The Pink Bicycle is a “gourmet burger joint” in Victoria where all its ingredients are sourced as close to home as seasonally possible to ensure freshness and encourage sustainability. All of the restaurant’s dishes are hand made daily and oils are trans fat free. Voted Best in City for Best Burger in 2009, 2010 and 2011, we had to check this eatery out for ourselves to see what all the hype was about.
Boyland Ginger Ale and Iced-Tea (a little watered down, sadly).
Pink Bike Cheese Burger ($12) – Naturally raised Hereford beef from SpringFord Farm, topped with smoked cheddar and pink bike sauce. All of the Pink Bicycle’s burgers are homemade original recipes, topped with lettuce, tomato and red onion on a toasted Bond Bond’s Bakery sesame bun. Served with a choice: Hand-cut Kennebec Fries, House Salad or Daily Soup (1⁄2 salad 1⁄2 fries $1 extra). They also offer plenty of side add-ons like savory Truffle Fries $1 and cheesy Poutine $3. You can even substitute the Bond Bond’s regular bun for an Origin Bakery Gluten-Free bun for $1 extra if you avoid wheat. Tip: Make sure you request your beef burger to be well-done if that’s your preference because they cook them a little pink here.
Herbed Chicken Burger ($14) – Cowichan Valley chicken breast topped with sautéed leeks, gruyere cheese and grainy mustard mayo. The chicken was a little rubbery in texture, and the way this burger was assembled, the ingredients slid around making it sloppy and challenging to eat.
There’s definitely an impressive variety of burgers available – from meat (beef, chicken, pork, lamb, mutton, bison) to fish (tuna, salmon, halibut) to three different veggie options. We also applaud their sustainability efforts but we weren’t overly enthusiastic with the execution of our “gourmet” burgers. When we think gourmet, we think of the Feenie Burger, Romer’s Burger Bar, or Stackhouse Burgers, so perhaps our expectations were too high.
The Pink Bicycle | 1008 Blanshard Street, Victoria, BC | (250) 384-1008 | www.pinkbicycleburger.com |