Good Stuff Eatery, Crystal City, DC

Shroom Burger, Good Stuff Eatery

While I was in DC, my friends and I popped into Good Stuff Eatery for a quick dinner. It was raining cats and dogs, and this place was conveniently located on the ground level of my friends’ apartment where I was crashing. Good Stuff Eatery is DC based chef and Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn’s burger chain, and apparently kind of a big deal in DC (or at least that’s how my friends made it sound).

I got the Vegetarians are People Too ‘Shroom Burger ($6.98) plus the snack fries and soda combo ($4.45). The fries were rather sad and soggy, and I could have done without them. The burger? When I think of ‘shroom burgers, Shake Shack immediately comes to mind (duh), and their shroom burger is a tough one to beat. Good Stuff’s portobello burger is very similar with muenster and cheddar cheese, then fried with panko. Ehh, I wish the cheese were warm and gooey, but it wasn’t. Overall, the burger seemed like it was lacking something. Meh, it just didn’t do it for me. Not sure if it’s just this location or Good Stuff Eatery in general, but based on this visit, I’d say they don’t serve very good stuff. (Har har har.)


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    David Greenberg
    November 13, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Hi – this is David with Good Stuff Eatery I just wanted to personally apologize to you for our failure to execute our ‘shroom burger and a manner that it should be .

    It is the second most popular item that we sell here and normally goes out without a hitch. Clearly in this instance we didn’t get it right and I’m sorry for that .

    The location you were at was the one in Crystal city Virginia and I have already addressed this with the staff .

    when do you think you will be back in town again so I can treat you to lunch or dinner and show you how we do it the right way .

    Thanks and let me know


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      November 16, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Thanks so much for reaching out, David! Hope that location improves the quality of the shroom burger. I’m not sure when I’ll be back in DC, but I’ll definitely keep Good Stuff Eatery in mind for future trips!

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    Mitzie Mee
    November 16, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    The Shroom Burger at Shake Shack is so delicious and one of the reasons why I’ll consider myself vegi-curious:) I like the name of the burger from Good Stuff Eatery and it also looks nice, so what a shame that it didn’t live up to your expectations. Thumbs up for David getting back to you above though:)

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      November 16, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      It’s easy to go meatless when there’s cheese involved, right? ;) Yah, I was really surprised to hear from Good Stuff Eatery. Not sure when I’ll be back in DC, but they definitely get a thumbs up for reaching out!

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