We were heading to Buffalo Exchange for some vintage shopping when it happened. We realized that we’d forgotten to eat lunch! Oh, no! That would NOT do! But we didn’t want to spend a lot for lunch — the budget is tight and we wanted to save as much as possible for sweaters and boots.
And then we made a wrong turn, and ended up in a parking lot that said “BurgerTex Parking Only”. Should we move? Or might this little burger place have something cheap enough for two vegetarians on a budget? We headed inside, and found a wonderful mix of Korean food and burgers, all at prices perfectly in keeping with thrift shopping.
Veggie burgers, fries and tea ordered, we wandered around, and looked at the place and talked to the manager. (Sadly, we were the only customers inside…but it was almost 3 pm on a weekday, so we probably missed the lunch crowd…I hope!) The rolls, we learned, were not from a restaurant supply package…they are baked fresh daily right there. And we had no worries about toppings…there was a topping bar filled with ripe red tomatoes, crisp lettuce, fresh onions and lots of sauces.
Our food was served quickly, accompanied with a pile of crispy, hot fries. We filled our tea, topped our burgers and sat down to enjoy our late lunch — and one of the best veggie burgers I’ve had so far in Austin. I do love these kinds of accidents!
I would love to tell you more about the food beyond the veggie burger…especially their Korean speacialties. But the menu at Burger Tex is almost all meat items. But without the meat-eating member of our family along to test those, we have no way to evaluate the rest! I guess we’ll just have to go back! (And yes, I will update this review when we do!)
PS…Lunch was great…but no so much the racks at Buffalo Exchange. Today, we left empty-handed. Oh well! Another excuse to return for shopping…and burgers!