Islands Restaurants, which opened in La Cumbre Plaza last year,launched its take on the plant-based Impossible Burger. The burger is topped with avocado, white cheddar, lettuce, tomato and roasted garlic aioli and is available through June 16 at all Islands locations. Impossible Burger 2.0 — the next-generation version of the plant-based Impossible Burger — contains no gluten, animal hormones or antibiotics and is kosher- and halal-certified.
In January, Impossible Foods launched its upgrade at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where Impossible Burger 2.0 took home the show’s highest honors, including “Best of the Best,” “Most Impactful Product,” and “Most Unexpected Product.” Impossible Burger’s first product upgrade since its 2016 public debut was also hailed as the tech show’s “Best Product Launch” and a “Triumph of Food Engineering.”
“We’re excited to be able to add another meatless burger option to our menu,” said Islands’ President Michael Smith. “We’re always searching for ways to add plant-based options for our guests who would like to incorporate plant-based items into their diet and the Impossible Burger 2.0 fits perfectly into our menu. We prioritize flavor first, and the Impossible Burger 2.0 delivers.”
I had read about the Impossible Burger when it first debuted so The Restaurant Guy and Gal decided to stop by and give it a try. It definitely looks like and has many qualities of beef. When you first start eating it is hard to tell the difference. Then you notice a distinct and unusual aftertaste that is hard to describe. The aftertaste is a little alarming because everything else about the burger suggests to your senses that you are eating real beef. We will not order the Impossible Burger again because of the aftertaste.