We tried Yeah! Burger's all new, vegan menu. Here's our honest review of their revamped, plant based menu.
Atlanta burger joint, Yeah! Burger, shut down April of 2020. But the closure was only temporary! The Westside restaurant reopened its doors in late November 2021 with an all-vegan menu. Obviously, we had to pop in. For science.
UPDATE: Sadly, Yeah! Burger has closed its doors once again. They say that they may eventually reopen in another location, but as of now, we don't know where or when.
We talked about Yeah! Burger's plans to go vegan in a previous episode of the pod, and Dave has been keeping an eye on their social media ever since. When they opened their Howell Mill location back up last month, we hopped on it!
The day we went was their second week back. We arrived right at 12, when they opened, and the owner popped out to ask us to give them 20 minutes, because their food deliveries had been late.
Will the supply chain not let us have any nice things??
Really, though, we had a lovely meal, which we'll get into below.
What's on the new Yeah! Burger vegan menu?
Because of the delivery issues and this just being a soft opening, they had a more truncated menu. Have since been back several times, and I've added on to this review each time, as we try more menu items.
The full menu was posted on the wall, though. They used magnets to indicate what they weren't serving just yet.
The full menu is pretty epic! They offer:
- breakfast all day
- vegan burgers - both Beyond Burger and two types of house-made veggie burger options
- vegan fried chicken sandwiches
- hot dogs and brats
- fries, tots, onion rings, sweet potato fries, and fried pickles
- crispy Brussels sprouts
- crispy cauliflower
- baked beans
- Napa cabbage slaw
- vegan shakes and soft serve
- kombucha and other fermented sodas
- a simple kid's menu, where each item comes with fries and a drink
Can you even?? So, as you can see, we will be going back. For you. We do it for you.
Is it all vegan?
Update: Since originally publishing this post, Yeah! Burger has added a separate, meat menu. As of this update, the whole plant-based menu continues to be intact and 100% vegan.
Any time I go to a plant based joint, I feel a little bit skeptical as I read the menu. Some companies really stretch the meaning of plant based until it means nothing.
I'm here to put your mind at ease. Yeah! Burger's plant-based menu is free from animal products. Dave and I asked lots of questions about the menu, and I can confidently say it really is all vegan.
They don't use a drop of dairy, and I specifically asked about the hot honey chicken on the menu. They checked with the chef and confirmed that they use agave nectar.
Yeah! Burger's menu also labels any top eight allergens that are on the menu, so they're very allergy-friendly, too. They took Dave's paprika sensitivity very seriously and checked with the cook on everything he ordered.
Yeah! Burger review
On our first visit, we all got burgers, and we ended up with two huge orders of fries. The side of fries that comes with a kid's meal is full size, y'all! We could have easily just shared the one.
I didn't take a picture of my kid's cheeseburger, because he was very hungry and started in on it immediately. He devoured it, though, so I am assuming that it was great.
I ordered the Urban Cowboy, which was a Beyond Burger topped with fresh jalapeños, shredded lettuce, French fried onions, BBQ sauce, mayo, and vegan cheddar on a buttered bun.
Y'all, what a burger! The patty was tender in the middle and crispy on the edges, and the melted cheddar was super creamy. I couldn't even detect the mayo throughout most of the burger, because the cheese and BBQ sauce made this so saucy on its own.
The creamy cheese and savory BBQ was so nice with the crisp lettuce and crunchy jalapeños! I'd definitely order this again.
Spicy Guac Burger
Dave ordered the Spicy Guac Burger, which was a Beyond patty with spicy guacamole, pickled jalapeños, fried onions, mayo, and Pepper Jack cheese on a buttered bun.
Doesn't that look great? And y'all know I love the combination of guac and pickled jalapeños. I love it so much that I even have a recipe for pickled jalapeño guacamole.
He really enjoyed his burger and said that his only note was that it wasn't as spicy as he'd hoped.
The dining room is really lovely, but because we had our son with us, we ate outside. It was a bit chilly, even with the heaters, and the chill made our shoestring fries go cold pretty quickly. If you're ordering fries and eating outside, I'd recommend keeping the box closed unless you're actively eating them. They were good while they were warm, though!
I definitely want to go back and try some of their chicken items and more of the sides. The Korean-ish Chicken Sandwich and the Hot Honey (made with agave) both sounded incredible. And I can't remember the last time I had an onion ring!
The Cheesy Dog
We went back to Yeah! Burger, and I got the Cheesy Dog. It was a Field Roast Frank topped with vegan nacho cheese sauce, crispy onions, and pickled jalapeño.
Wow, it was so good! Field Roast makes my favorite vegan hot dogs, and they really nailed the nacho cheese sauce in both flavor and texture.
It was lovely with the crunchy onions and zesty-spicy jalapeños. This is definitely a repeat for me.
Koreanish Chicken Sandwich
We went back yet again! This time, I got the Koreanish, which is one of their spicy chicken sandwiches. It blew me away, y'all.
The Koreanish is two big pieces of breaded, fried vegan chicken coated in Korean BBQ sauce and sesame seeds on a bun with spicy mayo and pickles. It is definitely very spicy, which I loved. We ate with a friend who said it was a bit too spicy for her, so just something to keep in mind.
The chicken patties were super fat, making this sandwich very filling. Just look at that size and texture:
I loved the layers of heat on this, and the tang and crunch from the fat pickle slices perfectly offset the richness from the rest of the sandwich.
I also got a side of the crispy Brussels sprouts, which were spectacular. They were crispy on the outside, tender on the inside, and covered in salty, tangy, vegan Parmesan sprinkles. Just a joy to eat.
The other thing that really blew me away about our experience at Yeah! Burger was the staff. Everyone was just so nice and helpful. When we asked about paprika, the woman taking our order went back to the kitchen to make sure Dave's food wouldn't trigger his sensitivity.
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