Between the parks closing earlier than usual and the new Park Pass Reservation system, we know people have been spending more time at Disney Springs lately. We are also those people finding themselves there more often. We decided to check out D-Luxe Burger finally to see how their vegan option is. In the past they didn’t have a vegan bun, so we pretty much avoided going here, but after October of last year they updated their menu to reflect a full plant-based option.
D-Luxe Burger is located in an ideal spot at Disney Springs. It can be found in the Town Center right along the waters of the springs. There are tons of outdoor dining tables, as well as a few tables inside in the back of the restaurant.
Currently they are doing the to go quick service style as many of the resorts are doing, meaning your food gets bagged up to go. They do encourage Mobile Ordering here currently as well, but if needed you can still order in person. Once you place your order you can head inside while they prepare it if there is an appropriate amount of social distancing dots to hangout at. Once you get your food you head out a different door, or dine in the back of the restaurant.
We ordered the Plant-Based Pacific Island Burger and a side of Large Fries. There are no sides included with the burgers, so you need to add on the fries additionally when ordering. Our food was ready pretty quickly, so we took some napkins then made our way to a table on the water.
The burger looked pretty good. The Plant-Based Pacific Island Burger is a Beyond Burger patty with a mushroom and cabbage ragout, mango salsa, lettuce, tomato, and pickle on a Parker House Roll.
Looks was about as good as this got. There were a few issues with the burger, the biggest one being that it was one of the most poorly cooked Beyond Burgers I have ever had. The inside was so mushy, but wasn’t cold, so it was edible. This really took away from so much because the whole texture of everything turned to mush. We even joked that they had to have been microwaved, but they had a very slight grill crisp to edges so we don’t think that’s actually the case.
The toppings were interesting, I am all for a unique burger topping. My qualm with these toppings was that I could barely taste them, all I could taste was the pickle. If you’re going to have unique toppings, I feel like that should be the forefront in flavor. Also I am very confused about mango salsa and pickles, I love pickles, but I don’t know if they go well with mango. The salsa was not flavorful at all, and I had a few bites where I think I could taste what I assume was the ragout. There was a slight sweetness to this burger, but then it was overpowered by dill pickle.
The saving grace to this meal was the $7.50 side of french fries. These fries were absolutely delicious and seasoned well with salt. They were crispy and warm, and it was a good portion for sharing. But remember that you need to add a side when ordering, otherwise you only get a burger.
In full disclosure, I have put off trying this meal as the burger didn’t sound great to me. I am bummed that I didn’t enjoy it, no one likes to spend money on food they didn’t like. This is not something I would get again, but I would be happy to try it if they changed the toppings (and cooked the burger longer). If you really want a burger while at Disney Springs, head to House of Blues or City Works instead.
Review from September 2020