Fish Lane's Plant-Based Burger Favourite Grassfed Is Closing Down Before September Is Out

After serving up burgs and ice cream since 2019, this South Brisbane spot is saying goodbye on Sunday, September 24.
Sarah Ward
Published on September 13, 2023

All of the burger goodness, none of the meat: since opening in South Brisbane in 2019, that's been the Grassfed equation. Sadly,  Brisbanites keen on a plant-based burg won't be heading to Fish Lane for much longer, with the beloved eatery announcing the worst kind of news: after more than four-and-a-half years on the stretch between Grey and Manning streets, it's closing down.

On Instagram, the Grassfed team said that it will stop trading on Sunday, September 24 — and thanked burger lovers for their patronage over the years.

"A huge thank you for your incredible support and the happy memories you have given us. You'll see more soppy posts from us as we draw nearer to our closing date," the Grassfed advised.

Initially opening as a collaboration between ex-Urbane chef Alejandro Cancino and Brisbane Vegan Markets' Jonny Garrison, Grassfed gave Fish Lane a vegan burger bar that takes the meat out of everyone's favourite bread-based meal, but keeps plenty of flavour. Think: mock pork, chicken and beef, as well as stacked veggie burgs, plant-based sides, beers, vegan shakes topped with soy spray cream and vegan ice cream.

Specific menu highlights include the katsu Japanese curry burger, which comes with its own pot of curry sauce (whether you dip your burger in it or pour the sauce on top is up to you). Among the specials, the nachos burger does indeed include tortilla chips on a bun. Or, there's the loaded Biscoff sundae as made with I Should Coco coconut soft serve, Biscoff biscuits, Biscoff spread and Biscoff sauce.

Before Grassfed shuts its doors, it's doing price specials on select days, such as $6 and $7 burgs — depending on the type of burg — on some Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Keep an eye on its Instagram feed for the details.

Known not just for its regular menu but also for its limited-time burgers, Grassfed is bringing back some of the latter before it says goodbye, such as its prawn burger

Here's hoping that Grassfed will keep up its market presence after its South Brisbane bricks-and-mortar spot shuts up shop, given that it has proven a big favourite among the stalls as well.

Find Grassfed at 67 Fish Lane, South Brisbane, until Sunday, September 24 — trading from 11.30am–2.30pm and 5–9pm Monday–Friday and 11.30am–9pm Saturday–Sunday.

Published on September 13, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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