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.
Toronto's Best for Veggie Burgers
June 19, 2014
Go green and try inventive takes on garden-variety veggie burgers from these local bars and restaurants.
Burger North TorontoxFood28 Decor13 Service19 Cost$17
Vegetarian AnnexxFood24 Decor17 Service20 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 Works (miso gravy, Napa cabbage, banana chilies, grated carrots) and the Thai Burger (peanut sauce, green onions, bean sprouts, cilantro). Both run for $10 and come with marinated kale slaw on the side.
Bar NonexAtmo.23 Decor21 Service22 CostI
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.
Eclectic NonexFood22 Decor17 Service20 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.
Entertainment DistrictxFood- Decor25 Service21 CostE
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 ($14.49). The Lettuce Burger swaps out a bun for leafy greens and adds zest with tomato, onion sprouts and cucumber tzatziki ($14.99).
Vegetarian College StreetxFood- Decor- Service- CostI
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).