If you live in LA, then you’ve either been to or heard of Umami Burger. As a vegetarian, I can’t say I’ve thought much about it. In fact, my vegetarian friends said the veggie stuff that Umami has to offer is limited and not very good. Well, I decided to put it to the test. I went with two coworkers to the Umami Burger on Cahuenga by Space 1540.
The space itself is well designed and includes a large outdoor patio for sunny LA days. This isn’t your typical fast food burger joint.
After seeing only one veggie option on the menu, I asked the server about it and she said that in addition to that one item they offer any of the other burgers with a portobello mushroom substitute for the patty. If you don’t like mushrooms, then the menu would seem limited, but as a mushroom lover that meant I had a ton to choose from. I ended up going with the Earth Burger. It was a mushroom and edamame patty with white soy and truffle aioli, ricotta cheese, onions, lettuce and a tomato. I got a side of sweet potato fries which came with a garlic dipping sauce. Wow. This meal was awesome. I’m SO glad I decided to give Umami Burger a chance. I’m also curious to try one of the portobello burgers.
I’m sure you’ve heard tons of people rave about this place, but as a vegetarian I also found this burger restaurant delicious.