The Impossible Burger Lands at Black Star

For those of us who have been friends and fans of Black Star’s vegetarian options, you’re probably more than aware that we have gone through many iterations of the good ol’ veggie burger. On the menu, off the menu, beets and black beans, we always seemed to come annoyingly close to a delicious, hearty product. And while we haven’t had an actual vegetarian burger on the menu in quite some time, we consistently offer a handful of items that can be made vegan or vegetarian, while the Avocado Club remains one of the best vegetarian sandwiches in town (and know that your opinion is wrong if you disagree). Then, one by one, our epicurious group of Team Leaders started to learn about the Impossible Burger. Whether we had scrolled over a suggested Instagram post (#blessed), or stumbled across a Vice video because we still haven’t had the wherewithal to completely break up with the media conglomerate, we knew that the Impossible Burger was something that could satisfy returning vegetarians, as well as potentially attract a new fan base. For those of you who don’t waste as much time on social media as the majority of society, the Impossible Burger is a plant based, meatless patty that very accurately mimics the taste, texture, smell, sight, and even sound of a beef burger. With the addition of a soy based ingredient called ‘heme’, it even bleeds like a real burger. And because it’s 100% plant based, the Impossible Burger uses a fraction of the Earth’s natural resources. Compared to cows, the Impossible Burger uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions. The Black Star crew is pretty stoked about this awesome product that is still not available in very many places in Austin, or even the country, but we urge you to give it a try and make your own  evaluation. Meat eaters and vegetarians alike, we’d love some feedback!

By Jodi Mozeika