So, it’s time once again to revisit one of our favourite venues: The Lady Luck in Canterbury, which you will have heard about previously if you’re a regular reader. This time it’s the turn of the Greenhouse Burger, one of their specials which appears to pop up regularly (or has been available on at least two of our visits, at any rate).
Just in case you can’t see the image above, here’s the description taken right from the specials board:
Greenhouse Burger: Vegan soya burger in a homemade white roll topped with vegan cheese, homemade tofu bacon, gherkins, fried onion, + vegan garlic mayo. Served with chips. £9.95
Let’s start by saying that it’s a great burger. There are SO MANY layers to go through! There’s the vegan mayo, which is delicious and 100% indistinguishable from the real thing. There’s the homemade vegan bread, which is neither too floury nor at odds with the burger in any way. It’s simple and standard, but all the better for it.
There’s the American singles cheese-style vegan cheese, which is stringy and delicious and melts just right. There’s the smoky and chewy “bacon”, which isn’t too much like bacon but is still something I would eat every night. There’s the strong, oily onions, which are right at home in this bun. Finally, there’s the greasy burger with its smoky, oil, meaty, rich taste. It’s the kind of burger that people would kill for. Rightfully so.
To end the meal, we also ended up trying the house sundaes. They are served in both vegan and non-vegan versions, both as close to one another as possible. This is the utopia for me: food served to suit any dietary requirement, with no compromise or let-down. Why shouldn’t I be able to eat cream and ice cream and honeycomb in my vegan sundae? I damn well should, and at the Lady Luck, I can. That’s pretty special to me.