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May 4, 2010 01:23 PM

Best Veggie Burger in Boston

I am in search of the best veggie burger in boston. I don't like my veggie burger to consist of rice and cheese in a patty. I am looking for something with beans and/or veggies...and something that tastes homemade. Good bun is always a plus.

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  1. For me, there is no contest. The veggie burger at the Druid in Inman Square (Cambridge) is good enough that I often order it instead of their beef burger, which I think is the best hamburger in the city. It definitely contains zucchini and fennel, and some sort of grain (barley?). It is made in-house.

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    1. re: hckybg

      I really like the butter bean/lentil burger at Common Ground. The veggie burger at the Publick House is pretty good too. It is made in-house and definitely has some fresh veggies in it.

      Publick House
      1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

      1. re: lmuller

        Audubon. I say this with confidence!

        1. re: drewames03

          Second the vote for Audubon! I'm not sure I can say with any confidence that it's the best, but it's definitely a reliable standard (for some reason it's much better than its cousin at Miracle of Science, I find- not sure why...)

          1. re: drewames03

            I love Audubon's two-bean burger, too. They have a great hamburger as well, but I regularly get the veggie one, too.


      2. It's a chain, shoot me, but Houston's by far!!!!

        I've also heard the homemade veggie burger at Sweetwater is good.

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        1. re: SaraASR

          I reluctantly agree that Houston's is the best I've tasted - with the homemade standard one at Christopher's a close second - and now a few other recs to try as well!

        2. My favorites in the city are the veggie burger at Christopher's in Porter Square and especially the one at the Burren in Davis Square. Both made in-house. The one at the Burren is very unique, made of veggies (I spot peas and carrots in there) and tastes of curry.

          247 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

          1. I really like the veggie burger at the Independent in Union Square, Somerville. They make it from scratch and always hits the spot. I get it with a garlic aioli and it is very good. (also a good idea, switch out the fries for the sauted brussel sprouts.)

            1. Highland Kitchen makes a fantastic black bean burger. Here are some other options:

              Highland Kitchen
              150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143