As an English teacher you’ve no idea how many times I’ve had to teach Lord of the Flies to a class of teenagers. When I first heard about Lord of the Fries, I couldn’t help be tickled by the punnage in the name of this place. In fact, puns are just great fullstop.
I’ve been seeing pictures of this place for years via the web page What Fat Vegans Eat and always wanted to go here. After all this time knowing about this excellent vegetarian fast food chain, it’s just lucky the food lives up to the hype and when I tell you about it, please don’t get too jealous!
Lord of the Fries is an ethical fast food company that started in 2004 and has been going strong since. Providing burgers, hot dogs and loads of sides with sauces, this place is likely to be one of your favourites if you’re a fan of grabbing food on the go and don’t mind having a good few calories as a treat sometimes. My hostel was really close to two difference branches of this in Melbourne and you can find it in a few other locations here as well as in Sydney. This was great for picking up a quick lunch (if not the most healthy!)
With so many options to choose from it’s great for vegans as most things are or can be made suitable. Sides of nuggets, onion rings and several types of fries can be ordered together in munch boxes with amazing sauces. My favourite was a garlic aioli mayo. The nuggets were crispy and with a good chewy texture. The best fries were the shoestring ones.
I tried a few burgers here – the original, the chick’n and the parma really were all delicious. The right combination of sauces, vegan cheese and salad in each complete with a soft, slightly toasted bun.
What’s also cool is like the very non-veggie friendly counterparts Maccas, as the Flinders Street store is labelled, there’s even a breakfast muffin option with tofu, cheese, mayo and mustard. And there is a peanut butter or oreo milkshake option too for those of you who like to go all out with a sweet treat.
Lord of the Fries is what it claims; It’s vegetarian fast food at its best! If you want healthfood head somewhere else because you probably won’t find it here, but if you want a bloody good mockmeat burger with all the trimmings, you won’t be disappointed.