Going “green” to protect our environment is not just about solar panels, recycling and reducing food waste — it also comes down to the food choices we make.
Over 50 percent of greenhouse gas emissions are connected to raising and slaughtering livestock. With over 66 billion animals processed for food annually, raising livestock alone takes a tremendous amount of land and resources.
Thanks to a few innovative companies, reducing or eliminating beef from your diet does not mean you have to give up your burger. Both Impossible Foods with its Impossible Burger and Beyond Meat’s Beyond Burger are changing the way a lot of Americans are consuming one of the country’s most popular sandwiches. With an appearance, texture and flavor that mirrors a traditional burger, Impossible and Beyond burgers are finding support in celebrity endorsements and investment and are on menus coast to coast including in theme parks like Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Even fast food giants like Carl’s Jr. and A&W are catching on, adding the vegan, plant-based burgers to their menus amid growing demand for the product.
East End restaurants and grocery stores are jumping on the plant-based burger bandwagon. Here are five places you can go beyond the beef.
The Corner Bar
1 Main Street, Sag Harbor
10 Main Street, East Hampton
King Kullen Grocery
2044 Montauk Highway, Bridgehampton
31525 Main Road, Cutchogue
48 Main Street, Sag Harbor
Stop & Shop
67 Newtown Lane, East Hampton
194 W Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays
167 Main Street, Southampton