Hello Winnipeg, we are Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant. We’re passionate about food, but not about cooking. After growing tired of everyday chain restaurants, we began our search for the best hidden eateries the city has to offer. Ever wonder if that trendy new place is worth the money; or if that greasy burger joint lives up to all the hype? Just ask Mr. and Mrs. Restaurant!
Boon Burger Cafe
[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:7999549751[/flickr]We’ve been getting a lot of requests to visit a vegan, or vegetarian restaurant. It’s pretty obvious that we’re meat-lovers so we immediately thought of Boon Burger, the all-vegan burger joint. It’s a well-known choice for vegan cuisine, but for the meat-eaters, Boon Burger is food for thought. Try it!
Going far beyond veggie patties, Boon Burger’s menu is entirely vegan, with no animal products used in anything. They make egg-less mayonnaise and sauces, non-dairy cheese, vegan gravy and even bacon, without the pig. We were skeptical, but excited to see how these non-meat menu items compared to the real thing.
We ordered the original Boon Burger, the Boon Dog Rapper (hot dog), a Caesar salad and a poutine. The burger was flavorful, juicy and perfectly messy with homemade sauces, lettuce and tomato. The hot dog was rolled in a tortilla wrapper, with fresh ketchup, mustard, relish, sauerkraut and onions. The salad’s vegan dressing was different than your average Caesar, but still tangy with garlic. The poutine was made with plant-based cheese and gravy and it was just as rich as your average poutine, but nothing can quite mimic the natural melt of real cheese curds!
[flickr style=”border:none; padding:4px; border:1px solid #BDBDBD; float:right; margin-left:5px;”]photo:7999549943[/flickr]Boon Burger does a great job at a vegan burger, with all of their patties being made out of ingredients like mushrooms, brown rice, onion, tofu, oats, and beans. The toppings and sauces are fresh and innovative but don’t come here to be fooled into thinking you’re eating a beef burger! During the first few bites of our burger and hot dog, we kept trying to compare it to the real thing and noticed the obvious differences. But it wasn’t long before we began to enjoy our dishes for exactly what they are: innovative, fresh and homemade vegan meals!
Boon Burger is an obvious choice for vegans, and if you’re a meat-lover craving a juicy beef burger, then go and get one! But for anyone looking to try a healthy, fresh take on an old classic, make a trip to Boon Burger for something different!
Boon Burger Cafe
79 Sherbrook St.