Unbeatable veggie burgers veggie burgers in Calgary

Locating a good veggie burger in a beef town like Calgary hasn’t always been easy, but the options are multiplying. Some enlightened restaurants now even serve more than one meatless burger (gasp!) as you’ll read below.

The Coup Inc

1
924 17 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2T 0A2

One would expect a great veggie burger at Calgary’s most venerable vegetarian destination. And The Upstream Burger is just that. Within its big, organic focaccia bun hides a patty crafted of smoked tofu, cashew nuts, yam seeds and roasted garlic. Comes with choice of yam fries, soup du jour or salad.

National

2
180 Stewart Green SW, Calgary, AB T3H 3C8

Calgary vegetarians know it can be hard to find a decent non-meat burger close at hand. Not only does National have multiple city locations, they all feature a moist but not meaty veggie burger. Its house-made patty rides a brioche bun topped with avocado, sprouts and more. Accompany with soup, salad or fries.

Boogie's Burgers

3
1-908 Edmonton Trail NE, Calgary, AB T2E 3K1

This friendly, wee burger hut serves big, beautiful beef stacks with fries and onion rings on the side, Boogie’s one concession to our health-conscious times is its Shroom a le-Gume. The burger’s house-made mushroom and black bean patty is dressed with lettuce, tomato and onion with lemon-garlic aioli.

Blue Star Diner

4
809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C2

Many is the menu featuring but one token veggie burger. In a nod to veg fans who crave variety, Blue Star serves three, including total-vegan and Mediterranean options. The BSD Veggie Burger sports a custom-made patty with (among other options) Sylvan Star aged cheddar and fried potato skins.

Flipp'n Burgers

5
103-330 10 St NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1V8

Also featuring multiple veggie-burger options, this closet-sized diner will set you up with any of three meat-free taste sensations. There’s the Mexi-influenced black-bean burger, the vegan burger featuring a patty of brown rice, veg and oats, as well as a chick-pea and fava-bean falafel burger topped with hummus.

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