Grazin’s Grassfed Burgers: A Small Diner Aims to Make The Cleanest Burger You’ll Ever Eat

VideoBy Liza de Guia on Jul 30, 2013
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“It’s an artificial cheapness that’s associated with meat in America. I rather you spend your money on a good burger and just do it less frequently.”

Meet Andrew Chiappinelli, the owner of Grazin’, the world’s FIRST farm-to-table direct, 100% Animal Welfare Approved grassfed & finished burger joint based in Hudson, NY. When it comes to burgers, Andrew is a proud man. He’s so thick with pride you can see it, especially while rolling out and portioning his specialty, pasture-raised burger blend. It took him 6 long years to get his vision for Grazin’ up and running, and now he finally feels like people are catching on.

Here, what looks like a diner and smells like a diner is far from the norm. As Andrew will tell you, he has to be ok with disrupting certain expectations. The 1947 stainless steel facade might lure people in, but, it’s not unheard of for new customers to walk out once they find the colas are all made to order and the homemade mayo costs an extra buck. For me, it’s well worth it. And I wasn’t going anywhere. This is a place to come for clean eating. A place where burgers don’t sit like bricks in your stomach. A place where a healthy respect for animals, sustainability and local agriculture can be found in every single bite. Watch Andrew’s story and see for yourself!

I hope I convince you to take a trip upstate to support good food makers. Though burgers are the mainstays on the menu, you can also find great egg options, soups, salads and sandwiches daily. I highly recommend starting with the plain Grazin’ burger, just to taste the nuances of the grassfed meat. For something more adventurous, ask about the burger special of the day or splurge on the “Uncle Dude” – the layers of jalapeno relish w/house-made chipotle mayo over bacon and local cheddar is a flavor bomb worth coming back for. Truth be told, I ate an Uncle Dude with a side of fries and felt great. You’ll see it in the piece, it’s no small burger. It was a wonder I didn’t slip into my usual burger coma, a satisfying feeling that’ll keep me coming back to Grazin’s thoughtful, clean food.

Thanks so much for watching food. curated.! Happy Summer Eating!


  1. kiltinista says:

    We love the food at Grazin’s but also they make you feel so welcome.
    It’s primo!

  2. Patrick says:

    And you are served by Khaleesi.

  3. I crave that place constantly. I’ll have to make a trip up from nj ASAP.

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  5. Yvette Perry says:

    Congrats for the desition you made with the AWA program..I love animals and buy ONLY from people who believe that animals deserve a good life and to be treated with respect; unfortunately I live with my husband in NJ ,we wished you would be closer:)
    but we will make a trip to NY and we will drop by soon..We wish you and your crew good luck in the future and may your diner become the #1 place there

  6. Eugene says:

    Please open a restaurant in Westchester county, we’d be there pronto! Maybe White Plains? I think there are is a substantial market for healthy, clean food down here!

  7. Lucas says:

    The burgers look very tasty!

  8. i like his (the owner’s) attitude and ethos.
    and i love his passion.

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