Tuesday, June 18, 2013
This is it! I've finally reached 100 reviews of veggie burgers on this blog!
Thank you for all the support, many more to come! <3
I’ve been looking forward to trying Mainoide of Brooklyn since they first opened – but it’s not often that I end up in that part of Brooklyn, and previous plans to go there with a friend specifically to try the restaurant had fallen through. But last weekend I took my sister out for brunch for her birthday, and she lives nearby, and although she is an omnivore she very much enjoys vegetarian and vegan food... So we finally went to M.O.B.
The decorations on the inside of the restaurant are really cool, there is a lot to look at – but it was a beautiful Saturday afternoon, and the patio was open, so we sat outside for brunch.
Of course, I ordered the MOB Burger Deluxe (vegan, as is everything on their menu).
Wow. Where to begin? I just loved this burger! The sweet potato bun was soft and sweet, the perfect ratio of bread to patty and toppings – although some toppings still fell out while I ate it, because there were just SO MANY things stuffed inside! “Secret Sauce” (which was tangy and tasty), pickles, charred onion, smoked eggplant, and fresh lettuce and tomatoes. The eggplant in particular was a really nice addition of flavor.
And the patty itself – delicious, chewy, and held together perfectly (kudos to M.O.B. for that accomplishment!). It kind of tore apart between my teeth like, well… meat! (or what I remember of meat, at least. It’s been awhile, obviously). I don’t know how to describe the texture other than that! The flavor was delicious and savory – and I am not even a huge mushroom fan, so if you aren’t either, don’t be dissuaded by the fact that the menu says “crimini mushroom burger”. There were some small pieces of mushrooms visible but it was not enough to scare away a mushroom-avoider like myself at all.
My sister and Emily really enjoyed their food as well – my sister got a gluten free Bright Eyes MOB, and Emily had the Buttermilk Biscuit Sandwich.
Me and my sis – Happy Birthday!
“That was a lot of flavor,” said my sister, “For a bunch of Vegetables!”
Cost: $16 (includes side salad or fries)
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Burger patty: 4 Bun: 5 Toppings: 5
Maimonide of Brooklyn
525 Atlantic Ave
between 4th Ave & 3rd Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11217
YumVeggieBurger review #100