Notable Dishes

Chicago's Best for Veggie Burgers

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

  • Mana Food Bar
    • Vegetarian
    • Wicker Park
    Food
    26
    Decor
    21
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $34

    The Mana Slider at this Wicker Park Vegetarian features a brown rice and mushroom burger served with spicy mayo.

  • Sable Kitchen & Bar
    • New American
    • River North
    Food
    25
    Decor
    23
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $47

    This American small plates spot serves up mini wild mushroom veggie burgers with red onion jam and goat cheese.

  • Chicago Diner
    • Diner
    • Lakeview
    Food
    24
    Decor
    20
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $19

    This Lakeview and Logan Square diner duo serve up a vegetarian-friendly menu, including the Portobello Prime with horseradish mayo, the Cajun Black Bean Burger and the S.U.V. (Straight Up Veggie) with melted vegan or dairy cheese, avocado, sprouts and Creole mustard. For the more protein-seeking vegetarians, the Titanic BLT Burger with a seitan patty, seitan bacon French fried onions and chipotle sauce is a good choice, as well as the Buddha's Karma Burger with a curried sweet potato-tofu patty, grilled pineapple and chimichurri.

  • The Chicago Diner: Logan Square
    • Vegetarian
    • Logan Square
    Food
    24
    Decor
    20
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $19

    This Lakeview and Logan Square diner duo serve up a vegetarian-friendly menu, including the Portobello Prime with horseradish mayo, the Cajun Black Bean Burger and the S.U.V. (Straight Up Veggie) with melted vegan or dairy cheese, avocado, sprouts and Creole mustard. For the more protein-seeking vegetarians, the Titanic BLT Burger with a seitan patty, seitan bacon French fried onions and chipotle sauce is a good choice, as well as the Buddha's Karma Burger with a curried sweet potato-tofu patty, grilled pineapple and chimichurri.

  • DMK Burger Bar
    • Burger
    • Lakeview
    Food
    24
    Decor
    19
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $19

    Any burger combination can be made with either the Veggie or Crispy Portobello variety, but the House Veggie & Grain comes with aged cheddar, eggplant, tomato and pesto mayo, while the Crispy Portobello comes with fontina cheese, arugula, marinated tomatoes and horseradish sauce.

  • DMK Burger Bar
    • Burger
    • Museum Campus
    Food
    24
    Decor
    19
    Service
    21
    Cost
    $19

    Any burger combination can be made with either the Veggie or Crispy Portobello variety, but the House Veggie & Grain comes with aged cheddar, eggplant, tomato and pesto mayo, while the Crispy Portobello comes with fontina cheese, arugula, marinated tomatoes and horseradish sauce.

  • Grange Hall Burger Bar
    • Burger
    • West Loop
    Food
    24
    Decor
    23
    Service
    23
    Cost
    $29

    The Farmstand Veg burger patty is made with sautéed zucchini, red and peppers, onions, mushrooms, garlic, oatmeal, broccoli, corn, potato and wild rice, while the Spinach and Chickpea burger is a must for vegans.

  • The Bad Apple
    • Bar And Grill
    • North Center
    Atmo.
    23
    Decor
    20
    Service
    21
    Cost
    M

    Order the Strange Famous at this North Center craft beer bar and pub. The veggie burger was created in collaboration with Sage Francis and includes a house-made wild mushroom, seitan, chick pea and corn burger finished with red onion, sage marmalade, spinach and goat cheese.

  • Lockdown Bar & Grill
    • Bar
    • Humboldt Park
    Atmo.
    23
    Decor
    22
    Service
    22
    Cost
    I

    This Ukranian Village metal house offers veggie patties with any of their burger combinations, like the portabello and goat cheese, or make your own with both classic and interesting toppings like cucumber, Fuji apple and cranberry compote.

    • Burger
    • Lincoln Park
    Food
    23
    Decor
    18
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $23

    The Powerhouse Veggie (with arugula, avocado, tomato, goat cheese and chipotle mayo) is a winner at this Lincoln Park burger spot.

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