You wouldn’t think that a vegan burger joint would be able to draw a crowd in a city where shwarma stands, hamburger restaurants, and steakhouses run rampant. But Tel Aviv’s Buddha Burgers proves that theory wrong.
And the name “Buddha” is right on – this place has karma like you wouldn’t believe. Green karma, that is.
For starters, this burger joint is 100% vegan – meaning, no animal products whatsoever are offered on the menu. No meat, no dairy, and no eggs. This, in and of itself, is incredibly environmentally friendly since livestock production and the consumption of animal products contributes around one fifth of global greenhouse gas emissions. And there’s no tradeoff on taste, for those of you who are hardcore carnivores – their burgers are delicious.
But there’s more. If you want to order a Buddha Burger delivery to your apartment then they offer human-powered, emission-free deliveries. The deliveries made from their Yehuda Halevy branch are by bicycle, and the deliveries made from the Ibn Gvirol branch are on foot.
If low-emission food is your thing, Buddha Burgers also offers a variety of raw food snacks which are healthier for both you and the environment.
Wait, it gets better. The Yehuda Halevy branch is constructed from and decorated with reused materials. Stools are made from old pipes, the walls are made of old olive oil tin boxes, and chairs are decorated with old newspapers.
Now that’s a burger I’d like to sink my teeth into.
Buddha Burgers: 21 Yehuda Halevy (03-5101222), 86 Ibn Gvirol (03-5223040)
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