The Latke Burger at Jimmy’s Diner

This is the best veggie burger I’ve had all year; a wonderful melange of Eastern Europe and America. The patty is not just homemade, but hand shaped. And it lays between two, crispy latkes. It’s like a Hanukkah miracle. How often does your burger come with sour cream AND applesauce? And thank god for the salad on the side. I don’t think the plate could handle more fried potatoes.


Price: $14
FYVB Rating: 9.5

The Latke Burger at Jimmy’s Diner

This is the best veggie burger I’ve had all year; a wonderful melange of Eastern Europe and America. The patty is not just homemade, but hand shaped. And it lays between two, crispy latkes. It’s like a Hanukkah miracle. How often does your burger come with sour cream AND applesauce? And thank god for the salad on the side. I don’t think the plate could handle more fried potatoes.


Price: $14
FYVB Rating: 9.5

Spitzer’s Veggie Burger

The selling point here is the homemade patty, grilled to perfection. And there’s the bun, oh the bun. Just sweet enough and so crispy. I’m pretty sure this is the same bun that Pink Pony uses - must be a bakery nearby. The sad news, no sides. If you’ve got a lunch meeting, this place is perfect. If you’re super hungry, you might want to look elsewhere. 


Price: $14
FYVB Rating: 9.0

Spitzer’s Veggie Burger

The selling point here is the homemade patty, grilled to perfection. And there’s the bun, oh the bun. Just sweet enough and so crispy. I’m pretty sure this is the same bun that Pink Pony uses - must be a bakery nearby. The sad news, no sides. If you’ve got a lunch meeting, this place is perfect. If you’re super hungry, you might want to look elsewhere.


Price: $14
FYVB Rating: 9.0

Portobello Burger at Burnside

Pretty decent veggie burger for bar food. The ‘patty’ spills over the side making it a bit hard to hold. And the melted cheese makes the bun fall apart as you eat it. But it what it lacks in grace, it makes up for in taste. This thing feels fresh off the grill and goes down easy with some Allagash White. Pro tip: Get the fried cheese curds.

Price: $8
FYVB Rating: 8.8

Portobello Burger at Burnside

Pretty decent veggie burger for bar food. The ‘patty’ spills over the side making it a bit hard to hold. And the melted cheese makes the bun fall apart as you eat it. But it what it lacks in grace, it makes up for in taste. This thing feels fresh off the grill and goes down easy with some Allagash White. Pro tip: Get the fried cheese curds.

Price: $8
FYVB Rating: 8.8

The Signature Burger from Bad Burger

This is a great veggie burger. The ‘patty’ is a portobello mushroom steak topped with vegan cheese and chimichurri sauce.  You can swap out the patty for a black bean or beet burger and the hand cut fries (which are awesome) can be swapped for a salad. They even have an epic sauce list with options like curry ketchup and pesto mayo. Next time I’m trying the beet burger and one of their vegan shakes. Oh, almost forgot, this place is BYOB!

FYVB Rating: 9.1
Price: $8.00

The Signature Burger from Bad Burger

This is a great veggie burger. The ‘patty’ is a portobello mushroom steak topped with vegan cheese and chimichurri sauce. You can swap out the patty for a black bean or beet burger and the hand cut fries (which are awesome) can be swapped for a salad. They even have an epic sauce list with options like curry ketchup and pesto mayo. Next time I’m trying the beet burger and one of their vegan shakes. Oh, almost forgot, this place is BYOB!

FYVB Rating: 9.1
Price: $8.00

Double Bacon Cheese Burger (Vegan) from Kate’s Joint.

The burger was solid but I think some of the other options are better (like the one with BBQ sauce and onion rings on it). Best part of the meal was ordering it. I mean, how often do I get to say, ‘double bacon cheese burger’?

Price: $11
FYVB Rating: 8

Double Bacon Cheese Burger (Vegan) from Kate’s Joint.

The burger was solid but I think some of the other options are better (like the one with BBQ sauce and onion rings on it). Best part of the meal was ordering it. I mean, how often do I get to say, ‘double bacon cheese burger’?

Price: $11
FYVB Rating: 8


The Pregosin Vegetarian Burger
Ventured down into South Slope the other day for a little back yard BBQ. Lexie’s dad cooked up this delicious meal for us: burgers, potatoes, corn and veggie skewers. For some reason, home cooked meals always taste better. The veggie burger was simple but great. I ended up adding some of the grilled veggies to it and bam, had an amazing burger. Thanks, Papa Pregosin!
Price:  Free
FYVB Rating:  8.0

The Pregosin Vegetarian Burger

Ventured down into South Slope the other day for a little back yard BBQ. Lexie’s dad cooked up this delicious meal for us: burgers, potatoes, corn and veggie skewers. For some reason, home cooked meals always taste better. The veggie burger was simple but great. I ended up adding some of the grilled veggies to it and bam, had an amazing burger. Thanks, Papa Pregosin!

Price:  Free

FYVB Rating:  8.0

Pink Pony Vegetarian Burger
What a treat!  I just found out about this amazingly cute literary cafe and cine club in the Lower East Side.  They have an excellent veggie burger.  The bun was fresh baked and perfectly crisp.  Although the toppings were fairly standard:  iceberg lettuce, two slices of tomato and a bit of onion, the patty itself was delicious.  I’m pretty sure they aren’t making them on site but when whole pieces of edamame are falling out of my veggie burger, I know I’ve found a winner.  I may have to become a regular at this place.
Price:  $8.75 (add $1 for cheese)
FYVB Rating:  8.4

Pink Pony Vegetarian Burger

What a treat!  I just found out about this amazingly cute literary cafe and cine club in the Lower East Side.  They have an excellent veggie burger.  The bun was fresh baked and perfectly crisp.  Although the toppings were fairly standard:  iceberg lettuce, two slices of tomato and a bit of onion, the patty itself was delicious.  I’m pretty sure they aren’t making them on site but when whole pieces of edamame are falling out of my veggie burger, I know I’ve found a winner.  I may have to become a regular at this place.

Price:  $8.75 (add $1 for cheese)

FYVB Rating:  8.4

Lite Delights’ Veggie Burger
This juice bar/ sandwich shop is among my top 10 favorite restaurants in New York.  Inexpensive, unpretentious and always yummy.  I recently ordered the veggie burger and it was excellent.  The patty was chalked full of vegetables and had just enough black pepper to keep me on my toes.  And everyone loves alfalfa sprouts and endives on top.  But the most notable element here was the bread.  How do they fit so many grains in it and where can I get the rest of the loaf?
Price: $3.50
FYVB Rating: 8.6

Lite Delights’ Veggie Burger

This juice bar/ sandwich shop is among my top 10 favorite restaurants in New York.  Inexpensive, unpretentious and always yummy.  I recently ordered the veggie burger and it was excellent.  The patty was chalked full of vegetables and had just enough black pepper to keep me on my toes.  And everyone loves alfalfa sprouts and endives on top.  But the most notable element here was the bread.  How do they fit so many grains in it and where can I get the rest of the loaf?

Price: $3.50

FYVB Rating: 8.6

Cowgirl’s Garden Veggie Burger
Only one word comes to mind after eating this burger, heavy.  The patty is large and full of vegetables, but for some reason it still feels like meat when you bite into it.  Of course, it came with the usual toppings, and the margarita I ordered helped me get past the meatiness of it all, but I wouldn’t recommend this burger to anyone.  Love the restaurant; veggie burger needs work.
Price: $10.95
FYVB Rating: 6.5

Cowgirl’s Garden Veggie Burger

Only one word comes to mind after eating this burger, heavy.  The patty is large and full of vegetables, but for some reason it still feels like meat when you bite into it.  Of course, it came with the usual toppings, and the margarita I ordered helped me get past the meatiness of it all, but I wouldn’t recommend this burger to anyone.  Love the restaurant; veggie burger needs work.

Price: $10.95

FYVB Rating: 6.5

D.C. Veggie Burger in Pita
A perfect example of veggie burger fusion.  Pita instead of bun, yellow peppers instead of tomatoes, parsley and spinach instead of lettuce.  And the homemade chili sauce (jam?) was a great addition.  The patty itself was relatively standard, definitely not made on the premises, but with all of the other goodies piled on top, this sandwich doesn’t miss the mark.
Price: $7
FYVB Rating: 8.0

D.C. Veggie Burger in Pita

A perfect example of veggie burger fusion.  Pita instead of bun, yellow peppers instead of tomatoes, parsley and spinach instead of lettuce.  And the homemade chili sauce (jam?) was a great addition.  The patty itself was relatively standard, definitely not made on the premises, but with all of the other goodies piled on top, this sandwich doesn’t miss the mark.

Price: $7

FYVB Rating: 8.0