Veg burger battle: Hitch vs. Independent Café | Luxembourg

Veggie burger at Hitch
Vegan burger at Independent Café
I've just had two subsequent veg burger dinners, one at Hitch on Monday and one at Independent Café yesterday evening. I thought it would be interesting to do a little comparison between the burgers that I had. 


Hitch: I ate the veggie burger, which consisted of falafel, vegetables and mushroom. It was tasty but there was a bit too much mayonnaise, which made it quite greasy. Sure, without the mayo, it would have been too dry but it left a heavy feeling on my stomach. This burger came with fries and a side salad. I won't order it again next time I eat at Hitch. They have other interesting options on their menu that I'd rather try. Rating 6.5/10

Independent Café: The vegan burger looked a bit bland at first sight. Once I lifted the top of the bun, all I could see were greens but then I realized that tofu was hidden underneath. Looks can deceive however and after a couple of bites, I very much enjoyed this burger. There was no mayonnaise with it, only oil and vinegar dressing and it tasted very natural and healthy. I would have this burger again as it was very fresh and doesn't leave you with a post-burger-guilt-feeling, if you know what I mean. Fries were optional and I didn't order any. Rating 8/10


I only wanted to compare the burgers and not the two restaurants overall but I nevertheless want to share a couple of things that stood out for me. 

Hitch: We received a very warm welcome from our waiter. He was very attentive and brought us drinks right away. After we had told him that we still needed some time to decide what we were going to order, he disappeared and we didn't see him until we had finished our meal. Meanwhile we had to wave to get the attention of another waiter who was less friendly, could tell that we were a little bit annoyed but didn't know how to smooth out the situation. While I was very much impressed by Hitch when I visited last April, I was a little bit disappointed this time. But I am not writing it off; I will still go back if there is an opportunity. And I have been for drinks only as well on a couple of occasions. 

Independent Café: The service was efficient without any fuss. The waitress with whom we settled the bill, could have been a bit less abrupt and impersonal though. Yes, I am overly sensitive to these kind of things, which most people wouldn't even notice. Independent has only two vegan options on their menu but there is a super large vegetarian selection apart from that. As a vegetarian, your choice at most restaurants is limited but certainly not at this one. 

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L-2520 Luxembourg

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L-2450 Luxembourg



  1. fashionandfoodandotherstuff12/30/2015 8:47 am

    What a great pictures you make! Thats funny, I am also very sesitive to that short of things. When nobody noticed anything...I do.

  2. Looks so yummy!!!!
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  3. I bet it's not easy for the vegetarians when it comes to eating out, so it's good that the veggie selection at Independent is rich. I like that you present the things as they are, and if you don't like something, you say it!

  4. Overall, Independent Cafe seems better, their burger looks really yummy and delish. I tell u a thing I noticed being vegetarian as u, burger with tofu are always much tastier and better in my opinion, there are also the ones with seitan but seems dry, isnt it? xo

  5. I have tried seitan but never as a burger. Yes, tofu is a good option in general!

  6. Delicious food!!!
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  7. Midori Linea12/30/2015 1:58 pm

    this looks delicious, wouldn't mind having one right now. xoxo, sakura


  8. The food looks delicious! Love how you compared these two burgers!

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  9. Those burgers look delish! Great review and a bit of a personal touch is always great!

  10. yum...looks delicious

  11. Both veggie burgers look so delicious. They are so creative in making those veggie burgers.

  12. Looks great but I would be the same about the mayo. Gemma x

  13. Kelsey & Kenecha12/30/2015 8:46 pm

    Looks good!


  14. Both those burgers look delish! I've never had a tofu burger before, but i like the idea of it with greens and oil and vinegar. maybe sort of like Japanese flavors?


    Love, Mary

  15. Allie Mackin12/31/2015 1:06 am

    Great review, sounds like both places had their pros and cons and both places the staff could be a wee bit friendlier but overall they both sound like places I would want to visit if I am ever in Luxemberg.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  16. These look tasty! It's a shame you had a few issues with the service, glad that hasn't put you off the restaurants completely!


  17. Yummy you eat the best food

    Happy New Year



  18. Being a veggie, I believe it's important to savor food with fresh and non-artificial. Burger from Independent cafe sounds like a real delicious one! Happy New Year x

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  19. Veggie burgers seem to get better all the time. I had a really good guacamole burger recently.

  20. They both look delicious. I haven't had many veggie burgers in my life. I'm neither vegetarian or vegan, but the more I recently read The Ethics of What We Eat, and I think in 2016 I may go vegetarian as a start.



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