New York City may be the last place you'd expect to go wild for a veggie burger joint, given the popularity of steaming bowls of pork-filled ramen, sandwiches overflowing with pastrami, and just about anything with bacon on it. But a new restaurant in the East Village is winning over vegans, vegetarians, and carnivores alike.
Superiority Burger, a tiny East Village burger joint, was opened by Brooks Headley, the former pastry chef at the four-star-rated restaurant Del Posto, in June 2015. To call it a "restaurant" is a stretch; it's really more like a takeout operation.
But Headley isn't the first chef to bring New Yorkers groundbreaking vegetable-forward fare; he follows a path paved by Dirt Candy (which, coincidentally, used to occupy the space he’s in now), Blossom, Blue Hill, and Pure Food and Wine (now closed). But those places are upscale, and at Superiority Burger, you can get a burger and a side for $13.