Flower Burger is making the trip from Milan to London.
Yes, I’m aware that’s a route that few people are managing to take these days, what with the pandemic, travel restrictions, and stay at home notices, but Flower Burger have managed it. The Milanese import specialises in hyper-colourful vegan burgers, with buns that were readymade for Instagram. And now, they’re opening on Fitzrovia’s Charlotte Street on January 21, with an initial offering of takeaway and collection orders.
An actual, real-life new vegan restaurant opening – after the months of confinement we’ve had? I reckon we’d be biting your hand off regardless of what they were serving, but nonetheless, these vibrant burgers are definitely going to be one of the more interesting meals you have this year. Flower Burger use all-natural ingredients including spirulina, beetroot, and turmeric to turn their buns a lurid shade of pink, blue, and yellow, and the results are admittedly pretty show-stopping.
Burgers on offer include the Cherry Bomb; encased in one of those ultra-pink buns is a lentil and basmati rice patty with tomato confit, Rocktail sauce, and soybean sprouts. Meanwhile, the Ocean Burger aims to put you by the seaside with a quinoa patty, spiralised carrots, and ‘Beach sauce’, and the Spicy Chickpea packs a punch with a chickpea patty and onion tartare. Sides come in the form of patatas bravas and edamame beans, whilst dessert includes such delights as chocolate salami and the colourful Crunchy Raspby, composed of forest raspberries, pistachios, almonds, and cashews.
Flower Burger won’t just have colourful food, either. Italian architect Andrea Langhi has been put in charge of decor, which includes a mural of the Beatles’ yellow submarine in the basement, psychedelic designs on the tables, kaleidoscopic graphics on the walls, and even swinging chairs. A terrace spilling out onto Charlotte Street will make summertime dining a delight, too.
The burger joint is initially open for takeaway and collection only, but Flower Burger hopes to have a delivery service up and running by the end of February. After that, we can only hope we’ll be able to pop along for a dine-in visit, but whatever the case, this place is certain to bring a pop of colour to a grey January when it opens!
Find Flower Burger at 43 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1RS. You can see their menu on the website.
Also published on Medium.