19 Jun Please The Palate Pick of the Week: Flower Burger Plant-Based Rainbow Burgers
They are colorful. They are vegan. They are quite tasty. They are plant-based rainbow burgers from Flower Burger and the Please The Palate pick of the week!
Flower Burger is vegan fast food. I am not a vegan by any stretch of the imagination but I was intrigued by the bright, colorful images I was seeing on Instagram. Flower Burger was born in Milan, Italy in 2015 offering the first Italian vegan burger fast food. Matteo Toto is a young entrepreneur who found the perfect meeting point between burger culture and plant-based cuisine and today there are fourteen locations in Italy, as well as locations in France, Amsterdam, and London. Flower Burger was brought to the United States by Elena Platt and her husband who fell in love with Flower Burger on a trip to Italy.
Flower Burger is called the “original rainbow vegan burger”. Each burger is colorful and eye-catching but the ingredients and flavor is about simplicity and purity. The menu is 100% plant based burgers and they make their own sauces, bread, and patties. The soft multicereal bread buns come is various colors. The color comes from natural ingredients, such as turmeric, cherry and beetroot extract, and purple carrot extract.
The Classic Chickpea has a tumeric colored bun with a chickpea patty, Flower Mayo, juicy tomatoes and the Gentilina lettuce. I love chickpeas and the patty tasted like the inside of a falafel ball. The Flower May, which is soy based, was also quite flavorful. There is also a Spicy Chickpea burger for those that want a little more kick.
The Flower Burger is the signature burger and includes a red kidney-bean patty and violet bun, made from purple carrot extract. The cheese, which looks like cheddar, is plant based and made without lactose and dairy products.
Other Flower Burgers available are:
- The Jungle Burger with an oat-and-red-bean patty, zucchini and a green bun colored with spirulina powder and turmeric
- Tangy Chickpea is a chickpea patty with a Tartarella Sauce flavored with capers and pickles
- The Cherry Bomb is a lentil-based patty with pink bun, colored with cherry and beetroot extract;
The Flower Burgers can be enjoyed with potato wedges, edamame or patatas bravas.
Flower Burgers are really filled with flavor and will be enjoyed even by non-vegans, like myself.
Right now Flower Burger Los Angeles, the only Flower Burger in the US, operates out of a ghost kitchen with delivery-only but a brick-and-mortar restaurant will open this summer in West Hollywood.