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Veggie Burgers – Baltimore area

ktracy Mar 22, 2008 09:17 PM

My husband and I haven't eaten red meat for about 15 years, but we still love getting a veggie burger with lots of good toppings. The bigger the list of toppings (including cheese), the happier I am.

We love the Black Bean burger at Zodiac, the little veggie wimpies at Rocket to Venus and even (ever so occasionally) the Boca burgers at Johnny Rockets. Gertrude's does a nice black bean burger although the patty isn't homemade.

Any suggestions for other places?

  1. k
    ktracy Apr 7, 2008 08:52 PM

    To add to my original post, I just noticed that the Portside Tavern link recently posted has a veggie burger! www.portsidetavern.com

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      Moniker1 Apr 3, 2008 12:48 PM

      The best veggie burger I have found in baltimore is at the Waterfront Hotel http://www.waterfronthotel.us/

      They have a great homemade black bean and walnut burger.

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        SGI Mar 26, 2008 06:59 AM

        Hi ktracy - great topic! My favorite veggie burgers are those that are made fresh and offer a respite from the basic Morningstar or Boca burger served in restaurants. It really irks me that most restaurants serve pre-made, unintelligent versions we can buy in the grocery store.

        Here are my faves in Bmore:

        1) The lentil burger at Dogwoods in Hampden. The first time I went there for lunch, the restraurant was out of it, and I was totally bummed. Nonetheless, I went back two weekends ago and finally got to try it. Let's just say...DELICIOUS! One drawback? It's messy so it's tough to eat with hands.

        2) Donna's veggie burger: unexpectedly fresh and delicious. Plus, the roll its served on and the roasted potatoes are nice additions.

        Go try 'em and report back. I'd love to hear your opinion!

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        1. re: SGI
          BaltoPhilFood Mar 26, 2008 08:38 AM

          Great call! How could I forget about that burger at Dogwoods! I had it a couple months ago and although it is a bit messy it's worth it (I gave in and used the kinfe and fork)!

          1. re: SGI
            ktracy Mar 26, 2008 07:09 PM

            Great suggestions, all! Can't wait to try these out.

            And, SGI, it is annoying when restaurants resell frozen veggie burgers! Cafe Hon uses the Morningstar Black Bean burger (I'm sure of it!) and charge close to $9.00 for it!

          2. BaltoPhilFood Mar 25, 2008 07:58 AM

            One World Cafe in Canterbury has a pretty tasty homemade veggie burger and lots of other meatless options!

            1. scarlet starlet Mar 24, 2008 08:55 AM

              I was raised vegetarian, but I love veggie burgers.

              I can't believe I'm recommending a chain, but I think Red Robin serves up 20 or so different burgers, any of which you can get with either a Gardenburger veggie pattie or a Boca pattie (which I think is the flame-grilled one so it's more "burger"-like).

              I do NOT like the veggie burger at Mother's.

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              1. re: scarlet starlet
                poached Mar 24, 2008 03:33 PM

                OK glad you went first Scarlet- I was watching this thread and 1st VB not mentioned in the orgional post was the one at Red Robin. It's tasty esp. if you can avoid the nights when there is actually someone walking around in a robin costume.

                The black Bean Burger at Dougherty's is tasty and now that it is smoke free it's even better.

                1. re: poached
                  scarlet starlet Mar 24, 2008 05:39 PM

                  The one in Columbia is filled with screaming kids and the guy in the bird costume; the one in Towson is generally better. I LOVE the Santa Fe burger there (it has guacamole, roasted poblanos, chipotle mayo, tortilla strips, and fried onions on it).

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                a70wilson Mar 23, 2008 06:03 AM

                I am pretty fond of the Weed Burger at Paper Moon diner. Always moist on the inside, never dried out. It has avocado, sprouts, lettuce (and tomato, I think) and you can get cheese. I would guess they'd add other toppings.

                Friends on Aliceanna also does a nice set of veggie sliders.

                Friends At Fells Point
                1634 Aliceanna St, Baltimore, MD 21231

                Papermoon Diner
                227 W 29th St, Baltimore, MD 21211

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                1. re: a70wilson
                  gusshane Mar 23, 2008 05:25 PM

                  Mothers in Federal hill has a prety good veggie burger. The have allof the toppings snd their fresh cut fries are great. It is a real "burger expereince."

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