WEEKEND GETAWAY! Organic Eats At Brooklyn’s Burger VillageBy Jill Goldsberry | April 30, 2018 | Travel
All this week, the DivaGals share their favorite travel spots that are perfect for a girls weekend getaway. Pick your fave and make travel plans for this weekend that would make any multicultural girl crew proud!
Hi Divas! It’s Earth Month and of course, the Divas have found the perfect spot for vegan Divas and carnivore alike to chow down together.
Most recently, cruising along in Brooklyn’s Park Slope, I came across Burger Village, a quaint, unique burger concept that defies the norm. From the “Impossible Burger” to “Wild Boar” option, I knew this was not a typical American burger place.
So here’s a bit of the backstory: this restaurant is one of three owned by Sam, Nick, Vick and Ravi, brothers who opened the first location in Great Neck, Long Island. The concept of Burger Village allows for a group of hardcore carnivores and equally discerning vegans to come together at one table and debate over anything but the food.
The sustainable wood decor is welcoming and comfortable and actually made by the very talented hands of one of the owners, Nick. Everything in the restaurant is recycled or refurbished; there’s nothing wasted. From the veggies to condiments to the burgers, everything is organic, locally sourced and sustainable. Environmentally friendly and great food? Can’t go wrong!
We heartily dove into a fresh spring mix salad with greens, cranberry and extra avocado to start off our meal. Yes, at Burger Village, you can have it your way. If you’d like to add a little jalapeno to your kale salad, go right ahead. “The salads are made to complement the burgers, you can even combine your burger with the salad,” said owner Nick. “An easy low-carb option, and you still get to enjoy a burger.”
Next up were the delicious basket of savory fries and onion rings called Frings, and organic chicken fingers with an assortment of exclusive dipping sauces, all made in-house and enhanced the delightful taste of everything we had.
Enough with the sides pieces already; we were here to go for broke on a burger. This is where the real magic happens: there’s literally a burger for everybody-some options include turkey, salmon, ostrich, boar, and one their best sellers, the Impossible Burger. Burger Village was actually one of the early pioneers of Brooklyn eateries to offer it.
The Impossible Burger looks like a juicy beef burger on a tasty bun. I had it with cheddar cheese and sauteed onions, with a mix of their exclusive chipotle BBQ sauce and sweet mustard. It has incredible flavor and texture. I wanted to eat the whole thing but had to save my appetite for the next one.
Moving along to the Salmon Burger, I had it prepared at the suggested temp with sauteed onions (can you tell I love onions) paired with lettuce, tomato, avocado, tartar sauce, fresh cilantro, and a signature sauce. This salmon was very tasty and flavors of the signature sauce added to the deliciousness.
The meal ended sweetly with a chocolate lava cake with organic vanilla ice cream was just what I needed to complete a culinary explosion of exotic flavors and pairings.
The next day the two half burgers were even more satisfying reheated for lunch.
I sat pleasantly plotting my next visit back to Park Slope to try even more choices.