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Four Vegetarian Burgers to Sample around Boston

Try veggie burgers from By Chloe, Highland Kitchen, Wahlburgers, and more around Boston to satisfy those burger cravings.


Part of Everything New Under the Bun: A Guide to Burgers in Boston

Oozing melted cheese, the crunch of a fresh pickle, and perfectly charred patties inside a house-made roll—read on for more reasons the burger is king right now, and don’t forget to try every place on our list of the best burgers around Boston.

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Photo by Tim Kennedy

Vegetable
5 Napkin Burger
While veggie burgers tend to dissolve into pure mush upon first bite, this one (pictured) has a satisfyingly sturdy texture thanks to shredded beets and carrots. The creamy, Thousand Island–like “5N sauce” takes it over the top.
105 Huntington Ave., Boston, 617-375-2277, 5napkinburger.com.

Tempeh
By Chloe
Tempeh has yet to reach the popularity of its cousin, tofu, but the “classic burger” at By Chloe just may change that. Along with lentils, chia seeds, and walnuts, the fermentedsoy protein serves as the base of the patty, which gets splashed with vibrantly hued beet ketchup and sandwiched in a potato bun.
107 Seaport Blvd., Boston, 617-845-1055; and other locations; eatbychloe.com.

Bean
Highland Kitchen
Piled to the sky with our favorite nacho fixings—guacamole, pico de gallo, and jack cheese—this bold black-bean burg perfectly straddles the line between temperance and decadence.
150 Highland Ave., Somerville, 617-625-1131, highlandkitchen.com.

Impossible
Wahlburgers
After its local debut last fall, the buzziest of meatless burgers is now available at restaurants around town; we’re partial to the version by our favorite Boston bros. With the flavor of real beef, it’s slathered with cheddar, caramelized onions, and “Wahl sauce.”
132 Brookline Ave., Boston, 617-927-6810; and other locations; wahlburgersrestaurant.com.