Top 3 Impossible Burgers in St. Louis
The Impossible Burger is a work of scientific art as much as a culinary achievement. It boasts something pretty close to the texture and flavor of a burger due to its use of soy leghemoglobin and genetically engineered yeast. As a result, esteemed chefs all over the country have been experimenting with it nonstop.
When Impossible Burger started rolling out ads in St. Louis earlier this year, the local hype got real. A tremendous number of restaurants started serving their meat-free creations within months. While I still prefer a bean-based veggie or vegan burger, St. Louis restaurants offer some pretty creative and tasty dishes centered around the Impossible Burger. Here are my top three:
Between the perfectly toasted local ciabatta bun, the fine sear on the Impossible Burger and the tasty Buffalo mustard, the Frida’s version is a winner. I tasted it both with and without the white cheddar (and prefer it without), but if you’re a cheese lover, you’ll definitely appreciate what melted cheddar brings to the plate. I’m a very hungry man, and I wasn’t able to finish the accompanying side salad.
3. The Royale
I’m usually skeptical of a burger so basic on paper: an Impossible patty topped with vegan Daiya cheese, lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion on a vegan ciabatta bun. Yet The Royale succeeds in elevating a somewhat common dish to a pretty gratifying level. Unlike other restaurants that either overreached or fell short, The Royale’s classic preparation really hits the mark – especially when served alongside a Bell’s Oberon or a Boulevard Tank 7.
Adam Rothbarth is a freelance writer and editor in St. Louis.
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