Best Veggie Burgers in San Francisco

March 21, 2017
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by Zagat Staff

From beet to chickpea patties, here are the top meatless concoctions in the city.

Super Duper Burgers
Fast Food · SoMa · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.9

"Big fans" of these "sustainable" , "organic" -minded Bay Area burger joints agree the "name not only describes the food but the prices" they charge for "juicy" beef and "amazing" vegetarian patties topped with "homemade pickles" , as well as "killer" alcoholic shakes for adults and "mini" portions for "pint-size" patrons; while the "smart retro" seating areas can get "crowded" with "noisy families" , "efficient" service ensures it's usually "easy in" , easy out.
Roam Artisan Burgers
Burger · Cow Hollow · $
Food 4.3 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.9

This "excellent" burger chainlet is dedicated to "sustainable" ingredients in its "juicy, grass-fed" beef, all-natural bison, turkey and veggie patties, all gilded with "unique toppings" and washed down with "thick, delicious" shakes; you may have to "jockey for a table" at these counter-service spots, but connoisseurs "love" customizing their orders to taste, and say the price is "worth it."
Mission Bowling Club
Bar · The Mission
Food 4.2 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.1

"Drinking and bowling – what could be better?" muse fans who are "bowled over" by this "hip" , "retro" Mission alley where you can drink "tasty" "classic cocktails" while waiting to sling your ball down one of six lanes; thanks to a "cool" staff, "good times are had by all" in the "festive yet relaxed" environment, and the peckish can order "delicious" upscale comfort fare in the attached full-service restaurant.
Umami Burger Soma
Burger · China Basin · $
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 3.8

Fans say these Bay Area links in the "popular" LA burger chain "live up to the hype" , serving "innovative, juicy" patties in "amazing" flavor combinations with "housemade condiments" adding "another dimension" ; maybe "portions could be a little larger" for the price, but wine and beer compensate.
Chow Food Bar
American · The Mission · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

A "home away from home – with better cooking than home" – this "super-popular" mini-chain is a "staple" for fans of "consistent" American comfort food and "good value" ; since it’s like "eating in a cozy diner in a small town" , regulars don’t mind the "loud" decibels and "hit-or-miss" service.
KronnerBurger
American · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.7

Once a popular pop-up, this Piedmont Avenue brick-and-mortar delivers a "rich" , "delectable" rare burger (plus a vegan version), along with salads and sides ( "bone marrow heaven" ) and beer and wine; outfitted with white marble, stainless steel and banquettes, the space fills up with "fashionable" customers, even if some find it "rather expensive for a burger joint."
The Plant Cafe Organic
Organic · Marina District · $$
Food 4.0 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.7

Clean-living converts swear by the "tasty" , "organic" Californian cuisine for which these crunchy cafes are known, including "housemade veggie burgers" , "fresh vegetable juices" and other "affordable" staples served in a "cool atmosphere" ; skeptics who insist it's "nothing special" add that service varies from "accommodating" to "spotty" , but the opportunity "to eat out with friends and not blow your diet" is nice "even if you are a meat lover."