|Photo by Mark Avila|
Date Visited: May 21, 2021
Location: Wexford Heights
BurgerTours Rating: 8.75/10
|Awesome||Very messy||$11-$15||Fast Food|
Saltyz opened its doors in August of 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic. When we arrived to pick up our orders, the location at the intersection of Lawrence and Warden in Scarborough looked newly renovated with quite a large dining space for customers. But at the time of our review, indoor dining wasn’t optional yet, so in the meantime, we had to opt for picking our orders up and driving home with them. The tangy, sweet aroma of our orders filled up the car during the ride home. It was definitely giving us a little taste of what to expect.
|The Maestro Burger/Photo by Mark Avila
I ordered the Maestro Burger with double beef patties, melted mozzarella cheese, sauteed mushrooms, caramelized onions and their own signature house sauce. When I went to unwrap my burger, there sat a carefully crafted burger, with sauce oozing out from the insides. It looked REALLY messy. The buns were very soft and delicate and appeared like they were going to fall apart upon touch. The burger looked really appetizing and I couldn’t wait to take my first bite.
I had no idea how I was going to pick this up. I tried to find the bottom bun but it was already slipping from under my fingers. I managed to sandwich the burger back together before taking my first bite and devouring this exquisite creation. I opened my mouth as wide as I could and took a good chunk out of the burger. The meat was tender and juicy. The sauce was tangy and sweet. I opted for no additional toppings as I wanted to experience this burger first hand. Everything about this burger was complimented so nicely together in one harmonious selection and each bite was full of tangy (signature house sauce), zesty (melted mozzarella cheese), sweet and savory flavor (caramelized onions & sautéed mushrooms).
The poutine option, named Saltyz Fries is parallel to the burger I had ordered. Saltyz Fries is a mashup of freshly cooked French fries with melted cheese, caramelized onions and sautéed mushrooms on top. These fries were their own meal on its own, and unless you have a large appetite, eating both the burger and the poutine options were overwhelmingly excessive.
Overall, Saltyz was any other burger joint we have been unlike to this past year. The Maestro burger is one of the best burgers I’ve has since the pandemic began. The messiness was just what I was expecting from a delicious burger and it was just the right amount of messiness you want from a burger. This burger stop was a pleasant surprise and one I was a little hesitant on trying, giving their name could be an indication of how their food tastes. But on the contrary, Saltyz offers good quality burgers and also many other options available for your liking if burgers aren’t your interest. I hope to return in the future, possibly when indoor dining opens back up, to try some other delicious masterpieces from Saltyz.
|Swiss Mushroom Burger/Photo by Mark Avila|
We take you Saltyz Grill! This Mediterranean joint highlights the exotic flavors and ingredients from Southern Europe and the Middle East, with a Western touch, of course. They claim to serve authentic, and fresh food using the best ingredients free of antibiotics and artificial flavors.
The menu selection was a spread of burgers, sandwiches, fajitas, and wraps.
I went for the Swiss Mushroom Burger- swiss cheese, mushrooms, caramelized onions, mushroom sauce, aioli, and subbed the double beef patty for plant based.
The first bite.. it was juicy, creamy, and full of flavour. The Swiss cheese and caramalized onions added a touch of sweetness, and the aioli gave the burger a savoury taste. I’ve had many Swiss Mushroom Burgers before, but this one hit my taste buds in a different way. All the flavors in this burger complimented each other so well, and the plant based patty didn’t take away from the meatless experience. I do miss the taste of a beef patty once in a while, but these plant based alternatives are the way to go!
Overall, a fair and satisfying experience. There’s nothing I would change. Would love to come back and try more of their burger selections!