I went to visit a friend in Soho the other day and neither of us had eaten lunch yet. Ravenous doesn't even begin to describe the state that I was in. "Let's eat!"- he proclaimed!
"I know the best veggie burger on the planet", and well, who can turn down that?
We arrive at Delicatessen, a restaurant on the corner of Prince and Lafayette, and the lunch crowd had pretty much dwindled so we were seated right away. With floor to ceiling windows the place was bright, open and airy, and I don't know if it was just me but it totally smelled like mulled wine - It was kind of amazing!
We order our respective veggie burgers, his with goat cheese and mine with mozzarella, and subbed out our ordinary fries for truffle fries.
What popped out about 15 minutes later was a vision. First of all, it was served on a small wooden cutting board with a respectable amount of pickles, and condiments ready to go (the pickles are hidden underneath the lettuce in the picture). Presentation A+!
Now let me explain, I have tiny hands. They are ill equipped for large sandwiches, over stuffed falafels, massive burritos and yes, you guessed it, large burgers. This was a LARGE burger! But it was veggie so the more the merrier. Needless to say it was messy, but that's just me because: a) I'm a bit of a pig when I eat (I knocked HALF of those heavenly truffle fries onto the table), and b) my cursed tiny hands are a hinderance. Although I ended up resorting to a knife and fork, the burger was sublime! It was as fresh as they come, folks, and made with real chopped veggies! Instead of a ridiculously tightly packed patty that's tough and chewy, it was tender, melt in your mouth veggie burger heaven. I would certainly recommend it!
I am always on the look out for a good burger - regular, veggie, turkey or otherwise. What's the best burger you've had??