It might not be BBQ weather but that doesn’t mean we aren’t craving a stacked burger with all the trimmings. Here’s a round-up of our favourite burgers – and for the days that we fancy hanging up our aprons, a list of restaurants that are serving up some incredible vegan burgers.
Linda McCartney quarter pounders are one of our favourites and one that freaked us out the most the first time we tried them, due to how much they resembled meat. Available at Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Ocado, Iceland and Tesco.
No Bull burgers are notoriously good, and part of a fantastic range that’s exclusive to Iceland. While you’re there, make sure you pick up their No Chick Strips; they’re the best alternative to chicken we’ve tried.
Beyond Meat is beyond famous. Their burgers have converted even the most steadfast meat eater, they ‘bleed’ thanks to the addition of beetroot juice, its juicy, it’s ‘meaty’ – and finally available for you to cook at home now you can find it at Tesco. See below for restaurant details if you don’t fancy cooking.
Fry’s are an established 100% vegan brand. Their burgers can be found online on Ocado and instore at Morrisons, Holland & Barrett, Whole Foods and Sainsbury’s.
Quorn hot and spicy chicken burgers are the ideal alternative to the ‘meaty’ burger, and available at Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Iceland and Holland & Battett.
Bean burgers are a classic that can’t be beaten, and we love Tesco’s Spicy Bean Burgers.
Frankie and Benny’s offer a whole vegan menu, including mac no cheese, pizza, hotdogs and cheesy garlic bread. They also have two vegan burgers: The Vegan Beet and Viva La Vegan Burger.
TGI Fridays don’t usually have the most exciting vegan menu – hummus or a pasta salad – but come 7th January they’ll be serving up Beyond Meat cheeseburgers, and we can’t wait.
Honest Burgers serve two vegan options with the Beyond Meat patty – the Chipotle Guac Vegan, which includes tortilla chips, chipotle jackfruit with Frank’s, vegan gouda, guacamole and pink onions, and the Plant, which includes vegan smoked Gouda, Rubies in the Rubble Chipotle ‘Mayo’, mustard, red onion, pickles and lettuce.
Gourmet Burger Kitchen serve two vegan options – the Californian, a homemade & pan-fried bean patty with vegan Cheddar, smashed avocado, harissa mayo, paprika onions, relish and salad in a sourdough bun, and Jack-in-a-Bun, a homemade butternut squash & quinoa patty with beetroot mayo, Korean pulled jackfruit, pickled onions and rocket in a sourdough bun.
Byron offers the Beetnik burger, a beetroot falafel patty, baby kale, smashed avocado, tomato, pickled red onions, red pepper ketchup and rainbow slaw.
by CHLOE have two vegan burgers – The Classic Burger, a tempeh, lentil, chia and walnut patty with pickles, onion, beet ketchup and special sauce in a potato bun, and The Guac Burger, a black bean, quinoa and sweet potato patty with corn salsa, onion, guac and tortilla strips with chipotle aioli in a whole grain bun.
Nandos have an almost-option – their Supergreen and Sweet Potato & Butternut Pitta is vegan if you order it with no mayonnaise. Best to talk to your server to confirm your vegan-status.
All Bar One have launched a brand new vegan menu that will be available throughout January and February, which includes The Plant Based Burger. Made using the Beyond Meat burger, it includes vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato and vegan mayonnaise. The menu also includes cauliflower wings, quesadilla, lasagne and sweet potato & creamy coconut amok curry, followed by a rich chocolate pot and biscoff banana.