Shake Shack Just Debuted a Legit Veggie Burger at Select Locations
Known for its meat-heavy fare, the popular burger chain Shake Shack is debuting a brand-new vegan burger at select locations in New York, Los Angeles, and Austin starting April 19.
The burger—aptly named the Veggie Shack—is made with black beans, brown rice, and roasted beets. This new plant-based patty is Shake Shack’s first vegan burger offering, as the other “veggie” option is a mushroom burger loaded with cheese. The Veggie Shack is served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, and vegan mayo. Just be sure to skip the provolone and ask for the gluten-free bun to make this new offering completely plant-based.
Business Insider sings the burger’s praises:
This is a rare veggie burger—no pun intended. Despite Shake Shack’s beefy bona fides, the veggie goodness of this burger shines through. It’s satisfying, but not overwhelming. In our opinion, it’s far superior to the very rich and decadent Shroomburger, which is currently the only vegetarian burger option that’s available at all Shake Shacks.
As more people discover the animal cruelty and environmental destruction inherent in meat production, they’re eating less meat or ditching it altogether in favor of plant-based foods. In fact, over the past 10 years, U.S. meat consumption has decreased by 10 percent!
Restaurants like Shake Shack are taking advantage of the increasing demand for plant-based meal options. Just last week, White Castle announced it would be the FIRST fast-food chain to serve the savory plant-based Impossible Burger—in slider form, of course. These adorable little burgers will be available at 140 White Castle locations in New York, New Jersey, and the Chicago area and will cost $1.99 apiece.
Join the growing number of people taking a stand for animals, the environment, and their own health by transitioning to a plant-based diet. Click here for vegan recipes, easy meal ideas, and tips on making the switch.