Evaluation: Hamilton’s latest burger joint — Goldies Quick Meals

Goldies Quick Meals is the newest burger restaurant to enter the Hamilton market.

It’s owned by Chef Joel Soares who is likely one of the authentic founders of Cowabunga Pizzeria, one of the vital common pizza eating places in Hamilton.

Joel informed us he “was uninterested in not having an excellent fast-food place within the metropolis. Particularly with the rising costs on account of inflation, I felt that there wasn’t wherever that was price going to for the value.

“Until you had been going to a sit-down restaurant, however even then, the pricing was too excessive for me, and the standard wasn’t there. My aim was to create that mid-ground, quick-served high quality meals.”

Joel mentioned: “The inspiration got here from the period when meals was made to order, and every part was recent and good high quality meals. Which is why I designed the area to appear like a contemporary Fifties diner.”

Proprietor and chef, Joel Soares inside Goldies Quick Meals.Joel Soares

With a few years of expertise in varied high-end eating places in Hamilton corresponding to Quatrefoil and Aberdeen Tavern, Joel was ready to make use of his information of the trade and abilities as a chef to open this fast-food idea flawlessly.

Once you stroll into Goldies Quick Meals, the restaurant is brilliant and clear with a easy, to-the-point menu. There are just a few seats out there however Goldies is extra of a takeout restaurant.

The menu is damaged down into just a few sections: burgers, fried rooster, youngsters combos, rooster tender combos, drinks, fries, and soft-serve sundaes. I attempted a little bit bit from every part of the menu and was actually impressed with how their easy menu nonetheless delivered plenty of flavours.

I attempted the Gold Customary burger; you will get a single patty or go for an even bigger double patty. The Gold Customary burger is loaded with American cheese, bacon, home pickles, caramelized onions, and their particular gold sauce.

The Gold Standard burger.
The Gold Customary burger.Joyce Leung

That is additionally Joel’s favorite menu merchandise and is the signature burger on the menu. The toppings are all of the gadgets he loves on his burger, and I need to agree, it’s easy and scrumptious.

Many eating places have a tendency to only pile random components onto a burger, nevertheless it hides the flavour of a very powerful half — the meat. The Gold Customary burger doesn’t want to cover something, easy components on high of a scrumptious juicy beef patty that’s loaded with flavours.

When there’s fried rooster on the menu, it’s a no-brainer, and I do know that I need to give it a attempt. I ordered each the unique fried rooster sandwich and the rooster tender combo. The rooster in every of those dishes was fried to perfection.

Tender and juicy Chicken Tenders and Fries.
Tender and juicy Hen Tenders and Fries.Joyce Leung

Regardless that I took the gadgets house to eat, they didn’t get soggy which is all the time a win for me. Each the fried rooster and rooster tenders had been cooked very nicely guaranteeing the rooster stayed good and juicy.

Tender-serve ice lotions deliver again so many childhood recollections and I really like strawberry shortcakes so once I noticed a strawberry shortcake soft-serve sundae on their menu, I knew I couldn’t miss it. And let me inform you, it was actually divine.

The candy ice cream mixed with the cake was perfection. No higher option to finish an important meal. (Aspect be aware, have you ever ever tried dipping your fries into soft-serve ice cream? Belief me on this one! The mix of salty and candy is magical and I extremely advocate you give it a attempt. Report again and let me know what you suppose!)

The delicious Strawberry Shortcake soft serve sundae.
The scrumptious Strawberry Shortcake smooth serve sundae.Joyce Leung

There are additionally vegetarian choices on the menu corresponding to their Inconceivable burgers, nuggets and their plant-based fried chik’n.

I feel Joel was in a position to obtain his aim to create an reasonably priced fast-food restaurant that doesn’t sacrifice style and high quality. It’s not a straightforward feat contemplating how a lot meals prices have risen for everybody.

So large kudos to Joel for having the ability to obtain this with Goldies Quick Meals. Once you crave a juicy burger or fried rooster, be sure to go to this new restaurant a attempt, it should actually fulfill your cravings!

Goldies Quick Meals is positioned at 152 James St. S. Their menu worth ranges from $4 to $12. You could find their menu on their Instagram web page.

Joyce Leung is a meals author and blogger who lives in Hamilton. Discover her educating Asian cooking courses across the metropolis when she will not be eating out and attempting all of the scrumptious eating places of Hamilton. Joyce won’t write about any organizations she has a separate enterprise relationship with. You may attain her at [email protected]

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