Our top 3 picks for real, clean plant-based burgers in U.S. restaurants coast-to-coast.
Our favorite: The Plant Cafe Organic
San Francisco-based 100% Organic cafe with 5 locations, including SFO outpost in Terminal 2.
The burger: “The Plant burger™” Vegan patty made in-house from lentils, mushrooms, beets, cashews & bulgur wheat, topped with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, vegan aioli, bun from local bakery: Acme.
We love their commitment to 100% Organic, local, sustainable sourcing. This favorite may be biased – I’ve enjoyed their plant burger since moving to SF in 2006!
And there’s much more to enjoy – I usually get a salad with wild salmon or one of their other vegetable-forward dishes.
Michelin-starred vegetarian restaurant with vegan options in Greenwich village.
The burger: “Beet burger, horseradish cream, apples, cucumbers” ($18, available at brunch/lunch)
We can’t resist a little fancy – and Nix has held strong to their Michelin star from 2017 – 2020. Weekend brunch is accessible and delightful with seasonal offerings including vegetables, farm eggs, and yes – the aforementioned beet burger.
Upscale dining with exclusive plant-based ingredients, in Toronto and Miami South Beach.
The burger: “The Planta burger” is made with mushrooms and lentils, available at Planta locations. ‘Planta Burger’ in Toronto is a fast-casual version of the restaurant with a menu full of variations on (you guessed it) – their burger.
We love their dedication to innovation, deliciousness, and sustainability. They’ve also won national competitions with their housemade plant burgers, so we’re game for trying!
Have you enjoyed a similar, delicious house-made plant burger that we didn’t mention? We’d love to hear about it! Share your favorite finds in the comments below.
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