NutBurg was born in a bistro in Wakefield, Quebec. A lot of the crowd who came in were veg heads, vegans and people who just wanted to eat less meat. We needed to come up with an alternative to our beef-based hamburger.
This was the genesis for The NutBurg. First, we decided that we wanted something that was unique – a meatless burger that had texture and taste, and we knew that nuts could offer that. The end result is The NutBurg, a delicious combination of roasted almonds, cashews, and sunflower seeds, which are complimented with carrots, red onions and mushrooms, cheese, breadcrumbs and spices. We also came up with the holy grail of veggie burgers: a delicious, gluten-free burger – our Mexican-inspired “Holy Mole Burger”.
Right out of the gate, The NutBurg was a hit. People were coming into the kitchen wanting to buy them to take home. What really surprised us was that orders where coming into the kitchen requesting bacon and cheese to be added. We had product that appealed to burger-lovers of all kinds.