5 Awesome Must-Try Veggie Burgers in SeattleBy Leslie Kelly | August 26, 2014 By Leslie Kelly | August 26, 2014
Even die-hard vegetarians often miss those crazy juicy bacon-topped burgers. Fortunately, there are some thick, super-satisfying veggie burgers around Seattle that help fill that void. Here are some of the best meatless burgers around.
Uneeda Burger's veggie burger, pictured, really should be called a grain burger. A thick cake made of rustic emmer wheat (or farro) and vibrant spices wears a crown of sautéed portobello mushrooms, sliced red onions, tomatoes and shredded romaine. The bun's generous dousing of "secret sauce" tastes like an elegant herb-laced aïoli, making a drippy, hearty bite that's well worth the $8 price tag. 4306 Fremont Ave. N.; 206-547-2600
Zippy's Giant Burgers in White Center does a bang-up ground-beef-patty business, but it's the Rae's black-bean burger that we crave. Created by the owner's wife, the $4.75 beauty is a winning mix of textures. It's crispy on the outside, creamy within and finished with lettuce, tomato and — an upgrade option that gets exercised quite a lot — bacon. 9614 14th Ave. SW; 206-763-1347
Brave Horse Tavern, one of the big winners in our best-of burger survey, wows meatless burger fans with its green chili and black bean patty. The sandwich's iceberg lettuce, pickles and smoky barbecue sauce on an extra-soft Dahlia Bakery bun make for a fine meal, especially given the low $7 price tag. 310 Terry Ave. N.; 206-971-0717
Sunlight Vegetarian Cafe has several veggie burger variations, but we're crazy for the Nut Burger, a satisfying mash-up of nuts, rice and veggies, topped with gooey cheddar and served on a seven-grain bun for $8.95. 6403 Roosevelt Way NE; 206-522-9060
8oz Burger & Co lightens things up for veggie fans, piling watercress, avocado, pickles, sweet onion and an herb aïoli on its savory meatless patty. The nicely chewy pretzel bun makes for a memorable $10 meal. 1401 Broadway; 206-466-5989