We had the pleasure of taking a beautiful summer drive up to Montclair to indulge ourselves with a sustainable, hip and organic food company: Bareburger. It is so easy to be enticed by Bareburger with their highly extensive vegan, gluten free and non-gmo options. We promise, flavor and texture is not compromised here. From the vegan conscious menu items to the 100% organic grass fed burger from Vermont Country Farms, this place makes sure your enjoying good food that is good for you!

In levels not even comparable to your average burger joint, their selections ranged from classic options to vegan and gluten free burgers, and hot dogs. This place puts quality at the top of their priority list. Even the chicken used for their buttermilk fried chicken is free range! Another very interesting food ingredient we picked up on was their vegan grated parmesan. Skeptics at first, we were pleased to find this ingredient added a textural element to our Brussels sprout dish. We’ll even share the secret, the vegan parmesan is composed of potato starch, sea salt and coconut oil!

We definitely wanted to try their bison burger, but also wanted to dive deep into their vegan menu. With an abundant amount of options, it took us a while to select but we finally narrowed it down. Did they live up to their hype?

They sure did. 

The Paul Bunyan

This lean and moist bison burger captured the essence of sweet honey with the tang of blue cheese, and was balanced out with sweet caramelized onions.  For sure a favorite amongst our team.

Bareburger has launched a forward thinking menu that is 50% VEGAN! It highlights plant-based meats like the Impossible and Beyond Burgers, updated signature burgers, loaded sides, shakes, and a ton more.

The Guadalupe (VEGAN)

This Spanish inspired vegan burger highlighted flavors of classic Tex-Mex cuisine with their black bean, roasted corn & poblano patty. Piled high with bright colored chunky guacamole, alfalfa sprouts, pickled red onions and a slice of tomato.  

Scott’s Waffles (GLUTEN FREE)

Perfectly fried waffle fries topped heavily with pickled jalapenos, guacamole, spicy pico de gallo, habanero mayo and parmesan cheese. This is a dish worth sharing, if you dare!

Crispy Brussels sprouts w/ tempeh bacon (VEGITARIAN)

Thin sliced asiago cheese adds a perfect umami and combines with the citrusy lemon squeezed on to the sea salted Brussels. All these ingredients really brings the flavors together.

Penn Station Dog (Vegan)

Served on a warm pretzel bun, this smokey and spicey “Beyond Bratwurst” is made with peas, fava beans and has 43% less fat than traditional pork sausages. Accompanied by your traditional stone ground mustard and pickles, this vegan hot dog taste and sizzles just like the real thing!

Mint Chocolate Cookies ‘n’ Cream (VEGAN)

Their vegan milkshake is made with fresh torn mint, thin sliced coconut and uses coconut milk based ice cream & hemp milk. “It won’t get you high, but it will take you places!”

Make sure to check out one of their 5 locations to get your healthy yet flavorful fix. It’ll make both your heart and your wallet happy!

-Nash Reba, @bestfoodsnj

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