The Portland Phoenix has published a profile of Blue Mango makers of the near ubiquitous veggie burger.
Lallo didn’t set out to make veggie burgers; he isn’t even a vegetarian, but his eclectic clientele and lack of purchasable options forced his hand. “There wasn’t a veggie burger on the market that I liked — most of them were heinous — so I started throwing together my own recipe,” he says. The burger is made with seven ingredients: onions, black beans, bread crumbs, spinach, rice, and spices. Before he knew it, people were coming in asking for the veggie burger.