Burgers burgers burgers! Meneer Smakers is all about them! This small eatery in Utrecht is too hip to call it fast-food, but they are definitively inspired by it. The ordering process is fast: choose, order, pay (by card, no cash) and wait until your name gets called to fetch your food.
Meneer Smakers can be found in 3 different spots in Utrecht, I have only visited the Oudegracht location, but I have been there many times. Utrecht is a city filled with students, so many patrons are young. It can be very busy! This interior has a bit of a rough edge; wooden tables with high seats. On every table there are napkins, ketchup and mayonnaise. To the back is the open kitchen, where you can see your food being prepared.
The burgers served at Meneer Smakers come in several forms, including two vegetarian and one vegan version. They also serve fries, sandwiches (none are vegan) and salads, based on the burgers. Drink-wise there’s soda, coffee and tea. Nothing too out of the ordinary. The fries are great, they are handmade, from non-peeled potatoes. I personally enjoy sturdy, big crunchy fries, so I like it!
The vegan burger is made of beans, and has mango chutney and cashews nuts on top. They are of good quality, and the portion of fries is generous. Additionally they have vegan mayonnaise!
Meneer Smakers reminded me a bit of Hank Vegan Burger, however there are fewer vegan options. I do think that the burgers at meneer Smakers are superior. In fact, the burgers at meneer Smakers might in fact be my all time favourites. I guess I have to do some more research, just in case 🙂
Website (Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Spanish) : https://meneersmakers.nl/