Saturday, 18 July 2009

VG Burgers, Boulder CO



09/07/2009

Before I went to Boulder, I was very excited. Around a decade ago, back when it was hard work finding veggie food at restaurants in Britain, some vegan friends returned from a trip to Colorado with tales of this town full of vegetarian restaurants where they'd been able to find vegan food with no trouble.

I went. I walked through the streets. And I failed to find any vegetarian restaurants, so I turned to Google. (Usually I do this before any trip, but having heard so many good things about Boulder, I thought maybe I didn't need to.)

VG Burgers is the only vegan food place I uncovered (though they have several branches), and one rainy evening I went to give it a go. The signs advertise organic fast food, making no mention of the vegan provenance, so maybe being vegan is not that popular even in Boulder these days.

09/07/2009

As it was raining when I visited, I ate inside rather than at the outdoor tables. It's a bit dark, and not a particularly inspiring interior, but there were piles of free local newsletters to flick through, the staff were friendly, and they played some good music.

09/07/2009

I ordered a tempeh burger, made into a 'meal' by the addition of chips and a soft drink.

The burger itself was fine - not terribly exciting, but tasty, with good bread and some nice salad and relishes. The chips I thought were excessively salty, which was a bit of a surprise in what I'd hoped would be a healthier kind of burger bar.

The real surprise winner for me, though, was the drink. Instead of a typical soda fountain with Pepsi or Coca Cola, there was a choice of fizzy things I'd never tried before, made by a company called Oogave. I tried the Watermelon Cream Soda and was hooked - I'd definitely go back just to taste the other flavours (Mandarin Key Lime sounded pretty good!)

Address:Branches across Boulder
Style:Vegan, organic fast-food
Date Visited:2 June 2009
Link:http://www.vgburgers.com/


3 comments:

Yasmeen said...

Vegan and organic,sounds healthy :D

christine said...

how disappointing your lack of choice was :( How can veganism go out of favour? Still, tempeh's good, I havne't had any for ages, must look some out!

Wanderluster said...

Have you been able to find other options since then? I thought Boulder was a very friendly vegetarian/vegan hub!

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