Vegans and vegetarians rejoice! The “Impossible Burger” has made its way to the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Not familiar with the Impossible Burger? It’s a trending option for those who enjoy the flavor, aroma, juiciness, and texture of a traditional burger, but have opted not to eat meat. It even sizzles when cooked.
The Impossible Burger may look exactly like a real burger, but is made of no animal products, and instead, cites wheat protein, coconut oil, heme, and potato protein as some of its key ingredients.
Twitter users, in particular, have taken an extreme liking to the Impossible Burger, posting photos and tweets praising the burger.
While some argue that the burger may not be the most nutritious, it’s definitely a solid option, especially for someone who may miss the experience of eating a traditional burger. While it is nutritionally not all that different from a regular burger, it is worth a shot.
Curious to try it for yourself? Luckily the Upper West Side has got you covered with places that supply the Impossible Burger. Check out the list of places below that are slinging these burgers on the Upper West Side.
5 Napkin Burger
2315 Broadway (corner of 84th)
5 Napkin Burger is a “modern bistro chain” that offers gourmet meat and veggie burgers, along with a wide selection of beers and drinks. Happy hour specials are plentiful too!
5 Napkin’s Impossible Burger is a 6 ounce patty served with lettuce, tomato, pickles and a special sauce.
Candle Cafe West
2427 Broadway (between 89th and 90th Streets)
Candle Cafe West is a casual, light offshoot of Candle 79. They offer vegan fare, along with organic ingredients, and plant-based food.
Candle Cafe West’s Impossible Burger comes with caramelized onions, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickles, sriracha aioli and truffle fries with cashew parmesan.
Check out Candle Cafe West on Instagram.
210 West 94th Street (between Broadway and Amsterdam)
Vino Levantino is a stylish and sophisticated wine bar. It features Mediterranean fare, with a range of selections from tapas to full meals, and wines that are imported from across the world.
Try Vino’s rendition, made from quinoa and carrots.
The Viand Diner & Bar
517 Columbus Avenue (at 85th Street)
Right across the street, another UWS restaurant opened a second location (the original Viand is on 75th and Broadway). The Viand Diner & Bar offers a $15 impossible burger which comes with American cheese and grilled onions.
2131 Broadway (between 74th and 75th Streets)
Fairway has just started offering the Impossible Burger at both their UWS and UES locations. They made the announcement on Instagram on September 25th. Each package goes for $8.99.
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New Amsterdam Burger Bar
680 Columbus Avenue (93rd Street)
This kosher restaurant opened in July of 2019, after a serious amount of anticipation! New Amsterdam Burger Bar has six burgers on their menu, including an Impossible Burger for $21. Here’s a look at their full menu (and we’ll try to get a photo soon!).
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