Posted on 07 / 30 / 2013
This chain of vegan fast food has done really well in terms of marketing. Unfortunately, my first experience of Veganburg will be the last. My lunch partners and I ordered three different meal combinations. The set included a burger, small seaweed fries, and a drink. To begin with, the drinks were nothing more than cordial mixed with water. For a place with such great ambience and a slick marketing strategy, this sort of low standard was terribly disappointing. The burgers were woeful. We were sucked in by the glorious pictures of our burgers as we were ordering, but what we got was a soggy bun with mushy insides. Yes, the burgers didn't taste bad and the patty itself looked the part and tasted like a mock-meat burger should. But for a starting price of $5.90 (the other two burgers ordered were $6.90 and $7.90 respectively) this was simply not good enough. Worse still, two out of three of us walked out of the place and felt hungry thirty minutes later. This is an indication of the total size of our portions. Maybe it's a question of quality control, or maybe my standards are just too high. However, I was genuinely surprised to see the place almost full by the time we left shortly after 12.30pm on a weekday. Perhaps the locals just don't think they deserve any better.