Now this burger joint needs no introduction, but if you haven't been to or heard of VeganBurg, here's what you need to know; VeganBurg is the world’s first 100% plant-based burger joint, and it was founded locally in 2010. They currently have one outlet in Singapore and another in San Francisco. Since being the first vegan burger joint, they have inspired many cafe owners to create a global change especially in America and Europe where there are diverse choices.
"At VeganBurg, every burger is bursting with wholesome and natural real flavor. Every bite is not just a set of nutritional value numbers–it’s a step towards an environmentally sustainable diet. Every meal is a contribution to a better world by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases." - VeganBurg
Because of its taste, portion and wholesome ingredients, I always find VeganBurg to be one of the best places to bring non-vegan friends to dine and hang out. I think the flavours of the burgers can satisfy anyone's palette well, even the meat eaters. With nine burger options, three different loaded fries, other sides and the occasional seasonal specials, there is bound to be something for everyone.
Earlier this month, they revamped three of their signature burgers - Tangy Tartar, Avocado Beetroot and Hawaiian Teriyaki. In addition to that, there is also a brand-new item on their menu; chicken nuggets (vegan, of course!) with a mayo and dijon dip which I cannot get enough of!
Tangy Tartar ($8.90) is made up of a fish patty, cholesterol-free tartar sauce, fresh cucumber, pickles, Romaine lettuce, and multigrain bun. Like all VeganBurg burgers, it comes with generous toppings, and I found that the tartar sauce enveloped the flavours of the patty and the entire burger well. Additionally, the taste of the fish patty has this "fishy" punch which resembles the classic 'fillet-O-fish'.
Avocado Beetroot ($10.90) is one of their best-sellers in store, and now it comes with fresh avocados! Previously the burger came with guacamole (instead of fresh avocados), and I felt the beetroot was too overwhelming and did not particularly enjoy it. Now with the modified recipe, the beetroot is not too surfeit, and the entire burger is easier to digest. Great choice if you want something light.
Constructed with pan-grilled pineapple slice, nutrient-packed brown rice and black bean patty and Japanese teriyaki sauce, the Hawaiian Teriyaki ($10.90) is for the health-conscious one. The taste of black bean was a little pungent for me but with the sweet pineapple slice, everything blended well together.
Among the three burgers, my favourite was the 'Tangy Tartar' because of it's flavour
The nuggets and the sauce do compliment very well, but there's no WOW factor to it - however, the sauce is where it's at! For the sides, I prefer to get the loaded fries and minestrone soup. I find the truffle fries offered at VeganBurg is also one of the more decent ones because of its taste and the huge serving.
If you are someone who needs to have a dessert or something sweet after meals, you would be pleased to know the VeganBurg also serves ice cream! You get to pick from coconut, dark chocolate and durian. My boyfriend and I went for the coconut and durian respectively, and both have very distinct notes.
Basically, if you are not a fan of durian, you wouldn't like the durian flavoured ice cream and vice versa. But we both loved our choices so yay!
What is your go-to burger at VeganBurg?
Address: 44 Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419502
Opening Hours: 1130am - 10pm everyday