After a previous evening spent celebrating and staying up too late, I was really craving a substantial, casual lunch. From where we were staying, hubby and I walked over to the Green Truck Pub with our dog, known for its burgers and another top-rated restaurant in Savannah. For the burgers you can get grass-fed beef, free-range chicken, or a homemade veggie patty. It turns out they do not have any outside seating, so we got our food to go. Because of that, I didn’t pay much attention to the atmosphere inside the restaurant so I can’t comment on it other than it was rather dark inside – like you’d expect a pub would be. The staff were all very nice about accommodating our to-go order and even brought our dog a bowl of water outside while we waited.
There were several good-looking salads on the menu. The Spiced Georgia Nuts appetizer offered some local flavor in addition to the more common fries and cole slaw you’d expect to find. But what caught my eye was the Chili Non-Carne: vegan black bean chili. Dan also wanted to try this and fortunately you can sub the chili as the side to your burger or sandwich for an extra $2.
Hubby opted for the Green Truck Classic with the veggie patty and it satisfied him as a solid no-frills veggie burger. I went all out and had the Mighty Veg. The Mighty Veg is the house-made veggie patty topped with Chili Non-Carne, banana peppers and red onion. The whole combination was fantastic. The veggie patty is definitely homemade and flavorful. I loved the black bean chili both on the burger and on its own as a side. The mighty veg was also served with a red sauce that I first dabbed, then soaked my burger in. It was a great complement with a little bit of sweetness.
For a good veggie burger I don’t know if the Mighty Veg can be topped. Green Truck Pub will definitely satisfy your burger/pub food cravings but in a healthier way.
Ratings from a plant-based eating perspective (1-5 scale, 1=Terrible 5=Excellent)
Ambiance: N/A Service: 5 Choices: 4 Taste: 5 Overall: 5