durty vegan burger club glasgow

Danny, the champion of the vegan world

What could be Glasgow’s first dedicated vegan burger restaurant has opened as a weekend pop-up in Finnieston (where else!?).  Using The Cran as their base, Durty Vegan Burger Club headed by former Bloc and Vice Munchies sensation Mad Chef Danny currently has two burgers on its “visual menu” along with durty fries. Plans are afoot to expand the menu and offer vegan-friendly desserts as well as more savouries.

durty vegan burger club glasgow

Inside the striped back to brick interior, it’s a bit haphazard in design and ethos!  It was just like stumbling across a hidden dive bar, that serves good food and drinks.  Reminding us of Berlin and Budapest dive bars, with its relaxed feel, we could have sat here for a few hours trying the various different soft drinks on offer whilst the tunes played (there is a DJ!).

durty vegan burger club glasgow


The Durty Vegan Burger Club menu currently has two burgers and durty fries.  If only more places did a smaller menu to focus on doing what they do well.  The lowjack burger with jackfruit and a ringer which is like a chicken burger (a dead ringer to the KFC zinger). The durty fries are topped with ‘nootch’ an umami nutritional yeast, full of vitamin B12, which is a bit like the bonito flakes which are sprinkled on many dishes in Japan.

Durty vegan burger club menu

There’s no licence at The Cran, but that hasn’t hindered them.  An array of modern craft sodas are available with various fruit flavours, root beer, green cola and CBD (cannabis extract!) soda, so surely something to suit all tastebuds?

durty vegan burger club glasgow

durty vegan burger club glasgow

We plumped for a ginger beer and a cherry soda. Both refreshing and much needed this evening.

durty vegan burger club glasgowFood

durty vegan burger club glasgow

Here’s the trio posing for a photograph.

durty vegan burger club glasgowThe ringer burger was a slightly spicy (not too spicy to worry Mrs Foodie) ‘chicken’ burger topped with lettuce, pickles, sauce and relish.  The bun held up well to the assault of toppings and dribbly sauces and how many meat eaters would know this wasn’t chicken if they hadn’t been told beforehand?

durty vegan burger club glasgow

The lowjack burger oozed out jackfruit, which has the look and texture of pulled-pork. Again, plenty of sauce, crisp gherkins and a slightly toasted sesame seed topped bun. It has a fruity yet savoury taste so clearly wasn’t meat but was still a decent meat alternative (we’re quite fond of the taste of jackfruit).

durty vegan burger club glasgow

What can we say about the durty fries? Crisp fries topped with shredded slaw, chives and sauce. The nootch gives the fries a crack-like addictive quality. These were excellent – best fries we’ve eaten this year probably! Mr Foodie will certainly be back for the fries at the very least!


Thumbs up from both of us.  Good banter and hugs from the Mad Chef as always, excellent grub and a cool setting which allowed us to reminisce about past holidays in Berlin. Eat in or takeaway, all the food comes in compostable vegware containers. There’s a single toilet in the basement, which is a bit of a work-in-progress.


+ Highly addictive fries
+ Cool dive bar vibe
+ Excellent tunes
+ Vegware packaging

– Toilet needs work

durty vegan burger club glasgow
Vegware packaging
durty vegan burger club glasgow
Excellent reading material on offer!


The Durty Vegan Burger Club at The Cran,
994 Argyle St,
G3 8LU


Friday – Sunday 5pm – 10pm (or until sold out)

durty vegan burger club glasgow


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Disclaimer: we received some free scran at the cran and it was kinder to animals than mince at tatties at yer grans

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I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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  1. Tolik Andrejevs

    Hey – is there an email for the company?


    1. Mr Foodie

      We don’t have an email address but you can contact them on Facebook or Instagram via https://www.facebook.com/dvbcglasgow/ or https://www.instagram.com/dvbcglasgow/

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