I’ve ‘bean’ dreaming about veeg burgers recently 😍💭🍔 (Invite)
It feels like it’s been a while since I’ve gotten my chops around a vegan burger. By a while, I mean a week, but, you know, in TLLV terms that’s a long ass time! 💁🏼♀️🍔 So, I was excited when @gbkburgers invited me in to test out their two vegan options 🌱 .
I LOVE a burger but I’ve never been a huge fan of a bean/veg patty (apart from @thevurgerco). I often find them dry & flavourless and in all honesty, these burgers didn’t change my mind 😞 Like always, I’m stoked to see vegan options getting more air time on a meaty menu, so props to GBK on that, but their offering could be stronger and I want to help with that, so here’s my feedback:
🍔 Jack-in-a-bun with a homemade butternut squash & quinoa patty, beetroot mayo, Korean pulled jackfruit, pickled onions, rocket on a sourdough bun – The idea here is good. It reminded me of a samosa in burger patty form. I liked the Indian spices but felt that they needed to be stronger. I found the patty very dry and too salty and would’ve loved to see a nice homemade chutney, which is what I think the jackfruit was going for, but it got totally lost in the burger
🍔 The Californian with a homemade & pan-fried bean patty, vegan cheddar, smashed avocado, harissa mayo, paprika onions, relish, salad, sourdough bun. The patty was dry and overcooked so it was crunchy on the outside and chalky on the inside. Despite all of the ingredients, it was lacking in flavour and the chunky beans in the patty didn’t do it for me. In both burgers, I didn’t think the sourdough worked .
I’d love to see these burgers take a step up. They need a little TLC to bring them to life. It‘d also be nice to see a more ‘meaty’ option for those who aren’t big on bean burgers 🍔 🌱
The lovely team were kind enough to invite me and gave me this food on a complimentary basis. No payment was received and all opinions, as always, are honest and my own.