Top spots for veggie burgers in Halifax

The days of bland veggie burgers are over – no need to sacrifice taste for a healthier, more sustainable option. Vegetarian burgers can be made from corn, mushrooms, chickpeas and other flavourful ingredients, without the grease and fat. For a great veggie burger, these Halifax locations have you covered.

Cheese Curds

380 Pleasant St, Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3S5

Cheese Curds offers chef-inspired dishes, made mostly from scratch. They support as many local businesses as possible, and their burgers are fresh with minimal impact on the environment. Although Cheese Curds offers a range of gourmet burgers, their vegetable burgers are unique and packed with flavour. Made with lentils and beans, and then wrapped in a Chinese spring roll skin, this curry-infused patty is sure to awaken your taste buds. It's also topped with bean sprouts, pickled onions and a mango chutney.

Ace Burger Company

2605 Agricola St, Halifax, NS B3K 4C7

Ace burgers – handcrafted from local ingredients – are inspired by '40s and '50s takeout joints. The menu is simple yet gourmet, and it offers both solo and combo options. You can also enjoy live entertainment throughout the week. Don't forget this is a cash-only business, but you can sample a quality veggie burger for under $8. A patty made with roasted mushrooms, lentils and rice will fill you up – while toppings such as tahini mint-chevre yogurt and pickled beets offer a unique and memorable flavour.

Hub Grub

239 Queen St, Truro, NS B2N 2B6

This small yet bright burger joint offers takeout and casual dine-in options. Hub Grub's veggie burger is a seasoned and grilled portobello mushroom, providing a meaty texture that's packed with flavour; add optional cheese and traditional toppings for that true burger experience. Be sure to ask for their spicy Hub Grub sauce if you like a little heat, and don't miss out on the fresh-cut fries.

Flip Burger

277 Lacewood Dr, Halifax, NS B3M 4K3

At Flip Burger, you can eat your meal within the casual seating area or take it to-go. There's no shortage of burgers for meat eaters, while those who prefer vegetable and vegan options will find plenty to satisfy. The 3-bean quinoa patty and grilled portobello burger are both hearty and delicious. With 20 free toppings and sauces to choose from, you can stack your patty with grilled onions, pickles, grilled green peppers, hot sauce and more. Gluten-free buns are offered, as are vegetarian sides.

Cheeky Neighbour

6024 Quinpool Rd, Halifax, NS B3L 1A1

This establishment is a modern and bright spot known for its unique and flavourful burgers and toppings. The open kitchen allows you to watch the chef in action, taking in the fun and exciting atmosphere. A fresh-cut grilled pineapple ring dusted in habanero powder is a signature topping. Try a delicious item like the 5 oz vegetarian patty made with ground chickpeas and mushroom. Add toppings such as curried onions, roasted red peppers, a walnut pesto and guacamole, and you can build the ultimate veggie burger.

The Wooden Monkey

1707 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C6

Hurricane Juan hit Nova Scotia prior to the opening of The Wooden Monkey. Roads and stores were closed, which made the co-owner question the province's dependence on outside suppliers. He wanted to offer food that was locally produced, sustainable and healthy. The result? The Wooden Monkey was born – built with material salvaged from trees, buildings and barns. The atmosphere is both elegant and warm, and it features a menu to match. Veggie burger options are made from carrots, lentils, garlic, daikon, miso and oats.


5680 Spring Garden Rd, Halifax, NS B3J 1H5

At Krave Burger, you'll enjoy incredible locally sourced food within a stylish and comfortable atmosphere. Krave Burger offers a range of burger options, yet their veggie burger is a hearty and popular meal. It's made with lentils, corn, black beans, sweet potato and spices, and it's served with tomato jam and lettuce. There are also vegetarian mac and cheese options, as well as salads, fries and premium shakes. If you prefer a beer with your burger, there are pints, bottles and pitchers available.

Envie A Vegan Kitchen

5775 Charles St, Halifax, NS B3K 1K7

EnVie a Vegan Kitchen serves up a number of unique dishes in its warm and rustic shop, proving that vegan food is delicious and nutritious. Staff aim to inspire people to embrace a sustainable and healthy lifestyle, which they achieve through their thoughtful menu and informative cooking classes. Although there's no shortage of incredible vegan dishes, you must sample two popular options – one is made with black beans, while the other showcases lentils and rice.

Darrell's Restaurant

5576 Fenwick St, Halifax, NS B3H 1P8

This casual and simple burger joint serves up gourmet dishes at a fair price. It has long been a local hotspot and has won awards for many of its menu items, including the best veggie burger and best milkshakes. Their zero-percent beef patty is topped with salsa, lettuce, tomato, Monterey Jack and jalapenos, and they also offer a number of vegetarian pitas, salads and sides. Whether you're grabbing a quick lunch with colleagues or going on a first date, you'll discover this is the perfect spot.

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