Boston, MA– While we'll have to wait until March for the new recipe of the Impossible Burger to hit all partnering restaurant locations, Boston already has three local spots where you can bite into it.
But first, a little history.
For the uninitiated, the Impossible Burger is a burger that is supposed to taste like meat, look like meat, even smell like meat, but isn't meat.
Founded in 2011, Impossible Foods hoped to replicate the taste of meat without using meat at all. Why? Well meat, specifically beef, is known to have a detrimental impact on the environment. Even so, Impossible Foods understands that not everyone will want to become a vegetarian, because simply put, burgers are delicious. Thus, they set out on a mission: try to recreate what we love about burgers without using meat.
In July 2016, Impossible Foods released the first Impossible Burger. They said it uses 95% less land, 74% less water, and emits 87% less greenhouse gas than a burger made using beef.
Not bad. But, they can do better.
Now, they've released an update to that recipe, dubbed the Impossible Burger 2.0, which has 30% less sodium and 40% less saturated fat than the original. But the best feature of all: it might even taste better. In fact, at CES, a consumer electronics show that took place in Las Vegas this year, the new recipe for the Impossible Burger somehow stole the show. If a burger beats a TV that has wheels, I'm willing to try it.
So, after reading all this, you really should have only one question: where can I try this and see if it lives up to the hype?
Drum-roll please... you can find the Impossible Burger at Wahlburgers in Dorchester, Little Donkey in Cambridge, and Clover in Cambridge. Coming soon to other locations.
Our recommendation? Go with a friend, order the Impossible Burger, and compare it side by side with a regular beef burger (Wahlburgers or Little Donkey also offer meat burgers). If you can't tell which one is fake meat, maybe Impossible Foods is on its way to changing how we eat.
(Photo via Impossible Foods)