The average Vegetarian Burger is tasteless and unimaginative, so a burger joint is not usually high on my list when looking for a lunch stop.
So, when wandering Little Stanley Street on Brisbane’s South Bank recently, flitting from café to restaurant, reading menus and trying to decide what to have for lunch, I surprised myself when the ‘Beast Free Burger’ caught my eye at Beastie Burgers.
Now, it might have been all the exercise we’d had that morning, walking from Fortitude Valley, through the shopping malls, Art Gallery and along South Bank, or the fact that on holiday calories don’t count, but a burger and fries sounded delightful … and it was.
The Beast Free Burger (AUD$10.50) was layered with a thick, tasty, homemade chickpea pattie, roasted eggplant, red capsicum and sweet potato. The huge bun was smothered in Persian feta and topped off with greenery. Very satisfying!
The husband decided to test his tastebuds with an ‘American in Noosa’ burger (AUD$12.50), which included a tower of bacon, avocado, cheddar and lettuce, with a flame grilled beef pattie.
No burger meal is complete without fries, and Beastie Burgers’ version is chunky chips, lightly coated in aged balsamic. Yum, yum, yum!
We picked a high table in the sun and refueled for our long walk back to the city via the Goodwill Bridge and botanical gardens.
In a nutshell: Innovative burgers to tame any beast.