We love eating a plant-based diet and there’s no doubt that veganism is the future. However, we do get the occasional hankering for the good old days and the urge to grab a burger.
The good news is that there are now plenty of vegan compatible plant-based burgers to choose from.
We do want to emphasize though that you should eat plant-based burgers in moderation, they may be better for the environment but they’re no better for us than their meat based equivalents.
This is, of course, the key to a happy healthy life.
Best Plant Burgers Brands
Morning Star Farms Vegan Burgers
These are our overall favorite by a long shot! Why do we like these? They taste as much like meat as it’s possible for a vegan meal to do.
They have a meaty texture too and the cooked product is moist and tender and won’t crumble to pieces on contact with your teeth.
This the future of burgers, today.
You can find the Morning Star Farms Vegan Burgers online.
Dr. Praeger’s All American Veggie Burger
These burgers fry like a real meat burger though they can also be cooked in the oven if you want to keep the calories down.
They’re 100% vegan and based on sweet potato, butternuts and carrots.
They’re also completely soy and gluten-free.
You can find Dr. Praeger’s All American Veggie Burger online.
Tofu Veggie Burger
As the name suggests this is made of tofu so if you’re trying to avoid soy – this is not the burger for you.
However, the taste comes from dried shiitake mushrooms so it’s not as bland as a tofu burger might be expected to be.
It’s a very low calorie offering for a burger.
You can find the Tofu Veggie Burger at Hodo Foods online.
The biggest name in plant-based burgers is Impossible Burgers and that’s because they make burgers that look like meat burgers.
If you’re trying to get your kids to switch over to vegan food this might be the best way to go about it.
Be warned though, they are heavy on the soy.
You can get a grilling pack of Impossible Burgers from their website.
If you want a little spicy fire with your burgers than Hodo Foods’ Cajun Burger is the one for you.
Yes, we were a little cautious when we first saw these, but they are great at giving you a nice touch of fire to reduce the taste of soy in the burger.
You can find the Cajun Burger at Hodo Foods online.
Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat
Another “I can’t believe it’s not really meat” offering is from Beyond Burger.
This contains no soy and definitely no gluten.
We think they’re among the tastiest of the plant-based burgers, but they are also among the priciest.
In this case, you get what you pay for and our kids love them!
You can find the Beyond Burger from Beyond Meat online.
Sweet Earth Awesome Burger
These are based on pea-protein and thus, they contain a lot more protein than many other vegan burgers.
If you want to bulk up – then the Sweet Earth Awesome Burger can surely help with that.
They are high on calories but you’d expect that due to the protein content.
You can find the Sweet Earth Awesome Burger at Instacart online.
Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger
These grill really well and they do look like a burger when they’re done.
The texture is actually quite similar to meat which can make them a good place to get started on meat-free burgers.
You can find the Gardein Ultimate Beefless Burger on their website.
The Lightlife Plant-Based Burger
Another pea-protein based burger that resembles the real thing.
We really like the price of these burgers but they are hard to buy online and you will probably need to find a local store that carries them if you want to try – there are worth the effort, though.
You can find the Lightlife Plant-Based Burger in a store near you using the online locator.
Sweet Earth Teriyaki Veggie Burger Box
Who doesn’t like a little novelty with their burgers?
These sweet and salty teriyaki imbibed burgers are an absolute winner when you’re in the mood for something just a little different.
They also carry a bit less fat than some of the other burgers which may be important if you’re trying to watch the calories.
You can find the Sweet Earth Teriyaki Veggie Burger Box online.
365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Burgers
These are a soy based burger but they overcome the blandness of the soy with mushroom powder and umm… liberal helpings of soy sauce.
As you’d expect from a Whole Food’s product these are pretty good if a little pricey for what they are.
You can find the 365 Everyday Value Plant-Based Burgers online.
The Alpha Burger Plant-Based Crispy Chik’n
Not everyone misses the taste of beef, some vegans (and that includes us) want a chicken burger every now and again.
Alpha Foods has found the ultimate replacement and they’re super low in calories too!
Be warned though they are also super low in fiber.
You can find the The Alpha Burger Plant-Based Crispy Chik’n at Vegan Essentials online.
Last Word on Plant-Based Burgers
We hope you enjoyed our introduction to the 12-best plant-based burgers brands and that you are ready to enjoy a vegan burger or two.
If so, why not grab some vegan plant-based bacon to go with it? Then check out the best vegan cheeses.
After all, the only thing better than a burger is a double bacon cheeseburger and now, that can be completely vegan too!