While Lekka Burger — the plant-based burger concept helmed by South African humanitarian Andrea Kerzner and Amanda Cohen, executive chef of Michelin-starred Dirt Candy — opened its first location in New York City in 2019, the hype for the chef-driven vegan burger joint was drowned out by the pandemic hitting the city just four months later.
Now, Lekka Burger is starting to pick up momentum with the opening of the concept’s second location inside the Urbanspace food hall in Midtown East. Although the vegan burger space is starting to become crowded with new, buzzworthy concepts, Kerzner started out with the simple goal of standing out from the crowd with a chef-created burger that was not made with Impossible or Beyond patties.
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