Houston Burgers: Hold the Beef

By Marcy de Luna  |  August 27, 2014
Credit: Salmon Burger at Backstreet Cafe (photo courtesy of Paula Murphy)

By now you've read all about Houston's best burgers. But what if you hold the beef? Here are 5 amazing meatless burgers worth a try.

1. Salmon Burger at Backstreet Cafe 
The beloved burger has been on the menu at the River Oaks locale for almost twenty years (over 40 served per week). The salmon patty is topped with red onion, dill, mayonnaise, capers and feta ($15).

2. Black Bean Burger at Hobbit Cafe
The star of the burger at the casual eatery near Upper Kirby is a tasty homemade black bean patty dressed with the usual fixin's ($7.49).

3. Nut Burger at Beavers
The patty's made with brown rice, cashews and nuts at the casual spot off Decatur St. near Washington Avenue. Cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles and a miso-mustard blend grace the bun ($13).

4. Veggie Nut Burger at Ruggles Green
The fast casual restaurant serves a mean meatless burger. The veggie patty is made with sautéed vegetables, potatoes, almonds, corn, bread crumbs, and organic hummus, and comes with cheese and the usual toppings on a whole grain bun ($9).

5. Falafel Burger at Barnaby's
While the laid-back cafe offers delicious soy, black bean and oat burgers, our favorite alternative patty is the fried falafel, which comes with lettuce, tomato, onion, tahini sauce and pickles ($10.50).