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Oregon’s Vegan Burger Shop Will Set Down Roots in Roosevelt Whole Foods

Expect Next Level Burger’s grand opening in August

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Eater broke the news way back in 2015 that Oregon’s vegan Next Level Burger was interested in a Seattle expansion; now there’s finally progress on that front, with the company announcing plans to open inside the Roosevelt Whole Foods this August.

The restaurant will occupy a prominent spot at the front of the grocery store. Next Level Burger specializes in so-called "plant-based" food; all burgers, hot dogs, shakes, salads, sides, and sandwiches are made without animal products, and the ingredients are organic and non-GMO. This location will be equipped to serve beer, cider, and dairy-free shakes.

"It's so much better for the planet," co-founder Matthew de Gruyter told Eater PDX. "A pound of red meat takes about 2,500 gallons of water to produce. I used to eat about seven pounds of meat a week, so that means I was going through a swimming pool's worth of water on a weekly basis. We're reinventing fast food. It's a healthy alternative for everyone, whether you're in a progressive city like Portland, or somewhere like Dallas, Texas."

The original Next Level Burger was founded in Bend, Oregon, and the company has expanded into Portland and Lake Oswego.

Next Level Burger

1026 NE 64th St, Seattle, WA 98115 (206) 319-0026 Visit Website