Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Earth Burgers

Earth Burgers is a vegan and vegetarian burger cart located at the Tidbit food pod (SE 28th and Division) in Portland, Oregon.

Earth Burgers opened last year at the Good Food Here pod, then moved to Tidbit after news initially broke that Good Food Here would be closing (luckily, the Belmont pod is still alive and well as of March 2015).

Earth Burgers is known for their vegetarian and vegan burgers. All patties are handmade, vegan, and gluten free. Vegan buns and hoagies (with gluten) come from Grand Central Baking. They also offer vegan gluten-free buns from Happy Campers. Earth Burgers is committed to organic ingredients.

The burgers can be ordered a la carte, or you can get their seasoned fries for $3 more. It's interesting to note that the fries are cooked in rice bran oil, which has no cholesterol or trans fat, and is low in saturated fat.

The "PDmeX" ($9) appealed to me this time. It's an organic black bean and sweet potato burger, topped with red onion, pickled jalapenos, tomato, organic mixed greens, and tomatillo-avocado salsa. And of course, the panda got the fries.

The burger is wonderful and quite sizable; I actually had to break the burger down, dividing and conquering from top to bottom. It's a very well-made black bean and sweet potato patty. The tomatillo-avocado salsa and pickled jalapenos really brought everything together for me.

A huge thumbs up for the fries. All too often, I am presented with greasy fries, but Earth Burgers gave me slightly crispy fries with no grease. Appeared to have some cajun seasoning (or equivalent) on them. So much better than a standard seasoning of salt. Also got a small helping of ketchup. Life is good, my friends.

Although it admittedly took me a while to finally order a meal from here, I'm so glad I did. I enjoy meat, fish, and poultry as much as the next guy, but this was top-notch food I got.

I would definitely recommend this place to my friends and family. Visit Earth Burgers and tell them Aaron's Food Adventures sent you down. 8.5/10

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