Bean Burger with Alfalfa, Chilli Jam and Potato Wedges
18/05/13 - The Veg Box Café, Canterbury
Molly and I literally have a rota for our excursions to Canterbury. Every visit we have lunch (or breakfast in the former’s case) at The Boho Café, The Veg Box Café, and Wagamama. It was Veg Box’s turn for this visit! They’re a vegetarian and vegan resturant up above a natural/organic/etc health food shop. They’re really great and have specials every day as far as I’m aware. I need to start visiting earlier, as what I was really eyeing up, the Sweet Potato and Caramelised Onion bake, was already sold out.
Instead I had their menu mainstay, the Bean Burger, served with wedges. The burger itself is very yummy, though nothing fantastically exciting. It is tasty in a “this is probably pretty healthy for me!” way mind you, it’s fairly plain but the chilli jam (which is smooth and rich rather than spicy) compliments it perfectly for this reason. Their wedges are to die for too - super oily but in a delicious, flavoursome way rather than a greasy, fattening-tasting way.
Molly had a Puy Lentil Stew, one of their specials. She liked it but I’m not much of a fan of stew so didn’t try it. I decided to be daring and order Beetroot and Apple juice. Little was I aware, unlike most unusual juices that only have a tiny bit of the unusual ingredient, topped up with apple juice to make it mild and enjoyable for all… this was the polar opposite! 90% Beetroot and 10% Apple. I didn’t enjoy it at all but managed to force down half of it because it’s all healthy stuff.
For dessert I was spying some whippy looking cupcakes so took a gamble thinking they must be the Lemon cupcakes. They were not. The lemon cupcake was still delicious though, and check out the adorable way they served the milk with the coffee I had! Taking a second gamble, when paying I asked for a Meringue to take away, but I’m still not convinced it’s what I saw in the display cabinet. I shall have to slowly work my way down the dessert menu on subsequent visits until I find out what they are, because I refuse to just ask like a normal person.