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Recently, a friend unearthed this 2010 tweet from Kim Kardashian. “I had no idea a pickle was really a cucumber! U guys totally confirmed it!”
There’s a lot that can be said here. Let’s start with how much has changed in just a few years. With the recent pickling obsession, the Kardashians are probably about to launch their own line of dills and half sours.
It’s also gratifying to see how much the world of vegetables has blown up during that time. Even McDonald’s is taking note: When activist Kathy Freston started a petition to get the chain to offer veggie burgers, she collected more than 90,000 signatures (including Mark Bittman, Alicia Silverstone, Pamela Anderson and our hero Andrew Zimmern).
While we wait for McDonald’s to listen up and add a veggie burger to its menu, let’s round up six places that have great ones available now.
Green Seed Vegan: Houston, Texas
Seva: Detroit, Michigan
The veggie burger options start with a choice of a tempeh burger or portobello burger, to which you can add a choice of cheddar, queso Chihuahua, Swiss, smoked mozzarella, Daiya vegan “cheddar” or Daiya vegan “mozzarella” cheese, as well as vegan BBQ sauce, spicy mayo, pesto or salsa.
Christopher’s: Cambridge, Massachusetts
R+D Kitchen: Santa Monica, California
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