Modern Love Wins National Award for Savory Mushroom Burger

For Immediate Release:
May 15, 2023

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Omaha, Neb. – In honor of National Hamburger Month, PETA has named its picks for the best vegan burgers in the U.S., and locally based Modern Love has won a top spot with its hearty, juicy Mushroom Swizz Burger.

Located at 3157 Farnam St. on the corner of Turner Boulevard, the eatery—co-owned and -operated by vegan chef and cookbook author Isa Chandra Moskowitz—offers vegan versions of American comfort food classics both savory and sweet, from the Cauliflower Buffalo Wings and the Corned Beet Reuben to the Walnut Brownie and the Blackberry Lemon Cheesecake. The award-winning Mushroom Swizz is a savory and smoky seitan bean burger patty made from scratch and topped with roasted garlic mayo, fresh arugula, caramelized onions, grilled mushrooms, and the house cashew “swizz”—a creamy blend of cashews, sauerkraut juice, and truffle oil.

“Modern Love’s delectable combo of mouthwatering mushrooms and savory cashew sauce will satisfy any appetite,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “All the winning vegan burgers on PETA’s national top 10 list prove that serving plant-based foods is a smart business decision.”

Modern Love will receive a framed certificate from PETA in honor of its culinary achievement. The other top burgers receiving the group’s recognition are the Ménage à Trois at Slutty Vegan (Atlanta), the Beet Burger at Three Carrots (Indianapolis), the Love Life Burger at Love Life Cafe (Miami), the Dirty Secret at J. Selby’s (St. Paul, Minnesota), the Flatiron at Meta Burger (Boulder, Denver, and Edgewater, Colorado), the Garlic Mushroom Burger at Mark of the Beastro (Salt Lake City), the WAP-er at Houstatlantavegan (Houston), the Deluxe Vurger at Vurger Guyz (Los Angeles), and the Cowboy Burger at Bean Vegan Cuisine (Charlotte, North Carolina).

Every person who goes vegan spares nearly 200 animals each year daily suffering and terrifying deaths and reduces their risk of developing heart disease and cancer. PETA’s free vegan starter kit can help those looking to make the switch.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to eat”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org, listen to The PETA Podcast, or follow the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

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