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Fergburger

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42 Shotover Street, Queenstown, New Zealand,

Serves meat, vegan options available. Offers 2 vegetarian burger options that are can be made vegan. Chips also available. Very busy around dinner time.

Category: Western, Fast food, Take-out, Non-veg

Reviews (9)

First Review by catstack

Church of meat - vegan options lacking - Edit

This place is not reccomended for vegans - infact I think the restararaunt actively discourages people who don't eat meat. For example, their tofu burger (which was quite nice infact, patty was tempura battered) is called "Holier Than Thou" - I don't want to support a place that makes fun of me and my ethics just because they have a lot of hype and two average vegan burgers. A burger with venison is called "Little Lamby" etc - the menu is disgusting.
They do have two vego burgers which can be made vegan, they are happy to let you customise your burgers, tell you what is and isn't vegan. The 'Holier Than Thou' burger was good, the tempura batter on the tofu patty is similar to that of a deep fried piece of fish. The burger was good... not impressive and not by any means did it live up to the wait times and hype, but it was enjoyable and for (I think) around $13 it is a nice cheap meal. Not worth the wait though, and not worth supporting this vegan-shunning church of meat in my opinion.

Pros: Two Vego Burgers, Customisable toppings for veganising, Tasty tofu patty

Cons: Obsessive meat culture: disgusting, Ridiculous waiting time, Too loud in the restaraunt and too crowded


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Not sure how vegan friendly this is.. - Edit

We tried the falafel and the tofu burgers with fries. The staff were happy to look up vegan options in their ingredient manual which we thought was reassuring, however when eating the food it became clear that there is definitely some cross contamination with meat items in the kitchen. It doesn't really live up to the hype... In terms of vegan options anyway.


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Great Big Burgers..... - Edit

There's an element of hype around this place with a 10 to 15 minute wait queue not uncommon but if you're a burger fan then you owe it to yourself to visit Fergburger!

I managed to try both vege burgers here and the staff will happily modify them slightly to create them as vegan which is great (No aioli or yoghurt).

The tofu strips with spicy sauce based burger ('Holier than thou') was my favorite but the falafel based 'Bun Laden' was also a great, tasty burger. $12 - $14 for a burger here but they're big and tasty & a decent size meal on their own. Try one .......(or both - but not at the same time!).

Pros: Big and tasty, Vegan friendly, Plenty of fresh ingredients

Cons: Almost always a queue to order


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vegan friendly - Edit

A must do in Queenstown! there are two burgers that can be made vegan by removing the suace. the holier the though with chili sauce is fantastic. The line is typically very long but you can order ahead and pick up. bread is also now vegan.

Pros: vegan friendly

Cons: long lines unless ordered ahead of time for take a


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Busy place with serious burgers - Edit

There seems to be a constant waiting line (reaching well out into the street!) of at least 20 minutes, even longer around lunchtime. Their tofu burger (holier than thou) is vegan if you ask them to skip the aioli. Very tasty!

Pros: Big burgers, Interesting veg options, Reasonable prices

Cons: Popular = long waiting time, Very noisy


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MUST try while your'e in Queenstown - Edit

Fergburger is a place you MUST go to if your in Queenstown. They have 2 vegetarian burgers which can be made vegan. I have only had the 'holier than thou' and it is amazing. The coocnut sauce and aoli are not vegan so make sure you ask them not to put it on, I ask for sweet chilli sauce and avocado just to give it a bit more taste. The staff actually know what's vegan and what's not which makes it really easy to eat from here. The chips are also vegan but they are pretty average compared to their amazing burgers. The only downside to Fergburger is the limited seating available and the huge wait! I would suggest ringing and ordering ahead and then sitting somewhere nice and eating your burger. I have waited 45 minutes for a burger, but it was worth it.

Pros: amazing food, open almost 24/7, big burgers

Cons: huge lines, limited seating


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Two veg burgers - Edit

They have two veggies burgers that can be made vegan. One is a tempura fried tofu burger with veggies and sauce on it. The sauce that comes on it has dairy in it so you have to remove that to make it vegan but you can add the chipotle sauce as a good sub. The next is a falafel burger and you have to do something similar with that. I paid NZD $17 for the tofu burger and a side of frys. The burger is huge and the side of frys is large as well.

Pros: large portion, friendly staff

Cons: busy, not much seating


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