With locations in more than 20 U.S. states and 11 international countries, Shake Shack restaurants have become very popular with hungry diners in recent years. In a recent Grub Street article, the author examines the new veggie burger that this New York City-based chain introduced last week.
Veggie burgers are one food trend that has grown through the years, and Shake Shack’s new version of the sandwich is quite appetizing and creative.
Known as the Veggie Shack, the new veggie burger from Shake Shack is made of ingredients such as roasted beets, black beans and brown rice. The non-meat patty is then topped with lettuce, tomato, onions, provolone cheese, pickles and a vegan mayonnaise-mustard sauce.
In the Grub Street article, it mentions how the beets in the Veggie Shack have a tendency to “bleed” when the burger is bitten-into. The juice is colored pink and the interior of the burger features various shades of purple and pink.
Prior to the introduction of this sandwich, the only menu choice that Shake Shack offered for vegetarians was their portobello mushroom ‘Shroom Burger.
When the staff members at Grub Street decided to do a taste-test of the Veggie Shack, the majority of the taste-testers gave a thumbs-up to the sandwich. Although most of the taste-testers liked the flavor of the veggie burger, some of them felt that the patty was a little soft and could use some more texture.
The Veggie Shack’s fresh ingredients are appealingly bolstered by spices such as garlic powder and cumin, leading one of the Grub Street taste-testers to determine that Shake Shack’s new veggie burger actually tastes like falafel.
The Veggie Shack sounds like a nice, healthy sandwich. That is, as long as you don’t order cheese fries, frozen custard and a milk shake.