The Evolving Veggie Burger

By Kelsey – April 1, 2011

Hiroko Masuike for The New York Times

If you’ve been awake for the past couple of years, you’ve noticed the boom in popularity plant-based diets have experienced. Restaurants are catering to our preference for meat-free cuisine with vegetarian menus, and many who just started out with Meatless Monday are stretching the concept into the rest of the week.

Before this plant craze, there was one thing that vegetarians and carnivores could agree on: veggie burgers are just… well, gross. But that’s becoming less true as chefs start to accommodate to their customers’ evolving palates.

Check out this article in The New York Times that examines the increasingly better-tasting veggie burger. Here’s a snippet:

“Veggie burgers haven’t merely become good. They have exploded into countless variations of good, and in doing so they’ve begun to look like a bellwether for the American appetite. If the growing passion for plant-based diets is here to stay, chefs — even in restaurants where you won’t find the slightest trace of spirulina — are paying attention.”

Where do you find good veggie burgers in Austin? Tell us below; I’ll have to experience it to believe it.


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