Superiority Burger Cookbook

The Vegetarian Hamburger Is Now Delicious

Brooks Headley (Author)


Winner of the 2019 Art of Eating Prize

With more than 90 mouth-watering recipes, Superiority Burger Cookbook lays bare the secrets of America’s most talked-about vegetarian restaurant, in recipes as a simple as they are irresistible.

Along with recipes for a coterie of other delights—fresh, vegetarian, accidentally vegan, and always incredible—you’ll find out why Superiority Burger in New York City’s East Village is the hottest ticket in North America and the surrounding continents.

Superiority Burger is a cozy counter hangout filled with affordable, innovative food that is a protest against the idea that extraordinary fare is the exclusive domain of the elite. Now you can bring its blueprint for rebel compassion and culinary sophistication into your home with this cookbook; a must-read for home cooks who want something delicious, new, and imminently within their reach. The book is divided into six flavorful sections—Sandwiches, Cool Salads, Warm Vegetables, Soups and Stews, Sweets, and Pantry Recipes—and reveals the recipes for some of the restaurant’s favorites: the Sloppy Dave, Burnt Broccoli Salad, Russet Potato–Coconut Soup, Tahini Ranch Romaine Salad, and, of course, the now legendary Superiority Burger.

"Brooks Headley makes the best veggie burger I’ve ever had." —David Chang

Book Details

  • Hardcover
  • June 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-393-25398-6
  • 8.3 × 10.3 in / 224 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

“Soups, salads, stews—and veggie burgers—from the popular (if tiny) punk-rock restaurant in New York’s East Village, all served with welcome deadpan humor.” — New York Times Book Review

“The Superiority Burger Cookbook is full of wit, smart technique and the sort of deeply satisfying food you’ll find yourself craving at 2 a.m…a wonderland of crazy-creative, approachable vegetable dishes that don’t even give meat a backward glance.” — Wall Street Journal

“[Headley's] recipe includes brilliant flavor-building strokes.” — Washington Post

“A twin pack of pleasure: First we get Brooks Headley’s terrific writing and then his great recipes. All the Superiority Burger favorites are here, all the off-beat combinations—I think of them as Brooksisms—and all the good instructions we need to make this deeply satisfying food at home. It’s such an exciting book!” — Dorie Greenspan, author of Dorie's Cookies and Everyday Dorie

“In an alternate universe Superiority Burger is bigger than McDonald’s, all the Ramones, Slits, and Prince are still alive, and everyone is happy. Until then, we have this cookbook.” — Kerry Diamond, editor of Cherry Bombe Magazine

“No idle boasting here—this vegetarian hotspot lives up to the name, and Superiority is my first stop upon arrival in NYC. This unique cookbook reveals the magical secrets of a one-of-a-kind menu that puts the competition to shame.” — Neil Hamburger, America's $1 Funnyman

“Rarely is a pastry chef able to make the transition from sweets to savory as seamlessly as Brooks Headley. Once again, Brooks’ creativity is on display in Superiority Burger Cookbook. The recipes are mouthwatering and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.” — Claudia Fleming, chef and author of The Last Course

“Eruptions of molten fruit magma, pump cheese, and rutabagas. As vibrant a book as New York City itself.” — Meredith Erickson, author of The Art of Living According to Joe Beef and Claridge's Cookbook

“This is an outstanding cookbook—full of fun and a perfect start to summer cooking.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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