HUGE NEWS: Vegan Mission Burger is back TONIGHT for one night only! »
You all know how much we loved the Vegan Mission Burger while it was still around and if you don’t, you can read the insane tale of our mutual love here. I don’t think I’ve written so passionately about anything in my life, and I’m a very sensual person.
Well, TONIGHT, it is back for one night only! Along with drinks and Berlin-style Ping Pong, which we have no clue what it is but Allan from Mission Mission FUCKING LOVES IT so it must be alright.
About the Vegan Mission Burger, Allan writes:
ALSO: on this night there will be VEGAN MISSION BURGERS. Which are hella good. Like possibly even better than the meat versions BECAUSE THEY ARE EPICLY AWESOME.
Dude, the Mission Vegan Burger is coming back at a BOWLING ALLEY IN THE MISSION? This shit is bananas.
Seven best Bay Area veggie burgers & Mission Burger’s vegan burger recipe! BURGERS! »
Obviously I’m trying to optimize SEO for anyone searching for “burger” and when I do things, I go big or go home! So usually I just go home but today: GOOGLE BETTER WATCH ITS BACK.
Anyway! I wrote some stuff up for SFoodie, first being (WHAT I BELIEVE TO BE) the seven best veggie burgers in the Bay Area. Next: a cobbled-together recipe for the dearly departed Mission Vegan Burger. I got the recipe from the nice dudes at Mission Street Food, and then tried to scale it down because that shit was originally for 70 patties and lord knows I can EAT but 70? Touché, Mission Street Food dudes. Touché. Oooh, perhaps we sell them at the next SF Vegan Bakesale?? We just need an industrial deep fryer. You got one? Wanna be my boyfriend?* Please note: if you have one and bring it to the sale, I WILL steal it. OMG, I’ll be deep-frying errrthang in site. You’ll be like, “Laura, where did you go?” and I’ll be all, “Oh sorry, I was just deep-frying my face!” Except I’ll probably be deep-frying a candy bar because ew, health code violation!
*Sorry, Jonas! I’m sure you understand, you’d do the same to me. It’s either leave or be left, baby!
Recipe: Vegan Mission Burger! »
Since Mission Burger has opted to discontinue their much-lauded vegan burger, they’ve invited their loyal customers, already desperate for its return to email them for the recipe. We did just that, and now we’re sharing it with you! They are actually really lovely people and if we are super duper nice and let them know how much we love (read: NEED) the vegan burger, perhaps one day, it shall return. And maybe it might be a little different or a little more expensive but one thing is for sure, these fools can make the crap out of a vegan burger so let’s stay on their side and hope, one day, they will again give us what we want (read: NEED)!
Roll up your sleeves, there’s some labor involved in this one! But it is a labor of love and on the other side of the mountain, there is some seriously amazing shit. And by shit, I mean 70 vegan burgers HELL YEAH.
Makes 70 patties. Oh shut up, I know you can eat that many, fatty!
OH, SNAP. You have to email them to get the recipe. DO IT UP!
Thank you to Mission Burger! You rocked our world for a few short months and we’ll always remember the summer of ‘09 in a way that rivals only sex-filled summer camp romps. Which we never had so what I’m saying is, that burger was the best thing that ever happened to us.
Mission Burger is CANCELING ITS VEGAN BURGER OH DEAR GOD NO »
Unfortunately, yes we will cancel it pretty soon because it takes a lot of work to make and was sort of just a labor of love—love we lost a few weeks ago when people complained about frying a piece of battered fish in the same deep fryer as the vegan patty. Even though that was a one time contamination, we just don’t want to make any vegans upset in the future.
Maybe we’ll bring it back some day when our broken hearts have had a chance to mend a little.
Vegans. This is a call to arms. We must get into Mission Burger TODAY and buy vegan burgers and tell the good people of MB that we want, nay NEED, our vegan burger. Please, if you ever loved me, you will do this.
Also, I’ve written a response to Mission Burger below. I will also post this on Yelp and email it to them and post it on their window and write it on my chest and run naked through the streets I WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES.
Dear Mission Burger,
Please don’t do this. We love that vegan burger more than we love most humans and animals (AND WE’RE VEGAN! THAT MEANS WE LOVE ANIMALS A LOT!). We know that the fish contamination was a one-time thing and totally trust your practices and think you are awesome. Also, as we may have mentioned, we live our sad lives waiting for our next hit of vegan burger. IT IS SO GOOD. In fact, we’ve had several omnis who have tried both burgers tell us that the vegan one is ten times the burger. Please don’t take it away from us. Please. We are prepared to give you babies blood, our first borns, and delicious cupcakes if you will PLEASE GOD reconsider.
Vegansaurus & THE MILLION BILLION OTHER VEGANS, VEGETARIANS, AND OPEN-MINDED OMNIS WHO LOVE THE VEGAN BURGER MORE THAN THEIR FREEDOM.
p.s. AND I AIN’T ONE TO GOSSIP SO YOU DIDN’T HEAR THIS FROM ME BUT the one person we heard who complained about the fish fryer mix-up wasn’t even vegan, she was an uppity vegetarian! Please don’t punish the vegans for a vegetarian’s folly. Also, I will say this. I know most vegans who eat out at places that aren’t totally vegan are aware that some non-vegan stuff might get into their food. We hope kitchens will do their best to make sure that doesn’t happen, but let’s be real. It’s like not expecting rat dander or sweaty-chef sweat in your food: it’s the price you pay when you eat out. If you’re not okay with that, then definitely don’t leave your house and maybe consider investing in a bubble.
Behold: Mission Burger! »
No seriously, look at it. This is the vegan Mission Burger and it is your most delicious new best friend. This blog previously speculated this might be the case, but I am here to confirm it for you. IRL I am known as someone with a tendency to say “OMFG THIS IS THE BEST EVER” but ignore all that. What I am telling you is, this is the best burger I have ever had, of any kind. SRSLY.
First and foremost: this motherfucker is huge. I sat down with it literally three different times, and ate a satisfying amount each time. I didn’t even eat dinner, because lunch was so huge/amazing/satisfying. Also I prefer to drink myself to sleep.
Secondly, this burger isn’t exactly pretty in the traditional sense, but it is beautiful like a work of art. The patty is dark and richly colored, with variable textures (the fava/chickpea patty, the whole edamame beans and the leafy kale blend together in a surprisingly harmonious way.) Also you can’t taste any of those health foods because it is fried and covered in wasabi mayonnaise (made with seaweed not eggs! unlocking some science on your ass!). The springy light slaw is the perfect amount of acid, and the chili sauce is a pop of redness that reminds your whole body that the combination of hot oil and capsaicin is like a speedball for your cells. Woooooooo!!! Really, it’s just like that.
Lastly, this burger is $7. I don’t know about you but I am rocking a paycut in Depression 2.0 and I’m just out here trying to survive, you know? In addition to refusing to give up my adherence to prissy urbane dining trends. With the vegan Mission Burger, you can survive all day AND exploit the social capital associated with eating sloppy pretend-proletarian “street” food awkwardly on a stack of potato bags outside an Asian supermarket! Man, I am so hip.
Anyway, vegan Mission Burger. Buy me one. [Ed.: I already bought you one, hooker!]
This post was 100 percent Megan Allison. Yes, we love that ho.
Mission Street Food presents the Mission Burger. To get it, you go to the counter inside the Duc Loi supermarket at 18th and Mission Streets and ask for the vegan burger. It sounds pretty amazing: maitake and shiitake mushrooms, roasted kale, edamame, scallions, sesame seeds and fava-chickpea patty, served with avocado and miso “mayo” (with seaweed replacing the egg yolks in the emulsion) on a griddled Acme bun for $7. Ugh DO WANT.
They’re selling every day but Thursday for lunch (which begins at noon and goes until they run out) so you know, go over there and buy them out. In one hour and 15 minutes. I’ll be there I GUESS UGH.
Scooped by the
dickwads charming folks at MissionMission again. It’s basically because they get hard for anything that MSF does. The photo is hella stolen from them too. Signed, Sour Sally.