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Best veggie burger

NFXfood0601dThe veggie burger at World Peace Cafe is your pick as the best in and around Atlanta. Photo: Phil Skinner, pskinner@ajc.com

YOUR PICKS
1. World Peace Café
You say, “Delicious, hearty and very satisfying!”

2. Houston’s
3. Farm Burger
4. Grindhouse Killer Burgers
5. Yeah! Burger
6. R. Thomas

OUR PICKS
1. R. Thomas
The AJC dining team’s Popular Eats specialist Jon Watson says, “One of Atlanta’s oldest refuges for creative vegetarian cuisine serves a great twist on the traditional veggie burger. The Sloppy Joe Veggie comes as a tortilla stuffed with bits of their house-made veggie patty, cinnamon sweet potatoes, and red slaw.”

2. Houston’s
3. Farm Burger
4. Grindhouse Killer Burgers
5. Atkins Park

118 comments Add your comment

Captain Veggie

June 11th, 2012
10:48 am

Houstons. Comments closed. :)

Nancy

June 11th, 2012
10:51 am

Joe’s on Juniper. It’s hard to find a good veggie burger; Joe’s is one of the best. And they have a great patio too.

blueprint

June 11th, 2012
11:19 am

I nominate the Dunwoody Tavern or the Porter Beer Bar in L5P. Try them, you’ll be convinced–no preprepared frozen patties at either place!

Yolanda

June 11th, 2012
11:20 am

Houston’s by far (I agree Captain Veggie). It’s better than a beef burger.

Hokey47

June 11th, 2012
11:55 am

Grindhouse Killer Burgers, bring the dogs too and sit on the patio; Lucky’s in Roswell is great with a variety of different burgers each in beef, turkey and black bean with special seating for the dogs!

erin

June 11th, 2012
1:41 pm

It’s definitely a toss-up between J.Alexander’s and World Peace Cafe. Both delicious, hearty and very satisfying!

mambera

June 11th, 2012
2:01 pm

Gotta go with Yeah! Burger or Grindhouse, with Farm Burger and Vortex getting honorable mentions.

Tony

June 11th, 2012
8:42 pm

World Peace Cafe – hearty (like Erin said)! Definitely better than Grindhouse, Yeah! Burger, the Porter (sorry Porter, I still love you) or Houston’s; never had J Alexander’s. I think Joe’s is a frozen product, and should not be considered (correct me if I’m wrong).

i

June 11th, 2012
9:27 pm

Best: The Vortex

Edible in a pinch: Burger King

Patience

June 11th, 2012
9:27 pm

The Porter in little 5 gets my vote!

Boris Day

June 11th, 2012
9:29 pm

Lucky’s Burger and Brew in Roswell (Black Bean Burger)

Ganners

June 11th, 2012
9:29 pm

HOUSTON’S!!!!!

If I could clone that burger at home I would die happy.

Keith Tinsley

June 11th, 2012
9:50 pm

Urban PL8 — Best in Atlanta!

Smitty

June 11th, 2012
10:12 pm

1 Grindhouse
2 The Earl
3 World Peach Cafe
4 Googie

P

June 11th, 2012
10:13 pm

Soul Vegetarian on Highland Avenue

chuck e

June 11th, 2012
10:25 pm

Usually hate to agree that a chain is best but in this case it really is Houston’s…..nothing else is even close.

LavenderGA1

June 11th, 2012
10:25 pm

HOUSTON’S Number #1.
Sunflower Cafe #2

LavenderGA1

June 11th, 2012
10:26 pm

Oh Yes Burger King in a pinch. I agree with you i

LavenderGA1

June 11th, 2012
10:27 pm

Subway and Blimpie both have the Veggie Patty Sub also.

B. Thenet

June 11th, 2012
10:28 pm

Marlow’s Tavern

D.Simpson

June 11th, 2012
10:49 pm

Cheesecake Factory.

Healthy Referral Newspaper

June 11th, 2012
10:54 pm

Sunshine Burger frozen section Whole Foods. 2 thumbs way up! NON soy. grains and seeds.

q

June 11th, 2012
11:17 pm

Houston’s is far and away the best I’ve ever had. I’m not a vegetarian, so I may not be as well experienced as some other folks. But I’ve tried a few and nothing comes close to Houston’s.

SWAT Native

June 11th, 2012
11:20 pm

I second the vote for Soul Vegetarian. I thought that was their burger and onion rings in the picture.

E

June 12th, 2012
12:07 am

The Counter Veggie Burger!

The Guru Of Good Times

June 12th, 2012
12:12 am

Houston’s with a side of slaw and fries, and I am outta commission for the rest in of the day, god bless ‘em. And off topic, Ringside has a great veggie dog…..

SC

June 12th, 2012
12:18 am

Urban Pl8’s Nut Burger is pure heaven! Also notable – Houston’s, Cafe 640 and Bookhouse Pub.

Haca Mila

June 12th, 2012
12:50 am

R Thomas. Hands down!

steve riley

June 12th, 2012
1:26 am

That’s so messed up on so many levels.

Scott

June 12th, 2012
2:06 am

Ive gone meatless these days and have had some good..some not so good and need to try others.
I love Joes and Cowtippers (metrotainment group) but their black bean or vegi burger..whatever they call it is awful..totally soggy and mush…they need to find another supplier or recipe…
GrindHouse is very good.
Although Burger King has gone through a menu makeover..alot of people including me over a year ago didnt realize BK has a Veggie Burger..its really good…(its kind of buried on their menu board near the fish)…
Taco Mac Black Bean/Veggie Burger is ok…
Reading this blog..Im now really interested in going back to Houston’s (one of my FAV restaurants ever)..and trying their Veggie Burger..
Also I cant wait to try R Thomas, Cheesecake Factory, Vortex and Luckys
Thanks guys for the recommendations..

Vicky

June 12th, 2012
5:35 am

Canyon Burger — black bean burger with chipolte mayo and sweet potato french fries.

Eat a Salad

June 12th, 2012
5:48 am

I would vote for wonderful world of burgers but they have since shuttered. Farm Burger is good as well. Houston’s option is not even a formed patty. It is basically a vegggie sloppy joe on a roll. It is impossible to eat like a burger. It requires a full set of utensils to finish (spoon included).

Michael

June 12th, 2012
7:10 am

I’m not a vegetarian but I love veggies and eat them regularly. What I don’t understand is the desire to disguise them as something else, like a burger. Just eat the damn things already. They’re good.

ATLien

June 12th, 2012
7:20 am

The quinoa burger at Farm Burger – and I’m not even a vegetarian.

old cowboy

June 12th, 2012
7:20 am

NONE OF THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrlucky

June 12th, 2012
7:26 am

To the “OLD” cowboy, you must be on the wrong thread, you want the I want to eat meat till I die thread………..but thanks for your opinion anyway

NotAVegetarian

June 12th, 2012
7:27 am

1) Houstons for a higher-end experience. I love it!
2) Yeah! Burger
3) Cinebistro in Brookhaven
4) The “Streamliner” at Johnny Rockets is simple goodness!

tiz

June 12th, 2012
7:29 am

Check the nutrition facts on BK’s veggie burger. Its 2x as bad as their beef burger!!!

USMC

June 12th, 2012
7:35 am

R. Thomas has one of the BEST Veggie Burgers in town.
My girlfriend and I were eating lunch there one day. She ordered a regular Hamburger(beef) and I ordered the Veggie burger. When the two burgers came out, I had her take the first bite of my Veggie burger and she was Amazed and actually said it tasted far better than her Hamburger; she’s been hooked ever since.

Mary

June 12th, 2012
7:38 am

I’ve been a vegetarian for over 20 years in Atlanta and have eaten probably any type of veggie burger around. Houston’s veggie burger is the best and there isn’t one that compares to it.

The next closest thing to veggie burger goodness is probably the veggie loaf at Cafe Sunflower. But still nowhere as awesome as Houston’s.

Sarah

June 12th, 2012
7:52 am

Ted’s has a fantastic Veggie burger. Made in house, but you can get it with any of the toppings of their house burgers.

VeggieLover

June 12th, 2012
7:58 am

I like the veggie burger at Boardwalk Burgers (Ansley Mall and Sandy Springs). Add pickles and the chipotle sauce… mmmm mmmm goodness!

VegHead

June 12th, 2012
8:00 am

Tie between GRINDHOUSE and HOUSTONS!

Delicious!!!

June 12th, 2012
8:05 am

I’ve been a vegetarian for 3 years now. I haven’t been to nearly half of the places you all suggested, but I’m definitely looking forward to trying them. Thanks for the heads ups. Having said that, the best veggie burger I’ve had (other than the ones I make myself) has got to be at 5Guys!!! I’m telling you, it’s crazy good. Downside, you basically have to assemble the burger yourself, but at least you get to choose what you want on it. :-)

veggiehappy

June 12th, 2012
8:06 am

Atkins park does a great veggie burger. Also Neighbors use to have a light fluffy oat burger but they gave it up for a bean burger.

yum

June 12th, 2012
8:23 am

houstons, r thomas, and grindhouse are my favorite.

RR

June 12th, 2012
8:23 am

The Righteous Room and The Porter are the 2 veggie burgers I crave!

Biker Chick

June 12th, 2012
8:23 am

I’m a long-time vegetarian and although Houston’s veggie burger is great, the best veggie burger I have ever tasted is served at THE DOWNWIND RESTAURANT at PDK Airport http://www.downwindrestaurant.com/. The patty is thick, not overcooked, so it’s moist, the bun is fresh and you can get your choice of American, Swiss, Feta or Blue Cheese on top. Your non-vegetarian friends can chow down on the Classic Downwind Burger which was voted “Best Burger in Town”.

Wimpy

June 12th, 2012
8:34 am

Steve Riley @ 1:26AM said it all.

chefmoss

June 12th, 2012
8:37 am

Urban PL8’s nut burger- nothing else comes close. I’m a meat eater who craves this veggie burger.