Gordon Ramsay, the British celebrity chef who once said he was “allergic to vegans”, has now included vegan burgers on the menu of his recently opened restaurant.
The menu at Ramsay’s first restaurant in Chicago features Gordon Ramsay Burger – eight signature burger creations, including one vegan burger.
The plant-based burger is made up of a vegan patty, bib lettuce, tomato, avocado, eggless garlic mayo, and is served on a vegan bun. Customers can also replace meat in any of the other seven burger options with a vegan patty for an additional $6.
In a media statement, Ramsay said, “As a huge fan of Chicago and its food scene, it’s an honor to now have a restaurant in this amazing city. We can’t wait to serve Chicago residents our signature burger and some really delicious variations.”
A staunch critic of veganism earlier, the chef announced on his social media in 2018 that he was giving “this vegan thing a try” by adding a vegan pizza to the menu at his London restaurant. Ramsay also introduced a Viva Vegan Burger at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in 2012.
He also did a tutorial on how to make vegan eggplant steak that clocked over 13 million views on TikTok. The 54-year-old British chef has admitted to a shift in customer preferences, adding that catering to vegans is important for every business.
The acclaimed Michelin Star chef also judged a vegan contestant for the first time in the 20th season of Fox’s hugely popular cooking competition, Hell’s Kitchen. The 24-year-old chef, Josie Clemens is a vocal advocate of animal-free diet.
Ramsay was also seen promoting Silk, a US-based leading oatmilk brand. “Well, it took my kids getting on me, but now I really enjoy cooking more plant-based dishes at home and in my restaurants. Let me tell you, I know greatness when I taste it, and I am loving Silk Oatmilk for both sweet and savory recipes,” he said.
But, we are still waiting for Ramsay to turn completely vegan, aren’t we?