Celebrity chef Michael Symon is famous for his carnivorous leanings, but the culinarian professed his newfound love for vegan eats on Fridays episode of ABCs The Chew.
The chef bubbled over with praise for By Chloe, Chef Chloe Coscarellis uber-popular NYC eatery. He raved about the burger, the shitake bacon, and the ice cream €” among other goodies.
The whole cast of The Chew (which includes Mario Batali, Daphne Oz, Chef Carla Hall, and Clinton Kelly) started the shows segment by biting into a By Chloe burger €” before Symon revealed it was vegan. Then, he and his vegetarian wife, Liz, sat down with Coscarelli over a vegan feast. €œWere here to learn the secrets of a restaurant that changed my mind about vegan food forever,€ Symon said.
€œWere just trying to make healthy vegan food accessible, and super flavorful, and fun,€ said Coscarelli.
€œIts not just that its delicious vegan food €” its just delicious food,€ added Symons wife, Liz.
€œThis is the first veggie sandwich that I am comfortable still calling a burger,€ Symon said of Chloes sweet potato burger. €œThe things that you can do without animal fat €” it blows my mind.€
€œYouve continued to reinforce that vegan food can be delicious,€ he told Coscarelli. €œIve overcome my fears.€