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Vegetarian Burgers

Jay98 May 29, 2008 07:47 AM

We are having a garden party in the near future, and one of our friends is a vegetarian.

Where can i buy a good quality package of veggie burgers in Toronto.

Thanks for your input.

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    kasey j miller Jun 18, 2008 06:02 AM

    I love the veggie burger at Hero Burger. Not sure what's in it and whether it is high in fat or not, but I wish I could buy them for home. Are any of the burgers suggested in this thread similar to that Hero burger?

    1. mainja Jun 14, 2008 10:26 PM

      Might be too late to reply to this, but a first question would be - are you looking for 'fake meat' burgers, or are you looking for vegetable patties?

      For fake meat burgers then I can't recommend the PC 'worlds best meatless burgers' highly enough. My partner is vegetarian, but hates mushrooms, so the portobello swiss ones are out of the question. As has already been mentioned, the reason these are so good is because they're loaded with fat. Still less than a regular burger I think, but not what I would necessarily call a 'healthy' choice. For a 'healthy' choice there is a blue menu meatless burger, still good, just not *as* good.

      For actual veggie patties (grain burgers?), we're a big fan of the lentil curry PC burgers around here, but I'll be honest, mostly we go for fake meat stuff, so I don't have a broad range of things to compare it to.

      The aforementioned PC worlds greatest meatless burgers are usually a hit among my carnivore friends too. They're just tasty burgers, veggie or no.

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      1. re: mainja
        rayrayray Jun 16, 2008 05:32 PM

        definetly agree. though i'm not a veggie the PC meatless burges are a staple in my house.

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        halugii Jun 13, 2008 08:00 PM

        i really like the PC lentil and bean patties .... awesome texture too

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          tomgrrrl Jun 1, 2008 05:57 PM

          I'm vegetarian and LOVE the Spicy Bean burgers by Sol Cuisine....available in the "Healthy" section at Loblaws. They are vegan, gluten free and I believe low in fat....but great flavour and texture.

          They also do a regular veggie burger which is also quite good. Enjoy!

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          1. re: tomgrrrl
            Sandybandy Jun 13, 2008 11:23 AM

            The new President's Choice mock chicken breasts (in the frozen food section) are quite tasty. Not exactly a burger but it tastes great in a bun...my carnivore husband even likes them = )

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            piccola May 31, 2008 08:38 PM

            I like the regular Gardenburger. But if anyone spots some Boca burgers, please let me know.

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            1. re: piccola
              mainja Jun 14, 2008 10:22 PM

              I read somewhere (probably here...) that Boca burgers are no longer available in Canada.

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              hoagy294 May 30, 2008 07:27 PM

              The Schneider's vegetarian burgers under the "Oh Naturel" label are very good. I don't mind the Yves veggie burgers either, you can get both at pretty much any grocery store. The Schneider's ones are frozen. I wasn't a fan of the PC portobello swiss veg burgers, the consistency was too cat food-y.

              1. waitress May 29, 2008 05:10 PM

                If you have the brand name Quorn in your grocery store, they are fake chicken and they are delicious. I am not vegetarian, but I keep those in the freezer for fast sandwiches.

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                1. re: waitress
                  SherylKirby Jun 2, 2008 07:21 AM

                  We don't get Quorn products in Canada, something many vegetarians lament.

                2. happycamper May 29, 2008 05:05 PM

                  My favorites are,
                  Lick's (as others have suggested)
                  Amy's Cheddar Veggie Burger (carried by Whole Foods)
                  Turtle Island's Tempeh Burger (I once bought them at the Natural Food store at Kensington)
                  PC's Soy Burger

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                    Jay98 May 29, 2008 10:28 AM

                    Thanks, all, for the tips. Will be checking out PC & Licks.

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                      mac n cheeze May 29, 2008 08:24 AM

                      The Lick's veggie burgers are really good. (I do not know if they are vegan)
                      We get then at Dominion

                      1. meld_la May 29, 2008 08:14 AM

                        those portobello swiss burgers are delicious. in part because they have a ridiculously hight amount of fat.
                        the licks veggie burgers are good too. again, high fat.
                        why is that always the way?

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                        1. re: meld_la
                          sumashi May 29, 2008 08:22 AM

                          I haven't had them in a while, but I'm a fanatical label checker and could've sworn the regular PC veggie burgers and most other non-veggie burgers actually have more fat than the PC portobello swiss veggie burger....

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                          ssainani May 29, 2008 07:57 AM

                          i've been pretty happy with the portobello swiss burgers at loblaws made by PC

                          they have a beef one as well....so make sure you buy the correct one for your friend

                          1. sumashi May 29, 2008 07:50 AM

                            Hmmmm..... I actually really like PC's portobello swiss veggie burgers.........

                            It's tasted better than veggie burgers I've had at restaurants before.

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