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Hearty and Healthy at Bareburger Organic: In Hartsdale, NY

Oct 28, 2015 10:52AM ● By Marilee Burrell

The El Matador

With the cold temperatures now here, our bodies crave more substantial food. So how can we satisfy the urge to eat heavier, perhaps even fattier foods and still stick to a healthy diet?

The end of summer shouldn’t mean the end of fresh, nutritious meals. Bareburger in Hartsdale, NY, for instance, actually has new healthy items for the fall, with the addition of more grains and vegetables, says manager Steve Dimopoulos. But even those customers who come in for a burger—and that’s probably most of them—can feel good about the food they’re ordering.

His favorite burger, the El Matador, is a good example. “It’s bison, queso fresco, jalapenos, guacamole, green leaf lettuce and a spicy pico de gallo on a brioche bun,” he says. “Bison is leaner and healthier. It has as much potassium as a banana and as much calcium as a glass of milk.” Like the bison burgers, the organic beef burgers at Bareburger are all-natural and grass-fed. 

For non-meat eaters, Dimopoulos says, Bareburger offers three types of veggie burgers: farmer’s quinoa, black bean, and sweet potato and wild rice.

The Farmstead
The Farmstead
The Guadalupe is the black bean patty with pickled red onions, tomatoes, alfalfa and guacamole on a sprouted bun. For customers who want a burger that’s both vegan and gluten-free, Dimopoulos recommends the Farmstead—a sweet potato and wild rice patty with cauliflower hummus, tomatoes and baby kale wrapped in collard greens.

Even the fried food at Bareburger is created with customers’ health in mind—it’s cooked in 100 percent non-GMO canola oil.

For those lucky enough to live within a three-mile radius of Bareburger, delivery is available and comes with website-only specials like “buy two burgers and get fried pickle chips for free,” Dimopoulos says. (Those who live farther away, don’t despair: the pickle chips are also available to customers at the restaurant.)

Bareburger will be convenient to even more people in 2016, when it opens a new location in Mount Kisco. Look for details in upcoming issues of Natural Awakenings.

Bareburger Organic is located at 265 N Central Ave., Hartsdale, NY. For more info, call 914.949.2900 or visit