Even though I don’t eat red meat, I enjoy a nice, thick, juicy burger just like the rest of you. So when I found out that a new burger (and sandwich) place had opened in Legacy Place… AND that that they served TURKEY and VEGGIE burgers, I just had to go check it out.
What is this mystical burger joint that I speak of? b.good. And yes, they b.yummy. This isn’t their first location… it appears to be their 5th location… with the others on Newbury Street in Back Bay (Boston), Dartmouth Street (also in Back Bay), Harvard Street in Brookline and Dunster Street in Cambridge.
Veggie burgers are easiest enough to find nowadays… but Turkey burgers are a different story… especially good ones… and even more so, at “fast food” establishments. Now even though b.good is a fast food kind of place, it is far from your run-of-the-mill fast food joint. First of all, it serves healthy food (hence the name name b.good). Second of all, all the burgers are made from meat that is house-ground (vs. frozen patties like every where else). The food is also cooked-to-order, so you have to wait a little longer… but it’s still pretty darn “fast”. In fact, their slogan is real.food.fast.
Their menu has Burgers & Sandwiches, Salads, Sides, Combos and Shakes. You can get a beef burger, turkey burger, veggie burger or grilled chicken sandwich — “Made as”…
You can also add bacon, avocado, cheddar, low-fat cheddar, or swiss for an additional $.49 or make it a double burger add $.99. Definitely not a bad deal in my book.
I’ve been there twice so far… and both times, chose the Cousin Oliver:
I mean, how good does that burger look??? Even if you are a true carnivore, you have to admit that for a turkey burger… this looks pretty damn delicious, right? I added ketchup and mayo to this burger (rather than the optional “special sauce — which Idid try the first time) and the low-fat cheddar cheese.
Their sides are pretty interesting too. They have both regular ($2.19) and sweet potato ($2.49) French fries… which are both hand-cut and baked… rather than dripping in fry oil. And then they have two types of vegetables… Crisp Veggies (stir-fried broccoli, carrots, red peppers) for $2.79 or Seasonal Vegetables (a rotating selection of local/organic) for $2.79. If you do one of the combo plates, you can add these sides and drinks to make your meal even more economical.
Lastly, they have milkshakes. Now, I haven’t tried them yet… but they sound delicious. All of them are made with locally-made ice cream or non-fat frozen yogurt.
I think it goes without saying that the ingredients were very fresh (just look at the pictures) and that the burger was very good (otherwise I wouldn’t be writing this!). I think I just found my new favorite fast food joint. I have been waiting what seems like my whole life for a take-out place (with easy parking) that offers fresh, delicious, grilled turkey burgers. Eureka!