We've taken our search for awesome burgers across the pond to Scotland. I can already tell we're going to have a lot of delicious work to do. There are four burger restaurants all on one block in the city center. I've actually renamed St. Vincent Street and now refer to it as burger street in my mind every time I walk down it. I can't wait to try all the best burgers Glasgow has to offer.
Our first review is Handmade Burger Co. I realize this is a chain, but it's new to me, so I was excited to try it out. As their name suggests, their burgers are all handmade with locally sourced ingredients, and it shows. The good news for you is that you won't have to come all the way to Glasgow to try it out if you haven't been here yet, though why you wouldn't want to come to Glasgow is beyond me.
I had the Peanut Butter Bacon Burger with cheddar, no veggies. It was amazing. Some people might be skeptical about peanut butter on a burger, but I assure you, it totally works. My burger patty was also thick, juicy, and well seasoned. There was a bit of onion in there, too, but not so much that it ruins it for veggie haters like me. I was very happy.
Geoff had the Cajun Vegetable and Bean Burger, and he finished it in about five minutes. He reports that it was very juicy and flavorful. You know how dedicated he is to describing his food.
We also got the Cajun Chips. These were some of the best chips I've had since we moved to Glasgow. They were fat like traditional chips but still crunchy on the outside. They also didn't skimp on the seasoning, and the heat really built up as we were enjoying them. We got garlic mayo and barbecue sauce for dipping, and we both preferred the garlic mayo as an accompaniment to these chips.
The service was friendly and the St. Vincent Street location is in a really cool building with plenty of seating. The only downside to this experience was the price. If you want to order a cider with your burger and order some chips to share, you can expect to pay at least £30 for two people. However, they did give us a voucher for "buy one burger get one for £1" for our next visit, so maybe it will balance out in the long run.
Overall, I'd say Handmade Burger Co. definitely makes awesome burgers, and I'd definitely visit again for a special occasion.
Do you have a favorite place to get a burger? Let me know in the comments so we can try it out.