Roam Artisan Burgers

14 May

Happy Friday everyone! I couldn’t be happier that the weekend is finally here. The original plan for the evening was to check out Off the Grid at Ft. Mason — the food truck expo that goes down every Friday, but given the wind and chilly temperatures, we opted for an indoor location. After much discussion we ended up at Roam on Union Street. Roam is essentially a glorified burger joint, but a good one at that. You can choose your meat, bun, and toppings. They are all about using sustainable meats and produce like grass-fed beef, free-range turkey and all-natural bison. Roam is pretty informal. You order your food at the counter when you arrive, grab a number and scrounge for a table. The place always seems to be pretty busy (probably based on all the good press they’ve received).

As of this posting, this is actually my second time dining at Roam and my feelings are just as great as the first time. On my pioneer trip, I had the turkey burger “sunny side” on wheat with sweet potato fries. I love the combo of the sauteed onions, fresh meat, white cheddar, tomato, chili sauce, and yummy egg together. The fries were good too; I can’t say no to sweet potato fries! On my second adventure, I opted to start with a shake. While I typically don’t waste my time on shakes the prospect of a mint chip shake sounded too good to pass up. The shake was amazing (I may have to go back again just for one of these delicious treats)! The mint flavor was just right and every sip had the right amount of shredded chocolate chip in it. I really don’t think it could’ve been any better. While I loved the “Sunny Side” burger, I decided to switch it up and try the “French and Fries” turkey burger. This has truffle parmesan fries, gruyere cheese, avocado, caramelized onions and watercress. It was also really great! Roam also offers beer and to my delight they have Pranqster, which is one of my favorites. If you’re looking for a low key delicious fresh burger in the Marina, Roam is your go- to spot.
1785 Union Street (@ Octavia)
415.440.7626 – www.roamburgers.com
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