Posted on 06 / 16 / 2015
I can't help but succumb to the veg*n culinary cultural cringe and compare Trippy to places like Dolores in Berlin, where the huge range of vegan fillings let you build your own amazing burrito, bowl, or quesadilla. Trippy pretty much just has two options - tofu or beans, accompanied by standard salsa, guac, cheese, sour cream and salad available in various tortilla arrangements that all kinda taste a bit same same-y.
That said, I do enjoy a feed here from time to time. I usually start my meal with a Sol and a serve of their skinny fries, dusted with sweet, smoky paprika to share. I've enjoyed many a burrito in both the bean and tofu varieties. My mates often go for the combo of both. The nachos really hit the spot and take me back to my childhood. Their dairy substitutes are pretty spot on. They just switched to Daiya which is your best bet for chewy, stretchy, melt. Not sure which sour cream they use (tastes like it could be Tofutti) but it's very creamy and slightly tart.
Last night I felt I'd made a mistake ordering the taquitos, however. I know it's a bad food cliche, but the crispy rolled tortillas tasted a bit like deep fried cardboard. Weird, because I'm sure they're the same in the nachos. Maybe it's the ratio and distribution of toppings that makes this dish not quite work. In the future I think I'll stick to the soft, chewy, wheat flour tortilla.
imported beers, seasoning on fries , dairy replacements
lack of variety , service can be pretty brusque , limited seating