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Published May 23rd 2015
Even carnivores approve
Located on Chapel Street, it'd be easy to stroll by this spot and mistake it for just another takeaway place.
As one of seven 'Lord of The Fries' throughout Melbourne the Chapel St Windsor location is cleverly placed to catch the afternoon crowd of shoppers as well as the late night diners and it's reasonably priced to please both.
Vegetarians and vegans can enjoy some tasty fast food on Windsor's Chapel St at Lord of the Fries.
We popped in to give it a try and while I've walked by this location several times, seeing the signage that it offered vegan-friendly fries and vegetarian menu options, what I hadn't realised was that the menu was made up entirely of vegetarian-friendly fare.
And delicious burgers at that. You even get to choose between a wholemeal or white burger bun.
Lord of the Fries offers up not just regular hot chips, but sweet potato fries in both child and adult sized portions as well as burgers (again in mini and regular sizes) hot dogs and a variety of dipping sauces that leave you wanting to come back again and again to work your way through the offerings.
Sweet potato fries with the Vietnamese dipping sauce for the win.
We tested out the special Spicy Chicken Burger (pictured above) with the mock-chicken patty, spicy sauce, jalapenos, tomato, lettuce and added a bit of vegan-friendly cheese. With just enough spice, it was everything you'd want it to be.
We also tested out the Big Mark, with mock-beef patty, pickles, onions, lettuce, cheese and a special sauce similar to a thousand island dressing. While not quite the same taste as the Big Mac that has likely inspired this concoction, it's a tasty burger that my dining companion and I agree would make even a dedicated carnivore ok with dining vego.
The Big Mark burger - even a dedicated meat eater would approve.
We were also lucky enough to mix it up and sample a few additional sauces including the Parisian, a garlic aioli mayo as well as the Indian, a cool mango chutney and sour cream sauce that we simply couldn't get enough of.
Did we mention, there are even power points inside so you can plug in your laptop and stay awhile? (It'll take some endurance to get through all those amazing sauces!)
While it wouldn't typically have been my initial thought to test out a fast food style vegetarian hotspot, I'm so glad I did and am certain to be back soon.