Superiority Burger: The Food, The Cookbook

Seira Wilson on July 03, 2018
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SuperiorityBurger_200.jpgI'm an admitted cheeseburger fiend.  I'll eat them at any time of day, multiple days in a row.  I've had a few pretty good vegetarian burgers but--just being honest here--mostly held them in disdain.  Until I went to Superiority Burger in NYC.  This tiny, unassuming little spot has become a go-to for locals and celebrities alike.  The food is vegetarian, mostly vegan, and ridiculously good.

Chef/owner Brooks Headley is a force of nature and is always changing things up, creating new dishes, tweaking old favorites.  Superiority Burger now has it's own cookbook, a gorgeous creation that melds simplicity with style--it's a cookbook you want to page through and show your friends. I'd picked a few recipes from the cookbook that I wanted to try, so figured why not see what they taste like in-house. So we went to Headley's place on E. 9th and Avenue A to try the food, see what all the hubbub is about. 

Below are photos from that visit, these are all dishes that you can make at home with the cookbook.  I won't pretend all are easy--some are and some aren't. The Superiority Burger has a lot of ingredients.  But the recipe makes a large batch, and believe me when I tell you that it's time well spent.  I went to Superiority Burger for lunch then that same evening had a late-night burger at Shake Shack (don't judge me). Truth be told, Headley's vegetarian burger blew my favorite Shake Shack cheeseburger out of the water for flavor and overall satisfaction.  I have seen the veggie burger in a new light, and it is glorious.

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Below, the Superiority Burger (left) and the Sloppy Dave: 

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The New Creation:

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Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad (I'm making this for a July 4th potluck--bye-bye Cesar):

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