Well I finally worked up the courage to return to one of the quick service locations I avoid at Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe. This restaurant is located in Tomorrowland and the only reason I ever go in there is for the water refill station. But I decided it was time to try the newer vegan option here as it’s been a while since I gave this restaurant a chance.
The vegan options here over the years have been, well, less than thrilling. The new vegan option here is the Burger to the Moon which takes an updated approach to their previous plain Impossible Burger. This new burger is topped with guacamole, cabbage slaw, and tomato. It comes on a vegan brioche bun dusted with flour. The burger comes with a side of fries as well.
Going in I had pretty low expectations, as it IS Cosmic Ray’s. Those low expectations were met with this mediocre burger. Now I will say, the actual Impossible Burger itself was cooked really well and I enjoyed the flavor of that. My issues with this burger were in the toppings and the unnecessary flour on top.
Issue one was the flour. I get it for aesthetic moon purposes, but this got all over my hands. I don’t mind it when we’re talking about powdered sugar and delicious beignets, but not on a burger bun for me. Also the flour was so dry on the bun which was not a great mouth feel.
The second issue was the toppings. The slaw added nothing if not just a very mild crunchy texture, but there wasn’t enough to really notice it. The guacamole on it had that very distinct pre-packaged guacamole tang that I can never seem to get past. If this was fresh guacamole and maybe a creamy sauce of some sort I think this would be a lot better.
If I were to eat here again I would request the burger to be plain and just add classic burger toppings. I am all for “fun” toppings on burgers, but I can’t hang with that guacamole flavor. At least the fries were good, and of course the entertainment of Sonny Eclipse.
Review from June 2022.