Best veggie burgers in New York City

For those who have any food intolerance or simply follows a different diet, New York is a full plate, literally. The range of restaurants with healthy dishes is vast, as well as gluten-free options or lactose and of course, vegetarian and/or vegan options. The number of people following a non meat lifestyle is growing and if you are part of this group, AM New York listed the best veggie burgers in the city.

By Chloe – the most popular item at this perennially busy vegan counter-service spot is the guac burger ($9.95), made with a black bean-quinoa-sweet potato patty and topped with corn salsa, onion, tortilla strips, chipotle aioli and, of course, guacamole. For a second option, the classic burger ($8.95) features a tempeh-lentil-chia-walnut blend and is topped with beet ketchup, pickles and onion.

Address: 185 Bleecker St.

 No. 7 Veggie – located at food hall Urbanspace Vanderbilt, it offers a menu that’s primarily veggie burgers. The vegan patties are made from a mix of roasted broccoli, seitan and mushroom, and burgers range from the Basic Standard ($6, pickles, griddled onions and ketchup) to the Total Vegetarian Chaos and Destruction ($8, smashed avocado, cheese, pickled beets, griddled onions and steak sauce).

Address: esquina da Vanderbilt Ave com a 45th Street.

Cinnamon Snail – The beloved vegan food truck is back with a brick-and-mortar spot at the newest food hall in NYC, The Pennsy. Choose from two burgers (both $10.95), which use a seitan patty base: the Gouchujang, with sauteed kimchee, arugula, pickled red onions, black sesame gomasio and sriracha, and the Beastmode, with jalapeño mac ‘n’ cheese, arugula, smoked chili coconut bacon and chipotle mayo.

Address: 2 Pennsylvania Plaza. 

Superiority Burger – This tiny, vegetarian counter from former Del Posto pastry chef Brooks Headley does a few things, and does them well. One of those is its signature burger ($6), a bean-, nut- and grain-based patty topped with Muenster cheese, tomato and a dill pickle. A vegan version is available, too.

Address: 430 E. Ninth St.

Wassail – this vegetable-focused restaurant and cider bar will offers a veggie burger ($17) that features a grain-mushroom patty that’s served with provolone, cheddar and smoked onions.

Address:  162 Orchard St.

VBurger – this new vegan eatery, which shares space with a Hummus & Pita Co., has five burgers on its menu, alongside fries, shakes and sandwiches. The most popular is the classic ($7.50), uses a soy-based patty. Other options include the cauliflower-based Einstein Burger ($7.95) and the spicy black bean burger ($7.50).

Address: 815 Broadway.

Clinton Hall – This craft beer hall has a whopping 20 burgers on its newly updated menu, and didn’t forget about non-meat eaters. Its Full Falafel burger ($11) features a crispy falafel topped with baba ganoush, hummus, Moroccan spiced yogurt, lettuce, tomato and onion, all on a pita bun.

Address: 90 Washington St.

Ellary’s Greens – This organic, health-focused cafe serves up a vegan burger that features a chickpea patty that’s topped with escarole and roasted tomato jam and served on a house-made whole-grain English muffin ($10).

Address: 33 Carmine St.

Pickle Shack – The burger at this vegetarian sandwich shop is frequently heralded as the best of its ilk in the city. The House Made Shack Veggie Burger ($14) features a grilled vegetable and mushroom burger with aioli, ketchup and maple bourbon pickles (naturally) on a potato roll.

Address: 256 Fourth Ave., Park Slope.

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