Today I finally got the chance to head to Shoreditch to try out the F!lth Foods popup at the Dirty Burger site opposite Box Park. After the success of the Pure Filth popup at Tate Modern last year TV chef Gizzi Erskine and nutritionist Rose Ferguson have decided to take on Londons ever growing vegan scene.
So hows the burger?
This burger has been years in the making and I have to say it tastes amazing. With over 250 patty tests and 2 and a half years of sourcing the right ingredients that pack in the right flavour for a reasonable price theres definitely been a lot of effort thats gone in to this.
As the gooey cheese and garlic aioli squirt out of the sides of the beetroot and sesame bun, crispy onions crunch and burger melts in your mouth its hard to believe that not only is this burger healthy for you but its not meat. In fact this burger made from black beans, black quinoa, non-GMO soy mince and a secret umami paste is all sustainably sourced, tastes just as good as a cheeseburger and contains 3 of your 5 a day. As if that wasn’t enough it also packs in around the same amount of protein as a chicken burger, about 17 grams, and has loads of fibre. Sounds too good to be true right?
There is also a spicier option a if thats your thing. The Seoul burger comes in carrot & turmeric bun with kimchi, pear bulgogi sauce, gochujang aioli, shredded lettuce, pickles, crispy fried onions and American beer cheese. Either burger can be paired with fries, sweet potato fries or salad.
The drinks include a range of fruit juices and plant based milk smoothies made with Booja Booja ice cream available in two flavours, strawberry acai and salted chocolate cocoa nib.
So how much does it cost?
The burgers are priced at a reasonable £8/9, sides £4 and shakes at £5.
If you want to check it out for yourself the F!lth popup will be open until the until the end of March.