Veggie Burgers in London
Posted on 2011/04/02 08:30:29 (April 2011).
I have yet to find a veggie burger I actually enjoyed when eating out anywhere in London - or anywhere for that matter, but here's a rundown of what some of the burger places in the city have as their vegetarian offering.
It baffles me that so few of them are offering anything made with a meat substitute like Quorn or soya mince - given the wide range of these meat style burgers in supermarkets it seems somewhat incongruous that restaurants seem to turn their noses up at that particular style. Personally I'm really not a fan of the inexplicably ubiquitous "spicy bean burger" or the harder to characterise but no less widespread random-limp-mish-mash-of-mixed-vegetables-between-a-bun. I see a lot of places offering a burger something akin to falafel, as that seems to be an identifiable concept they can get their heads around, but if I want to eat falafel I'd go to a falafel place (Maoz, for example, is particularly good).
Spicy Veggie (blend of chickpeas with coriander and cumin)
Burger King (menu)
BK Veggie Bean Burger
Lemon Pepper Quorn
Gourmet Burger Kitchen (menu)
Aubergine & Goat's Cheese
Puy Lentil (with potatoes and green curry!?)
Veggie and Camembert (mushroom, aubergine, red pepper and sweet potato)
Ultimate Burger (menu)
Barbecue Portobello Mushroom
Aubergine and Pesto
Veggie (soya and vegetable burger)
Fine Burger (menu)
The Veggie (soya protein patty, mixed vegetables, chilli)
Ed's Easy Diner (menu)
Mediterranean (mediterranean vegetables and mozzarella cheese)
Carnaby Burger Co (menu)
Grilled Goat's Cheese and Aubergine
Haché Burgers (menu)
Falafel Forest (falafel with portobello mushroom)
Falafel Blue Cheese
Grand Champignon (portobello mushroom)
Guerilla Burgers (menu)
"garden veggie bliss" (homemade veggie patty - not very descriptive)
Well said! I can't believe that even in this 'day and age' we still have to put up with a 'grilled portobello mushroom in a burger bun'. Truly shocking stuff.
It really annoys me when you go to a decent restaurant and the veggie burger on offer (costing probably£8-£10, has absolutely NO protein in it!)
It's a complete lack of imagination on the chef's part I reckon.
I really miss Eat n' two veg, they used to be on Marylebone High Street, used to be the best 'proper meaty' veggie burger in London. Also RedVeg on Dean Street, now closed also due to Crossrail work. Shame!
Posted by kangster at 2011/11/03 12:37:47.
Nandos' veggie burger is pretty yummy, as are the veggie burgers you can buy from the Veggie van at some festivals - literally the best thing I've ever eaten!
Posted by Bee at 2012/02/08 12:16:46.
Totally agree. The Ed's Easy Diner veggie burger used to be a Quorn-style patty but they changed it to smashed up veggies.
The Hard Rock Cafe veg burger is a meat substitute and is very nice, but expensive.
Posted by Liz at 2012/02/27 10:09:58.
Veggie burger joint www.vegemesta.com is expanding to London so if you can find to help them forward you will be benefited also very soon..
They have good repetutation in Finland and ready franchising concept.
Posted by Robert Ramstedt at 2012/10/07 23:38:39.