Joan, CBC and I went to Vertical Diner after an In n’ Out Burger misadventure. Turns out vegetarian burgers are pretty delicious if you know what you’re doing.
Vertical Diner is a misplaced vegetarian restaurant next to a meat packing plant just off 2100 South in Sugar House. They have a teensy parking lot with no lights so drive extra safe if you’re there at night, but once you get inside you forget about the scary parking.
The diner was a little cold the night we were there. I’m talking cold for a restaurant people, not just me whining about winter again.
Our server Caleb was helpful and fun. He was definitely light-hearted and helped us feel better about the long drive to the long line at In n’ Out.
I tried the vegetarian burger with french fries. Turns out everything on the menu is vegan friendly–and I didn’t even notice. It was surprisingly good. I was so impressed by the tofu burger I ate most of it. My only complaint is that the bun was a little dry.
The fries were served with vegan fry sauce that has left me wondering how it is even possible to make vegan mayonnaise. They were pretty tasty and if I hadn’t known the fry sauce was vegan I wouldn’t have noticed.
Joan loves the avocado sandwich from Vertical Diner. And CBC tested out a pulled pork sandwich. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised by the vegan food of Vertical Diner. Joan says Vertical Diner is the best place for non-vegans to go with their vegan friends.
The cost was about the same for any other diner in town, which is to say a burger or sandwich will run you about $8.