Best Veggie Burgers in Chicago

April 6, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

From a mix of veggies to the black bean and Portobello varieties, these burgers offer a fresh alternative for vegetarians.

The Chicago Diner- Logan Square
Vegetarian · Logan Square · $
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

A "vegetarian paradise" , this diner mini-chain "stays true to its mission" , providing "delicious" , eco-conscious eats (many of which are vegan too) plus "rich, flavorful" "milk-free milkshakes" ; there's a "cute staff" and the low-key atmosphere befits the budget prices, so "long lines" are the "only downside" for most.
Chicago Diner
Vegan · Lakeview · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.3

A "vegetarian paradise" , this diner mini-chain "stays true to its mission" , providing "delicious" , eco-conscious eats (many of which are vegan too) plus "rich, flavorful" "milk-free milkshakes" ; there's a "cute staff" and the low-key atmosphere befits the budget prices, so "long lines" are the "only downside" for most.
Mana Food Bar
Vegetarian · Wicker Park · $$
Food 4.5 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.4

“Creatively prepared” Eclectic-vegetarian small plates are so “delicious” “you don't even realize you aren't eating meat” swear fans of this Wicker Park veggie “heaven,” which also serves “delightful” cocktails; service is “friendly” and prices are “reasonable” too, plus, its formerly “small” dimensions have grown thanks to a coach house expansion.
The Bad Apple
Vegetarian · North Center · $$
Food - · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

Patty pundits "love the burger" (the "meat is a private mix from a top NY purveyor" ) to go with a "ton of craft beers" at this "eclectic" , "roomy" North Center hangout "opposite the Half Acre brewery" ; the "on-point" staff "knows the menu" and drinks are "competitively priced" , though despite diversions like shuffleboard, pinball and Ms. Pac-Man, a few find the "family-friendly" setting just "fair.
Lockdown Bar & Grill
Bar · Ukrainian Village · $
Food - · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

Heavy metal " meets a cheeky " prisonlike atmosphere " at this " great addition to the Western Avenue stretch " in Ukie Village, blasting concert videos on " many TV screens " and dishing up " delicious " burgers with beers " you don't see anywhere else "; the " amazing " staff, outdoor tables and low tabs offer jailbirds extra incentive to " keep coming back," as does the addition of Lockdown Smoked BBQ next door.
DMK Burger Bar
Vegetarian · Lakeview · $$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

Eclectic gourmet burgers ", including options for non-beef eaters, and " damn fine sides " like " grown-up french fries " meet milkshakes, " well-made " craft cocktails and an " outstanding selection of microbrews " at this casual chain from restaurateurs David Morton and Michael Kornick; it's " loud ", and there can be " long waits " for a table, but the " young and trendy " don't mind, especially because " the price is right.
Burger Bar Chicago - Lincoln Park
Burger · Lincoln Park · $$
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.9 · Service 4.0

Juicy, flavorful " gourmet burgers are the thing at these " unpretentious " eateries where the " many options " include lamb, bison and veggie patties, plus shakes, a " heavenly " mac 'n' cheese bar and a " huge " beer list; the wood-and-brick spaces are " lively ", and it all comes at a " good price.
Sable Kitchen & Bar
American · River North · $$$
Food 4.3 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.3

Inventive ", " fun-to-share " American plates " just click " at this River North hang in the Hotel Palomar where " killer " cocktails fuel a " high-energy " bar scene in " luxe " surrounds; it's a " bit pricey " for some who find it " just OK " given the " hype ", but most conclude " there's little room for disappointment here.