Looking for a quick bite on Main Street, we stumbled upon and in to Planetary Burger, know for their plant-based burger, fries, and shakes. The smaller shoppe is ideal for take out and go, as your neighbourhood fast food option, without the excess grease.
Their menu is on the smaller side with 4 salad options, 5 choices in shakes made from cashew or coconut milk, 4 types of burgers, and 3 differently dressed type of fries; plus 4 new sides. We ordered 2 burgers and 3 sides to get a good scope of their menu, taking it all home to eat.
The Cauli Spice burger was a cauliflower and chickepea patty seasoned with cumin and parsley, topped with chipotle mayo. Each burger also comes with lettuce, tomato, onions, and red relish. The patty had a good substantial chew to it, with a nice zesty flavour. And as a whole, the burger ate hearty and finished with a spicy note at its end.
The Shroom Dip was bland by comparison. Mushrooms, roasted garlic, oregano, and caramelized onions; topped with garlic mayo and a side of gravy. The latter was completely necessary for flavour and sumptuousness. Other than that, this was not so memorable, I preferred the sides below as a meal, instead.
The Chili Cheeze Fries were crispy fries topped with chili, shredded cheeze (vegan), and green onion. I liked how fresh they ate and how similar their vegan rendition of chilli ate to ground beef.
Just as tasty was the Poutine, prepared with more crispy fries, gravy, shredded cheeze, and green onion. It begins with quality ingredients and you could taste the quality in the potatoes used. Most surprising was how stringy and creamy the dairy-free cheeze ate.
Taste wise, the Fried Brussels Sprouts topped with dairy-free parm, avocado drizzle and green onion was my favourite out of the lot. However I just wanted them cut down to smaller bites, for a more even distribution of vegetable to creamy sauce.
Overall this was a great option for vegan fast food, that ate like it, but didn’t taste like it.
3088 Main St, Vancouver, BC V5T 3G5