[REVIEW] Lucky Chip / London / London’s Second Great Burger Van
You don’t have to schlep down to Peckham to find a burger truck anymore. There’s one deeply ensconced in Hipsterville now and it’s called Lucky Chip. Obviously there will be comparisons made to the daddy of the burger food truck, the Meatwagon, and with some justification. Their cheese burger does look strikingly similar: the same composition of ingredients and same mustard/ketchup lattice dispersion on the bun. And, both are really tasty burgers. Yeah, It could be that they are copycats, or it could be that both places know what it takes to make a great cheeseburger.
What sets the Chip apart are their signature efforts. These guys are not burger purists. In any way. Named after some of acting’s elite, these have been crafted by experimenting with ingredients which combine winningly.
The Sheen is a pimped bacon cheeseburger given an extra creaminess and garlicky tang, aided by Philadelphia and some homemade aioli. The Selleck, my personal favourite, is like a flavourgasm: the mouth is bombarded by the pickle crunch of beetroot infused onion rings, the grilled sweetness of pineapple and the tangy smoke of the barbecue sauce - each hitting like sucker punches. And it’s all IN A BURGER. That shit is good. The fries are ace too. They look like sweet potato, but they are just normal spuds, deeply fried with skins left on.
They are tasty.
- Lucky Chip are at Netil Market in London Fields pretty regularly. Check their Twitter for details.