The Dish Bareburger’s old-fashioned approach to burger slinging has earned them some serious honey from critics and amateur foodies alike. The magic ingredient to their secret sauce: sticking close to home. From organic moo to free-range wild boar, Bareburger’s customizable menu is an organized jungle of local ingredients suited for Fearless Foodies with adventurous appetites.
The Dish Sweet Potato
Vegans and Vegetarians have no fear. The bear has you covered. Eggplant and sun-dried tomato team up in their incredibly inventive veggie burger that is both Dairy and Nut Free, while their veggie sliders marry sweet potato with spinach for a tasty spin in between the bun. Got beef with gluten? Bearburger keeps the peace with a crunchy iceberg lettuce wrap and a Gluten Free bun, described as a sweeter English muffin sans the nooks and crannies. The Fork and Knife It’s no surprise that my fellow Foodies jumped at the chance to bear down on these burgers with me. Based on their big reactions and bite-sized descriptions, these are my interpretations of their taste. Despite being a pink bird, the boys who ordered the ostrich thought it was by no means weak meat. Surprisingly, it tasted just like beef but felt like fowl because of the decrease in grease. When dressed in Canadian style (pictured above), the Canadian and turkey bacon duo overpowered the bird a bit Bareburger actually recommends going for the bison with this style otherwise, it tasted just like heaven.
Big high five to a veggie burger* (pictured above) that isn’t tofu, bean, or nut-based! Starring eggplant and sweet potato, a fellow Foodie thought the eggplant really exploded in this light, satisfying, and well-seasoned burger. Going California style, the avocado rocked her socks while supplying additional weight to this lean veggie machine. A sure bet for the Fearless Foodie crowd.
Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Organic, Soy Free, Vegan, Wheat Free The fresh-cut fries* wasn’t overly greasy and salted well, but everyone agreed that it was the sauce that was the boss of these spuds. Served with a trio of house-made sauces, every fry was doused and devoured, leaving no lone tater abandoned in the basket. The sauce with the most sass you ask? Chipotle Mayo was the clear winner by the amount of OMG reactions alone. Peanut Free Foodies take note: the fries are cooked in 100% peanut oil, but you can ask to have them cooked in soy oil. The Scene If a bear were to have a home, he’d probably choose a rustic and warm environment like a Bearburger shop. Portraits of anthropomorphized bears adorn the walls while fork and knife chandeliers cast mischievous shadows on your company. The eco-friendly decor is kitschy and cool (the vibrantly colored chairs are each made from 111 coca-cola plastic bottles) and the timber tables have been constructed from storm-fallen trees. You can order your burger to-go at the counter, but if you have the time, it’s well worth it to hibernate here for lunch or dinner. Soundtrack: Band of Horses, The Shins, Phoenix Other Bareburger Locations: Brooklyn, Greenwich Village, East Village, Murray Hill, Queens, and more coming to your neck of the woods soon.