Everywhere You Can Get An Impossible Burger in WNY

Impossible Burger at Buffalo Tap House

Impossible Burger at Buffalo Tap House / Photo courtesy of Buffalo Tap House

It looks like meat; it acts like meat (starts out pink and cooks to brown); and it tastes like meat. But it’s not meat.

It’s the Impossible Burger.

According to Impossible Foods, the company that creates the burger, “Impossible delivers all the flavor, aroma and beefiness of meat from cows.”

Unlike previous companies marketing to non-meat eaters, Impossible Foods targets meat eaters. They want people who eat meat to try the Impossible Burger simply because it tastes just as good — if not better — than meat.

How do they do this? By replicating the juiciness, the sizzle and the texture of actual beef.

By many accounts, they’ve nailed it.

“I love the fact that I can order a burger that ‘bleeds’ and looks like a real burger instead of a patty of black beans and corn squished together,” says Bethany Williams, who grew up in Buffalo. “As much as I love regular veggie burgers, sometimes seeing the chopped up vegetables in my burger makes me feel like I am missing out on something, whereas the Impossible Burger lets me enjoy ‘cheating’ on my diet without the guilt after.”

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She adds, “Eating an Impossible Burger gives me the closest experience possible to the taste and texture of a real burger without actually having red meat. It’s taken the idea of a veggie burger to a whole new level.”

Buffalo resident Dilpreet Kaur agrees.

“I am very impressed by the creation and concept behind it,” she says. “People who give up meat for religious, eco-friendly or any reason at all now now have a means of tasting something they loved once. Not to mention it’s so much healthier for our cardiovascular processes since it lacks the tremendous amounts of animal fat.”

More than 5,000 restaurants are serving the Impossible Burger, including a number of eateries here in Western New York. If your curiosity is piqued — or if you’re already an Impossible Burger lover — here are 15 places in Western New York to find one:

Are we missing one? Email us at editioral@stepoutbuffalo.com.

 

Local Restaurants that Offer Impossible Burger:

Brennan's Bowery

Impossible Foods Bowery Burger with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, and Swiss cheese, served with lettuce tomato and onion on a brioche roll / Photo courtesy of Brennan’s Bowery Bar

1. Brennan’s Bowery Bar

4401 Transit Road, Williamsville / 633-9630 / brennansbowery.com

Price: $17

Topped with sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions and vegan pepperjack. Served with lettuce, tomato and raw onion on a vegan brioche roll.

 

2. The Griffon Gastropub (Lewiston location only)

810 Center St., Lewiston / 405-7291 / thegriffonpub.com

Price: $19

Topped with vegan cheddar cheese, sautéed forest mushrooms, roasted garlic spread, arugula, tomatoes and crispy onion frizzles. Served on a vegan ciabatta bun.

 

Impossible Burger at Colter Baywith 100% vegan Maple Apple Butter and Smoked Gouda topped with Fennel Fronds / Photo courtesy of Colter Bay

3. Colter Bay

561 Delaware Ave., Buffalo / 436-5197 / colterbaybuffalo.com

Price: $16

Two options for toppings: classic lettuce, tomato, onions and vegan cheddar, or the seasonal option that includes jackfruit chili, vegan cheddar, vegan gouda and scallions. Comes with French fries.

 

4. Cole’s

1104 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo / 886-1449 / colesonelmwood.com

Price: $15

Toppings include lettuce, tomato and pickle on the side. Can order onions, peppers with it, too. Comes with French fries.

 

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5. Pizza Plant (both Williamsville and Canalside locations)

7770 Transit Road, Williamsville  / 632-0800 (Williamsville)

125 Main St., Buffalo / 626-5566 (Canalside) / pizzaplant.com

Price: $15.99  

Can come in one of three ways: “Crossroads” (sautéed mushrooms and cheddar); “Bob’s style” (sautéed mushrooms, spinach, banana peppers and cheddar); or “Stinapeno” (sautéed spinach, jalapeños and mozzarella). Comes with French fries or a basic salad.   

 

6. Neat

5175 Transit Road, Williamsville / 632-6328  / neatbuffalo.com

Price: $16.50

Toppings include lettuce, tomato and onion and house sauce. Comes with French fries.

 

7. The Wellington Pub

1541 Hertel Ave., Buffalo / 833-9899 / wellingtonpub.com

Price: $12.99

Toppings can include anything that comes on a burger. Comes with chips.

 

Impossible Burger at Buffalo Tap House

Impossible Burger at Buffalo Tap House / Photo courtesy of Buffalo Tap House

8. Buffalo Tap House

85 W. Chippewa St., Buffalo / 332-2433 / buffalotaphouse.com

Price: $14

Toppings include anything that comes on a burger. Comes with chips.

 

9. Riverstone Grill

971 E. River Road, Grand Island / 775-9079 / theriverstonegrill.com

Price: $16

Toppings include shaved vegetable, lettuce, balsamic roasted tomato.

 

10. Chill 443

443 Main St., Niagara Falls  / 284-2501 / chill443.com

Price: $16.49

Toppings include lettuce, tomato, onion an dil pickle. Comes with French fries.

 

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11. Woodcock Brothers Brewing Co.

638 Lake St., Wilson / 333-4000 / woodcockbrothersbrewery.com

Price: $18

Any toppings that go on a regular burger can go on an Impossible Burger. Served on a Costanzo’s roll with chips and a pickle.

 

12. Thin Man Brewery

492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo /716.923.4100 / thinmanbrewery.com

Make any of their burgers into an impossible burger for a $4 up-charge.

 

Chain Restaurants that Offer Impossible Burger:

13. Cheeburger Cheeburger (Amherst location only)

1593 Niagara Falls Blvd., Amherst / 836-1002 / cheeburger.com

Price: $11.99

Comes with any toppings you want, including sauces and cheese.

 

14. Bar Louie (Walden Galleria)

1 Walden Galleria / 989-3950 / barlouie.com

Price: $14

Toppings include lettuce, tomato, pickle and onion and garlic aioli sauce. Comes with French fries or tater tots.

 

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15. Dave & Buster’s

1 Galleria Drive / 932-2515 / daveandbusters.com

Price: $14.49

Toppings include American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion and garlic aioli. Comes with French fries.

 

16. Hard Rock Cafe

333 Prospect St., Niagara Falls / 282-0007 / hardrock.com

Price: $17.95

Toppings include cheddar cheese and onion rings, served on bun with iceberg lettuce, tomato and onion. Comes with French fries.

 

Are we missing one? Email us at editioral@stepoutbuffalo.com.

1 Comment

  • pizzafiend718 says:

    Have to chime in here and recommend NYE Park Tavern on Elmwood Ave, as well as Buffalo Melting Point on Allen (special sauce = WOW!), and Allen Burger Venture on Allen Street (especially with the truffle fries).

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