I love burgers. I love restaurants that let you design your own meal. So it's pretty much a given that I loved my first trip to The Works with Sam yesterday. We'd been planning this visit ever since we met up for our last lunch date in January!
How it works:
Step 1: Choose your patty from the following options: beef, elk, turkey, chicken breast, veggie, or portabello.
Step 2: Choose your toppings from an extensive menu of choices. There are so many crazy topping combinations, like the Hunka Hunka Burnin' Love, which is peanut butter, banana and bacon!
Step 3: Choose your bun (white, whole wheat, or gluten free)
Step 4: Choose your side from french fries, sweet potato fries, coleslaw, fresh veggies, salad, mashed potatoes or spicy die-cut chips.
Step 5: Choose any add ons
I had such a hard time deciding, but I ended up going for an elk patty with the Field of Dreams topping, which was sauteed wild mushrooms and gouda. It was delicious, but actually not quite as flavourful as I was expecting. I think next time I would go for toppings with more intense flavours. The sweet potato fries were perfect though - crispy on the outside and soft in the inside.
I also had water with my meal - in a measuring cup!
Afterwards we wandered around Covent Garden Market and browsed the fresh pasta from Glenda's and local cheeses from Smith's Cheese. That place is seriously a foodie's dream.
Then we had to part ways, so I rolled home to digest my food baby while vegging out on the couch for the rest of the afternoon. Thanks for another fun lunch date Sam!
What would be on your ideal burger?
Have you ever been to a burger place like The Works?