The No Bull Burger ($5.99)
The No Bull burger was the winner of “Le Burger Week” so I had to try it, even though this restaurant doesn’t technically fit my criteria because the patties aren’t made in house. The No Bull burger is described as the quintessential cheese burger, topped with lettuce, pickle, onions and tomato. This is a great burger if you crave something that looks and tastes like a fast food style beef burger but isn’t. The patty is soy-based. As you may know, I am partial to a grainy patty, so this was never going to be a top spot winner in my books. But, it did pleasantly surprise me. It’s juicy, nicely flavoured and is complete with processed cheddar a la burger king. By no means gourmet or multidimensional in flavour, but just a good old plain cheeseburger. I liked the bun and the baked yam fries were good (even minus the deep frying). J got the BBQ Tempeh burger ($7.99), which he didn’t love. This one comes as a vegan option as well. But maybe he just doesn’t have a taste for tempeh. You may be wondering what kind of vegetarian doesn”t have a taste for tempeh. Well… the picky kind.
This is a very small, casual place offering healthy fast-food fare. The décor is simple and there is limited seating. They seem to have some neighbourhood regulars and we saw a few people taking their burgers to go. I would go again if I needed a quick bite and was in the area, but the burger isn’t crave-worthy for me. I recommend it for those who miss the taste of a cheeseburger from their meat-eating days. Or for non-vegetarians who would like to try a vegetarian option that doesn’t venture too far from what they are used to. I give it two and a half spinach leaves out of five.