About The Eats

In 2008 we had a very simple vision: let’s make an awesome burger and use the best organic, all-natural and sustainable ingredients. So we opened a small burger shop in Queens, NYC, our hometown. We promised that we would always be transparent with the ingredients that fill our restaurants. Now years later, we are lucky enough to serve communities around the globe, and our vision remains as a simple as it started. Thank you to all the partners, farmers, producers and distributors that we proudly call friends and family.


  • Are we organic?

    From the beginning of Bareburger, we have always gone the extra mile to serve as many organic ingredients as we possibly can. Not everything in the restaurant is organic, but our food always follows our ethos to be clean, transparent and sustainable. Sometimes our ingredients are not certified organic by the USDA, but our farmers and ranchers go great lengths to follow the same guidelines of certified organic farmers and ranchers. Unfortunately, they cannot always afford the lengthy and expensive certification process to receive the USDA organic stamp. We have visited many of these farms and artisans over the years and we proudly call them all friends and partners.
  • What’s special about grass-fed, pasture-raised meats?

    Animals who are raised commercially are bred to stand and eat grain their whole lives. That means no exercise, and no vegetables, which means a much higher fat-percentage. Organic, grass-fed meats are tougher and leaner because there is less fat marbling and more muscle. As a consumer of grass-fed, pasture-raised meats, you are putting less fat, more minerals & nutrients and zero unnatural substances into your bodies. Happier animals, happier people.
  • Organic vs Conventional vs All Natural-- what is the difference?

    Conventional food by and large focus on producing a large quantity at the lowest possible cost, with the help of chemical pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, chemical fertilizers, and often sprouted with genetically modified seeds. The same crop is usually grown in the same location year after year. Animals raised in a conventional food system might never see the outdoors during their lifetime. All natural foods are minimally processed and free of synthetic preservatives, growth hormones, antibiotics, hydrogenated oils, stabilizers & emulsifiers. These foods are not subject to government certification, with the exception of meat & poultry which, “must be minimally processed in a method that does not fundamentally alter the raw product.” Organic foods are produced using methods that do not involve synthetic additives or contain genetically modified organisms and are not processed using irradiation, industrial solvents, or chemical food additives. The USDA certifies products as organic and annually retests farms to ensure they are upholding organic standards and practices. Animals that are certified organic must come from animals whose parents were certified raised organic and raised from birth on organic land. They must be fed organic crops. The land cannot have been sprayed with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides or synthetic fertilizers for a minimum of 3 years prior to certification. No animal by-products may be fed to animals. No genetically modified organisms may be used in feed or the animals, and no antibiotics may be administered. The product to be certified must be documented from birth to purchaser for traceability and verification.
  • What’s a grain finish?

    While our livestock eats what they would naturally for the duration of their lives, the last 5-6 weeks require a “grain finish” to keep meat flavors consistent. In this case, our farmers use a mix of organic barley, snow peas, flax and alfalfa. This mixture is put in the middle of the pasture, so the animals can choose when to eat and how much-- there is no force-feeding involved.
  • rBST? What’s that?

    rBST is a hormone injected into cows to make them produce more milk. It is banned in 7 countries, might be linked to cancer, and is just not quite right.
  • Do you have vegan protein options?

    We have veggie burgers, impossible burgers, and beyond burgers
  • What’s a sprout bun?

    Sprouted grain. Compared to whole wheat, the sprouted grain is easier for those with wheat sensitivities to digest, and is also healthier because sprouting is a way for all vital nutrients to be released and thus absorbed in your body. Our sprout bun contains wheat flour, whole wheat flour, non gmo canola oil, sprouted wheat flour, natural enzymes, caramel color, yeast, sugar, salt, sunflower seeds, caraway seeds, oats, water
  • How does this collard wrap work? Can I get it wrapped in lettuce instead?

    Because we use organic produce, our lettuce leaves are usually too small to make a consistent lettuce wrap for your burger. It becomes a real headache for the kitchen. So, we use collards, which are much larger in size. Blanched to tenderize, the collard is simply wrapped around your burger components like a burrito. Collard greens are super high in vitamins A & C, and a great source of calcium and fiber.
  • Why are the egg yolks so orange?

    Our eggs come from hens who live as they were meant to live-- without cages and without fake, cheap diets. They eat worms and bugs, and roam free, thus producing a more vibrant, nutrient-rich yolk. Pete and Gerry’s Organics works with small family farms in the Northeast to supply us with certified humane, USDA organic eggs. When available, we also buy Carol’s Eggs-- a very similar but even smaller-scale operation.
  • Why are these milkshakes so delicious?

    Well, it starts with the ice cream, and we already talked about the milk. Blue Marble is the only certified-organic creamery native to New York City-- they use simple ingredients and a lot of love to create a delicious, natural product. All we really do is blend it up so it fits through a straw. Our favorite thing about Blue Marble is their effort to help other parts of the world. Through their non-profit initiative called Blue Marble Dreams, they recently partnered with a group of women in Butare, Rwanda and opened the country’s first ice cream shop, called Sweet Dreams!
  • Where do you get your chocolate sauce?

    Our chocolate sauce hails from Holy Kakow, based in Portland, Oregon. Wyatt Woods started the company with a mission to improve the planet by practicing sustainable, organic processes. Each batch is made small and personal, just the way we like it.
  • Most pickles use chemical preservatives. Are yours all natural?

    Grillo’s Pickles has been using the same perfected recipe for over 100 years. It came all the way from Italy, passed down from Grillo generation to generation. In this recipe, grape leaves act as a preservative. Every batch is all-natural, fat free, vegan, certified kosher, gluten free and raw, never cooked and never frozen.