Five Guys Burgers and Fries is one of my favorite “fastish” food places. Since a majority of my family doesn’t share my view, I sometimes treat myself to lunch there. Their big burgers are good. Their little burgers are good. This time, I decided to be all virtuous and ordered a veggie sandwich (before you become too impressed, I also ordered their little fries. And their little fries are bigger than the large fries most places).
When my order was ready, I unwrapped the foil, my mouth watering in anticipation of the veggie goodness. I took a bite; yum. Another bite, yum again. Lettuce, tomatoes … but, ummm … where was the veggie pattie?
My friends, I should have read the menu more carefully, because at Five Guys, they don’t serve a veggie burger. They serve a veggie SANDWICH. There is a difference.
Basically, at Five Guys, a veggie sandwich is pretty much a hamburger without the burger. You get the soft, fresh bun. You get the lettuce, the pickles, the tomatoes, the grilled onions and mushrooms — but no patty. It is truly a veggie sandwich.
I have to say that it tasted good. As with any sandwich at Five Guys, you can add or leave off any toppings. However, I feel that if you left off the mushrooms and onions here, you wouldn’t have much of a sandwich (unless you’re into lettuce and tomato on a bun). The grilled veggies just gave it more of a hot, “meal” taste. The sandwich was messy — I recommend a fork. You can add cheese if you like, although that carries an extra charge.