Moonburger Expands Vegetarian Dining in the Hudson Valley

Plant-based eating continues to be so popular that one local veggie burger chain is setting up shop at a Poughkeepsie gas station.

Since opening in Kingston in October 2021, vegetarian fast-casual Moonburger has amassed a fiercely loyal following. The eatery expanded to New Paltz last April and will open its third spot in Poughkeepsie this spring. The locale? A Chestnut Market at a Mobil on Route 9, which will have a drive-through, a walk-up counter, and indoor seating for customers to enjoy their griddled Impossible burgers, classic and spicy French fries, and creamy oat milk shakes.

Moonburger founder Jeremy Robinson-Leon believes they’ll be the country’s first plant-based fast-food spot at a gas station and he’s confident that both vegetarians and meat eaters will be happy with their menu. “We want to create a welcoming space where someone who had never heard of Moonburger before can try it for the first time while filling up their tank or getting something from the convenience store,” he says.


Robinson-Leon adds that he has big dreams for the brand, but for now is expanding Moonburger one step at a time. “We’ll keep focusing on the basics, which is giving our guests awesome food and a delightful experience. And then, if the people keep asking for more Moonburger, we’d be so honored to continue.”

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