Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Burger Patch

Long before Carl’s Jr. and Del Taco jumped on the Beyond Meat bandwagon, Sacramento area vegans were introduced to the Beyond Burger by the owners of Burger Patch, Phillip and Danea Horn. They held a one-day pop-up event two years ago to gauge local interest in their vegan fast food concept, and later opened a concession stand at the Golden 1 Center. They’ve been working hard the past two years to find a good location for a brick-and-mortar Burger Patch restaurant, and last Saturday, their dream came to fruition.

Burger Patch has been welcomed into the community with open arms. There have been lines out the door and down the block in the days since the restaurant opened near the corner of 23rd and K. I missed the grand opening Saturday, but stopped in for lunch yesterday, and there were probably fifteen or twenty people in front of me. The line moved quickly, though, and after I ordered, the food came out of the kitchen in a matter of minutes.

Everything served at Burger Patch is 100 percent plant-based, so you never have to worry about whether some animal product or another has accidentally found its way into your order. Most people in line yesterday seemed to be there for the delicious burgers, but since I’d had their burger before at the pop-up and at the Golden 1 Center, I opted to try their chick’n sandwich. “The Ranch” consists of grilled chick’n, hickory smoked strips, lettuce, and tomato, served on a toasted bun spread with a ranch sauce. It was really good, and I’ll definitely go back for another. I liked the fries too, listed on the menu as a “Shovel of Spuds.”

I also had a chocolate “Earth Quake Shake,” made from a blend of cashew, almond, soy, agave, and, of course, chocolate. It was fabulous!

Burger Patch is located at 2301 K Street, and their phone number is 916-750-4200. Their website address is, and their Facebook page can be found at The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.