John’s birthday is September 18, which just so happens to be National Cheeseburger Day. When we first moved to Jersey City, he had been eyeing a burger birthday cake at the grocery store for quite some time. Unfortunately, by the time John’s birthday rolled around, the pastry chef that specialized in the burger cake no longer worked there. No burger cake for John, so we settled for veggie burgers instead.
This year, we continued that traditional at Blossom du Jour. I’ve visited several of the Blossom cafe locations, but I have no clue why it took me so long to try their casual, fast food eateries. 100% vegan, and there are several locations, including a bakery, throughout Manhattan.
In honor of National Cheeseburger Day, I had to get The Skyscrapper ($8.75), of course. Soy patty, v-bacon, v-cheese, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, pickles. Tasty and almost too big for my mouth. John ordered the Seitan Philly Cheese Steak ($9.50), a messy mix of seitan, peppers, onions, v-cheese, and chipotle aioli that was impossible to photograph. It just looked like such a sloppy mess… a big delicious mess.