Thursday, March 29, 2012
VEGGIE BURGER AT FIVE NAPKIN
In the past few years, Five Napkin locations have sprouted up in NYC and all over the country. Their burgers are solid. Burger Joint, Shake Shack and even Five Guys have the edge on them for an upgraded fast food burger, but their veggie burger is definitely one of the best in the city. Since I'm mostly a carnivore, if I'm eating a veggie burger it has to have some substance. Five Napkin's beet-heavy patty more than makes up for the loss of meat. Piled high with lettuce, tomatoes, bread and butter pickles, and their 5N Sauce (basically thousand island dressing), the burger is moist and flavorful. The taste of beets is definitely present, but even if you're not a beet fan this burger might turn you into one. Add some shoestring fries and you have a solid lunch or dinner. The only veggie burger in the city that I'd rate higher would be Hillstone's, another beet-rich patty that's a drop crispier and thicker.