Last week I spent 8 hours in Atlanta, Georgia (and 10 on the road), and man did I make the most of it. I had heard about a burger joint called Yeah! Burger from a snippet in another blog, and I didn’t even give my travel companions a choice: we were going.
Yeah Burger! offers two things I really thought I would never order at a restaurant again: a hamburger with a bun and, wait for it…
Here’s a quick break down of this gluten-free diner’s dream:
- Yeah! Burger has two locations in Atlanta, one in the Virginia Highlands area and one on the west side. We hit up the west side, which was in a gentrified area just outside downtown. It was packed with young urban professionals.
- All of the meat (you have your choice of beef, bison, chicken, turkey, or veggie) is all-natural or grass-fed.
- The fries are homemade and hand cut. And even the fifty-fifty (half fries, half onion-rings) is available gluten-free
- The buns are locally made, and provide that old burger-eating experience you remember, without taking away any of the taste. It’s nothing special, but it’s a good bun.
- The GF onion rings seem to be made primarily with rice flour, as the breading tended to dissolve in my mouth rather quickly. Again, not out-of-this-world, but more than satisfactory.
- The place is a little pricey, but think about what you’re getting. It’s gourmet food with the feel of a down-home burger joint.
- They also have a full bar.
Here’s the disclaimer from the menu:
Our gluten-free buns are certified gluten-free by the Gluten-Free Certification Organization and are toasted in a dedicated toaster. Our gluten-free fries, onion rings and wedges are made in a separate, dedicated fryer to maintain purity. Our gluten-free onion rings are made with gluten-free flour. Please note, however, that trace amounts of gluten may exist due to the proximity of the dedicated fryer to our other fryers. If you have severe reactions to trace amounts of gluten, we recommend you skip the fries, onion rings and wedges.
All I know is the staff was highly educated on all things gluten-free, and I didn’t feel one bit glutened.
Now I just wish I didn’t have to drive five hours to eat there.