Wannaburger is Edinburgh’s answer to an American diner. The booths, the silver trays and the ice hockey on the widescreens all contribute to the diner atmosphere. The food is simple fayre, but crucially it is all done very well. The menu features burgers, hot dogs, shakes, american pancakes, fries – everything you’d expect.
Alex went with the cajun turkey burger. I stuck with my favourite half chicken breast burger with fried onions. These aren’t just your average burgers though. The chicken is real chicken, yes an actual chicken breast that has been griddled. They’re juicy and full of flavour with fresh garden lettuce and tomato. The buns are cooked to order by an artisan baker in Edinburgh, you can taste the difference. They make their own barbecue sauce. It’s fast food without the guilt and nasties.
We also had the sweet potato wedges dusted in cajun spices, one portion was plenty for us both.
As a treat, and because the proceeds were going to charity we decided to try one of the mini pumpking pies. OMG, total revelation! They reminded me of custard tarts with a bit more spice and texture. We bought three more on our way out.
Bill for two under £15
Our score 9/10 – simple fayre, done well, every time.