I love when classic burger joints such as Gott's roadside start to adapt to a more plant-based friendly menu. I have been going to this place since I was a kid - the original place in St. Helena which was formally known as Taylor's. My grandparents would drive me all the way up to St. Helena from Napa on hot summer days just to get a burger and a black and white milkshake. If anything screams summer nostalgia for me it would a black and white shake. And for those who don't know what a black and white shake is well let me tell you all about this dreamy shake. It is a hand spun vanilla shake with chocolate syrup dripping down the sides. So it is amazing. Not vegan of course. But I was a kid that could handle the dairy at the time - barely.
Vegan on the Menu.
Gott's is one of those classic burger joints where you can count on the garlic fries being delicious every time, always getting a cheesy bacon filled burger and a thick creamy shake. So I was excited to see there re-vamped menu over the weekend in which now has a plethora of vegan options! And they are totally open to making modifications on the menu according to food allergies and dietary preferences.
Of course the infamous impossible burger is on the menu! The Impossible burger patty made entirely from plants, has american cheese (opt off for vegans), lettuce, tomatoes, pickles & secret sauce (opt off for vegans) on a toasted egg bun or you can get it on a lettuce wrap. Everyone has been talking about the impossible burger because it bleeds similarly to regular meat and quite frankly the taste is pretty darn close. What makes it different from its veggie burger predecessors is that it’s meant to entice meat-eaters and it sure does taste just like a regular burger!
Salads and Sides
One of the newest additions that I was most excited about is there falafel salad - arugula, tomatoes, cucumber & quinoa tossed with lemon tahini dressing & topped with spiced, fried chickpeas, avocado, feta (opt-off for vegan), pickled beets & falafel. As a vegan we are well acquainted with hummus and middle-eastern flavors so when I see salads encompassing these flavors I am always excited to try them out. The pickled veggies really help balance out and add additional flavors to the chickpea so that was a nice touch. Additionally if you are trying to take a healthier route and stay away from their wicked good sweet potato fries you can try out there new fresh veggies and hummus which includes raw carrots, cucumber & bell pepper served with organic hummus. I wholeheartedly support the company’s mission of sourcing local and creating California-inspired foods so next time you are in Napa, St. Helena or SF be sure to check them out!
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