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Best Veggie and Vegan Burgers in WashDC
  • AKB February 23, 2013 - 6:18 pm #66558 Reply

    I like to start a thread on the list of best veggie and vegan burgers. Here best refers to burgers you try at least once a week at the same place. That is, you just like it. Now, in an earlier post, we had someone suggest Fireworks in Courthouse and someone else suggest Chef Geoff’s near Metro Center. I plan to try both in coming days. (Note to self: Ask the waitress/waiter if they use clean grill or cook the burger along with non-veg stuff.)

    What are some others? Here are some of my favorites:

    - Teaism (Vegan/Veggie Burger)

    - Busboys and Poets (Vegan Burger)

    - Zaytinya (Falafel Burger)

    What are your favorites? It is important to point out that there are really bad veggie burgers. The Good Stuff Eatery’s Mushroom and Cheese burger should be eaten on the way to a heart specialist :)

    Sunshine February 24, 2013 - 4:06 pm #66569 Reply

    I really like Trader Joes Vegetable Masala burgers and Dr. Praeger’s California Vegetable burgers. I know. Not a restaurant but they are very convenient to keep on hand at home or to take to work. They heat up in our toaster oven at work very easily. I second Zaytinya and Bus Boys and Poets.

    Overlander February 24, 2013 - 11:08 pm #66575 Reply

    I think Spider Kelly’s black bean burger is pretty good.  Will have to try Fireworks burger, have only had pizza there.  Not a huge fan of the veggie burger at Tonic in Foggy Bottom.  Haven’t tried falafel burger at Zaytinya, but I give their regular falafel an 8/10.  Amsterdam Falafel and Max’s Kosher Deli in Wheaton crush Zaytinya for falafel.


    AKB February 27, 2013 - 7:51 pm #66965 Reply

    Well, I went with my family to Chef Geoff, Big Buns, and Clyde’s. I think Big Buns has good veggie. Clyde’s is also good. I did not like the CG — to much grease and cheese. I like my veggie burgers perfect.

    I think so far the best one I had is at Busboys and Poets. May be I will find a place that is better than that. For now, though, I am glad I know the place that has the best vegan/veggie burger.

    Sunshine: Thanks for the tip about Trader Joe’s.

    Note to self: In the Seinfeld series, there was an episode about a guy who sells soups. He is very specific about his customers. What if a new burger restaurant opens in Ballston/VA Square and they want a permit from the county. Well, the county clerk says: “If you will not have a veggie & vegan burger in your menu, then no permit for you.”

    jetski March 2, 2013 - 8:41 pm #67128 Reply

    It isn’t a soley vegan or vegetarian place, but Meridian Pint has an excellent veggie burger.  Not a half a$$ one like many other restaurants,  and they have vegan cheese for it as well.  It’s called a House-Made Lentil Barley Burger, but tastes much better than you’d think after reading that.

    AKB March 3, 2013 - 9:56 am #67145 Reply

    Jetski: Thanks much. Will check it out.

    I had an unfortunate experience recently. I had a veggie burger (costing close to $10) at a restaurant in Arlington. There was meat around it, most likely: use of same grill and utensils. I threw up and left. I am having second thoughts on eating veggie burgers at joints that also specialize in non-veg. burgers. To save costs, they use the same things and it is hard for me to eat. I felt awful. My companion was embarrassed. The people across us were surprise to see me spit out the food. Oh well. I just cannot stand meat. Sorry if this is not acceptable to others. But, that is a choice I have made.

    novasteve March 3, 2013 - 10:01 am #67146 Reply

    You’d probably do a lot better in India. You’re going to have a really hard time finding vegetarian only places in any quanity in this country even in cities. perhaps you shouldn’t eat out? Make your own food. There are plenty of vegetarian options in grocery stores or you could even make your own from scratch.

    Sunshine March 3, 2013 - 5:41 pm #67148 Reply

    Sounds like you need a veg only restaurant. Not in Arlington, I know but Sunflower Restaurant in Seven Corners and Amma Vegetarian Kitchen in Vienna are two of my favorites.

    AKB March 12, 2013 - 8:50 pm #67872 Reply

    Stop the presses. The best veggie burger in DC, VA, and MD is at: The Cause DC (http://www.causedc.org). Check it out. We (six of us) had a great dinner last night. Enjoy.

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