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carri Apr 7, 2010 01:08 PM

In an effort to shed some pounds and save some animals, my husband and I are starting a 'hunt' for the best vege. burger in Manhattan! Please help us! ideas, ideas...
thx

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    fm1963 Apr 7, 2010 01:17 PM

    I love the veggie burger at Southwest NY in the financial district - made with black beans, and served between corn cakes (like arepas). Best with sauteed mushrooms and a side of soft corn pudding or maduros. Yum.

    1. LNG212 Apr 7, 2010 01:51 PM

      I really like the vegetable burger at 5 Napkin Burger. It's made from portabello mushrooms and beets (and maybe other stuff). I know that sounds weird -- at least I thought it sounded weird first time I asked -- but it's really tasty. Be forewarned: it's huge and it's messy. But all in a good way! (It comes with fries, but I believe they'll sub salad or other stuff if you ask.)

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        kathryn Apr 7, 2010 01:55 PM

        My vegetarian friends love the ones at Quantum Leap. Ridiculous name, but they make them in house supposedly.

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        Quantum Leap
        226 Thompson St, New York, NY 10012

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          MinhLikesFood Apr 8, 2010 08:08 AM

          I'll second this rec, they have a great spicy veggie burger that I think is great. And i'm not a vegetarian.

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          uwsister Apr 7, 2010 05:48 PM

          I like the veggie burger at Stand quite a bit. I think it's even better than their normal burger, which is about slightly above average. And their sweet potato fries are the only ones that I've found at a restaurant are crispy.

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            shluth Apr 8, 2010 07:57 AM

            The veggie burger at Film Center Cafe on 9th Ave. is one of my favorites. It's delicious, and comes with avocado, sprouts, and sweet potato fries.

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            Film Center Cafe
            635 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10036

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              foodismylife Apr 8, 2010 08:14 AM

              shake shack but dont expect to lose weight, full of wonderful cheese.
              falafels are an alternative but fried.
              i am also doing the same thing, lost 15 pounds this year, good luck.

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                LNG212 Apr 8, 2010 09:06 AM

                OMG I totally adore the 'Shroom Burger at Shake Shack. But you're right -- since it's stuffed with cheese and deep fried, it's not exactly health food.

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                  MacGuffin May 18, 2010 07:42 AM

                  I LOVE the 'Shroom Burger! I always add an order of cheese fries.

              2. thew Apr 8, 2010 08:22 AM

                i've always been partial to Dojo's soy burger- i like it w/ cheese

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                Dojo
                14 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

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                  marciamarcia... Apr 9, 2010 03:32 AM

                  believe it or not Houstons is really good.

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                    E Eto Apr 11, 2010 07:28 PM

                    Agree. Houston's, now called Hillstone, does serve possibly the best veggie burger I've tasted. It's better than many of their meaty offerings.

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                      fooodie Apr 14, 2010 09:32 AM

                      Totally Agree. Best veggie burger I've ever had was at Houstons. When did they change their name to Hillstone?

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                      carri Apr 9, 2010 01:00 PM

                      thank you!!!! Going to check all of them out and will report back!

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                        fm1963 Apr 9, 2010 01:09 PM

                        Adding Zaitzeff to the list - served with melted cheese & avocado. Very tasty.

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                        Zaitzeff
                        72 Nassau St, New York, NY 10038

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                          cutebee Apr 10, 2010 03:02 PM

                          I agree with MarciaMarcia, Houston's (Hillstones in Manhattan) has the BEST veggie burger...

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                            Daniel Littman May 18, 2010 02:17 AM

                            " veggie burger seasoned with Worcestershire"
                            Worcestershire is not vegetarian it- is made with anchovies. This might be a veggie burge but it is not suitable for vegetarians. Be aware.

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                              oceans May 18, 2010 03:03 AM

                              They do also make Worcestershire sauce without anchovies that is suitable for vegetarians. You can buy it at Whole Foods and other places.

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                                MacGuffin May 18, 2010 07:45 AM

                                Yeah, but is the one they're serving vegetarian? It's been my experience that the current run of veggies options taste lousy.
                                Sharwood's used to make a fabulous Worcestershire sauce that didn't have anchovies but they dropped it and started manufacturing Asian condiments instead. I wish I'd known--I'd have stocked up at Zabar's. :(

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                              pamela718 May 18, 2010 05:01 AM

                              I would like to add Blue Smoke's Hickory Smoked Veg Burger. It's full of flavor and modestly sized. It's served with a tomato chutney that I discarded and used bbq sauce instead. Delish.

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                              Blue Smoke
                              116 East 27th Street, New York, NY 10016

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                                Frederick Loren May 18, 2010 05:25 AM

                                Try COUNTER Vegetable Bistro -- 105 First Ave. Very good...Mushroom pâté, housemade seitan, fresh herbs...delish

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                                  foodie4life May 19, 2010 09:41 AM

                                  I was going to suggest Counter myself! Best one I've had.

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                                    ladygrey Jul 19, 2010 12:24 PM

                                    YES - Counter's is REALLY good, it's seitan-based, flavorful and delicious on a lovely brioche bun. There are so many mediocre veg burgs out there in the world. I also really recommend The Lodge in Williamsburg - especially with sauteed onions & cheddar on top.

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