National (Veggie!) Burger Day

May 28 is National Burger Day! Whether you’d prefer to pick up a pre-made patty at the grocery store, swing through the drive-thru, or create a culinary masterpiece of your own, we’ve got everything you need to sink your teeth into a delicious, meat-free burger.

Buy it:

Find these juicy, meat-free burgers in many major grocery chains, or at your local natural foods store.



Tofurky now offers Veggie Burgers! The exciting flavors include Spicy Black Bean, White Quinoa, Hearty Hemp, and Mighty Mushroom. Find it. 



Whether they’re grilled at a backyard barbeque or cooked in a skillet for a quick and easy meal, these burgers are sure to please. Find it. 


Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat has innovated the plant-based market with their mouth-watering products made from pea protein. One taste, and you’ll know why they’ve garnered support from high-profile investors like Bill Gates.  Find it. 


 Order it:

These days, many restaurants offer house-made veggie burgers, and you can check Yelp or Happy Cow to find one near you. Here are four major chains around the country where you can find a quick, plant-based burger.




Order the Amy’s Veggie Burger without cheese or butter and a side of seasoned fries for a classic meal.



Johnny Rocket’s

The Steamliner burger is totally vegan. Perfect with a side of American Fries.


Red Robin

Red Robin offers a BOCA Vegan Burger Patty. Top it with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mustard, and ketchup. Yum!


Make it:

These gourmet veggie burgers will give any animal-based burger a run for its money. Choose the one that looks best to you, invite some friends overs, and be sure to make extra for the freezer!


1. Southwest Black Bean and Corn Mini Burgers

Chipotle powder packs these tiny burgers with big flavor. View full recipe.

Cajun Chickpea Burgers 4

2.Cajun Burgers

These bold, spicy patties are made from chickpeas. View full recipe.


3. Mushroom-Nut Burgers

When paired with a bun, this burger has a hearty texture and robust taste that stands in magnificently for the meat-based version.. View full recipe.


4. Easy Lentil Burgers

Try these simple burgers, and you’ll be smiling too! View full recipe.


5. Buffalo Chickpea Burgers

These tangy burgers can be made gluten-free. © Sophia DeSantis and Veggies Don’t Bite, 2016 View full recipe.

How will you be celebrating National (Veggie!) Burger Day? Tell us in the comments!


Photos courtesy of: “Buy it” section, from top, Tofurky, Gardein, Beyond Meat. “Make it” section, from top: Spork Foods, The Almond Eater, The Jazzy Vegetarian, Sarah Kramer, Veggies Don’t Bite, © Sophia DeSantis and Veggies Don’t Bite, 2016.