We came here last night for dinner.. Just a quick 3.5 mille walk from our house over in Broolyn.. We walked down Bedford, across Broadway dodging the beautiful smells of Peter Luger's Steaks and Diner's Burger, over the Williamsburg Bridge, moving swiftly through a steamy mist of Katz.s Pastrami on Houston and eventually on to East 9th Street.
I had not been aware of how small the place is.. Just a tiny little postage stamp.. Maybe 750 square feet, maybe 600 square feet.. There are 4 or five seats on one wall and a two seater in the corner window.. The place is very sparse.. there is a cooler of free water and a few people behind the person waiting at the register.
With no one in front of us, we ordered a classic burger without cheese, a sloppydave "joe", a tahini romaine salad and a burnt broccoli salad..
My overall impression was, everything was enjoyable.. We all felt things were incredibly salty.. But, the food was priced well and interesting..
I have some issue with veggie burgers and a lot of these vegan sandwiches.. I feel so many of them remind me of poorly made falafel sandwiches. In most cases, i would just rather be eating a falafel sandwich. These mixture are often grilled and loose and mushy.. Or half cooked have textural and heat inconsistencies. It just makes me wish I was eating a falafel. For me, the superiority burger was my least favorite sandwich we ate out of the three we ordered.. While A loved the flavor, it was just ok for me..
The other two sandwiches, the wrap and the sloppy dave were significantly more enjoyable to me.. I really enjoyed the Wrap, it had me longing for a moo shu. I loved the idea of the wrap, the flavor was delicious, if I lived in the area, I would add this to my Vegan life rotation.. Dare I say, i would even order this if I wasn't vegan..
The sloppy Dave was also fun for me. Miss A did not like it, she felt it was too ketchupy, while I enjoy the stewed flavor.. It also had a familiar meat like consistency and I really enjoyed the crunchy onions.. She also does not like when bread gets soggy.. But, Miss K and I crushed this.. We were happy with this item..
Where we felt things got very salty were with the burnt broccoli and the tahini salad.. I believe there were sugary cashews that were just fantastic.. I still ate the salads but, yeah, it was as salty as a dish I have ever been served.
I think this place is a beautiful addition to the Vegan and Vegetarian landscape.. I was just surprised, the burger was not as exciting as I expected.