When my partner and I visited Portland, Oregon, in 2013 we were excited by the food truck culture there. On one city block alone there were around 60 food trucks, open daily. The choice, flavours and aromas were amazing. We have nothing on that volume here in Melbourne yet, but steadily food trucks are gaining popularity.
In theory Huxtaburger now have two vegetarian burgers on offer, the Sondra and the Vege Denise. I ordered the Sondra, but with no luck – I was told they were sold out. So I went with the Vege Denise. “Lucky,” the lady behind the counter said. “We only have three left!” And this was before the lunchtime rush. There were going to be a few disappointed vegetarians at Huxtaburger today. Or maybe not? You see, Huxtaburger got themselves in trouble with vegetarians a while back, saying on Facebook:
I wonder if there’s some secret formula, like Einstein’s theory of relativity, that governs the perfect construction of a burger so that it doesn’t end up falling apart in a mess before the last bite. Something that describes the diameter of the patty in relation to the diameter of the bun multiplied by the square root of the height of the fillings. Or something like that.
When I stepped into Major Tom’s A Burger Junkie I was greeted by a choice of 4 vastly different vegetarian burgers. Not a bad effort for a carnivorous burger joint. And the ubiquitous (and often boring) veggie patty is not an option. No, someone adventurous has come up wth this menu.