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Mar 13, 2011 10:03 PM

Where can I get a vegetarian burger?

I'm mostly vegetarian (not 100% but almost, hence my moniker on here), and sometimes have a yankering for a vegetarian burger and am wondering who serves them, whether a fast food restaurant or otherwise, and what you think of them.

My favourite has been South St Burger and they even make sure that their vegetarian burgers are cooked on a separate part of the grill using separate tongs from the beef burgers.

Where else can I get one?

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  1. - Grindhouse
    - Great Burger Kitchen
    - The Burger's Priest

    I'm pretty sure have vegetarian options. GBK for sure has at least one, if not two, options. I'm not sure if you mean a mock-patty though, as I believe it'll likely be a portabello mushroom done up in tasty ways. I'm doubtful if the veg burgers are cooked on a separate part of the grill at these places though.

    Great Burger Kitchen
    1056 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1Z8, CA

    1. Believe it or not, my fav veggie burger is the Harvey's burger. I don't like the ones that have seeds or nuts or pieces of vegetables. I prefer the ground soy style burger and that's what Harvey's has.

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      1. re: JennaBean

        Ill second that, I personally dislike most vegetarian options, but strangely enough Ive had the Harveys Veggie Burger a few times and I really like it.

        1. re: JennaBean

          I think I had a veggie burger at Harvey's way back and it was quite good. I'll have to remember them next time. I wonder why McDonalds, Wendy's or Burger King doesn't seem to have them given more and more people are limiting their meat intake.

          1. re: Flexitarian

            Burger King has always had a veggie burger, or at least for a long time. I'm not sure if all locations have it though. It's not bad. A tad small.

            I haven't been wowed by a veggie burger in a long time. The ones a Harvey's and Lick's are ok. If I remember currectly the veggie burger at Hero Burger was pretty good (it's been years since I tried it though).

            Fresh has a good one, come to think of it. Pulp Kitchen had a good one, but I haven't been there since they moved.

              1. re: Herb

                Oh that's too bad. I have to admit though that when I'm in the area, I head straight for Lady Marmalade anyway.

              2. re: pescatarian

                I prefer the veggie burger at Hero to the meat burger... which isn't saying much I know. I'd say it's about in the same realm as Harvey's (which is not bad).

                1. re: Manybears

                  I've never tried the beef burger at Hero (I'm not a vegetarian, or pescatarian, despite my tag name, but I tend to lean towards the veggie burger option for other reasons) but I feel like the veggie burger I had at Hero a while back was better than the ones at Harvey's or Lick's.

              3. re: Flexitarian

                Flexitarian, McDonalds has always limited meat intake by offering the basic hamburger.


                The chart shows 8g fat 32g carb, and 12g protein

              4. re: JennaBean

                I also like the soy style burgers. I really hate the Yves Garden Patties (those orange things with the embedded veggie nublets), but what I particularly loathe are the mush surrounded by burnt mush veggie burgers.

                1. re: Pincus

                  The Nature (imitation) burger at Licks is very passable

                  1. re: Connoisseur

                    It's my current favourite. Not low fat or low sodium, but that's why it's tasty. :)

                    1. re: Connoisseur

                      Worth noting that, like South Street, Licks cooks theirs on a separate grill with separate tongs etc.

                2. I haven't had it in a while but the veggie burger from Hair of the Dog was awesome.

                  1. I actually really enjoy Lick's veggie burger. It's huge, filling, and hearty, and goes great with their awesome onion rings.

                    I dislike Hero's burger especially given its price tag, Harvey's is OK but not great, M:Brgr's is alright (I really go there for their fry basket), and I like Utopia's on College.

                    1. The place that makes the best veggie burger that I have ever had is W Burger Bar. It's a homemade burger, and it is unbelievably scrumptious. If I had to name my 2nd favourite place for a veggie burger, I would have to say Chuck and Co., although their burger is very different from W Burger Bar. Chuck and Co.'s veggie burger has a black bean base, whereas W Burger Bar is chock full of lots of different veggies. So, All that said, if you're looking for a good veggie Burger, run, don't walk to W Burger Bar!!