A lot of the burgers available today are made with industrial meat substitutes so it can be hard to tell them apart. The best is still made with vegetables, and this is what makes them shine, giving them character, eccentricity, and deep flavor. When a veggie burger is good, it’s a great texture, often flavored with umami of mushrooms, soy sauce, nutritional yeast, miso or kombu. Here are some favorites in and around Los Angeles right now.
There are two patty options at this great vegan burger spot – the umami-rich veggie patty made with barley and nuts, crunchy with panko, and a faster food-like variety made with TVP (vegetable protein). textured), for those with nut and soy allergies or simply like (homemade) imitation meat.
110 North Avenue 56, Los Angeles, burgerlords.com
Both of the veggie burgers on the menu at this vegetarian cafe in Long Beach are delicious, made with thick, richly textured veggie patties made with beets, tofu, and mushrooms. The Beets Me burger focuses on the pate, while the barbecue burger is more generously prepared, with a tang of deep-fried breaded onions.
975 East Four Street, Long Beach, California; 562-317-5545, seabirdskitchen.com
Babette Davis runs an old vegan restaurant in Inglewood with nostalgic, hippie veggie burgers. The dish consists of one part homemade grain bread, one part wild rice, generously seasoned and stuffed into a bun sprouted with roasted shallots and mushrooms.
114 North Market Street, Inglewood, California; 310-671-0115; uffieat.com
This colorful Los Angeles Riverfront bike shop and bar in Frogtown isn’t vegetarian, but the home-made veggie burger is also an attraction. Smoky, heavily, tinged with beetroot, it comes with a toast with some tempeh bacon and a side of waffle fries.
3050 North Coolidge Avenue, Los Angeles; 323-684-1130; speakbicyclecafe.com
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/24/dining/best-veggie-burgers-los-angeles.html 4 of the Best Vegetarian Burgers in Los Angeles