Vegan 'Impossible Burger,' an internet sensation, lands in Minnesota today!

Happy New Year from Emmanuel's Earthly Goods! Check out what's happening today in Minnesota! 

Happy eating, vegans! 

The latest option for the plant-based populace is the entirely vegan "Impossible Burger," which has been steadily creeping across the country since it debuted in New York in 2016. Thousands of diners have requested -- demanded, actually -- that their favorite local restaurants start selling it. And after a pop-up previewat the Mall of America last week, you can find the Impossible Burger at Hell's Kitchen in Minneapolis any time starting today. It's the first eatery in Minnesota that'll have it.

Known as the veggie burger that bleeds, this baby is made with standard plant ingredients familiar to any vegetarian or vegan -- wheat, potatoes, coconut oil -- but according to the Impossible Foods website, what makes their burger better is the inclusion of an ingredient called heme. "We discovered that heme is what makes meat smell, sizzle, bleed, and taste gloriously meaty," the Impossible Foods team says. "Consider it the 'magic ingredient' that makes our burger a carnivore’s dream."

GoMN reports that while the plant-based wonder puts down roots at Hell's Kitchen today, you won't find it as you scan their offerings just yet -- the restaurant has new menus arriving later this month, and for now, you can request the burger as an off-menu item. (How exclusive!)

For more meatless-but-still-dope burgers, don't sleep on the Dirty Secret at J. Selby's in St. Paul -- a faux Big Mac that City Pages' Hannah Sayle says is "different -- earthier, more substantial than the glide-down-your-gullet fast food original -- but delicious."

Reference: http://www.citypages.com/restaurants/vegan-impossible-burger-an-internet-sensation-lands-in-minnesota-today/467679443