There is a lot of talk about who has the best veggie burger in town, recently I even saw a thread on Reddit about that very topic.Someone mentioned Burger King which made me really sad because we have some fabulous homemade versions in Austin! When Vegans Rock Austin did their best of Austin poll Bouldin Creek’s infamous Veggie Royale won the top honor but Arlo’s came in second which is pretty good for a little trailer that just opened up at the end of last year!
Arlo’s Food Truck is an all vegan trailer on east 6th street,
just across the way from the Brixton now next door to Cheer Up Charlies and it is fabulous. The owners and workers are super nice and they make just about everything in house. I loved the burger which seemed closer to a meaty steak ‘n’ shake burger than any veggie burger I have ever tried. You can tell it is homemade by the way it looks and you can even see some lentils poking out so it must be healthy. They also have a chipotle burger and a barbecue burger which I haven’t tried but I did get to try the chicken tacos. They were authentic enough with homemade chicken flavored seitan and nice treat after drinking more than I should have at Vegan Drinks. In case you are wondering, yes, I went back to Arlo’s later the same night for tacos after I tried it for dinner.
Over the weekend I was feeling really ill which led to us eating some food from the freezer, it was really good food though, so I thought I would review what I had. This is the first time I tried the Sunshine burger, it was on sale so I thought I would check them out, I also liked that it came in very small packaging, had whole food ingredients, and were vegan (which isn’t as common as you would think in a veggie burger). The burger was pretty good, you could taste vegetables and it didn’t taste at all like meat or smoke. I think there might have been some mustard because there was a pungent aspect that I didn’t care for but I don’t like mustard so that is me and it wasn’t gross or anything. We both liked it although I did have it covered in roasted shallots, guacamole, and spinach so anything probably would have been good. With a side of tots and some grapes it was a great meal, especially since everything went into the oven together so it was minimal effort. I will buy these again.
For Valentine’s Day we had Cafferata Frozen Artichoke Raviolis. I was thrilled to find vegan raviloli at central market so I knew I had to try these. They were really good, filled with bread crumbs, garbanzo beans, and artichokes. The really had a lot of flavor and felt like they had cheese, in fact I double checked the packaging. I would by these again for sure.