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10 Very Good Veggie Burgers in Montreal

Have yourself a patty party — and hold the meat

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While the first-wave vegetarian food of yesteryear had a reputation of being all hemp seeds, health-conscious and bland, these days, a great vegetarian meal can be just as umami-packed as its carnivorous counterpart. The most popular entry point for vegetarian-curious eaters? Veggie burgers. Vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters converge when it comes to a great burger — and for good reason.

Perhaps pushed along by Beyond Meat and the Impossible Burger, plant-based patties are having a major resurgence, and the new-and-improved versions are arguably just as flavourful as the beef-based original. Here are some of the best that Montreal has to offer.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Gusta

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191 Place du Marché-du-Nord, Montréal
QC H2S 1A2, Canada

Vegetarians and vegans know Gusta as Montreal’s premium plant-based sausage brand, but its take out counter at the Jean-Talon Market goes far beyond that. The veggie burger, made with the same precision and love as the sausages, is only available here, and is well worth a stop.

2. Vegan Rapide

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1385 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1S1, Canada
(514) 489-9259
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While it’s pretty easy to find killer vegetarian burgers, next level vegan options can be a bit more challenging. That’s where Vegan Rapide comes in. This Centre-Sud spot boasts an insanely flavourful vegan burger, complete with plant-based cheese (and it actually melts), secret sauce, and shredded lettuce. (Note: the NDG location of Vegan Rapide has closed.)

3. Pitarifique

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4160 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y8, Canada
(514) 842-7793
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Hunting for the perfect greasy spoon burger? Look to Pitarifique. Perfectly no-frills, this veggie burger is exactly how a fast food veggie burger should translate: a juicy, umami-packed patty, lettuce, tomato, and processed cheese on a classic sesame bun.

4. Burger Royal

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3820 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X6, Canada
(514) 282-0002
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Nestled on a bar-heavy strip of the lower Plateau, Burger Royal boasts some particularly unique sandwiches. Expect everything from a mac and cheese burger to the “Fleur de Lys” burger with cheese curds and gravy. The best part? Any burger on the menu can be made vegetarian.

A veggie burger with melted cheese oozing over the edge. Burger Royal/Facebook

5. Unibar

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404 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z5, Canada
(514) 844-9663
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If natural wine and burger towers sound appealing, head to Unibar in Old Montreal. This collaboration between Tommy Cafe and Uniburger feels more like a speakeasy than a fast food joint but the burgers (including the veggie burger, made with Beyond Meat patties), which have been compared to In-N-Out Burger, speak for themselves.

6. LOV (multiple locations)

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464 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada
(514) 287-1155
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At the intersection of innovative cuisine and classic vegan fare, LOV boasts a handful of healthy-ish vegan-friendly burgers. Available at all three of their restaurant locations, their star sandwiches include the barbecue jackfruit burger and the Big LOV cheeseburger (with vegan cheese, natch).

7. Burger Bar

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1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada
(514) 903-5575
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Come for the cheap pitchers and cocktails, stay for the sky-high stacked burger offerings. Any one of the insane sandwiches at Burger Bar Crescent can be custom-made in vegetarian form — from the wild shroom burger to a Jack Daniels barbecue burger.

8. Hurley's Irish Pub

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1225 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B1, Canada
(514) 861-4111
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Skim the menu of this unassuming pub on Crescent and you’ll find the Murph burger; a decadent pub classic packed with jalapenos, crispy onion rings, havarti cheese and chipotle sauce. While it’s not a vegetarian burger as is, just ask for the “vegetarian burger platter” dressed like a Murph burger — and don’t forget to wash it down with a pint of Guinness.

9. Le Kitchen (multiple locations)

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1806 Rue William, Montréal
QC H3J 2L7, Canada
(514) 934-3663
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Le Kitchen has quietly been producing one of the tastiest burgers in the city for years. The Lil Mac boasts two house-made patties, special sauce, lettuce, (vegan) cheese, and pickles, all on a sesame seed bun. Think of it as the vegan version of a certain double stacked burger behind the golden arches. Now with a location over in St-Henri, and (in summer) at the Atwater Market.

A burger on checkered greaseproof paper.
The Lil Mac burger
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10. Notre-Bœuf-de-Grâce (multiple locations)

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5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4A 1W8, Canada
(514) 369-9090
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What started as NDG’s best kept secret has become one of Montreal’s very best burger establishments; now a growing chain with new location sin the works for the Plateau, Gay Village, and various suburbs. Notre Boeuf has collaborated with everyone from Lesley Chesterman to the team at McKiernan Luncheonette, and also happens to put major emphasis on their plant-based options. Choose between a deep-fried mushroom burger or a house veggie patty.

1. Gusta

191 Place du Marché-du-Nord, Montréal, QC H2S 1A2, Canada

Vegetarians and vegans know Gusta as Montreal’s premium plant-based sausage brand, but its take out counter at the Jean-Talon Market goes far beyond that. The veggie burger, made with the same precision and love as the sausages, is only available here, and is well worth a stop.

191 Place du Marché-du-Nord, Montréal
QC H2S 1A2, Canada

2. Vegan Rapide

1385 Rue Ontario E, Montréal, QC H2L 1S1, Canada

While it’s pretty easy to find killer vegetarian burgers, next level vegan options can be a bit more challenging. That’s where Vegan Rapide comes in. This Centre-Sud spot boasts an insanely flavourful vegan burger, complete with plant-based cheese (and it actually melts), secret sauce, and shredded lettuce. (Note: the NDG location of Vegan Rapide has closed.)

1385 Rue Ontario E, Montréal
QC H2L 1S1, Canada

3. Pitarifique

4160 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Y8, Canada

Hunting for the perfect greasy spoon burger? Look to Pitarifique. Perfectly no-frills, this veggie burger is exactly how a fast food veggie burger should translate: a juicy, umami-packed patty, lettuce, tomato, and processed cheese on a classic sesame bun.

4160 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1Y8, Canada

4. Burger Royal

3820 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1X6, Canada
A veggie burger with melted cheese oozing over the edge. Burger Royal/Facebook

Nestled on a bar-heavy strip of the lower Plateau, Burger Royal boasts some particularly unique sandwiches. Expect everything from a mac and cheese burger to the “Fleur de Lys” burger with cheese curds and gravy. The best part? Any burger on the menu can be made vegetarian.

3820 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal
QC H2W 1X6, Canada

5. Unibar

404 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z5, Canada

If natural wine and burger towers sound appealing, head to Unibar in Old Montreal. This collaboration between Tommy Cafe and Uniburger feels more like a speakeasy than a fast food joint but the burgers (including the veggie burger, made with Beyond Meat patties), which have been compared to In-N-Out Burger, speak for themselves.

404 Rue Saint-Sulpice, Montréal
QC H2Y 1Z5, Canada

6. LOV (multiple locations)

464 Rue McGill, Montréal, QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

At the intersection of innovative cuisine and classic vegan fare, LOV boasts a handful of healthy-ish vegan-friendly burgers. Available at all three of their restaurant locations, their star sandwiches include the barbecue jackfruit burger and the Big LOV cheeseburger (with vegan cheese, natch).

464 Rue McGill, Montréal
QC H2Y 2H2, Canada

7. Burger Bar

1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B2, Canada

Come for the cheap pitchers and cocktails, stay for the sky-high stacked burger offerings. Any one of the insane sandwiches at Burger Bar Crescent can be custom-made in vegetarian form — from the wild shroom burger to a Jack Daniels barbecue burger.

1465 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B2, Canada

8. Hurley's Irish Pub

1225 Rue Crescent, Montréal, QC H3G 2B1, Canada

Skim the menu of this unassuming pub on Crescent and you’ll find the Murph burger; a decadent pub classic packed with jalapenos, crispy onion rings, havarti cheese and chipotle sauce. While it’s not a vegetarian burger as is, just ask for the “vegetarian burger platter” dressed like a Murph burger — and don’t forget to wash it down with a pint of Guinness.

1225 Rue Crescent, Montréal
QC H3G 2B1, Canada

9. Le Kitchen (multiple locations)

1806 Rue William, Montréal, QC H3J 2L7, Canada
A burger on checkered greaseproof paper.
The Lil Mac burger
Le Kitchen/Facebook

Le Kitchen has quietly been producing one of the tastiest burgers in the city for years. The Lil Mac boasts two house-made patties, special sauce, lettuce, (vegan) cheese, and pickles, all on a sesame seed bun. Think of it as the vegan version of a certain double stacked burger behind the golden arches. Now with a location over in St-Henri, and (in summer) at the Atwater Market.

1806 Rue William, Montréal
QC H3J 2L7, Canada

10. Notre-Bœuf-de-Grâce (multiple locations)

5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal, QC H4A 1W8, Canada

What started as NDG’s best kept secret has become one of Montreal’s very best burger establishments; now a growing chain with new location sin the works for the Plateau, Gay Village, and various suburbs. Notre Boeuf has collaborated with everyone from Lesley Chesterman to the team at McKiernan Luncheonette, and also happens to put major emphasis on their plant-based options. Choose between a deep-fried mushroom burger or a house veggie patty.

5732 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montréal
QC H4A 1W8, Canada

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