Best Veggie Burger in Calgary
I see that there are a few new threads in this line, ie, burgers, pizza, etc. My wife and I really enjoy a good veggie burger, but its not really something that you can count on in terms of consistency. I would throw out Melrose which is surprisingly good. Also, if there is a frozen variety that you could buy retail I would be interested in that. I haven't found anything edible retail.
I'm just new to Alberta, but in terms of chain restaurant veggie burgers available in Calgary, I would recommend Milestones, Kelsey's and Swiss Chalet. Now, if you end up in Toronto, I could really give you some awesome veggie burger advice! :)
As far as retail goes, the best by far is the Lick's Nature Burger. www.lickshomeburgers.com So far they are only available in select grocery stores in Ontario and B.C., but hopefully they will end up in Alberta sometime in the near future.
I second the suggestion about Lick's - I'd love to see one of their franchises here in Calgary. Otherwise imho Harvey's actually does a good veggie burger - substantial soy patty (looks the same size as the hamburgers) and I've never had one burnt to resemble a hockey puck and it's topped however you like it.
BC (before children) we used to go to the Elephant and Castle for wing night - not being a wing eater myself I'd order a veggie burger... so many times they cooked it til it was rock hard that I got fed up and finally instead of just sending it back I picked up the patty and whacked it against the table to illustrate to the server just how HARD it was. It sounded like wood *thwack!* and suggeted I'd need dental work if I were to try and gnaw at something this far gone. Alot of places don't seem to understand that the average veggie patty just needs to be warmed through - it's not like it's "pink" at any stage.
I haven't had their Veggie Burger but I'd suggest checking out The Coup(if you haven't already): http://www.thecoup.ca/images/stories/...
Let us know if you and your wife finds a fave :)
For frozen burgers, I like Dr. Praeger's California-style veggie burgers. Check at Planet Organic or Community Natural Foods. There are four in a box, individually packaged. Dr. Praeger also does a curry one that I've been meaning to try.
For chain restaurants, Milestone's wins hands down.
Fast food- The Burger Inn. (I keep meaning to buy a bag of those Harvest Gold magical things)
Indie Restaurant- The Coup. Their Cashew burger is amazing.