Top 5 Veggie Burgers in Mississauga
The search for the best veggie burgers is not always an easy one. Swapping out beef patties for a healthier alternative, restaurants can get pretty creative to make their product stand out. From black bean, beet, eggplant, tofu, and potato burgers, there are many flavourful options that will not bore your taste buds. Whether you're a vegetarian, vegan, or meat-eater who likes a veggie patty from time to time, I can only hope that these mouth-watering veggie burgers become a staple in your go-to burger joint.
Here are the top 5 veggie burgers in Mississauga.
Hidden from street view, Abbey's is a British-inspired pub and patio restaurant that provides weekly specials on food and drinks. Each month there are plenty of dart and karaoke nights to bring your friends for some nightly entertainment. What is most unique about Abbey's pub grub is the burger menu—each burger is named after a Beatle (Ringo, Paul, George, and John) while also adding Yoko Ono and the ultimate Beatle burger; an 8-oz. beef patty topped with blue cheese and crispy fried onions.
Having celebrated three years of Burger Legend in Streetsville, the classic Canadian burger restaurant is a go-to for many of the Streetsville residents. Popular burgers sold here include the maple smoked bacon cheeseburger, poutine burger, and the burg 'air )or air burger as they call it) which is lettuce and a beef patty without the bun. The veggie burger combo came with a side of fries or poutine and I got to pick my own toppings and try their delicious house chipotle sauce. The panko-crusted Portobello mushroom burger had a nice, crispy exterior while staying flavourful on the inside.
At the intersection of Eglinton and Maingate, right beside industrial retail spaces, is a popular homemade burger restaurant. Some of the wackiest names for burgers have made the most popular list. The loaded AK 47 burger contains two large patties, three mozza sticks and hot sauce combined to make one massive burger, suitable for large appetites. However, the veggie burger consists of a cauliflower base with an amazing blend of red pepper, onions, and bread crumbs. These ingredients create a burger with bite. The flavours mimic a curry-inspired taste that isn't overpowering or spicy. Quick tip: it is cash only, ATM available inside.
Just north of the OG Zet's is Zet's Express Premium Burgers on Derry Road. It's a cozy joint that seats about 20. This popular lunch spot is great for when you're on the go or if you want to eat outside on the patio. The prices for burgers are relatively low compared to other burger joints. The size of the veggie burger is more than enough for one person, sharing is ideal. The choice of toppings that you normally wouldn't see is tzatziki, olives, mushrooms, peameal bacon, fried egg, and gravy. The veggie burger was flavourful, hearty, and packed with a crumbly texture.
What’s the lettuce for? Located in the northwest end of Mississauga by the huge Royal Bank building off the 401 is a place called Union Social Eatery. The restaurant has an airy, open concept feel with a bar lined with large flat screen TVs that sits center stage. Everything here is made in-house, including their signature sauces, in-house smoked wings, and hand-cut Yukon Gold fries. The west coast veggie burger is out of this world delicious, it includes a house-smoked cheddar cheese, avocado, and a honey watercress mayo. It was far from dry, bland, and tasteless but rather had intense flavours, a meaty texture, and tasty seasoning.