Glasgow loves a great big burger. We even have our own unofficial burger mile and there’s no shortage of bums on seats for these bun-based treats.
But did you know that Glasgow is also home to some of the best veggie burgers around, with not a dry chickpea in sight and some of the most inventive flavours around?
Vegans and vegetarians rejoice – Twitter’s Veganburd, Adele Ralston names five of the best veggie burgers in town.
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All hail the seitan burger from Mono and oh what a burger it is. It’s the meatiest meatless burger I’ve tried and it comes with chips and all the gherkin, ketchup and mustardy trimmings for that all American diner flavour. Seitan is something you can really sink your teeth into and is the meatiest alternative that even the most dedicated carnivores will be impressed by.
12 King’s Court, Glasgow, Lanarkshire G1 5RB, monocafebar.com
The 78 makes a mean burger and this one is so good they put their name on it. A longstanding delicious staple on their meat-free menu, this burger is stodgy, satisfying, tasty and served on a sesame seed bun, complete with tomato, vegan mayo, salad and chunky chips thrown in too. This is a really good big burger to cure your hunger and one of the very best which never disappoints.
10-14 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow G3 8NU, the78cafebar.com
The Flying Duck
This ain’t no sloppy seconds. The Flying Duck’s big burger is a substantial tasty treat and becomes a Sloppy Joseph with the addition of chilli and fried onions on top. Served diner-style in a plastic basket on chequered paper, this burger packs a punch with a nice spice and it’s marvellously messy as the best burgers always are. Maybe not the best one for dignified date-night dining but definitely one to try and the perfect pre-cinema grub to grab and go.
142 Renfield St, Glasgow G2 3AU, flyingduckclub.com
Handmade Burger Co.
Handmade Burger Co. has a good few veggie options on its menu and this one is the best by far. Spicy beans are bound by squidgy sweet potato and covered in coconutty breadcrumbs before being topped with a zingy ginger and mango salsa. There are optional extras of cheese or avocado to top this taste sensation and their burgers are made each day for full flavour and freshness.
Glasgow’s newest, maddest and baddest bean burger is the MADRAMEN from Bloc. This squidgy black bean burger is packed with flavour, covered in vegan cheese and squashed between an impressive bun made out of noodles! You’ll be ramen it in your mouth at high speed and marvelling over how it holds its own amazingly well. Sweet, salty, spicy, savoury. Sensational. The Mad Chef’s latest creation is delicious, addictive and one of the most unusual around. Try it for yourself but be warned, you’ll be mad for it!
117 Bath St, Glasgow G2 2SZ, bloc.ru
Main image: Bloc
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