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Looking for a great veggie burger downtown calgary

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cneuen Nov 13, 2009 05:50 PM

I prefer a soy burger with cheese, mustard, ketchup & onion. Any suggestions?

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  1. maplesugar RE: cneuen Nov 13, 2009 07:01 PM

    Not quite downtown but Boogies Burgers does a veggie burger, can't remember if it's soy though. IMHO Harvey's does a decent soy burger but they don't seem to have a downtown location.

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      Mawson Plan RE: maplesugar Nov 14, 2009 02:07 PM

      The Boogies veggie burger wasn't soy when I had it- more vegetal matter. The meat burgers looked a lot better. I haven't had a really great veggie burger in town and as a vegetarian 29 days a month I hope this thread keeps going. I'll try Koi or the Coup soon and report back.

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        cneuen RE: Mawson Plan Nov 14, 2009 02:22 PM

        I'd appreciate that Mawson Plan. I actually didnt mind the veggie burgers at Kelseys (at Calgary Airport) it was my "go to "meal there as we were at the airport so often. Its tough when you dont eat meat but crave a good burger once in a while.

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          Mawson Plan RE: cneuen Nov 17, 2009 02:44 PM

          I went to Koi last night for their buddha burger.

          They do italian sodas there now so I started with a pomegranate soda- it was great. It had whipped cream and a cherry on it which at first I didn't think I would like- but I did. It's a very nice room. Plants, good quiet music, nice design.

          The buddha burger was delicious, but maybe more of a sandwich. It was served in a pita with pea shoots and roasted beets. The patty was a bit like falafel- there were some nuts in it for a bit of crunch. I had it with brie on it which melted into the patty nicely.

          The sides were the best part. There was a small slaw which tasted like roasted sesame and an incredible cream of tomato soup.

          If you are looking for a ketchup, mustard, pickle, kaiser bun kind of veggie burger Koi is too gourmet for you- but it's really good and reasonably priced for the quality.

          I'll try to check out the coup veggie burger next.

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            cneuen RE: Mawson Plan Nov 17, 2009 05:57 PM

            Thanks for the reveiw of koi's buddha burger. Its not that i dont like gourmet, I just have a thing about eating "veggie" options that I cant identify what it is. I have had some meals that look and taste like a patty of leftover vegatables mashed together with some kind of binding agent..yuck!. I prefer to stick to soy burgers which to me are more palatable.
            I look forward to your next review, I will try and review some myself. Ive been busy trying to find a good chinese close by too lol

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              Mawson Plan RE: cneuen Nov 17, 2009 06:22 PM

              got it :) I wasn't sure how to let you know that this burger probably isn't for you without sounding negative (because it was a really nice meal). I agree with you that veggie burgers are often unidentifiable lumps of gross mush.

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                cneuen RE: Mawson Plan Nov 17, 2009 07:58 PM

                it does sound like an interesting meal that i would probably choose myself. I think that its all in the name, a burger IMHO should resemble an actual burger otherwise its a vegetable patty. Boy, I sound really picky but sometimes its hard work to life a meatless life LOL

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      Beachy1 RE: cneuen Nov 14, 2009 06:52 AM

      I don't remember if the burger I had was soy, but I've had a really tasty vegetarian burger at the pub at the Sheraton Eau Claire.

      1. alau2 RE: cneuen Nov 14, 2009 03:49 PM

        I'm a meat eater, and I had a good vegetarian burger at Dairy Lane. Not really downtown, but close! I don't know what the patty was made of.

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          ilovealbertabeets RE: cneuen Nov 20, 2009 02:29 PM

          When dying for a real junk food burger, Burger Inn veg burgers are awesome. There's a location near 17th ave and 4th st sw

          http://www.burgerinn.com/4StMap.htm

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            Kor RE: cneuen Nov 27, 2009 07:11 PM

            Sonoma Cafe has tons of amazing vegetarian options, can't remember if they have a burger but it would be a good lunch.

            1. wonderflosity RE: cneuen Nov 27, 2009 11:40 PM

              The veggie burger at the Coup is delicious. It's a cashew and something burger... Very tasty.
              For my favorite soy burger downtown (or in the entire city) try Milestone's (on Stephen's ave and centre st). It's amazing. Very tasty. Actually tastes a lot like beef. The server even warned me it would, because they get a lot of concerned vegetarians saying they think there is a mix up. Every omnivore I've had try it also really likes it.

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                cneuen RE: wonderflosity Nov 28, 2009 12:00 PM

                I agree with the Milestone's veggie burger, its very good.
                Im not sure where Sonoma Cafe is but I will google it for sure.
                Still have to try the Burger Inn for a takeaway burger.

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