We’re kicking off our hunt for Glasgow’s best veggie burger today and our journey starts in Giffnock at BRGR. I’m a fan of a really good veggie burger and I know that at times, it can feel like they’re treated as afterthoughts on menus – especially when the veggie burger option is a mushroom on a bun. I really HATE mushroom on a bun veggie burgers. Many people think of veggie burgers as bland and boring, but we’re determined to find the best that our city has to offer. Send us your suggestions and let us know where you think cooks up Glasgow’s best veggie burger.
BRGR is located on Fenwick road, just opposite Whole Foods. It’s a great wee spot for a burger joint, particularly because unlike Glasgow’s city centre, there isn’t one on every corner in Giffnock. I actually like that BRGR has expanded out there and I’d love to see them or some other outfits do the same by expanding to parts of Glasgow and the surrounding areas where something like a really good burger joint could really flourish.
We popped in on a Friday afternoon around lunchtime and it was fairly busy. We were informed that during that BRGR offers all burgers on the menu (with the exception of ‘The BRGR’) for £4 Monday to Friday. I do love a bargain lunch! I opted for the Halloumi burger with a side of sweet potato fries. BRGR also lets you choose your own seasoning for the fries which I liked, so I went for some rosemary salt on mine.
The burger consisted of a patty made from halloumi, carrot, courgette, coriander, garlic, sweet chilli, sun-dried tomato and onion. It was topped with lettuce and some sort of delicious tangy relish and it was all served on a brioche bun.
What I loved most about the burger was the crispness of the patty and how it didn’t fall to pieces as I ate it. I had BRGR’s ‘hawder’ armed at the ready incase the contents of the bun fell out the bottom, but I’m happy to report that it remained in tact. It was crispy, really well seasoned and full of flavour. The relish really added a whole other dimension to the overall flavour, without overpowering everything else and the bun held together well. In fact, this was one of the best veggie burgers I’ve tasted in a long time. It felt nice to eat a burger and not feel extremely full afterwards. It was light and flavoursome and a bargain at only four quid!
There are only two veggie options on the menu and I’ll definitely be back to try the falafel burger soon. I’d like to see the guys there maybe knock up some veggie specials in future because this was very good and I’d be eager to see what else they could do.
A tasty veggie burger, great sweet potato fries and a drink all for under a tenner. What’s not to like?
Price: £5.50 / Fries £2.50 (50p for seasoning). All burgers £4 Mon-Fri.
+ Crispy, well-made patty.
+ Good flavour combinations
+ Great price.
Talk to James on Twitter and tell us what you thought of this burger! You can also leave your own review and comments below. We want to hear from you! You can also leave a message or join in on the burger chat on our Facebook page.
219 Fenwick Road
LEGAL / COPYRIGHT INFORMATION: ALL Photography by PAMELA GRAHAM PHOTOGRAPHY. Copyright of Pamela Graham & Pamela Graham Photography. All Rights Reserved.