The plant-based food sector sure has changed over the past few years. A market which was once confined to the insides of specialty food stores is now booming. In fact, it seems that not a month goes by without the launch of a new food product. Take veggie burgers, for example. In the past, you were pretty much restricted to a few brands, like Boca and Morning Star. Nowadays, the playing field is a lot different. Not only are there several new brands, but you can get all sorts of veggie burgers, from meaty mushrooms to bright beets. And the best part is that now you can find these gems at your local Whole Foods!
But what is a person who is trying to avoid meat and dairy to do if they don’t happen to live near a Whole Foods? While normally we would say this is the perfect time to embrace your inner chef and start whipping up some awesome homemade veggie burgers, we understand that not everyone may have the time to go crazy in the kitchen or, you know, drive an hour to the only Whole Foods in town. Don’t fret, friends! With the vegan market growing at such an accelerated pace, not only can you find veggie burgers in stores, but you can find them on the web! Here are ten of the best veggie burgers currently available online:
1. Amy’s Black Bean Burger
Amy’s has been around for a while, so it’s no surprise that they’re pretty well-versed in the veggie burger game. After having success with their garden veggie burgers, they decided to build on that existing recipe. And that’s when Amy’s Black Bean Burger came to be. This burger has mushrooms, corn, and grains, just like their original, but with black beans and chipotle spices as well. Talk about yum. And don’t be too thrown by the price, this 12-pack will get you 48 burgers! That’s about $2.00 a burger!
2. Sunshine Burger Company’s Falafel Burger
Aren’t food fusions wonderful? They’re unique, flavorful, and let you enjoy two cuisines at the same time. Sunshine Burgers’ Falafel Burgers are the perfect example. They’re made with brown rice, chickpeas, sunflower seeds, and yellow split peas, and are given their authentic Mediterranean flavor with tahini, cumin, parsley, and sea salt. Enjoy these on burger buns, or crumble them on top of a Greek-style salad! This bulk purchase comes out to a little over $2.00 per burger. Not too shabby!
3. Beyond Meat’s Beastly Sliders
Beyond Meat’s Beastly Sliders are the mini version of the company’s beef-tastic Beast Burger. Made with pea-protein isolate, hickory smoke concentrate, spices, and Beyond Meat’s signature blend of nutrients, these babies really live up to their name! Make sure you dress this patty up with plenty of your favorite burger fixings. And careful, this 7 boxes seems like a lot, but they’ll go quick!
4. Fantastic World Foods Nature’s Burger
If you want to be a bit more involved in the making of your veggie burger, Fantastic World Food’s Natural Burger is the one for you. The 12-pack comes with a meatless burger mix that simply needs water to form into a delicious, hearty, garden veggie burger. This product is ideal to bring camping, since it doesn’t need to be refrigerated. Simply add water, form patties, and cook to your liking.
5. Dr. Praeger’s Super Greens Burger
While some veggie burgers try to emulate meat, others embrace the delicious flavor of veggies! Dr. Praeger’s Super Greens Burger is a prime example of this. The patties are made of 6 “super greens”: kale, mustard greens, swiss chard, turnip greens, spinach, and collard greens. When they say they “keep the vegetables right where you can see them,” they mean it! At at $2.00 per burger, it’s never been more affordable to eat your veggies burger-style!
6. Gardein’s Ultimate Beefless Burger
For boasting about being beefless, this burger sure does taste meaty. Gardein’s Beefless Burger is made primarily of soy protein and seasoned with garlic, onions, and natural smoke flavor, this burger would blend in perfectly with meat on a grill. We recommend this serving this with the traditional lettuce, tomato, red onion, ketchup combo. And with this 8-pack, you won’t need to head to the grocery store for a while!
7. Seitenbacher’s Veggie Burger Mix
Here’s another convenient one for you. Seitenbacher’s Burger Mix needs no refrigeration, comes in a resealable bag, and requires only water to make! And don’t be thrown off by the company’s name, this mix isn’t for seitan patties. The primary ingredient is actually whole grain spelt oats!
8. Tandoor Chef’s Vegetable Masala Burgers
Tandoor Chef’s Masala Burgers are basically the Indian spices you love all in one delicious potato-y patty. And with carrots, green beans, bell peppers, and corn, this burger is not only tasty, but good for you! We suggest serving it with a drizzle of mustard.
9. Hillary’s Root Veggie Burger
Hillary’s Root Veggie Burgers are perfect for people who, in addition to meat and dairy, are looking to cut soy out of their diets. They’re made from millet grains and, as you would assume, a bunch of root veggies, including: turnips, beets, and sweet potatoes. This 12-pack of burgers is also nut-free, gluten-free, and corn-free, making Hillary’s burgers an ideal patty for people of several different diet types.
10. Sunshine Burger Company’s Shiitake Mushroom Veggie Burger
Last but not least, what would a veggie burger list be without a mushroom burger? Sunshine Burgers’ Shiitake Mushroom Burger keeps things simple with a 7-ingredient patty. These are made with: brown rice, sunflower seeds, carrots, cooked quinoa, Shiitake mushrooms, onion, garlic, and sea salt. So simple, but so good. Buy this 12 pack and enjoy good burger-eatin’ for months!
And of course, if after hearing about all of these delicious veggie burgers, you suddenly decide you want to cook your own homemade one, you can always check out One Green Planet’s awesome veggie burger collection!
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