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Five Restaurants To Try This Weekend That Serve the Impossible Burger

Experience the hype of the plant-based burger that bleeds

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The Impossible Burger
Impossible Burger

For anyone who has suffered through eating a dry veggie burger or a bland plate of tofu, the Impossible Burger is a godsend. The vegan-friendly burger that looks like — and even bleeds like — a beef patty was created by a Silicon Valley startup that launched in 2011 and spent five years and more than $250 million in investment funds trying to answer one question: what makes meat taste like meat?

The answer is an iron-containing molecule called heme. This molecule occurs naturally in animal muscle, but it can also be found in plants. The researchers realized that they could replicate the savory taste of meat by using plant-based heme. Thus, the Impossible Burger was born. Today, it can be found in over a thousand restaurants including fine dining destinations and counter service cafes. Here are five places to try the Impossible Burger in Las Vegas.

Impossible Burger at Madhouse Coffee
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Impossible at any hour

Madhouse Coffee is a quirky, 24-hour coffee shop with a wide variety of vegan entrees including potato gnocchi al pesto and a stuffed sweet potato. Recently, the coffee house added the Impossible Burger to its menu. The plant-based burger is served with a choice of yucca fries or quinoa salad.

Madhouse Coffee, 8470 W. Desert Inn Road; 702-360-4232

Impossible Burger at Umami Burger
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Doubled up

Named for the so-called “fifth taste” that makes savory food taste so good, Umami Burger has a diverse roster of traditional and unique burger offerings. The Impossible Burger is made with two patties and topped with caramelized onions, American cheese, and miso-mustard. It pairs perfectly with a side order of sweet potato fries or tempura onion rings.

Umami Burger, SLS Las Vegas, 2535 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-761-7614

Andrea’s
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A creative take

It might seem odd to see the Impossible Burger on a menu alongside Wagyu beef, braised pork belly, and seared foie gras, but the vegan burger makes for a nice meat-free alternative to the steak and seafood heavy options at Andrea’s. The Impossible Burger rounds out the vegetarian and vegan section of the menu in the form of a basil “beef” dish made with Thai basil and serrano chili. It’s a surprisingly sophisticated dish for a humble plant-based beef patty.

Andrea’s, Encore Las Vegas, 3131 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-770-5340

A burger at Gordon Ramsay Burger
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A celebrity chef option

If it’s good enough for Gordon Ramsay, it’s got to be good enough for the masses. The famously opinionated chef offers the Impossible Burger as a substitute for any of the burgers on the menu at Gordon Ramsay Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort. Whether it’s topped with arugula and mushrooms a la the Forest Burger or tandoori baste and tabbouleh salad like the Mediterranean Burger, the Impossible Burger dresses up well.

Gordon Ramsay Burger, Planet Hollywood Resort, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. S.; 702-785-5462

The Impossible Burger at Greens and Proteins
Greens and Proteins

The casual healthy choice

Greens & Proteins has five locations across Las Vegas, making it easy to grab an Impossible Burger downtown, on the west side, on the east side, or anywhere in between. The casual restaurant serves the Impossible Burger with sprouts and a choice of Swiss, cheddar, or vegan cheese.

Greens & Proteins, 9809 W. Flamingo Road; 702-541-6400

Where To Find Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants in Las Vegas [ELV]

Five Vegan Restaurants To Try in Las Vegas This Weekend [ELV]

Greens & Proteins

8975 S Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (702) 541-7800 Visit Website

Gordon Ramsay Burger

3667 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 785-5462 Visit Website

Umami Burger

2535 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109 (702) 761-7614 Visit Website

Andrea's

3131 South Las Vegas Boulevard, , NV 89109 (702) 770-5340 Visit Website

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