Black Bean Burger at Champs Diner, Brooklyn, NY
The black bean burger at Champs Diner in Brooklyn is a favorite of Chef Adamn Geringer-Dunn, an owner of Greenpoint Fish & Lobster Co. His reasoning: "I order the black bean burger from Champs Diner then add chili, tempeh bacon, and avocado. I get the experience of a big messy burger but I don't hate myself after." It's the kind of vegan burger that even the most dedicated carnivore could find a place for in their lives. The restaurant isn't exactly your regular kind of diner, so it only makes sense that their premium burger offering isn't your usual kind of diner burger. Champs is an all vegan diner, but that only means more care has been taken to overcome that deficit.