Fast food, just not as you know it. Here are 8 soul satisfying vegan burgers for the healthy hedonist, for Veganuary and beyond…
The burger joint from chef and award-winning food writer Gizzi Erskine and model turned nutritionist Rose Ferguson, opened on Friday 4th January 2019.
They have taken over the Dirty Burger site in Bethnal Green. After years of secret development F!LTH have achieved what they deem to be, a pure miracle: Fast-food without the junk. It supposedly tastes as filthy as an old-fashioned cheese-burger, but it’s plant-based all the way. Plus, whilst eating a properly delicious burger, you will get 3 of your essential 10 a day. What’s more, they only use sustainably sourced produce, it’s completely planet friendly and perfect for the January hangover you’re pretending you don’t have…
Where: Dirty Burger, Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London E1 6LA
Tube: Liverpool Street / Bethnal Green
What the world needs now is this ‘LOVE’ burger from healthy fast-food joint, LEON. A beetroot soya patty topped with burger sauce, Carolina mustard mayo, tomatoes, pickles and a slice of smoked gouda-style vegan cheese. We like ours with a side of baked fries and chilli sauce – delish.
Where: Multiple locations
Find New York’s hippest plant-based, fast casual restaurant in London’s Covent Garden and Tower Bridge. The Classic burger comes in a tempeh-lentil-chia-walnut patty with pickles, onion and beet ketchup. The Guac burger is a black bean-quioa-sweet potato patty with corn salsa, onion, guac and tortilla strips with chipotle aioli in a whole grain bun.
Where: Covent Garden: Drury House, 34-43 Russell St, London WC2B 5HA (located just off Covent Garden piazza) Tower Bridge: One Tower Bridge, 6 Duchess Walk, London SE1 2SD
Try the Mexican black bean burger with chilli, sweetcorn relish, tomatillo coriander mayo, lettuce and onion on an achiote bun or the bourbon buffalo chicken burger. Don’t worry it’s not real chicken but it does come slathered in a ranch dressing with onion, gherkin, iceberg lettuce sandwiched between a charcoal brioche.
Where: Soho, Camden, King’s Cross, Dalston.
Try the ‘Yeotown Burger’, made with beluga lentils, caramelised onions and local quinoa on a flax sun-dried tomato bun with probiotic aioli catsup with roasted sweet potato fries. Comfort food for your mind and body. You can even meditate at the downstairs ‘meditation station’ while you’re waiting. Talk about multi-tasking.
Where: 42 Chiltern St, Marylebone, London W1U
Tube: Baker Street (Bakerloo, Jubilee)
Try the ‘Farmacy Burger’: a millet, black bean and mushroom burger served with garlic aioli, goji ketchup, avocado, pickles, tomato and potato chips in a sourdough vegan bun. Gluten free toast or bun available served with your choice of potato chips or sweet potato fries.
Where: 74 Westbourne Grove, London W2 5SH
Cut + Grind
Try the juicy Vegan burger with miso glazed aubergine sesame slaw, sweet pickles and spiced ketchup that will leave your tastebuds dancing.
Where: Cut + Grind Burgers, The Urbanest Building, 25-27 Canal Reach, N1C 4DD, Kings Cross, London
Tube: King’s Cross
Try ‘Up-beet’: slow roasted British beetroot and quinoa patty, served with smoked tomato relish, lettuce, tomato, dill gherkins, sliced red onion, and topped with a garlic and chive aioli. Or ‘Feisty falafel’: smashed chickpea and roasted sweet potato burger seasoned with organic turmeric and cumin, lettuce, tomato and red onion, and drizzled with spiced harissa mayonnaise and tahini.
Where: Camden Market, Camden Lock Place, Chalk Farm Rd, London NW1 8AF (next to Gilgamesh restaurant)