The list of best burgers in Philly is almost 100-percent beef, but a meat-free option could soon join the lineup — if BurgerFi has anything to say about it. The burger chain is adding Beyond Burgers to its offerings starting today at just eight locations nationwide, including the one in Philly (44 N. 12th Street). Beyond Burgers are already sold in grocery stores but BurgerFi is the first national chain to put them on the menu. It’s no surprise Philly was picked to be a test market out of BurgerFi’s 101 locations, given the city’s impressive vegetarian and vegan scene.
The vegan patty “looks, cooks, and satisfies” like meat, swears Beyond Meat, the company that makes the burger, and has 20 grams of plant protein, no soy, and no gluten. At BurgerFi, it’s served “green style,” meaning vegan, with diced onion, tomato, pickles, ketchup, and mustard on a vegan bun. Up the plant quotient by getting it wrapped in lettuce instead. Or go for the vegetarian version, which has American cheese, pickles, diced onions, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup on a potato bun. That one is going for $8.27; the all-vegan option is $8.77.
Plans are to add the Beyond Burger to all 101 shops by the end of the summer. For now, it’s in New York City; Poughkeepsie, New York; Malibu, California; and Coral Gables, Coral Springs, and Delray Beach in Florida.