Have you tried ordering a burger protein style? The other day I ordered a burger with two patties and no bun, Half expecting it to arrive with bun. Instead the waitress offered protein style which is lettuce wrapped instead of bun.
It worked great because I knew I would not get a bun and it was really good. I don't enjoy eating out much anymore preferring to cook. However this was a great. Have you ordered burgers with lettuce?
We have them in NY, too. Bareburger offers a lettuce wrap as an option, Five Guys has the lettuce bun as well.
Big shout outs and kisses to In-n-Out for their Protein Style burger that started it all off, I remember my first lettuce bun was done Animal style back when I was veggie. So good and that's the way I do it at home now.
Oh, if you didn't know, they also have the Flying Dutchman which is no bun, no condiments, no spread. Meatastic.
At FarmBurger, a small restaurant in Decatur, GA. No one bats and eye when I order my burger sans bun, in fact one of the managers suggested I have the grassfed beef burger on top of their organic salad which changes daily. They also have bone marrow and oxtail marmelade and lardons to put on your burger. I'm not sure if they still offer gluten a free bun as I don't bother with a bun. Can't get enough of their burgers.
Some places around here do this, but you need fairly large lettuce leaves to wrap around a burger enough to act like a sandwich. Places that use shredded lettuce can't do it, obviously. And lettuce leaves don't soak up grease like a bun does, so you can still get grease running down your arm. Generally I just order the burger with lettuce (and onion or whatever) and no bun, and eat it with a fork.
At home, I rarely make a "burger," in the sense of a meat patty, unless I'm grilling outside. Usually I just brown up some loose ground meat, and then mix my onion, lettuce, mustard, pickles, jalapenos, mushrooms, cheese, or whatever into it and eat it from a bowl with a spoon. Tastes like a burger, and cooks faster with less splattering than a burger in a pan.
I have no problem ordering a burger with no bun at all sorts of different places. And it's served on a plate with all the veggies. I love eating it with a knife and fork! Do not miss the bun and would really not enjoy a delicious burger wrapped in a quickly wilting bit of lettuce with juices running all over the place - I'm not a well done burger type of girl.
Yep. I rarely go out anymore, but luckily we have a custom burger place that has an option to serve over organic greens.
Also, collard leaves make for really good (and sturdy) wraps for burgers, sandwiches, and burritos. Just sayin'.
I know if you order off their gluten free menu or ask for "low carb" Red Robin will do this for you. They wrap the burger in iceburg which isn't my favorite but when I was visiting my in-laws this summer, it was good in a pinch.
If I ever have friends inviting me out to eat at a place without a gluten free menu, that's usually my go-to.
We had a work function at a Dave & Busters this past week and I had their double-cheeseburger sans bun. I just put the patties on top of the lettuce, tomato, and onion, drizzled a little yellow mustard over it, and went after it with a knife and fork.
I've had "protein style" burgers at 5 Guys as well.
Our cafeteria at work also serves hamburgers which I usually use as a topping for my salads instead of the dried up chicken breasts they also serve.