Notable Dishes

Toronto's Best for Veggie Burgers

Go green and try inventive takes on garden-variety veggie burgers from these local bars and restaurants.

  • The Burger's Priest
    • Fast Food
    • North Toronto
    Food
    28
    Decor
    13
    Service
    19
    Cost
    $17

    This local chainlet has cultivated a flock of devotees flipping simple-yet-devine burgers - no fancy combinations, just the classics. The Option, its vegetarian offering, sandwiches a blend of cheese between two roasted portobello mushrooms, deep-frying them together into a crunchy patty. Burgers are then customized with fixings and a bun.

  • Fresh on Bloor
    • Juice Shop
    • Annex
    Food
    24
    Decor
    17
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $24

    This group of vegetarian eateries boasts a whole menu of protein-packed burgers using a house-made almond-and-grain patty and whole-wheat buns. Choices range from classic LTO-decked sandwiches to the Thai Burger (peanut sauce, green onions, bean sprouts, cilantro). All come with marinated kale slaw on the side and can be served bunless.

  • Victory Cafe
    • Toronto
    Atmo.
    23
    Decor
    21
    Service
    22
    Cost
    I

    Markham Street’s beloved eatery puts a sweet-and-savory twist on the veggie burger, topping a house-made vegetable patty with cranberry salsa ($8.95). Pile on extras like cheddar cheese and fried mushrooms for $1.50 a piece. The price includes a choice of Caesar or green salad, fries, mashed potatoes or basmati rice.

  • Allen's
    • Eclectic
    • Toronto
    Food
    22
    Decor
    17
    Service
    20
    Cost
    $47

    This Danforth gastropub puts its claim for the best burgers in town in writing on its seasonal dining menu, constantly rotating its fixing-and-bun combinations. What’s more, customers can opt for a vegetable patty with any of them.

  • Real Sports Bar & Grill
    • American
    • Entertainment District
    Food
    -
    Decor
    25
    Service
    21
    Cost
    E

    In the midst of of chicken wings and giant TVs, this sports bar in the Entertainment District serves up a pair of crave-worthy picks for veggie fans. The Ultimate Vegetable Burger blends grains, herbs and pecans into a meat-free patty, topping it with cheddar cheese and guacamole ($14.50). The Lettuce Burger swaps out a bun for leafy greens and adds zest with tomato, onion sprouts and cucumber tzatziki ($15).

  • Grasshopper Restaurant
    • Vegetarian
    • College Street
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    Mix-and-match patties and sauces for your ideal meat-free burger at this sunny Kensington Market vegetarian. Building off a base of vegetable, beef-y, spicy black bean or tempeh sloppy joe, the personalized creations come served on a multigrain vegan bun with tomato, lettuce, pickle and caramelized onion. Choose from vegan house, classic burger and chipotle BBQ sauce ($10.50).

  • b.good
    • New
    • American
    • St. Lawrence
    Food
    -
    Decor
    -
    Service
    -
    Cost
    I

    This health-focused chain has a mix-and-match burger menu where you can request a vegan patty (made in-house) as the centerpiece any of their wacky combos.  The Adopted Luke is a standout choice, with mushrooms, caramelized onions, smoked gouda finished with bbq sauce.  All burgers can be served with crunchy veggies in place of a bun.  

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