Just because I don't eat meat, doesn't mean I can't have a burger obsession, right? Shake Shack started that and I just needed to try every burger I could get my hands on. I've had many including Honest Burgers but places like Patty & Bun are still on my list. As a vegetarian, there's usually only one burger to pick from and as long as it doesn't have aubergine in I'm happy. I'm a massive fan of Shake Shack already so when they invited me down I of course snapped of their hands and was there within the second to add to my Eating in London series.
I got my hands on my absolute favourite vegetarian burger (and no, I'm not just saying that, it's the actual best I've tried so far in my quest for the perfect veggie burger), the 'Shroom Burger. We're talking a perfectly cooked portobello mushroom filled with the meltiest and gooiest cheese, encased in a crisp outer shell of breadcrumbs in the softest bun with lettuce, tomato and Shack Sauce. I don't know how they make this taste so good, it's honestly amazing and I'm salivating at the thought. I don't often get massive cravings for certain restaurants but I ALWAYS get it for this burger. The cheese against the mushroom in the bun is just heaven, and I don't know what that Shack Sauce is, but it's blooming good. But it's not all about the burger though (nearly though, I'll take 5 please), the cheese fries are a necessity also. If you're a cheese lover like me, make sure you get the cheese fries. Seriously! It's a cheese sauce but it just tastes so good with the fries and the burger. For drinks I'd recommend their Original Shack-made lemonade (or the flavoured one they do) and of course a milkshake. The peanut butter one is INSANE. For dessert, I finally got to try a concrete, their frozen custard and we picked the Concrete Jungle which had a mixture of vanilla custard, marshmallow sauce, fresh banana and peanut butter sauce, this one's not right up my street as I'm not a fan of banana but aside from that it was great. I chose a design your own and opted for vanilla custard, peanut butter sauce, chocolate hazelnut brownie and brown sugar biscuit and oh boy was it good. Putting all of the things on the menu that sounded like heaven into one and trust me, it was heaven.
Okay another rave review but I am probably a little bias as I have been such a fan of this place and so of course I'm forever posting snaps on my Instagram and it surely got a mention in my Fun Things To Do in London post. Honestly though, if you're a mushroom lover you honestly need to try this burger. Or perhaps if you're a meat and mushroom lover, I spied the Shack Stack burger on the menu, you get both the 'Shroom burger and a cheese burger in one, so I can imagine how heavenly that is for all you meat eater folk.
Have you been to Shake Shack before? What's your favourite veggie burger?
*Shake Shack kindly covered the costs of our meal