There are some more exciting news for veggie burger lovers as London-based burger chain Byron is offering new delicious meat free and flexitarian options.
Launching today, the new menu caters for the UK’s wide range of tastes and lifestyles. Byron designed it to champion proper burgers for all, whether you’re a vegan, veggie or flexitarian. Whatever your dietary preferences you can now enjoy a tasty (meat free or not) burger together with your family and friends.
“This is our most significant menu launch yet. Byron has always been a pioneer of proper burgers and this menu aims to reflect the growing breadth of modern British burger tastes. Whether you’re a meat-lover, veggie, vegan or simply having a meat-free Monday, you’ll find yourself at home in a Byron”, said Paul Mason, Head of Food at Byron.
Last week I headed to Byron’s Covent Garden for a preview of the new meat free menu. We feasted on vegetarian and vegan burgers alongside Jackfruit Nachos, Loaded Vegan Fries, Halloumi Fries and Salad. Diligent as ever 🙂 I tried it all. Here are some of my favourites.
** VEGAN **
Byron’s first ever vegan burger, the Beetnik, comprises of a beautifully flavoursome beetroot falafel patty, freshly made to Byron’s own recipe and topped with baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup and a lime-dressed rainbow slaw.
This is a soft burger. Personally I like my veggie burger with a bit more of a bite but aside from this, it was really tasty. The condiments worked well especially the red pepper ketchup (made in house) which is absolutely delish.
** VEGETARIAN **
Beer battered smoked cheese, shredded iceberg, mustard mayonnaise, pickled red onion, pickles, BBQ sauce . . . I was not expecting to like the Cheese Melt Burger. As it turned out it was my favourite. It is soo good. The smoked cheese and BBQ sauce are both very flavoursome without being overpowering. Big thumbs up!
This Jack Stack burger like the Beetnik above is a bit too soft for my liking (hence the 4 stars instead of 5). Still I could not fault it on the taste with a yummy combo of veggie bean patty, pulled BBQ jackfruit, homemade guacamole, baby spinach, lime-dressed rainbow slaw and coriander.
** FLEXITARIAN **
For those who want to eat less meat while still enjoying juicy burger cravings, Byron now offers two burgers that blend 70% British beef with 30% juicy, sautéed mushrooms.
Classic Flex – patty made from 30% sautéed mushrooms and 70% carefully sourced British beef, lettuce, tomato, red onion, mayonnaise
Reflex – upgrade with more decadent toppings; red pepper ketchup, tomato, red onion, kale, roasted garlic & rosemary mayonnaise
I did not try these flexitarian burgers and to be completely honest I am a bit confused by the concept of mixing meat and vegetables together. Still I can see that some flexitarians and meat reducers will like having the option. My preference these days goes towards vegetarian or vegan burgers.