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While we are always down to tuck into a veggie burger with all the standard fixings — we’re talking lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, with a drizzle of mustard, ketchup, and occasionally vegan mayo on a sesame seed bun — the truth is, sometimes we just want to jazz our burger up a bit.

Big chains like Shake Shack and McDonald’s often make the news for their innovative burger toppings (Shake Shack offers a burger topped with peanut butter on its secret menu, for instance, while McDonald’s just debuted a new kale and Sriracha Burger), but we try to steer clear of fast food — why go out and eat junk when you could make your own delicious, healthier versions of classic fast food items right at home?

We’ve looked through our Food Monster App and found some delicious, ultra unique plant-based burger recipes that totally work, and are sure to become your new go-to recipes when you’re out to impress your friends and experiment with something new. Check out our choices below!

Get your fusion on by combining American and Indian cuisine together with these Vegetable Samosa Burgers by Sheil Shukla.

American fusion recipes are where classic American dishes meet flavors from around the world. This crisp and flavorful burger recipe is inspired by the classic Indian samosa. It’s packed with veggies and savory spices and it’s so easy to make. Pair with chutney or ketchup on a toasty bun with a side of sweet potato fries.

Get your street food fix with this recipe for Rou Jia Mo: Chinese Burgers by Zsu Dever!

Rou jia mo is often referred to as a Chinese burger, even though it’s more of a street food kinda sandwich. While normally made with meat, in this recipe, tofu is marinated in vegetable broth and a medley of spices then topped with julienned carrots, cucumber, and bell pepper, and finally stuffed into a fluffy “mo” bread. Hearty and flavorful!

McDonald’s customers aren’t the only ones who get to eat Sriracha. Make these Sriracha Black Bean Burgers at home for a spicy treat!

Crispy and slightly golden on the outside, chewy on the inside with the perfect blend of spiciness, smokiness, and sweetness, these black bean burgers by Lucie Javorska are love at first bite. While some healthy dishes may not be considered filling enough, this burger provides long-lasting, delicious energy! Top them with a generous splash of chili sauce for an extra spicy kick or a dollop of vegan sour cream if you’d like to tune the heat down a bit instead.

Don’t listen to anyone who says you can’t infuse your burger with delicious curry flavors! This Lentil Curry Burger by Gunjan Dudani is a must-try.

Think it isn’t possible to satisfy your burger cravings in a healthy way? Think again! This lentil curry burger is packed with hearty, protein-filled lentils and is seasoned with zesty, homemade curry powder. Deck these patties out on your favorite buns, or wrap them in a crunchy, lettuce wrap for a lighter option.

Lean into avocado mania and swap out your plant-based buns for avocados! This Sweet Potato Bean Burger With Avocado Bun recipe by Meghna Purandare is a show-stopper.

So vibrant! So pretty! This avocado burger bun is made with a delicious and moist sweet potato and bean patty. This makes it like a regular burger but with a healthy dose of avocado. It is important not to use an over ripe avocado as it will be very difficult to work with. You also have to be very careful when slicing and peeling the avocado to ensure it keeps its shape intact. Colorful, flavorful, and nutritious, this burger is perfect for a summer BBQ or dinner!

If you’re interested in finding some more unique and amazing vegan burger recipes, then we highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for both Android and iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 8,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to ten new recipes per day. Check it out!

Lead image source: Sweet Potato Bean Burger With Avocado Bun