What I Got: The Chickpea, Steakhouse Burger, Save the Animals-Style Fries, Crispy Cauliflower
Location: NYC + more
Stand Up Burgers is a great vegetarian alternative to classic fast food. They have many options that are just like a typical fast food restaurant plus some more elevated items. It is much more expensive than regular fast food, but when I’m craving fast food and don’t want the meat this is my go to.
The Chickpea – The Chickpea burger includes a house-made chickpea patty, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, and special sauce on a hamburger bun. The patty is like a big, flat falafel. It is impressively moist and flavorful. The toppings pair well with the chickpea patty and make the flavor profile more like a traditional burger, minus the meat. The veggies add fresh flavor and crunch. The cheese gives it that cheeseburger taste. I enjoyed this because I am not always in the mood for an impossible burger that tastes exactly like meat. This is the perfect non-meat-flavored alternative.
Steakhouse Burger – The Steakhouse burger includes a grilled beyond patty, blue cheese crumbles, caramelized onions, lettuce, and horseradish aioli on a hamburger bun. This is a fantastic, more elevated burger. The beyond burger is juicy on the inside and perfectly grilled on the outside. It tastes exactly like a real burger. The caramelized onions are jammy, sweet, and savory. They wonderfully complement the slightly salty burger. The creamy blue cheese is the perfect pairing with the caramelized onion. The lettuce adds crunch and freshness while the spicy horseradish aioli cuts through the rich flavors in this burger. This burger is indulgent and absolutely delicious. If you love blue cheese and caramelized onion like me, you will love the Steakhouse Burger.
Save the Animals-Style Fries – The Save the Animals Fries include crispy golden fries topped with caramelized onions, special sauce, and parsley. When Stand Up Burgers says crispy golden fries, they are not kidding. Every single fry is beautifully golden and perfectly crispy. They are gorgeous. It blows my mind how such perfect fries are achievable. Top that with sweet, savory, jammy caramelized onion, a tangy, creamy special sauce, and a sprinkle of parsley, and you get a superbly delicious treat. Need I say more? Do you like fries? Do you like caramelized onions? If yes, get these fries! They are my favorite item at Stand Up Burgers. If you are going to get anything, get these!
Crispy Cauliflower – The crispy cauliflower is tempura battered cauliflower topped with sesame seeds and green onion. The cauliflower has a perfectly thin coat of tempura batter that is crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The cauliflower interior was moist and perfectly cooked, so it was not too crunchy or too soft. It has a delicious, fresh cauliflower flavor that balances out the fried exterior. I like dipping the crispy cauliflower in buffalo sauce to make for a spicy, crispy bite. It is meant to serve two, but I can easily eat an entire order alongside my burger.