so after a workout i was inspired to keep the health kick going and finally check out BETTER BURGER (8th ave @ 19th st). ya its schtick is healthy organic food and its pretty ok.
you can get burger/drink combos which save you about half a buck than if you bought each separately so i got a turkey burger with a mango lemonade drink ($8.50).
the burger came in a fresh enough sesame seed bun w/ shredded lettuce, diced tomato and onion. the turkey burger itself was really a piece of white pressed turkey. it was very juicy and spiced, but the spice was mostly of the dried flaked variety and mostly garlic. still, it was not bad. the fizzy mango lemonade drink was also pretty good.
all the expected health food jazz is intact. supposedly everything is organic. other burger variations include: soy, veggie, tuna, chicken, beef and ostrich as well as hold the bun and double burger versions. toppings include: cheese, soy cheese, bbq onions, veg chili, guac&salsa, maple bacon, canadian bacon, mushroom&swiss. they also have hot dog combos (beef, turkey, soy), smoothies, salads, sides and snacks.
they also have a calorie chart i picked up so fyi:
burger w/bun calories total fat
beef 340 15.5g
turkey 280 6.5g
chicken 260 6.5g
tuna 270 4.5g
soy 250 2.5g
veggie 330 5.5g
i think they are making the right choice here by making food that has a broad appeal rather than strictly health food. time will tell. i'll be back.