04\ CAJUN BLUE CHICKEN BURGER
GBK, 44 Northcote Road, Battersea, London
THE FLY WEIGHT
By hitting the perfect balance of protein and energy-boosting extras, Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK)’S Kiwi founders succeeded in introducing British taste buds to something slightly more refined – not to mention significantly more sustaining – than your typical late-night burger van.
The New Zealanders sought to recreate the patties reared on the windswept, cattle-friendly wilds of home. And while its beefburgers more than hold their own, it’s GBK’S Cajun Blue chicken burger that really sets the brand apart, with a shirtsleeves-swelling 40g of protein per serving. Not only will this feed hungry muscle fibres after your hardest training day, but the anti-inflammatory capsaicin found in the jalapeños works to soothe postworkout aches so that you can hit the gym again tomorrow.
While all of that is going on, the abundant thiamin found in the pineapple supercharges carbohydrate metabolism, ramping up energy levels to keep you fighting fit. Best of all, it’s topped with a healthy, metabolism-spiking dollop of sriracha, just because. Proof, at last, that chicken doesn’t have to be cheeky.