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Earth Burger celebrates the grand opening of its third location at the Mall of America. The other two are in San Antonio, Texas, and they’re about to open a fourth in San Marcos, Texas. All the food is plant based, and the MOA location is also Kosher. What does that mean for them? The main difference is that the MOA location is using the Impossible Burger, while the others use the Beyond Burger. I, for one, am happy for the change because I’m not a fan of the Beyond Burger.
The Earth Burger includes the Impossible Burger, plus lettuce, tomato, onions, mustard, and secret sauce. The burger came with a nice, crisp char, and no single flavor overpowered the others. Dare I say, I compared it to what I remember McD’s burgers tasting like but in a good way. Earth Burger is vegan fast food, after all.
We also ordered the Fishless Sandwich, which is crunchy, breaded fishless fillets with lettuce, tomato, and tartar sauce. If you’re vegan and you miss seafood, this sandwich is for you. And that tartar sauce… it’s perfect.
My other dining companions ordered the BBQ Pulled Jackfruit sandwich and the Spicy Chik-n Sandwich. We were surprised at the jackfruit because it comes in a burger form, as opposed to loose like we’re used to seeing. The barbecue sauce is tangy, and the sweet slaw is a nice complement. The Spicy Chik-n Sandwich definitely has a kick, along with a really nice crunch.
The Chik-n Tenders are also quite cripsy on the outside and make for a great shareable. I enjoyed the Black Cherry Tarragon Soda, and I like that they have other unique beverage flavors like Lemon Berry Açaí and Agave Vanilla Cream Soda. They come in containers that appear to be styrofoam at first, but they are biodegradable.
Desserts include Coconut Soft Serve, Brownies, and the Earthshake. At this visit, they were only offering soft serve, and it’s very obviously coconut based. Thankfully, I adjusted to the taste by the time I finished it, as I’m not a huge fan of coconut. The texture is delightfully creamy, though, and it was secure enough on the cone that I felt comfortable walking around the mall and eating it at the same time. They said they’re working on sourcing brownies locally, so my fingers are crossed for Vegan East.
What a wonderful addition to the Mall of America! I can’t wait to try the Buffalo Chik-n Wrap next time, along with an Earthshake. You can find Earth Burger in the south side food court on the third floor. Take note that they are closed on Saturdays.