Ed’s Diner – Chickpea and Quinoa Burger

Recently we went back to Ed’s Diner to try their second burger – a full year after the first! The chickpea and quinoa burger was the focus of this visit, but I also decided to get a plate of the atomic American fries. These are served “With chilli, sour cream, Cheddar cheese sauce and guacamole on the side. Veggie option with BBQ sauce”. As you will see below, they are absolutely huge. The burger itself was very filling too, so just with these two items it was a filling meal.

Ed's Diner chickpea and quinoa burger
Ed’s Diner chickpea and quinoa burger

The main taste that comes through right away is sweetcorn. It is also pretty similar to a bean burger, with that very slightly spicy taste and the generally creamy texture of beans. It had a soft interior which was covered in breadcrumbs, though not crispy or crunchy ones – they were quite soft in themselves as well. There were chunks of green beans and other little vegetable pieces, and an overall rich, oily taste which no doubt comes from the way they are cooked. Overall very pleasant, and enjoyable.

Ed's Diner chickpea and quinoa burger
Ed’s Diner chickpea and quinoa burger

It had a fair but not overwhelming amount of salad. The bread buns were good, covered with sesame seeds in a light brioche. Basically what you expect from burger buns in the current trend. Not the most remarkable buns but certainly complementary to the burger taste. They don’t distract either, which is a good thing.

Ed's Diner chickpea and quinoa burger
Ed’s Diner chickpea and quinoa burger

The chips were pretty amazing. Well, the chips themselves were generally just normal chips, but the dips… Oh the dips. The nacho cheese was divine, as was the super smooth guacamole. Sweet and tangy barbecue sauce also matched up well against the smooth sour cream. The overall winner however was the chilli dip, which was actually a whole lot less spicy than you would think and instead just kind of delicious.

Ed's Diner atomic chips
Ed’s Diner atomic chips

On the VegBurge scale, I give this…

Taste – 9/10

Price – 5/10

Rest of experience – 9/10

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