Tuesday, 10 September 2013

mr burger food truck, collingwood, melbourne et al

Mr Burger food truck at Easey St, Collingwood.

Some days are just perfect. A stroll under sunny blue skies. A brightly enticing food truck manned by cheerful staff. Getting hands-on with burgers and chips in the open air, in the company of silly seagulls.

I'm not the sort to chase after food trucks, but the great thing about Mr Burger is that their trucks are in quite a few locations - plus they have also set up a regular shop in the Melbourne CBD to make things even easier for those who just want a traditional burger joint with a fixed address.

On this occasion - a Friday afternoon - we found one of the Mr Burger trucks parked on Easey Street, Collingwood during lunch hours. It wasn't particularly busy - a few takeaways here and there. We got our food within ten minutes, and found a spot where we could plonk ourselves down to have at it.

The chips here are well-seasoned, and have a nice balance of crisp and tender.

Chips from Mr Burger. Large - $5.

And the burgers? I adored them.

I opted for the namesake, Mr Burger, while Simon had the Mr Meat. These are some pretty classic burgers - no funny business here. Just fresh, quality ingredients treated with respect. Yeah, they're a bit messy to eat. But it's worth getting your hands dirty for these burgers. So juicy, surprisingly light on grease, and still a little pink inside. Most excellent. (P.S. They also offer a Mr Veg - a vegetarian falafel burger, which is apparently fantastic, too. I may try it next time, if I am able to pry myself from the good ol' beef options.)

I introduce you to my Mr Burger, with beef, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise and tomato sauce.

Mr Burger, $10.

And here's Simon's Mr Meat, with beef, cheese, lettuce, bacon, caramelised onions, pickles, bbq sauce, and mayonnaise.

Mr Meat, $11.

Yum, yum, yum.

It goes without saying that this post comes with an enthusiastic recommendation for Mr Burger.

I think the seagull agrees, too.

A seagull sneaking in to eat some chips! Thanks go to Simon, for donating this photograph. :)

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14 comments:

  1. That's an AWESOME gull photo.

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  2. love the last pic. i want hot chips now, not my risotto lunch!!

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    1. Mmmm... how about hot chips AND risotto? It could work! ;)

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  3. We almost went food truck chasing a few weeks ago but they're all so far away from us that we ended up piking on the idea. I think next time I'll have to push a little harder and make the effort :)

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    1. Well, we're not big on making the effort either. But this one was only about a 15 minute walk from Simon's place, so... lucky us! ;)

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  4. I love the whole food truck idea! Unfortunately, that's not very popular where I live (Barcelona). The only food you can buy from a truck are the "Xurros" ;-)))

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    1. Hehe, I'm sure you have more than enough delicious things over there to keep you entertained though! Including xurros! ;)

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  5. There are a grand total of 2 food trucks here in Brissie. But dang it if I don't track em both. These burgers look great.

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    1. You have dedication! There are quite a few food trucks in Melbourne, but I haven't really bothered till now, and only because it was nearby. :p

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  6. Mmm! Looks incredible. Mr. Meat, I want to make you mine.

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    1. I had a bite of Mr Meat and I kind of wanted to make him mine, too. Though the simpler Mr Burger is still pretty dashing, himself!

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  7. Must. Go. Here. Has been on my list for ages!! Love that last shot ;)
    Heidi xo

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    1. If they're within a reasonable distance from you, definitely make time to check it out. :)

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