The Little Kitchen in downtown Santa Barbara is serving up what some are calling the new meat alternative burger, ‘The Impossible Burger.’
Grace Austin, co-owner of the Little Kitchen, says that customers in Santa Barbara are always looking for a new meat alternative burger.
“My partner messaged me and she tried it somewhere and she said, ‘hey why don’t we do this!’ I mean it is all over Los Angeles, not many places in Santa Barbara are doing it at all, so we figured why not be one of the firsts,” said Austin.
Austin says the ‘Impossible Burger’ patty has been on the menu at the Little Kitchen for a couple weeks and people have been eatin’ it up.
‘The Impossible Burger’ patty is a plant-based burger patty but with a secret ingredient.
“The secret ingredient is heme,” said Austin. “It’s a protein found in the muscles of animals but [scientists] have mimicked that.”
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‘The Impossible Burger’ is made from ingredients found in nature, including wheat protein, coconut oil, potato protein, and heme, according to the manufacturer’s website.
Austin says the burger cooks the same way as a regular beef burger and tastes the same too.
“I’d say it does. I mean if you put them side-by-side, it’s very hard to tell the difference between the two,” said Austin. “It tastes almost the same as ground beef. It looks like ground beef. It cooks like ground beef.”
For more information on the manufacturer who makes ‘The Impossible Burger’ patty, click here.
If you have never been to The Little Kitchen, Austin says that they serve modern comfort food with a twist serving dishes made with local produce, organic ingredients at an affordable price.
The Little Kitchen is located at 17 West Ortega Street, Santa Barbara, CA, 93101 next to the Wildcat Lounge.
The Kitchen is open on Tuesdays through Sundays and closed on Mondays.
Tuesdays through Saturdays, they are open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and then open again at 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
On Sundays, they are open from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The Kitchen is also opened on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.
For more information on The Little Kitchen, click here.