To me, the burger is not a huge challenge in the vegan world. I don't feel 'meaty' is the critical flavour but if you do, then there is Beyond Meat or something similar. I think that it is as much about the bun and condiments and the whole package and at Planetary Burger, the whole package is pretty decent.
Located on Main Street near 15th, PB is next to another vegan place you might know, Kindness Cafe. We arrived early and ordered for take-out.
At PB, they offer 4 different burgers (plus all the possible variations) each of which has appeal. Starting with the 'meaty' Faux Real made from pea protein to the Shroom dip served with gravy, we found them all to be pretty creative and tasty.
They have started with a really good bun. It is buttery and soft but doesn't fall to pieces on you. They give it a quick toast on the grill. Pictured above are the Cauli and Shroom Dip.
They continue with mayo (garlic or chipotle depending on which burger) onion, tomato, lettuce and relish and we ordered ours with Cheese for 1$ (coconut-based but as close to processed cheese as I have encountered). You can order them with guac or gravy as well. They are all hearty and a nice burger leaving you with a clean conscience!
We decided to try their Sweet Potato Fries. Realizing that they wouldn't survive the trip home without getting soggy, we ate them on the road. They were nicely crispy and sweet and were served with chipotle mayo.
We also consumed a Blueberry Milkshake on the drive home. The milkshakes are coconut-based and that is the dominant flavour so that even this blueberry tasted like a coconut milkshake. We enjoyed it but if you are not a fan of coconut, be aware of what you're getting. The texture was surprisingly ice cream like though and did not lack for not having dairy products.
They have some upstairs seating and a couple of outside tables as well. They are following the appropriate protocols from what we could see. We are fans of the concept and the results and recommend PLanetary Burger if you feel that craving but prefer to keep your footprint under control!
Food 3 1/2 out of 5
Comfort 3 out of 5
Service 3 1/2 out of 5
Value 3 out of 5
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