Thank you to Molly L. for emailing this recommendation for Grassburger:
Check out Grassburger, a newish burger joint in Albuquerque and Denver. They offer dairy free, gluten free, and even vegan options. They even have dairy free cookies and df milkshakes!!! And they have turkey patties and veggie bean patties if you don’t eat beef. Truly a great source for allergy families!
This is indeed a thoughtful restaurant. They use 100% USA grass-fed beef with no hormones or antibiotics in their regular burgers. And for vegans they offer a black bean patty that’s made with quinoa, flax, and certified gluten-free oats. They also shun corn syrup and use sunflower oil instead of peanut oil to make their French fries.
They also have many options for gluten-free and paleo guests. Many of the bowls and salads can be ordered, and all of the burgers can be served on their gluten-free bun or in a lettuce wrap.
Most of the menu at Grassburger is dairy-free or can be made dairy-free by simply omitting the cheese. According to their allergen menu, all of the burger toppings are milk-free, aside from the cheese. And they use Earth Balance margarine, instead of butter, for toasting. But be aware that their regular potato bun is processed in a facility that processes other allergens. And forgo any “ranch” sauces or dressings, as those do contain dairy.
The fries and sweet potato fries are also dairy-free, and so are their salads. But be sure to stick with the Lemon Vinaigrette dressing.
For dessert you can order a Vegan Bliss Shake in vanilla or chocolate or locally made Alpendough Cookies. That cookie dough company is vegan and gluten-free too!
Where to Find Grassburger
They currently have two locations, one in Durango, CO and one in Albuquerque, NM. See their website below for addresses, hours, and phone numbers. They are open daily for lunch and dinner.