Rebecca Marx's Best Hamburger (2010)

5 Napkin Burger

A disclaimer: As the only member of the Voice food department who doesn't eat meat, I don't have much to say about normal burgers. But I do have a lot to say about the veggie burger at 5 Napkin Burger. The patty's ingredients include barley, black beans, brown rice, sesame seeds, jalapeños, carrots, and beets, the latter of which lend it a convincing shade of meaty pink. Plopped onto a stout multigrain bun with lettuce, tomatoes, bread-and-butter pickles, and Russian-dressing-like 5N sauce, it's earthy, robust, compellingly sloppy, and intensely satisfying. And most important, it won't leave vegetarians staring with guilty longing at the plates of satiated carnivores.

Location Details

630 Ninth Ave.
New York NY 10036


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