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Get the Impossible Burger in Chicago
The Impossible burger has arrived in Chicago. Learn all about it here.
A veggie burger that tastes like meat?
The Impossible Burger is a burger that tastes like beef but is made from plants. It is made for meat-lovers, and way better for the planet than traditional beef.
The burger is made by Impossible Foods, who spent five years developing the best plant-based burger that would satisfy the tastes and cravings of meat-eaters.
We are happy to announce that the burger is now part of Howells & Hood's gourmet burger selection, served all day every day.
Meat, made from plantsWhat’s in the Impossible Burger? It’s primarily made from wheat protein, potato protein, and coconut oil.
Its secret ingredient is a compound called heme, a molecule that is found in both animals and plants, and the key component that gives meat its color and flavor. The scientists at Impossible Foods extracted a plant-based type of heme from soy roots and grew it with the help of yeast. This creates the Impossible Burger’s red coloring and contributes to the burger’s meaty flavor.
Why eat plant-based meat?
Relying on cows to make meat is land-hungry, water-thirsty, and pollution-heavy. That’s why the Impossible Foods team set out to make delicious meats that are good for people and the planet.
The Impossible Burger is remarkably more efficient when compared to beef and uses 95% less land, 74% less water and creates 87% less greenhouse gas emissions. To put it into perspective that’s equal to one 10-minute shower, 14 driving miles, and 75 square feet of land.
Impossible burger ingredients, nutrition, and calories
Water, Textured Wheat Protein, Coconut Oil, Potato Protein, Natural Flavors, 2% or less of: Leghemoglobin (soy), Yeast Extract, Salt, Soy Protein Isolate, Konjac Gum, Xanthan Gum, Thiamin (Vitamin B1), Zinc, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Ribo avin (Vitamin B2), Vitamin B12.
Contains: Soy, Wheat
The Impossible Burger nutrition matches the levels of protein and iron found in 80 percent lean ground beef. It has about the same calories, less total fat (with slightly higher saturated fat from coconut oil), and is completely cholesterol-free.
For a three ounce serving:
13 grams of fat
10 grams of saturated fat
20 grams of protein
0mg no cholesterol
430 milligrams of sodium
Is the Impossible Burger vegan?
It’s for meat-lovers, but it’s ok for vegans too, just order it without cheese. It’s plant-based, nut-free, and dairy-free. It contains gluten and soy.
Where to buy the Impossible Burger in Chicago?
The Impossible Burger is rolling out to all Bottleneck Management locations. It is currently available at:
Howells & Hood (menu) - 435 N Michigan Ave (Downtown Chicago)
The Boundary (menu) - 1932 W. Division St (Wicker Park)
Old Town Pour House Oak Brook (menu) - 8 Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook)
Old Town Pour House Naperville (menu) - 17 Freedom Drive (Naperville)