Plant-based burger joint, Earth Burger, opening at Mall of America in June

Earth Burger claims its vegan burgers taste just like beef burgers.
Publish date:

The Mall of America is opening a healthy burger stand at the end of June, bringing in Texas-based Earth Burger. 

Earth Burger debuted in San Antonio in 2014 and its new location on level 3 (south side) of Mall of America will be the first of its kind in the Midwest. 

All meals at Earth Burger are made with nutrient rich, plant-based ingredients, and they have kosher items and gluten-free options to boot. The only thing on the menu that isn't vegan-friendly are slices of cheese, which are optional of course. 

With nearly 500 reviews on Google, Earth Burger has an impressive 4.6 stars out of a maximum of five, and owner Mike Behrend recently told that 85 percent of his customers "don’t identify as vegetarians."

According to, there are currently five vegan-friendly restaurant options at Mall of America, including Chipotle, Masu Sushi Robata, Pita Pit, Naf Naf Grill, and Freshii. 

"All of us at Earth Burger are excited to bring tasty plant powered fast food to our friends in Minnesota," said Behrend. "Vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love our take on healthier burgers, shakes and fries.". 

Today's Top Stories

County, sheriff's office row over 'hostile work environment' claims.

Chuck and Don's now selling pet products that contain cannabinoids.

– NEW: Follow Bring Me The News on Flipboard.

The menu is fairly limited but the prices are reasonable, based on the menu from the restaurant's website. Main options include:

  • Spicy Chik-n Sandwich, $5 or $8.50 for the meal
  • Fishless Sandwich, $5.25 or $8.50 for the meal
  • Earth Burger, $5.25 or $9.75 for the meal
  • Grilled Chik-n Protein Wrap, $5.50 or $8.75 or the meal
  • Chik-n Tender basket, $5.25 or $8.50 for the meal
  • BBQ Pulled Jackfruit, $5.50 or $8.75 for the meal
  • Roasted Quinoa Burger, $6.25 or $9.50 for the meal

The "fish" sandwich is actually crispy breaded tofu, which one food critic in Texas found to be her favorite item on the menu.

Side options include french fries, edamame, apple slices, hummus with carrot sticks, or a kale salad with sunflower seeds and carrots. All soda options are sweetened organically, and they have a plant-based corn dog option for kids

Earth Burger's arrival comes on the heels of an explosion of Twin Cities restaurants adding the "Impossible Burger" to their menus, a plant-based burger that uses a protein found in meat to mimic the taste of beef.

Next Up

Jamal Mashburn Jr. / Gopher basketball

Gophers offense disappears in loss to Northwestern

The Gophers are quickly falling out of NCAA tournament contention.

Malik Beasley

Timberwolves Malik Beasley suspended 12 games for offseason incident

Beasley was sentenced to 120 days in jail earlier this month.

Russell Wilson

Vikings fans should REALLY hope Russell Wilson doesn't go to the Bears

Wilson has a 6-0 record against Minnesota and could be on his way to the NFC North.


Celebrated Minnesota musician Peter Ostroushko dies

Ostroushko, who learned his craft in the Ukrainian community of Northeast Minneapolis, had a versatile career including performances with popular artists and orchestras


Costco will bump its minimum wage to $16 next week

The company, which has 12 stores in Minnesota, is pushing ahead of retailers Target and Amazon with its new minimum wage

Seth Green/Gopher Football

Gophers wildcat QB Seth Green announces decision to transfer

Green will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

Minneapolis skyline

Minneapolis pays 3 times more than it receives in state funds, new report says

This report comes as state lawmakers are debating proposals opponents say would "bail out" the state's largest city.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Is Kirk Cousins' contract extension helping or hurting the Vikings?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

University of minnesota sign

U of M gets $5M donation for new center to address racial inequality in healthcare

Using a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota, the School of Public Health will work to address racial disparities in healthcare.


Coming soon to the Mall of America: Vegan fast food

It looks like your typical fast food – but it's all plant-based.

Wahlburgers is coming to Minnesota with a Mall of America location

So it's a burger restaurant right? What's that all about? Say hi to your mother for me, OK?

Screen Shot 2020-07-29 at 9.06.48 AM

Burger Dive to open its first standalone restaurant in Twin Cities

The burger joint is also located in Rosedale Center's food hall.

The new vegan burger at TGI Friday's bleeds like real meat

Beyond Meat patties are coming to more than 465 locations.