Summer is right around the corner, and holidays like Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are coming up, which means it’s almost time for barbecues and burgers galore. But instead of having to fire up your own grill and prep your own plates, why not stop in at one of these restaurants for some of the best vegan burgers in LA?
Chinatown and Highland Park
Check out the vegan burger options at Burgerlords. Their Housemade Vegan Burger consists of a patty made fresh daily that’s topped with lettuce, onion, tomato, and vegan Thousand Island. And if you prefer cheese with your burger, they’ve also got their Housemade Vegan Cheeseburger, which includes the additional vegan American cheese. Still not enough? There’s also their Vegan Double Cheeseburger, which comes with double the patties and cheese slices.
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Fully-vegan By Chloe has two burger options, The Classic Burger and The Guac Burger. The first is comprised of of their tempeh-lentil-chia-walnut patty, pickles, lettuce, tomato, onion, beet ketchup, and special sauce, all on a potato bun. And the second is made up of their black bean-quinoa-sweet potato, guacamole, corn salsa, lettuce, tomato, onion, tortilla strips, and chipotle aioli on a whole grain bun.
Choose from the Classic Cheeseburger, Bacon Cheeseburger, Chili Cheeseburger, Peanut Butter and Bacon, Western (onion rings, bacon, BBQ sauce), Memphis Burger at all-vegan Doomie’s. Their burgers come with the expected bases, along with house-made cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles on top, plus, a side of fries.
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Vegan Healthy Junk also has plenty of burgers to choose from – their Classic Burger, Big Burger (4-ounce patty, lettuce, onion, tomatoes, pickles, Thousand Island), Anaheim Chili Pepper Burger, Portobello Burger, BBQ Chicken Burger, Crispy Chicken Burger, and Spicy Chick Burger.
Looking to try the Impossible Burger? Then order The Big Mohawk at Mohawk Bend. It’s two Impossible Burger patties, shredded lettuce, special sauce, vegan American cheese, pickles, and onions on a sesame seed bun. But if you want something lighter, there’s also their Southwest Vegan Burger, which is their own patty topped with arugula, tomato, crispy onions, and jalapeno aioli, all on a potato bun.
Native Foods’ Native Double Cheeseburger is two Native patties, melted American cheese by Follow Your Heart, house-made pickles, red onions, shredded lettuce, Thousand Island dressing, and spicy BBQ sauce on a slightly-toasted, whole-wheat bun. Plus, it comes along with a side of seasoned fries, lemon dill potato salad, side salad, or steamed kale.
If you’re searching for a vegan version of the Big Mac, head to vegan deli Organix for their Mac Daddy. And they’ve got other burgers too – their All-American, Castro (veggie-bean-seed patty with veggies, Chipotle aioli, whole wheat bun), Cali (their take on In-N-Out), Southern Belle (deep-fried chicken patty, Vegenaise, mashed potatoes, vegan gravy, sesame seed bun), and Spicy Crispy Chicken Burgers. Add avocado, vegan cheese, kale, vegan bacon, or extra meat to any of them for $2 extra.
Long Beach and Costa Mesa
Seabirds totally-vegan menu includes their Beets Me Burger, which is their house-made shiitake, beet, and chia patty topped with almond butter, grilled onions, arugula, dill pickles, herb mayo on a burger bun, and served with their natural cut fries.
Try out the Beyond Burger by ordering Veggie Grill’s VG Beyond Burger, which is a classic burger with the Beyond patty. Or, there’s also their Steakhouse Burger, which has ingredients like steakhouse sauce and VG bacon. Or, their Lucky Star Burger, which includes blue cheese sauce and balsamic onions toppings, on a pretzel bun. Additionally, there’s their Grilled Quinoa + Veg Burger – their scratch-made veggie burger with toppings like Gouda, veggies, mayo, and pesto, on a brioche bun. Add sliced avocado to any for $1.25. And, all come with a side.
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Word of Mouth offers their WOMT Classic Burger, which is made up of sweet potato+black bean patty, Follow Your Heart American cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, pickle, and mayo; plus, their Western Cheeseburger – the same patty and cheese, mushroom bacon, onion rings, and BBQ sauce. Both are served with a simple salad, or you can upgrade to fries or a kale Caesar for $2. The vegan food truck also offers add-ons of BBQ sauce, cashew ranch, cashew sour cream, buffalo sauce, and nacho cheese for $1 each.
Feature photo credit: Burgerlords
By: SYMPHONY BARNES
Symphony is a Southern California native, who is passionate about health and wellness, and who enjoys writing, living in California, and sharing a vegan lifestyle. She graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism in 2017, and is excited to be contributing to VegOut Los Angeles.