The Best Vegetarian & Vegan Burgers In The UK Revealed
The number of all-vegan restaurants has skyrocketed in the UK. Established carnivore-friendly burger joints have been adding delicious vegan options to their menus and now even meat-lovers are finding themselves drawn to the plant-based side of the menu and learning that these burgers taste just as good as the meat-based varieties.
It wasn't long ago that finding a good plant-based burger was no easy task, but with things changing so quickly over the last few years, the choice is now endless and the challenge is choosing which is best. We've searched the UK and picked out our 17 best veggie burgers in the United Kingdom. Kow of one we've missed? Let us know at the bottom of the page.
The Vurger Co
Vegan fast food is perfected at The Vurger Co. They are serving ridiculously good burgers in three locations in Shoreditch, Canary Wharf, and Brighton. Sustainability is at the core of their mission statement. Consumers come here to scratch that itch for indulgent comfort food, using only plant based ingredients. Mac and cheese, barbecue brisket, creamy vegan sauces, and decadent milkshakes are popular.
The star of their menu is their vegan burger. Voted one of the best vegan burgers in London by Forbes, they have several available. With patties made from chickpeas, corn, and red onions, one is even mixed with Tabasco to give it a kick. Their homemade burger sauce and vegan cheese give theri patties so much flavor that no one misses the meat version.
Cut + Grind
The team at Cut + Grind in King’s Cross is always thinking about new burgers. After winning the best burger award for their beef burger, they made the unusual choice to create delicious vegan burger varieties as well. Their menu is cut in half, with beef options on one side and vegetarian on the other. Homemade ketchup and pickles complete every plate.
For their vegetarian options, the Halloumi Burger is a knockout. This hard, greek cheese is the main focus of the burger, with red pepper, sweet chili, and tzatziki combining for an amazing flavor combination. The Miso Aubergine is perfect with vegans and meat-eaters alike. A thick glazed aubergine is topped with Eastern flavors, like kimchi, fresh cucumber slaw, and gochujang vegan mayo. It is all placed on a one-of-a-kind carrot and turmeric bun.
Yeotown Kitchen isn’t just a chic restaurant with healthy, local options, it also puts a focus on its customer’s mental and physical well-being. Vitamin-filled smoothies and juices are available for drinking, with no booze on the menu. If you need to settle your mind after your meal, mediation pods are available for rent
Their vegan burger was based on the classic American fast-food variety. They make The Yeotown Burger their own with a beluga lentil patty, caramelized onions, and quinoa. Served on a fresh flax sundried tomato bun, it is oozing with probiotic aioli. A side of delicious sweet potato fries finishes off the plate.
Patty & Bun
Patty & Bun didn’t start out as a veggie friendly joint. With locations in London and Brighton, this family owned restaurant has been popular with carnivores since 1972. With an increasing number of Brits interested in plant based options, they have now develop a stunning vegan menu.
The Ari Gold' Cheeseburger was carefully developed to taste just like everyone’s favorite diner burger. A juicy plant based patty, vegan cheddar, lettuce tomato, pickled onions, and their house smokey mayo bring it all together. Vegan chicken is a crunchy highlight in the Hot Chic' Chicken Burger. Perfectly crispy vegan bacon is added to the vegan version of the Smokey Robinson. Dessert wasn’t left out, enjoy a vegan gelato Dr. Speculaas Milkshake, if you have the space.
Health is at the forefront of the menu at Redemption Bar in Covent Garden. A breezy dining room invites you to come in and forget about your day. Dishes are centered around vegetables and their hand-crafted mocktails are just as good as the ones with alcohol. Their menu is 100% vegan, from jackfruit “pulled pork” to their decadent brownie.
The Redemption Burger proves that healthy food doesn’t have to be plain or boring. Made with a plant based burger patty, carrot bacon, and vegan cheese. Their house-made sweet potato ketchup is perfect for dipping your chips.
Biff’s serves indulgent junk food and it’s all plant based. Their award winning burgers and “chicken” wings are all made from jackfruit. Their sauces complete every dish, from vegan bacon jam to a creamy vegan miso mayo.
With five delicious burgers to choose from, craft beer pouring from the tap, and saucy wings, Biff’s has become a favorite restaurant in only three years. The jackfruit makes the patties tender and gives them a texture that’s reminiscent of meat. They’re cooked in a secret spice blend and served on a brioche bun that is so fluffy, it’s hard to believe it’s vegan.
Most vegetarian restaurants in London have started popping up in the last few years. That’s not the case with Mildred’s. With four locations around London, Mildred’s has been making delicious vegetarian dishes for more than 30 years. Their menu is inspired by international cuisine and they’re not afraid of trying unusual flavour combinations.
The Le Royale is made with a quarter-pounder vegetarian patty that “bleeds” and tastes just like the real thing. It’s slathered with royale sauce and topped with pickles and red onions. On their delicious Kimchi Burger, the vegan southern fried chicken has just as much crunch and herbs and seasonings as an authentic chicken burger. It is topped with kimchi, crispy shallots, and gochujang mayo. All of their burgers are wedged between a tasty brioche bun.
A vegan couple with a love for plant based alternatives that taste amazing started Mooshies in 2016. Originally at a pop-up market, their popularity exploded and made a brick and mortar location a necessity. Now Mooshies is an essential Brick Lane stop for anyone who likes good food.
Their goal is to make healthy eating easier for the next generation. Their burger patties are made from meat alternatives like jackfruit, panko fried aubergine, and a black bean and quinoa blend. You can get some of your daily nutrients in between two fluffy sesame seed buns and loaded with tasty burger sauces, creamy coleslaws, caramelized onions, and more.
Vx is a lot of things in one: a vegan restaurant, a coffee shop, and an all vegan grocery store. Opened in 2015, Vx was Bristols’ first vegan cafe. After being voted in the top 5 best vegan restaurants worldwide, Vx has proved that a plant based menu doesn’t have to be boring. They make the sort of comfort food that you crave.
Their Vx cheeseburger is made with a juicy soya-wheat patty. It’s then smothered in melted vegan cheddar and the classic burger toppings are added like red onion, lettuce, and gherkins. If you want a bit of a kick, order the Hell Cheeseburger, with jalapenos, sriracha mayo, and extra spicy hot sauce. Don’t forget to get a milkshake on the way out!
With stores in both Manchester and Liverpool, Frost Burgers has been making delicious burgers since 2018. Started by Monami Frost, a youtube star known for her vegan channel, Frost Burgers focuses on sustainability. All of their packaging is recycled and biodegradable. Creamy milkshakes are a must-have on the side of every delicious burger.
Frost’s burgers look and taste just like everyone’s favorite fast food burgers but are made with 100% plant based materials. Their beef imitation patties are juicy and full of flavor and their vegan bacon is smokey. Their burgers are dripping with vegan cheddar and topped with delicious homemade sauces.
Down the Hatch
Down the Hatch is a welcoming, low-key vegan and vegetarian restaurant and bar. Come here to enjoy a great vegan meal with a refreshing cocktail. Mac and cheese, fish and chips, and all of the UK’s best pub food is served here.
With six varieties of burgers, Down the Hatch has a burger for everyone, vegan or meat eater. Their classic soy mince patties with tired and true ingredients are always a hit. A BBQ sandwich made from pulled jackfruit is given a satisfying crunch with creamy coleslaw. The King Katsu packs a punch with chilis. Their house made curry is poured over a seitan panko crusted patty. Their most unusual burger is a mac and cheese filled patty that is smeared with chili jam.
With more than a dozen restaurants throughout the country, Honest Burgers is trusted by Britain to serve fantastic burgers. Established in 2011 with a menu of well-loved beef burgers, Honest Burgers upped their game and added delicious vegetarian varieties. Their beloved rosemary salted chips come on the side of every burger.
A traditional veggie burger is made with fried courgette and sweetcorn. Dairy or vegan cheddar is available and is met with chipotle mayo, slaw, and pickles. Vegan meat imitation burgers with a beef-like texture with none of the actual meat are available as well. They are served with dairy-free smoked gouda and can be topped with their tasty “THIS isn’t bacon” bacon.
Twisted Burger Company
Rock and roll and burgers live in perfect harmony at Twisted Burger Company in Sheffield. They have been slinging delicious patties since 2011. Vegans and vegetarians love their plant-based options and omnivores are more than happy with their traditional beef burgers.
Menu items have music-themed puns with a distinct psychedelic vibe in their branding and dining room. Bite into vegan fried chicken covered with sriracha mayo or try an imitation beef patty with pickled slaw and aioli. Their burgers are sandwiched in between a fresh sourdough bun. Order some saucy vegan gyoza or creamy vegan mac and cheese on the side. Stay for the buzzing atmosphere and a couple of pints of beer.
Almost Famous has been serving famously dirty burgers in Manchester since 2013. Juicy patties dripping with sauce and overflowing toppings mean these burgers have to be eaten with two hands. At first Almost Famous was immensely popular with meat lovers but their vegetarian burgers have started to gain some fame of their own.
Their signature Famous Burger is also available vegan. It all starts with a juicy vegan patty and is oozing with melty vegan cheese. It’s then topped off with onion, pickles, smoky ketchup, their secret sauce, and placed on a fluffy vegan brioche bun.
The chefs at Burger Theory firmly believe that burgers should be unique and fun. Proudly calling themselves “The Creative Burger People”, this Bristol restaurant fosters innovation in the kitchen. The results are award-winning burgers with unique toppings that you won’t find elsewhere. Shaded outdoor seating, a great selection of craft beers, and a neighborhood vibe make this the place to go for a juicy burger.
There is a dedicated vegetarian menu, but any of their regular beef burgers can easily be subbed with a Moving Mountains veggie patty. The Fu-Chi burger is inspired by Korean flavours with kimchi, chipotle mayo, and sticky chili sauce. The Southern Hippie burger replaces a patty with a meaty southern fried portobello mushroom. It’s then topped with grilled halloumi and hits the spot with Frank’s Hot sauce.
Durty Vegan Burger Club
Vegans in Glasgow know to head to Durty Vegan Burger Club when they want comfort food that is indulgent and tasty. This vegan fast food joint is inspired by food from all over the world, with thai coconut sauce, cajun ‘ribs’, and habanero hot sauce. Dessert lovers aren’t forgotten, ice cream and peanut butter stuffed donuts are served fresh.
This is not your average veggie burger. They are loaded with house-made sauces, delicious toppings, and fries you can’t stop eating. The Chupacabra will leave your eyes watering with its habanero violife ‘cheeze’, spicy kimchi, and extra hot sauce. Both the Ringer and the Katsu are made with cornflake crusted imitation chicken that gives you that satisfying crunch. Enjoy everything on a freshly made Bavarian sesame seed brioche bun.
Come to Camden Town to sink your teeth into the tempting burgers at VBurger. Not interested in being part of an exclusive vegan community, the owners set out to create accessible vegan food that everyone can enjoy. Reasonable prices, an unpretentious menu, and convenience are all key at VBurger. Classic toppings like tomato, crunchy red onion, and lettuce make this taste like the fast food you grew up with.
The Up-Beet burger is created with slow-roasted beets and mixed with quinoa for a satisfying meal. The Seitan Schnitzel is made with breaded seitan and covered in chipotle mayo and gherkins for that extra crunch. A Moving Mountains burger supplies that juicy patty feeling to anyone who wants something that feels more like beef.
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