No lackluster veggie burgers at these Dallas spots - just wholesome, inventive takes on the American classic.
The house-blend veggie patty - made with butternut squash and grains - is the star of the Garden Gnome burger at this neighborhood pub in Lake Highlands. The burger comes topped with Bellwether cheese and all the fixin's for $11. You can also sub in the veggie patty for any burger on the menu to make a meat-centric meal into something veggie-licious.
The core of the La Bandita Burger is the freshly made black bean and corn patty, which comes topped with avocado, goat cheese, arugula, cilantro pesto and chipotle mayo on a seeded wheat bun that's baked fresh in-house on a daily basis ($8).
This housemade veggie burger has a Mexican flare. Pinto beans, brown rice, cilantro, jalapenos and walnuts are bound with egg to create a tasty patty, which is then served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, your choice of cheese and a side ($9).
The Verde Burger at this Texas chainlet comes with a six-ounce black bean patty topped with hatch green chiles, guacamole and Pepper Jack cheese ($8.49).
The veggie patty is made on-site at this Henderson Avenue pub, using a house recipe of lentils, bulgur wheat, leeks, mushroom, corn, cashews and spices. The burger is then topped with all the fixin's and served with a choice of French fries, side salad, lentil soup, French onion soup, Guinness beef stew or German potato salad ($9).
The "Inside Out" Quinoa Burger at True Food Kitchen is a gluten-free vegan option that uses a thick quinoa-based patty instead of a bun, then fills it with layers of hummus, tzatziki, tomato, cucumber, red onion, avocado and feta ($12).
This organic joint creates wholesome versions of fast food favorites, like the Veggie-Bean-Quinoa Burger. This burger is served on a toasted whole wheat bun with fresh avocado, red onion, tomato, lettuce and a drizzle of made-from-scratch buttermilk dressing ($7).