National Burger Day is almost upon us. And 2016 is ALL about the vegan burgers. Just recently, Michelin-starred celebrity chef David Chang of Momofuku fame raved about this unbelievable realistic plant-based burger:
And in late 2015, GQ magazine in the US famously named a vegan burger as the “year’s best burger”:
Although neither of these beauties are available Down Under (yet!), check out this guide to the top 10 vegan burgers you can munch your way through in Australia right now:
After Soul Burger’s Plant-Based Disgrace went viral on April Fools’ Day, the restaurant kept it as a regular fixture on the menu for the whole of April. Sadly, it’s now just a distant memory – but never fear! The Sumo Burger will satisfy even the mightiest burger craving.
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A new fixture on the Newcastle café scene, Bonta Vera is the first place in town to offer a menu that’s 100 per cent plant-based! With a heap of vegan burgers to choose from, including the Fillet o’ Fishless and the Classic Schnit Hit, it’s this bad boy that has us contemplating a flight to Newcastle.
Thanks to everyone who came in this weekend! We had a blast and can’t wait to see you all again Thursday – Sunday next week. We cater for all sorts of vegan tastes from indulgent to healthy, you’ll find something to love. 🍉Follow us @Bontavera and tag us #mybontavera when you visit 👇🏾Tag your favourite foodies in the comments
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Even in this small seaside town, you can find an epic vegan burger to fuel you as you journey along the Great Ocean Road. It’s marinated tofu on multigrain toast with peanut butter, heaps of salad and house-made sweet soy dressing. You’re welcome.
Best known for its vegan FreakShake, Pâtissez also serves up a pretty mean Veg Head Burger. With an herbed chickpea, corn and sweet potato patty, along with heaps of roasted veggies and a vegan aioli, it’s sure to satisfy. What’s that? You want to see a photo of a FreakShake, too? Oh, go on then:
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Well most of our vegan compadres have already scoped this bad boy out but here he officially is! The Vegân Freâk 👀 House made coconut gelato blitzed with lychees & a dash of almond milk – jar drizzled in raspberry coulis – topped with vanilla bean coconut mousse & finished with a coconut, lychee & raspberry semifredo popslide! Proven to be crazy popular so we’ve decided to make him permanent! However…there will be flavour experimentation…what would your ideal Vegân Freâk taste like?? 😏 #patissez #pâtissez #FreakShake #FreakShakes #Vegan #VeganShake #VeganFreak #VeganLife #TheOriginalFreakShow 📸 @keldarundlephotography
Named after everyone’s favourite animal rights activist, The Morrissey is a mock chicken burger with sweet corn relish and jalapeño salsa on rye. Check out Monday nights at The B East for “Mock the Casbah” – a weekly event featuring a rotating fully vegan menu, vegan-friendly beer on tap, punk tunes and spirit specials.
Tasmanians don’t miss out when it comes to vegan burger options – and these offerings from Burger Got Soul have been keeping Tassie customers happy for some time. Ask for no cheese, mayo or tzatziki, and you have a fully vegan meal! Stores in Hobart, Launceston and Devonport.
The name says it all. Make sure you’re hungry before you attempt this tower of deliciousness. The list of ingredients is impressively long, but make sure you hone your taste buds in on the barbecue jackfruit. It has to be tasted to be believed.
Cold weather has started to set and it makes our tummies rumble for comfort food. So we thought it was time to make the Hungry Vegan! It is a chickpea & veggie patty, ketchup, mustard, pickles, soya bacon, melted vegan cheese, tomato, lettuce, Southern fried tofu, vegan Mayo, BBQ jackfruit, Spanish onion, Kale slaw, avocado, plied high with beer battered onion rings plus vegan garlic aioli, trust me you need to be hungry. #veganfood #burgers #tofu #veggies #jackfruit #BBQ #adelaidefood #adelaideburgers #sugarshackdiner #choices #eatingout #ParadeNorwood #instafood #foodporn #vegan
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OK, so it’s not technically a burger (The Reverence Hotel also serves a ton of those, FYI), but this pizza gets an honourable mention for its uncanny resemblance to a Big Mac, with none of the cruelty of the original dish. With live music and heaps of unbelievably good vegan options (try the chocolate nachos!), The Rev is not to be missed if you’re looking for a great night out in Melbourne.
There are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to choose from at Mandala, but our personal favourite has to be the Berinjela Burger. Named after the Portuguese word for “eggplant”, this masterpiece includes a delicious eggplant patty and comes complete with roasted mushroom, chunky pesto and pink aioli. The tofu Brunch Burger with smoky coconut bacon and chilli jam is another menu highlight.
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All hail Lord of the Fries! A fully vegetarian (and soon to be fully vegan) fast-food chain, it’s been serving up tasty burgers, shakes, hot dogs, hot chips and more since 2004. All its shakes are also vegan, so why not try washing down your burger with a peanut butter chocolate shake?
Of course, heaps of national and local chain restaurants also offer awesome vegan burgers.
Try Grill’d if you live anywhere but the Northern Territory or Tasmania.