The Green Lion

Everyone knows I love meat. There's enough bacon on this page to make a vegan weep. What most people don't know is that I have an appreciation for vegan/vegetarian food - burgers in particular - and I enjoy trying vegetable based meals. While some people scoff at vegans and their determination to eliminate meat from their lives, I respect them for their ability to put up with the crap people give them, and their efforts to make lives better for all living creatures. But enough of that. Let's focus on what turned out to be one of the best burgers I've had in my life. 

 Yes, people. This is the Green Mock Burger. It's entirely plant based and was so good I have two photos of the thing in my post.

Yes, people. This is the Green Mock Burger. It's entirely plant based and was so good I have two photos of the thing in my post.

 It's tender, it's juicy, it tastes like it could be from a five star burger joint or whatever your dream burger is, this is the vegan version. It tastes like high quality sourced organic super happy beef. (Yes, really.) I dream about this burger but every time I've tried to go back to it we have failed. (It's a very long story but we will get back to you, burger!) 

It's tender, it's juicy, it tastes like it could be from a five star burger joint or whatever your dream burger is, this is the vegan version. It tastes like high quality sourced organic super happy beef. (Yes, really.) I dream about this burger but every time I've tried to go back to it we have failed. (It's a very long story but we will get back to you, burger!) 

 This is the loaded fries (Poutine) - I liked the sauce but the fries were ordinary. We're not here for the fries, we're here for the burger (yes I keep coming back to that) 

This is the loaded fries (Poutine) - I liked the sauce but the fries were ordinary. We're not here for the fries, we're here for the burger (yes I keep coming back to that) 

The Green Lion is an entirely vegan pub that is found on top of the Red Lion in Rozelle. The top half serves vegan, the bottom bit still serves meat, the kitchens and staff are entirely separate. Both places serve drinks. Please note that as of the time I wrote this the Green Lion does cash only. There is an ATM but it does not allow credit withdrawals. Also, I feel the need to point out that there is a fake (but very realistic) stuffed lion on the premises. They had to put a sign on it to say it wasn't real because some of the patrons were freaking out. It's not real.  This place can get full, because even if you're not vegan (and possibly just curious) the food is good and it's worth it. Come on by even if you're a meat eater and give it a go, you might find that vegan food is not as boring as you thought it would be. 

The Green Lion

726 Darling Street, Rozelle