Bubbie’s Plant Burgers & Fizz: Not Your Grandma’s Burger and Fries

by Lori Gardner for Jewish Food Experience

Mangia roll meatball sub
Photo courtesy of Bubbie’s

It’s called Bubbie’s and it’s certified kosher, but it’s not exactly what you might expect. Bubbie’s Plant Burgers & Fizz is about to open as a pop-up in the Rock & Roll Hotel on H Street NE, and it will feature plant-based American food including burgers, hot dogs and fries.

Chef Margaux Riccio and her partner Shaun Sharkey had no idea that bubbe is a Yiddish word for grandmother when they came up with the name for their upcoming restaurant. It’s actually the nickname for Riccio and Sharkey’s shih tzu. It was Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld who explained the connection. He is on a mission, along with Maharat Ruth Friedman, to bring more certified kosher restaurants to the area, through their organization DC Kosher.

Riccio, Sharkey and John Yamashita are the founders of Pow Pow, also on H Street, NE, which features plant-based Asian fare. It was their first foray into a kosher-certified restaurant. Hertzfeld and Friedman work closely with them to ensure that kashrut is strictly observed, while encouraging their pursuit of creative new concepts, including Bubbie’s.

Read the full story here.

Bubbie’s Plant Burger & Fizz (in the Rock & Roll Hotel)
1353 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002


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