In the taxonomy of sandwiches, a lot of un-burger-like things get called burgers because they are between two buns. The latest, from Umami Burger, is essentially a falafel in a bun. We are not mad at it.
According to Burger Business, Umami is gearing up to expand its vegetarian menu with a new “falafel burger.” The sandwich features a falafel patty with beet-infused couscous sitting on top of a layer of avocado with tzatziki. Despite the chain’s meaty inclinations, this isn’t its first vegetarian option. The burger joint also offers a vegetarian black-bean burger.
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The falafel burger is currently available only at three of Umami Burger’s locations, including New York’s Sixth Avenue and Williamsburg locations, in addition to the Wicker Park restaurant in Chicago. The burger might not be an exclusive for long, though—the restaurant has plans to expand the launch of the falafel burger in the future.
Last month, Umami Burger partnered with food-TV star Alton Brown to create another new item, dubbed “The Alton Burger.” The breakfast-inspired burger features a beef patty mixed with bacon lardons, then topped with an egg, fried sage, cheese, bacon, tater tots, and coffee ketchup. Umami plans on donating one dollar from each burger to the Make a Wish Foundation.
[via Burger Business]