As I have shared in this post Sunday morning in Paris., I went to Paris a few months ago with my boyfriend. As the foodie that I am, prior my trip, I bookmarked some restaurants that I wanted to visit during our stay. Because my boyfriend really likes burgers, when I found out that Hank Burger is a 100% vegan burger place with great reputation, situated in the heart of Le Marais district, I immediately added it to my list of places to visit in Paris! Hank Burger has proven popular thus far, with a 4.5-star rating on Trip Advisor. So, now that I had the chance of trying this super popular burger place, I thought I would share my experience with it because… I am very happy to report that the burger was INCREDIBLE.
I have never been big on burgers but I must say that, curiously now that I am no longer a meat-eater, they sound more appealing to me. This is probably due to the fact that there are so many unique combinations out there which makes it very easy to find a patty that I adore. The more creative and unique the combination of plant-based ingredients and flavours is, the more eager I am to try it! 🙂 Burgers are still not my go-to food but I do enjoy eating them every once in a while, especially if they are made (mainly) of veggies and if they are known to be good!
Anyway, let’s get to it!
The concept of the restaurant is pretty simple. All burgers have the same type of bun (especially made for the restaurant) and organic patty (made of tofu, mushrooms, rice, cereals and spices). You get to choose the toppings and sauces. There is in total a choice of four different styles of burgers.
I ordered the “La Catcheuse” style burger with homemade mustard and sprouted alfalfa. As I love mustard but am a bit picky when it comes to how sweet or spicy it tastes, I kindly asked them to not put much of it. I felt immediately happy with my choice after the first bite! It was just to die for. The patty was very rich in flavour and not greasy at all. Its texture was also on point. I paired the burger with thick cut oven-baked perfectly seasoned potato edges. My boyfriend had actually to finish them for me because the burger really filled me up. 👌🏼 He ordered the “The Tata Monique” on a tomato and basil sauce with minced black olives and, as a meat-eater, he was very pleased with the taste of it. Just like me, he also found the potato edges to be pretty darn tasty so it really was no issue for him to eat mine haha! It is also worth mentioning that the restaurant has three different dips available (and for free): ketchup, veganaise and mustard. I usually skip dips but my boyfriend really likes his ketchup and mayo and totally approved these.
Staff were helpful and walked us through the whole concept of the restaurant. They spoke English, which made ordering the food very easy. The service was quick and efficient.
The restaurant is located in the trendy Le Marais area of Paris, making it the perfect place to recharge batteries in between exploring.
You get to choose from two different menus:
Le petit (13€): 1 Hankburger + 1 side + 1 beverage
We both chose went for the Le Petit menu and it was more than enough. If you think that you might fancy something sweet (i.e. a cookie, carrot cake or “the dessert of the day”) , then you can go for the Le Grand menu. The price of each burger is 8,50 euros but, in my opinion, either one of these menus has an affordable price.
To top it off, I loved the loft-style arrangement and bustling interior atmosphere of the restaurant (see photo below). Though, be warned that since it has a small seating area, it can get easily packed. We got to the restaurant at around noon on a Friday and there was plenty of space to sit. When we finished eating and left the place, there was a long queue at the door so I guess that we were just lucky to enter early enough and at a not crowded period.
Just to wrap up, this burger place really lived up to the hype. So, whether you are a non-meat eater fan of burgers or not, if you find yourself in Paris, please fit Hank Burger into your itinerary. You will not regret trying one of the great creations that Hank produces!
P.S. For those who have a gluten intolerance or allergy, Hank Burger has also available a gluten free version of both the vegan patty and bun.