Respond to Review of East Side Burgers
Review: My bloke and I headed right across the city to check this place out, as it was a Sunday and lots of other vegan places are closed on Sundays in Paris. Unfortunately this meant it was super, super busy (especially as it was raining out), but fortunately we got a small table in their tiny downstairs seating area. He tried the "tofu steak" burger with tomatoes and peppers and I had the Forestiere burger which was mushroom-based (I'd wanted their Oriental burger but they were sold out). We each had the menu du jour so our burgers came with fries and a bottle of water. Both burgers were good -- sufficiently greasy and proper fast food style! They came with vegan cheese which was nice and flavoursome and melty. The fries were nice if a little overdone, but we *did* come in right at the end of the lunchtime rush. Overall we thought the food was great, and the price was good too -- nine euros for the menu option of burger, fries and drink. This place is hot, hectic and noisy but that vibe is kinda cool. The soundtrack while we were there was alternative covers of classic oldies which was pretty cool. The seating space is cramped but simple and clean, and the toilet facilities are very clean and really good! There are also a few seats outside under an awning. Our only error with this place was heading across town specifically to go there... there aint much else of interest in the area AT ALL! So if you're Metro-ing out there for a burger you may just want to Metro right away again. But this aint the restaurant's fault! Final note: the staff were nice, spoke English, and had badass tattoos. The service was remarkably prompt given how busy it was. Yay!
Posted by astro on Monday, November 12, 2012