OG vegans will tell you that the struggle was real to find a great-tasting vegan burger in years gone by. Now, there are more than a few burger joints that are nailing the no beef brief and flipping patties of all varieties to a growing vegan Melbourne market.
Ok, we won’t hold you in suspense for much longer, so here is the rundown of the 7 best vegan burgers in Melbourne.
1. Burger Road’s vegan burger
📍Fairfield, Plenty, Hawthorn, Burnside, Werribee, Craigieburn, Highett, Watsonia & Ashburton
The Beyond Cheeseburger at Burger Road is a thing of beauty and it tastes even better. Burger Road knows how to do the basics right, and their vegan cheeseburger is no different. With a Beyond Meat patty, vegan cheese, pickles, tomato sauce and mustard, this is a genuine classic. This is a burger that isn’t trying to taste like meat, it’s paving its own path to cheeseburger history. With 9 locations across Melbourne, there will be a shop near you and if there isn’t, this burger is worth travelling for.
Depending on when you read this, you might be able to score a free burger on International Burger Day (May 28)! You will be able to grab one at your local, whether that is Burger Road Burnside or Burger Road Werribee.
2. The B East vegan burger
The B East is known for burgers that are just like their name, they are beastly. The B East serves up some mouth-wateringly large burgs and they are worth the fasting you’ll need to do beforehand to finish them. With 3 vegetarian and vegan options on the menu, our favourite is the Morrissey. The B East Brunswick also has a great gig guide so you can be entertained while you make your way through the best vegan burgers in Melbourne.
With southern fried mock chicken, sweet corn relish, lettuce, tomato, pickles and special sauce, this plucky burger is a must-try. If you love a good crunch when you bite into your burger then you will love this B East classic.
3. Royal Stacks vegan burger
📍Melbourne CBD, Brunswick, Chadstone, Moorabbin & Emporium
On Wednesdays, we eat at Royal Stacks, and we eat the Regina George burger. This vegan beauty shares its name with the iconic Mean Girl herself. With a vegan patty, vegan cheese, prince Harry sauce and a vegan bun, this burger is simple but delicious. Royal Stacks are known for their burgers and their vegan option is a must-try.
We only venture to Chadstone with the promise of a visit to the Royal Stacks Chadstone store. With locations in Brunswick, Chadstone, Emporium, Collins Street and Moorabbin, you won’t have to look far to get your hands around the Regina George burger. Safe to say this burger won’t end up in the burn book anytime soon.
4. Huxtaburger’s vegan burger
📍Melbourne CBD, Collingwood, Hawthorn, Prahran, Footscray & Geelong
If you’re after choice and flavour when finding the best vegan burgers in Melbourne, then Huxtaburger has you covered. The Huxtaburger menu offers a great selection of three vegan burger options. Choose between unique patty flavours like kale, zucchini and quinoa patty, or the more favoured alternative meat patties including a mock chicken burger.
No matter what choice you make, the Huxtaburger menu guarantees a vegan burger with plenty to sink your teeth into. The only tough part about visiting one of the seven Huxtaburgers in Melbourne is choosing which burger you want, or maybe you’ll order all three. We love the Huxtaburger Geelong and Footscray joint!
5. Easeys vegan burger
This Collingwood burger institution is serving up one of the tastiest vegan burgers around town. Your Mate isn’t just a hilarious colloquial term, it’s the name of Easey’s vegan burger. With a fresh take on the vegan burger, Your Mate is made with a potato and zucchini rosti that gives this burger the volume you’re after in any good burger. Oh, did we mention that Easeys Collingwood is a restaurant in a tram cart on a roof? Yep.
Coming with the burger classics of lettuce, tomato, cheese, pickles, onions and burger sauce, Your Mate will have you coming back for more. There is also a great range of sides available that Easeys Collingwood can do vegan as well if you’re feeling particularly hungry.
6. Green Burger’s vegan burger
If you’re looking for a burger place that offers choice on choice, on choice, then Green Burger is the one for you. This 100% plant-based burger shop isn’t doing it for your health, they offer fried tastiness without the meat. With 15 vegan burger options to choose from, this burger joint is an absolute must-visit for any Melbourne burger lover.
With a range of mock chicken and beef burgers, plus a generous menu of sides and drinks, it will probably take a few visits to get through the menu at Green Burger. Located on Smith Street in Collingwood, Green Burger is changing the game for vegan burgers, so don’t wait to check them out.
7. Lord of the Fries vegan burgers
📍Melbourne CBD, Brunswick, Fitzroy, Windsor, South Yarra, Cremorne & Werribee
Another exclusively vegan restaurant, most vegans are likely familiar with the Lord. Lord of the Fries is a vegan staple in Melbourne and there is a good reason for it. Lord of the Fries are ethical food producers and offers up a great selection of the best vegan burgers in Melbourne, hot dogs, sides and drinks. If that isn’t enough, Lord of the Fries even offers breakfast. With 10 stores across Melbourne and out as far as Werribee, there is a lord near you that is begging to be experienced.
Vegans rejoice, the days of craving a solid burger is over. Melbourne is full of incredible burger spots and the best vegan burgers in Melbourne. If you’re chasing a tasty burger experience in Melbourne, be sure to check out one of these 7 best vegan burgers across the city.