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.
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Buy it:

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

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Tofurky

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

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Gardein

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. 

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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. 


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 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.

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Denny’s

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

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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!

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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!

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1. Southwest Black Bean and Corn Mini Burgers

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

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2.Cajun Burgers

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

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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.

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4. Easy Lentil Burgers

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

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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.

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