It's burger season, so you absolutely have to grab one soon. To spice things up, we scoped out some of the most delicious veggie burgers around town. We also picked out the best places to grab a veggie burger, indulge with a drink and please your carnivorous friends, too.
Billy's on Burnet
On the veggie side of Billy's menu you'll find a ton of burger options. With so many to choose from, we suggest the Veggie Hoss (topped with barbecue sauce and an onion ring) or the Veggie El Jefe (a Frito pie burger with grilled jalapenos).
The meatiest-sounding burger on this list is actually vegan. The Bac'n Cheeze Burger at Arlo's is soy-free with setain "bacon" and vegan cheese. This is a perfect option while wandering downtown or to satiate late night cravings.
The Frijolito burger here is a little pricier than some of the others, but it's worth it for one seriously important topping: grilled queso panela. El Sapo's black bean patty is topped with this cheesy, heavenly delight as well as mushrooms, guacamole and pico.
Enjoy the the view and the South Lamar burger at Red's Porch. It also features a black bean patty, but this one has a Mediterranean vibe with toppings like feta cheese, cucumber and black olives, all on a nice hoagie.
Crown and Anchor Pub
The veggie burger at this North Campus establishment is super affordable. Come during happy hour to enjoy drink specials and a classic burger and fries combo. Go ahead and add some cheese to those fries while you're at it.
Health nuts will enjoy the veggie burger at Counter Cafe. The vegan-friendly quinoa, lentil, beet and black bean patty comes with a slew of veggies atop a wheat bun. Keep it even healthier and opt for a cup of soup as your side (or go for the fries — we won't tell anyone).
Gourdough's Public House
Enough of the healthy options, it's time to abuse your waistline! You can substitute a veggie patty on any of the donut burgers here — just ask! Our fave is the classic Big Baller with house-made pimiento cheese.
The scrumptious black bean and mushroom patty at Workhorse Bar comes dressed in two different outfits. Go more traditional with lettuce, tomatoes and onions, or go all out with the Buffalo veggie burger, topped with wing sauce and bleu cheese.
The veggie burger deluxe comes with a vegan patty that's so good it defies explanation. The standard option comes with mushrooms and avocado, or build your own burger. Either way we suggest pairing it with some of the best sweet potato fries in this galaxy.
Last, but certainly not least, is La Bandita. We've already given props to Hopdoddy's Janis Joplin, but La Bandita's black bean patty with goat cheese, avocado and cilantro pesto gives the former a run for its money.
In need of a quick veggie burger fix? Our top picks for eating on the go are P. Terry's, Mighty Fine Burgers & Fries, Top Notch, Elevation Burger and Wholly Cow.