When I saw the Field Roast Hand-Formed Burgers at the grocery store last week, I openly gasped. I’ve been a fan of Field Roast for years. (Their apple sage sausage is one of my all-time favorite vegan specialty products, and their frankfurter is the best hot dog on the market.) About a year and a half ago I’d heard that they’d started selling burgers at a Seattle stadium, and it made me almost wish that I was a sports fan, and oh, yeah, that I lived in the Pacific Northwest.
The burgers started appearing in stores this past summer, but like everything else, it takes a while for new things to hit the middle of the country (unless you live in Chicago, maybe). I emailed my grocery store asking if they’d carry them, but they simply wrote back that they would pass the request on to the person ordering. They also said that I could order a case of the burgers, but spending about a hundred bucks on burgers seemed like quite a bit more of a commitment than I wanted to make.