Build Your Own Menu At These Joburg Restaurants


Don’t spend hours mulling over menus trying to decide what to eat. Build your own menu at these restaurants around Johannesburg.

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Andiccio 24

Have you ever looked at a pizza menu and been at a loss over what to order? Sometimes, the combination of toppings just doesn’t tick all the boxes, right? Rather than compromise on what you really want, head out to Andiccio 24 to build your own pizza. There is no set menu here, but a collection of base options, toppings and sweet treats. Start by picking out your perfect base – margherita, vegherita (vegan cheese and tomato), calzone or focaccia. There are Banting and health base options too, for those of you on strict diet regimens. Next, choose your cheese – with over 15 varieties, there is an endless array of options at Andiccio. Throw on some protein or veg and you are good to go!

Andiccio also has dessert pizza options. Build your very own Nutella base pizza, complete with sweet toppings, including marshmallows, jelly tots, Kit Kats and Astros. You could quite literally never eat the same pizza twice at Andiccio. So, what are you waiting for?

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Salsa Mexican Grill

Salsa is a DIY Tex-Mex heaven, offering their patrons the chance to pick and choose all their favourite Mexican flavours to compile into towering plates of nachos, crispy tacos or the cheesiest quesadillas. Once you have been seated, your waitperson will bring around menu sheets filled with meal and topping options. It can be a little daunting at first, especially if you are unfamiliar with Mexican cuisine. However, Salsa staff are usually friendly and accommodating, so ask for assistance if you need it.

Create your own Mexican feast by selecting your base or bowl – either a soft or hard shell taco, burrito wrap, quesadilla or lettuce shell. Next, pick a protein. We like the sound of their new nacho-crusted chicken strips! You can then add a few extras, including cheese, grains or veg. Finally, pick a salsa topping. The menu has icons to help you decide the level of heat you want in your salsa, from mild to ‘tears running down your face’ spicy. Choose wisely!

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BGR Rosebank

BGR Rosebank is all about the simplicity of a good American burger. They serve no-fuss, down-to-earth fast food with hand-formed beef patties, perfect buns made without preservatives, real mayo and smokey BBQ sauce. The menu has only four set options – hamburger, double hamburger, cheese burger and double cheeseburger! However, they have an array of free toppings to choose from, so you can customise your burger to exactly the way you like it. Throw on some lettuce, tomato, onions (grilled or raw), grilled mushrooms, pickles, peppadews, jalapeno, BGR Sauce, Ketchup, mayo, mustard, hot sauce or BBQ sauce. There are also two vegetarian burger options here, as well as good old American fries and milkshakes. Check them out the next time you take a meander down the Keyes Arts Mile.

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Brooklyn Brothers

For more American-inspired build-it-yourself grub, head out to your nearest Brooklyn Brothers restaurant. Their menu features 13 different buffalo wing flavours, including garlic Parmesan, honey mustard, sticky maple, masala spice and chipotle. You can order a four or eight piece snack in one flavour, twelve pieces in two flavours or 20 pieces to share. There are also an array of hot Brooklyn Brothers flavours, which range from mild to ‘suicidal’. Vegans can enjoy cauli-wings as a delicious meat-free alternative.

If you aren’t in the mood for wings, try out a customised BB burger. Add an assortment of toppings to your original burger, or swap out an ingredient you may not like on one of their gourmet meals. Building your own burger has never been this exciting. We recommend customising an original BB burger with sliced pickles, emmenthal cheese and tomato relish. If that doesn’t rock your boat, then visit a BB eatery to build your own menu instead.

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RocoMamas

This is the spot for serious foodie DIY-ers. Here, you can build your own menu, complete with smash burger, ribs and wing combos! For the ultimate smash burger, choose your base, add your toppings and unhinge your jaw for the messiest burger meal you have ever eaten. RocoMamas’ variety of meat and vegetable bases include a Southern fried chicken breast and a super meaty beef patty, paired with extra bacon, cheese, veg, pickles and sauces. They also offer eight different wing flavours, as well as two creamy dips to choose from. Sadly, their ribs only come in two different flavours – Sweet BBQ and Sweet Fire – but we think that there is more than enough variety here to keep you coming back for more.

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Rockets Express

Now, for something a little less deep fried and a lot more fresh. Rockets Express stores offer build-it-yourself designer salads, featuring one base, a portion of protein and your choice of dressing to bring it all together. You can opt for a leafy base of lettuce, spinach or kale, or a grainy brown rice, pasta or quinoa starter. Next, chuck in a little meat, veg, dairy or added carbs and top off with a delicious dressing. We like the idea of a quinoa, chicken, feta, mixed veg and pesto vinaigrette salad bowl. But, the joy of this place is that you can customise your salad to your preference. So, whether you are all about the leaves or think that meat on meat is the perfect salad, there should be something to fill your tummy here.

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Crumbs and Cream

Our final indulgence is a little Crumbs and Cream. Build your very own ice cream sandwich here, made with the most chewy biscuits and creamy ice cream. The three step process is simple – pick any two cookies, select your ice cream flavour and choose a topping or spread. You can also order a DIY kit for up to 10 people to take home! Their new summer menu features three new cookie flavours; White Chocolate Macadamia, Triple Bar One and Chewy Ginger. However, it’s the waffle sandwich we are most excited to try. Imagine smooth and sweet ice cream sandwiched between two crispy waffles. Yum!

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Do you know of any other restaurants in Joburg that offer a build your own menu? Let us know about them! 

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