Vegetarian Burger - ReviewIn the world of vegetarian burgers, there are 2 types: the ones that try to taste like "hamburgers" and the types that don't, but are simply shaped to fit on a burger bun.
Today I'm going to talk about my favorites of the hamburger-style vegetarian burgers. None will fool a real meat-eater, but are a convenient meal choice for the vegetarian or health-conscious individual. Here are the frozen ones I consider the best:
Top choice: Gardenburger Flame-Grilled (vegan) - This is harder to find in stores than some of my other selections. However, the flavor is wonderful and worth shopping around for. These can be pricey, but often have sales and coupons. In the past, warehouse stores carried a "restaurant pack" of these. I don't know if they still do (I no longer have any memberships). They are delicious out of the microwave, but also work on the grill (start from frozen).
2nd choice: Boca All-American Flame Grilled - This product is easier to find in stores and usually a better value. It is almost as good as the previous one, but tastes much better from a grill (including indoor grills) than out of a microwave.
Other decent choices: Gardenburger Homestyle Classic, Boca Vegan, and Smart Menu Burgers (come in 2 sizes). The Smart Menu burgers are sold at Target SuperStores, and are very reasonably priced.
In my next post, I will share my favorite recipe using burgers!