Eating cow's flesh might be an American tradition, but when you consider the added hormones, fats, ammonia, and antibiotics common in a standard meat patty (not to mention it's literally a corpse) — the McDonald's-esque burger of yore doesn't sound so appetizing. Enter Plant Theory's sun burger ($14). This raw (yes, raw) alternative is everything that dead food isn't. Nuts are soaked and sprouted and then mixed with carrots, sweet peppers, beets, celery, and fresh herbs. The patty is dehydrated, turned, and dehydrated again (call it the raw, vegan alternative to flipping a burger). The result is piled onto onion flax bread; layered with cashew mayo, sprouts, and supergreens; and served with a fresh, crisp salad on the side. It's surprisingly filling and teeming with necessary nutrients — your bod will thank you for the boost. Sure, it's a nontraditional burger choice, but this is the year of the underdog.