According to Burger Web, 60% of all sandwiches sold are burgers and with summer and BBQ season here it’s no surprise that sales and popularity are rising. However, if you’re choosing to live a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle what can you do to get your burger fix? Well luckily there is a range of meat-free burger brands and we’re finding them and trying them so you don’t have to.
The Meatless Farm Meat Free Burger
The Meatless Farm are a British company that works to help people reduce their meat consumption by creating plant-based alternatives. Their burger is made from soya, pea and rice proteins and has great taste and texture. By making the change to just these burgers once you can reduce the amount of water similar to a long shower and your carbon footprint equivalent to a long drive.
Beyond Meat Burger
At Beyond Meat their mission is to create the future of protein from plant-based ingredients. Similarly, to the Meatless Farm burger the Beyond Meat is made from pea protein and is gluten-free, however, is also soy-free. It’s important to add that Beyond Meat was the world’s first plant-based burger and is widely known to be particularly popular. The only downside is that it does price at an expensive £5.50.
Linda McCartney Mozzarella Burger
The famous Linda McCartney turned her passion into an innovative and groundbreaking business and is one of the leading names in meat-free foods. Her mozzarella burger is made from rehydrated textured soya protein, onion, and cheese to give it an iconic cheeseburger taste.
Linda McCartney Pulled Pork Burger
Another by the Linda McCartney brand is the vegetarian pulled pork burger. Again made with rehydrated textured soya and wheat protein and coated with a smoky flavour barbecue sauce. The burger is incredibly succulent and is impossible to tell the difference from the real thing. Great for another BBQ burger.
Morning Star Farm Burgers
Owned by Kellogg’s Morning Star Farm offers a wide variety of different flavours such as Tex-Mex, Falafel, Roasted Garlic & Quinoa, Spicy Indian, and White Bean Chili. Look for the yellow vegan label on products but by 2021 the brand has pledged to be entirely vegan.
Sainsbury’s Vegetable Quarter Pounders
While so far we have looked at plant-based burgers that aim to be alternatives with the same taste and texture of beef or pork patties, there are also many different types. Sainsbury’s has its own vegetarian range that sells burgers made with mixed vegetables (carrot, sweetcorn, and peas), seasoned and coated in breadcrumbs. They are super yummy.
Strong Roots Kale and Quinoa Burger
Strong Roots is a brand focused on improving food quality by connecting with the land and using fresh ingredients. A healthy blend of quinoa, kale, and mixed vegetables with a crispy coat and full of taste. Quinoa is extremely popular at the moment and is full of health benefits like being very nutritious.
Iceland Nacho Bean Burger
These burgers are so delicious, flavoursome and amazing. Spicy and Mexican flavours coming from the melted nacho cheese sauce that oozes from the inside to outside. On top crushed tortilla chips to give it a crunch and the inside soft different beans. Not the healthiest of choices but one of the yummiest.
Waitrose Aubergine and Feta Burger
It’s no surprise that Waitrose makes great burgers since they are a more luxury supermarket. Vegetarian burgers made with potato, aubergine, lentils, feta cheese, herbs, and spices. Very tasty.