Best Veggie Burgers Brighton – Our top 5
Veggie burgers no longer equate to a slimy mushroom slapped unceremoniously betwixt a bun; there is a huge choice of meat-free burger options in Brighton for vegetarians, vegans and carnivores fancying something a bit different. From bean burgers and vegetable patties, halloumi to falafel burgers there’s something to suit every taste whether you’re looking for a pub lunch, sit down dinner or a takeaway on the move. Here is our pick of the top 5 veggie burgers Brighton has to offer.
Burger off owes its massive popularity to word-of-mouth advertising alone and when you taste their burgers you can understand why. Very much a no-frills operation you won’t find fancy décor or brioche buns here but the ‘shabby-chic’ interior is soon forgotten once you start to eat. The father and son team have created a burger menu with a vast array of favour combinations to suit any preference from the classic cheese, onion and ketchup through to exotic combinations such as the blue-cheese, dill pickle and mayo or the stunning (and most popular) Mexican burger consisting of either a soy or bean burger topped with smooth peanut butter and chilli sauce. You can also try the xxx hot burger which is so spicy it comes with a health warning but be advised that most who have tried it apparently ended up in an ambulance en route to A&E…
Location: 52 Brunswick Street West, Hove, BN3 1EL
Burger Brothers has caused an impressive amount of hype on the Brighton burger scene since opening two years ago and deservedly so. Busy, loud and undeniably popular the tiny takeaway restaurant on North Street serves top class burgers of both the meat and veggie variety. Run by the “brothers” with an unmistakable passion for their craft, the care and attention placed on everything they serve is wholly evident. Made with love, vegetarians can choose from the Veggie Special (a homemade veggie patty with smoked cheese and caramelised onions) or a “Hello Me” halloumi burger with Portobello mushroom, caramelised onion and creamy Cajun sauce. The challah bread buns are particularly special as they have a really light, fluffy and semi-sweet taste which compliments the fillings to perfection. If you order your burger spicy make sure you can handle it because they pack a good punch!
Location: 97 North Road, Brighton, BN1 1YE
The Eddy is a pub that remains a firm lunch-time favourite for Brightonians, particularly as they offer fantastic value 2-4-1- weekday lunch deals. What stands out about their veggie burger offering is that they haven’t just added one token meat-free option to the menu but actually have three different burgers to choose from: Their homemade vegan burger, portobello mushroom and goats’ cheese burger and halloumi burger. The patty of the vegan burger is particularly tasty and they don’t scrimp on portion sizes.; the skin-on chips are also very popular. The staff at the Eddy are a friendly bunch so expect good service and a chilled out atmosphere to enjoy your burger in while you admire the quirky décor.
Location: 67A Upper Gloucester Road, Brighton, BN1 3LQ
Coggings & Co have filled a hole in the market that I hadn’t realised existed – grown up, civilised burger dining. Too often a burger equals sloppy takeaways or casual pub grub but Coggings & Co have upgraded the concept and taken burgers towards a more fine dining experience. There is always a minimum of 2 vegetarian options to choose from (one from the menu and one on the specials board) and it’s fantastic to see they have clearly spent time and consideration developing the meat-free options rather than adding them as an afterthought. The butternut squash and Barkham blue cheese burger with red onion chutney is both flavoursome and filling. Ensure to leave some space for a delicious side of chips triple-cooked in organic veggie oil.
Location: 87-93 Dyke Road, Brighton,BN1 3JE
The recently refurbished Prince George is a cosy, candle-lit den of a pub serving an exclusively vegetarian menu including multiple burger options. This month saw the inclusion of a seasonal brie and cranberry number alongside the timeless falafel burger with onion jam, harissa and coriander pesto. The Prince George serve huge portions so definitely arrive hungry and make sure you have enough time to chomp through your meal and soak in the arty atmosphere. The Prince George is also dog friendly which is great news if your burger companion happens to be of the four legged variety.
Location: 5 Trafalgar Street, Brighton, BN1 4EQ