The Impossible Burger was launched in 2016 as a more sustainable alternative to meat. Since then, it’s become a very popular plant-based meat alternative available in restaurants from Burger King to Qdoba and White Castle. They were never available in stores for people to cook at home until recently though. Impossible Foods teased a few months ago that they’d be available in stores in September, and last week they announced their grocery store debut on the West Coast at Gelson’s stores. Today, they officially debut in grocery stores on the East Coast!
The Impossible Burger will be available at all 100 Wegmans locations on the East Coast. The chain has stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, Massachusetts, and North Carolina. Two Fairyway Market locations in Manhattan will also be selling the Burger, specifically the 74th and 86th street locations. In total, the burger is hitting an additional 102 stores after just debuting last week on the West Coast.
Although only currently available in 129 stores, Impossible Foods plans to expand and be available in grocery stores in all key regions throughout this year and early 2020.
Make Homemade Plant-Based Burgers
The Impossible Burger is a great option when eating out or for those transitioning to plant-based eating, but if you prefer to make your burgers from scratch, we’ve got you covered with these recipes from the Food Monster App!
1. Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger
Source: Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger
If you love dense, flavorful meals that don’t disappoint, you have to try this homemade Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger by Gabrielle St. Claire. The burgers are made from seasoned black beans, mushrooms, and plenty of herbs; they’re topped with creamy beer cheese sauce, plus crunchy onion rings. While the ingredients to this homemade black bean burger are varied, the steps are easy-peasy. It’s the ultimate comfort meal. You’ll feel like you’re at the pub without even having to leave the comfort of your home!
2. Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger
Mushrooms, beets, and black beans. The combination of these three ingredients creates a magnificently meaty burger. Not to mention, mushrooms and roasted beets provide you with that fantastic fifth taste: umami. You’re really going to dig this tasty Mushroom, Beet, and Black Bean Burger by Kayli Dice.
3. Portobello Adobo Burgers
Source: Portobello Adobo Burgers
These delicious, meaty Portobello Adobo Burgers by Zsu Dever are a must-make. What makes this burger an adobo is the marinade, which is a dried pepper purée, spiked with a few seasonings, including cumin, oregano, and garlic. Serve on your favorite burger buns with a side of rice and beans.
We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!
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