Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mr Burger

November 2, 2013


We were aiming for a pre-market breakfast on Saturday morning, but by the time we got going and dragged ourselves onto the tram we were both too impatient to take a detour up to Elceed or Twenty and Six Espresso. Our initial fallback plan was to swing by Invita, but a bright orange sign pointing down an alleyway convinced us that it was more of a burger kind of morning.

Mr Burger are part of Melbourne food-truck madness, with a fleet of trucks serving up burgers all over the city (although the fleet looks to be one down at the moment). One of their trucks is parked semi-permanently in a little alleyway just off Therry Street by the Queen Vic Markets. It's a good setup - there's plenty of tables and chairs, music blaring and just a generally pleasant vibe (at least at 11:45 in the morning).


The menu is super simple: there's two meaty burgers and the Mr Veg (falafel pattie, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, mustard, mayo and tomato sauce, $10). Chips come in either $3 or $5 sizes. The felafel pattie is vegan, but the buns are egg-washed, so vegans might be better off at Beatbox (full nutritional info for Mr Burger is available here). Both Cindy and I had a vague fear of the felafel pattie - they're often a bit dry. This wasn't a problem with the Mr Veg, it tasted like a decent felafel mix and had an excellent texture. Even if the pattie had been dry, the condiment explosion served up by Mr Burger would have covered it up pretty well - I'm completely in favour of combining sauces, and this combo is pretty classic. In fact the whole experience was working the classic US burger vibe - a super puffy and sweet bun, rudimentary salads, pickles and a big pile of mushy sauces.


If you've got a craving for junkfood and have already worked your way through the LotF menu then Mr Burger is worth a shot - their trucks pop up all over the city (check their website for locations), their prices are reasonable and the food hits the mark nicely.


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Let Me Feed You: Melbourne,and MEL: HOT OR NOT were a bit less impressed. 

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Mr Burger
Therry Street, Queen Vic Markets (plus many other locations)
9329 7304
burgers $10
http://mrburger.com.au/

Accessibility: Will vary by location. There's a flat entryway to the courtyard at the markets. Tables and chairs are high and you order and pick up your meal at a very high truck counter.

4 comments:

  1. The egg washed buns are a bit disappointing, my feeling is that if you are offering a vegan burger, then make the whole thing vegan. Like going to a place that have a great vegan mains menu but no vegan dessert :)

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    1. Hi veganopoulous - yeah, I gather that the patty is probably vegan more by accident than design. But one of our facebook followers mentioned that they'll wrap the vegan fillings up in a lettuce leaf on request.

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  2. I hold the same fears you do about falafels, so I was pleasantly surprised that this wasn't dry too!

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    1. Hi Liz! Yep, it's an impressive patty - I reckon it would hold up even without all that sauce. :-P

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