It was just a matter of time before Delhi’s rash of delivery-only eateries spread to our shores – but in this case, we caught wheatgerm instead of germs.
Land Of The Rising Bun
Emulating another hot trend from further away on the globe – America’s obsession with meat-free burgers – is Vegan Burger Kitchen, which made its debut yesterday with a spate of opening-day jitters, including delivery time of well over an hour and a case of mysteriously disappeared mushrooms.
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We’re told that our first choice of jackfruit burger isn’t available yet, so we dig into an impressive Asian Style Sweet Potato and Peanut Burger instead, dressed with astonishingly good vegan sriracha mayo and nicely crunchy Asian slaw. Our grilled patty is chunky and pleasantly nutty, lightly laced with a ribbon of soy.
A Crispy Eggplant Burger is better once you lose its patty, deep-fried with dull mush inside – it works surprisingly well as a sandwich of pickled gherkins and soy-based thousand island dressing, the kind of thing you’d throw together in the middle of the night by the light of your open fridge and take into bed, a perfect snack for re-runs of The West Wing. In fact, it turns out that Vegan Burger Kitchen sells their dressings by the jar for just that kind of happy occasion.
The Asian Style Sweet Potato and Peanut Burger is dressed with astonishingly good vegan sriracha mayo and nicely crunchy Asian slaw.
For dessert, we’re greedy enough to order both available options, creamy Bounty Pudding swimming in coconut oil and a vegan brownie with a gooey heart and hints of coffee, studded with cacao nibs and way too delicious to be virtuous. Can we have another?
Getting there: Call 8879296027, or find @veganburgerkitchen on Facebook; deliveries between Bandra and Santacruz; Rs 329 for a burger.
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This review was conducted by Phorum Dalal, a Mumbai-based travel and food writer.
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