By COLlive reporter
Photos: Baruch Ezagui/COLlive
Benny’s Brick Oven Pizza is currently the only kosher restaurant that is serving the “Impossible Burger” in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.
Located at 419 Kingston Avenue, the pizza shop has added the kosher pareve patty to its staple menu of pizza, paninis, calzones and salads.
The Impossible Burger is plant-based and contains no animal hormones or antibiotics. It boasts as much bioavailable iron and protein as a burger of ground cow’s beef.
Benny’s has been serving it with lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles and chipotle mayo on a bun. There’s also the option to add a slice of cheddar cheese on it.
A sign on the storefront of the pizza shop, which is under OK Kosher supervision, has been notifying the clientele of the new offering – a blend unheard of in the past because of kosher’s strict separation of dairy and meat.
“We have received many compliments about it from customers,” Mendel, a store employee, told COLlive.com. “But most of the time, people have questions about its kashrus.”
“The newest Impossible Burger delivers everything that matters to hard-core meat lovers, including taste, nutrition and versatility,” said Impossible Foods’ CEO and Founder Dr. Patrick O. Brown.
The ground “Impossible Meat” can be used in any ground meat dish, including stews, chili, sauces, braises, minces, meatballs, and meat pies. It is said to be easy to cook on the BBQ, flat top grill, oven and pan.
According to its menu online, Benny’s has begun to incorporate it in its new Mexican dishes that they are now introducing to the public.
The “Impossible Beef Burrito” offers Impossible beef, beans, rice, jalapeno sauce, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes, and avocado. And the “Impossible Beef Enchiladas” are made up of Impossible beef, jalapeno sauce, and cheese.
The Mexican menu also has a veggie burrito and enchilada with roasted peppers and onions, rice, beans, jalapeno sauce, sour cream, cheese, tomatoes and avocado.
“We haven’t yet been asked by a customer to have the Impossible Meat placed on a pizza,” Benny’s store employee joked.
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