Technically, The Reef‘s veggie burger isn’t on the original list of meatless sandwiches to try. But, because so many Y&H fans left comments about its worth, I thought I’d give it a taste.
As those same commenters mentioned, this veggie burger is lovely in its meatiness. It’s thick with a chew similar to a beef burger, although it desperately needs salt.
With a chickpea and black bean base, the burger forms a substantial patty, and also includes carrots, onions, mushrooms, spinach and, as head line cook Craig Duquette explains, “not a lot of bread crumbs at all.” The burger contains some 20 seasonings or more, starting with cumin, garlic and onion powder and is served on a Firehook brioche bun.
I recommend the burger. I just can’t recommend the entire experience: the Reef charges $10 for the burger only. No fries. No greens. No chips. No potato salad. No coleslaw. Nothing. Sure, it’s better for my bride-to-be waistline, but after a few beers, that burger sure looks lonely on that big ol’ plate.
And, while I’m at it, here’s another crucial item missing from my Reef rooftop experience: a mirror in the bathroom.
In order of appearance in the comments:
- Cork Market
- Cowgirl Creamery
- Busboys and Poets (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
- Taylor Gourmet (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
- Pret a Manger
- California Tortilla
- Jaleo (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
- Highland Cafe
- Jimmy John’s
- Greek Spot
- Sticky Fingers
Yum’s Super Taco
- Luna Grill
- Five Guys
- Everlasting Life
- Au Bon Pain
- Devon & Blakely
- Corner Bakery
- Black Squirrel
Photo by Lexa Lemieux