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Best veggie burger?

by Ginger Harris » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:15 am

Looking for the best veggie burger in town to celebrate a birthday. Anyone have a favorite?
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:19 am

Grind Burger Kitchen in NuLu has a good one, and so does BBC Burgers on Frankfort at Cannons Lane. Or you could go to Morels for some amazing vegan fare that tastes like meat. They don't have veggie burgers, but the Farby (fake Arby) is amazing, and so are the pulled "pork" sliders.
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Jessica H » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:55 am

Game has three separate house-made veggie burgers on their menu. I have not tried them yet, as the Elk usually calls my name when I'm there, but they all sound delicious. From their website:

Field (veggie burgers):

Grilled Corn, Poblano, Garbanzo
greens, tomato, pickles brie, smoked truffle mayo, on brioche bun

Grilled Mushrooms, Red Lentil
greens, tomato, slaw, roasted garlic aioli, on everything bun

Walnut, Quinoa
brie, smoked apple chutney, curry mayo, greens, on whole wheat bun

And for dessert, I recommend their Peanut Butter Pie.
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:27 pm

Jessica H wrote:Game has three separate house-made veggie burgers on their menu.

Yes! I forgot about Game because it's so unexpected, but their veggie burgers are more than worthy.

Mussel & Burger Bar has a house-made veggie burger that's based on beets, and it's pretty good, but I'm not a fan of its soft texture.
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Ginger Harris » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:25 pm

Thanks for the options. Morels would be good to try, but doesn't seem like a festive birthday option. I will ask the birthday girl about Game, but the restaurant may be too meat themed for her. Picky vegetarians can be hard to please. Any good vegetarian entrees elsewhere to entice her?
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:51 pm

Ginger Harris wrote:Thanks for the options. Morels would be good to try, but doesn't seem like a festive birthday option. I will ask the birthday girl about Game, but the restaurant may be too meat themed for her. Picky vegetarians can be hard to please. Any good vegetarian entrees elsewhere to entice her?

Heart & Soy for all-vegetarian? The new Cuvee Wine Table has a good mix of meatless and meatful. So do Indian restaurants.
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Brian Krainer » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:20 pm

Migos in Dundee Loop has a focus on vegetarian tacos. I like meat and almost exclusively order the vegetarian tacos (they're that good).
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Alexis Rich » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:59 pm

Not a birthday worthy type place but I think the best veggie burger in town is at Soupy's. They're super delicious and priced right at $3.99.

I was a vegetarian for close to 20 years and have had a LOT of veggie burgers. I'd say the second best is at the Cheesecake Factory. It's really good and prepared well; not mushy or wierd at all. I know this thread is wary of chains but, honestly, I've never had a bad meal there. (Bonus-half price cheesecake the 30th & 31st.)
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Robin Garr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:27 pm

Alexis Rich wrote:I know this thread is wary of chains but, honestly, I've never had a bad meal there. (Bonus-half price cheesecake the 30th & 31st.)

It's totally legit to speak from personal experience. Adding a disclaimer is also wise. ;)
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Jeff Cavanaugh » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:49 am

In that chain vein, my coworker is a big fan of Gordon Biersch's veggie burger. Says it's one of the best he's had.
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Robin Garr » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:00 am

Descending further down the chainish wormhole, White Castle's veggie sliders are surprisingly worthy. They're Dr. Praeger's brand, and if you skip the suggested sauce packets and go with onions and pickles (and Dusseldorf mustard) just like a regular slider, you really can't tell them from the real thing, except that they are arguably healthier.

I don't think WC is what Jessica had in mind, though. :lol:
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Heather L » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:25 am

Has the birthday girl specifically requested a veggie burger or are you just looking for a nice, celebration worthy restaurant with vegetarian friendly options?
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Rachel Goldenberg » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:54 am

Four Pegs in Germantown makes a great veggie burger - crispy on the outside and packed with veggies inside.
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Re: Best veggie burger?

by Ginger Harris » Fri Jul 28, 2017 12:31 pm

Thanks for all the suggestions, which I will keep for reference. We ended up at mellow mushroom, mostly because they have a variety of veggie sandwiches to choose from. So many places seem to have one vegetarian choice, and if you don't like that, you get to piece a meal together from sides. On that note, one vegetarian enjoyed the Portobello sandwich, the other had the teriyaki tofu sandwich.

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