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10 Best Veggie Burgers in Metro Phoenix

The veggie burger changes daily at Pomegranate Cafe.
The veggie burger changes daily at Pomegranate Cafe.
Katie Johnson

Okay herbivores and omnivores, it's time to venture into veggie burger territory: the happy medium between grass-fed beef and straight up grass where good ingredients like ground soy beans, black beans, beets, and chickpeas gather together to give you mother nature's finest on a sesame seed bun. While our carnivorous counterparts may think they have the best of us, here are 10 veggie burgers in Metro Phoenix that beg to differ.

See also: 10 Best Cold Sandwiches in Metro Phoenix

Pomegranate Cafe

In a perfect world, veggie burgers would never be frozen, healthy would always be synonymous with tasty, and Pomegranate Cafe would have more than one Valley location. This Ahwatukee establishment proves that going green doesn't mean giving up flavor by offering freshly made sweets and savories for breakfast and lunch, including their daily changing veggie burger. Pictured above is the cajun cannellini veggie burger with lettuce, tomato, onion, and cajun sauce.

The veggie burger at Delux proves that this place can make more than just mean meat sandwiches.
The veggie burger at Delux proves that this place can make more than just mean meat sandwiches.
Katie Johnson

Delux

For the veggie-burger lover with a late-night craving the destination is simple: Delux. This burger bar really brings it with the meat-free alternative, serving up a jam-packed patty of bell peppers, jalapenos, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, celery, onions, rice, sunflower and sesame seeds, cashews, soy sauce, and garlic with lettuce, tomato, and sides of pico de gallo and garlic / cilantro aioli. Get it on a bun or served in a lettuce wrap, either way you won't be disappointed.

 

The black bean burger at Pita Jungle packs a serious kick.
The black bean burger at Pita Jungle packs a serious kick.
Katie Johnson

Pita Jungle

Buyer beware, the chipotle black bean burger at Pita Jungle packs a serious kick. This spicy sandwich is made in-house with black beans, bell peppers, corn, carrots, oats, garlic, cilantro, chipotle peppers, jalapeno peppers, and cranberries for a subtle sweetness. Piled onto this is chipotle hummus, lettuce, tomato, sprouts, and a side of hearty garlic potatoes. Take note, you'll need a full glass of iced water to wash down this southwestern style burger.

There may be nothing healthy about the veggie burger at Ingo's but, what can we say, we love it anyway.
There may be nothing healthy about the veggie burger at Ingo's but, what can we say, we love it anyway.
Katie Johnson

Ingo's Tasty Food

Don't let the name "mother earth vegetarian sandwich" fool you. This earthy entree is served griddled and greasy just like the rest of the Ingo's grub. In between two slices of toast whole wheat bread are mix of veggies, brown rice, and cashews topped with lettuce, tomato, dill pickle, and mayo. Make no doubt, there's nothing low-cal about this decadent, diner-style sandwich (but doesn't that just make it all the more delicious?).

 

The veggie burger at Hillstone is as good (if not better) than the real thing.
The veggie burger at Hillstone is as good (if not better) than the real thing.
Katie Johnson

Hillstone

Vegetarians harbor a not-so-secret love for the veggie burger at Hillstone -- probably because it's just as good, if not better, than the real thing. This thick-cut patty of veggies is made in-house and sealed with melted jack cheese and a layer of tangy soy glaze. Just like beef-based burgers it comes on a home-made egg bun and your choice of sides such as thin-cut french fries and freshly made tabbouleh.

10 Best Veggie Burgers in Metro Phoenix
Don't be fooled, that's not a Big Mac. It's the Big Wac from Green New American Vegetarian.

Green New American Vegetarian

Leave it to green to offer a wide a selection of beef-free burgers. From the calexico burger served with garbanzo hummus, cheddar cheese, vegan mayo, and chipotle sauce to the BBQ bacon burger topped with tempeh bacon, bbq sauce, sautéed mushrooms, and caramelized onions, it's hard to choose a favorite among these vegan varieties. That's why we play it safe and opt for the big WAC, a no-harm knock-off the famous Big Mac served on two stories of vegan burgers with lettuce, pickles, onion, cheese, and special sauce on a sesame seed bun.

 

Fez is a favorite among the late-night vegetarian crowd in Central Phoenix.
Fez is a favorite among the late-night vegetarian crowd in Central Phoenix.
Katie Johnson

Fez

Another favorite eatery among vegetarian night owls is Phoenix's Fez on Central Avenue. This late-night lunch and dinner spot puts a slight spin on the meat-free substitute by offering the Fez veggie black bean burger. It features a grilled black bean patty spiced with cumin and garlic and served on ciabatta bread with creamy goat cheese, roasted tomato, and red onion slaw. Pick your side of lemon/basil field green salad or sweet cinnamon sweet potato fries. With this burger it's best to bring a big appetite and a box to go.

The Grind gets generous with its vegetarian alternative.
The Grind gets generous with its vegetarian alternative.
Katie Johnson

The Grind

We've got to hand it to guys at The Grind, they certainly know how to stack a mean burger, and the Jacole "Big Veggie Daddy" Turner is certainly no exception. This plant-based pub sandwich is piled high with tempura mushrooms, onions, jalapeños, avocado, arugula, swiss cheese, barbecue sauce and thick slices of Texas toast. Better bring out the fork and knife because, believe us when we tell you, that toothpick in the middle is no match for this signature style veggie burger.

 

The beets really brighten up this burger at Bragg's Factory Diner.
The beets really brighten up this burger at Bragg's Factory Diner.
Katie Johnson

Bragg's Factory Diner

When it comes to veggie burgers in the Valley, there's no sandwich bolder than the Beet on the Brat Burger at Bragg's Factory Diner. This colorful patty is more than just a conversation-starter, it's a game-changer for curious carnivores looking to step outside the meaty comfort zone. It's served simply with corn relish, vegan mayo, and a rather eclectic selection of sides, from ice cream à la mode to jackfruit barbacoa.

The veggie burger at Hopdoddy tastes just as good as it looks.
The veggie burger at Hopdoddy tastes just as good as it looks.
Katie Johnson

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

The La Bandita burger at Hopdoddy's in Scottsdale gives veggie-burger enthusiasts a reason to jump for joy. Hearty, wholesome, and a hell of a lot better for you than its ground-beef peers, the La Bandita burger comes as a black bean and corn patty topped with thick chunks of avocado, goat cheese, arugula, pesto, and chipotle mayo on a lightly seeded whole wheat bun. Order this and you won't even feel guilty for the less-than-slimming side of fries and the ice cold goblet of beer.

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Pomegranate Cafe

4025 E. Chandler Blvd.
Ahwatukee, AZ 85048

480-706-7472

www.pomegranatecafe.com

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Delux

3146 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

602-522-2288

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Pita Jungle

7366 E. Shea Blvd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85260

480-922-7482

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Ingo's Tasty Food

4502 N. 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85018

602-795-2884

www.ingostastyfood.com

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Hillstone

2650 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85016

602-957-9700

www.hillstone.comhillstone

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Green New American Vegetarian

2022 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004

602-258-1870

www.greenvegetarian.com

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FEZ

3815 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

602-287-8700

www.fezoncentral.com

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The Grind

3961 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85018

602-954-7463

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Bragg's Factory Diner
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Hopdoddy Burger Bar

11055 N. Scottsdale Road,
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

480-348-2337

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