greatness. The most realistic chicken replacement I think I’ve ever had paired with a tangy buffalo sauce, pickles and lettuce. You couldn’t think that just from how simple the burger was, the burger would turn out tasting THAT GOOD. I had heard people rave about coqfighter and oh do I understand why! Very delicious. I could eat this burger every day and never get tired, I swear to you!
And there you have it. Many veggie and vegan friendly burgers for you to try once you are out of quarantine.!
Thanks for reading, and I’ll be back with another blog post soon.