1 Queen Street, Auckland City
Price: $$ (average)
Style: Fast food/burger joint
Today, mum and I had lunch at Lord of the Fries in Auckland City. This restaurant is in fact a caravan with limited seating on picnic tables outdoors. The amazing thing about Lord of the Fries is that it is 100% vegan, yet does not compromise on taste. It serves up a delicious range of burgers, fries (the name of the restaurant takes after its fries, for which the restaurant is most famous and what it first started serving), hot dogs and sides such as onion rings.
Neither of us is vegan, but I had read some good reviews for Lord of the Fries, so we decided to add it onto our list of restaurants to dine at. We enjoyed the morning at Mission Bay. I took a long walk along the waterfront and we had coffee at the Coffee Club, then returned to the city to have lunch.
There was so much to choose from, so we pondered over the menu for a little while. We had a couple of vouchers for burgers and fries from the Entertainment Book. A quick check with the girl behind the counter revealed that we could use them both, which was good. We each ordered Spicy burgers ($10 each), one kumara fries ($7.50), one shoestring fries ($6.50) and one onion rings ($8). To complement the fries, we ordered the Parisienne sauce, which was aioli.
The burgers contained a vegetable patty, lettuce, vegan cheese, pickles and a delicious spicy jalapeno sauce. We had ordered a big size, which is suitable for an adult. They were incredibly filling. The kumara fries were also lovely. It had been a long time since I have had kumara fries so it was a welcome treat. The shoestring fries were perhaps the best I’ve ever tasted. Both fries went well with the Aioli sauce. I have only ever had the pleasure of eating onion rings once before in my life, when Burger King put out a vegetarian burger for a limited time while I was at university. These onion rings were crunchy in texture and absolutely delicious.
I would whole-heatedly recommend Lord of the Fries to other diners, whether they are vegan, vegetarian or carnivore. The food was prepared quickly, was delicious and very filling. The portions are also very generous. Make sure you go hungry so you have lots of room to try different things from the menu!