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18 Exceptional Veggie Burgers in Austin

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While meat lovers have tons of options in Austin (see: barbecue), vegetarians and vegans still have great alternatives around town. That extends into excellent burgers with patties made of soy, grains, vegetables, beans, and more that will make you forget everything is sans-meat.

In that stead, Eater gathered the best veggie and vegan burgers available in the city. The list runs the gamut from stellar offerings from Arlo’s, P. Terry’s fast food burger, Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s black bean and corn version, Mr. Natural’s Tex-Mex soy one, 24/7 options from 24 Diner, mushroom one from Kick Drum Burgers, and many more. This update includes meatless takes from Citizen Eatery, Beer Plant, Barlett’s, Plow Burger, and Alamo Drafthouse.

For more meatless options, check out Eater’s rundown of the best vegan and vegetarian spots in town. For more burgers, scope out Austin’s essential ones, the burger heatmap, and cheap ones.

If a favorite plant-based burger patty isn’t on the list, let Eater know through the tipline or down within the comments.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Bartlett's

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2408 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757
(512) 451-7333
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The North Shoal Creek’s veggie burger features a house-made patty blended with brown rice, crimini mushrooms, and sweet soy sauce. It’s topped with jack cheese and an avocado-basil spread.

2. Billy's On Burnet

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2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 407-9305
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The dedicated vegetarian menu at Billy’s includes epic offerings like the Veggie Hoss topped with cheeses and onion rings, and the El Jefe Vegetarian Burger with Frito pie.

The veggie burger from Billy’s on Burnet
The veggie burger from Billy’s on Burnet
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3. Citizen Eatery

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5011 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 792-9546
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The meatless restaurant’s burger offers an array of vegan-friendly burgers, where the patties are blended with white beans, chickpeas, kale, herbs, spices, and the Citizen Eatery’s own grain mix. The smoked green chile patty is made with the spicy vegetable.

Citizen Eatery’s smoked hatch green chile burger
Citizen Eatery’s smoked hatch green chile burger
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4. Workhorse Bar

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100 N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 323-5700
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Get the Buffalo veggie burger from the North Loop bar, where the black bean and mushroom patty is covered with wing sauce and blue cheese. Or opt for the sauce-less version.

The Buffalo veggie burger from Workhorse Bar
The Buffalo veggie burger from Workhorse Bar
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5. Mother's Cafe & Garden

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4215 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 451-3994
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For vegans, the Bueno Burger at Mother’s is the way to go, made with bulgar wheat and seeds, topped with tofu and other vegetables. Vegan cheese can be added, too.

Mother’s Bueno burger
Mother’s Bueno burger
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6. The Beer Plant

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3110 Windsor Rd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 524-1800
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The Blacksmith burger at the vegan gastropub is made out of grains.

The Blacksmith burger from Beer Plant
The Blacksmith burger from Beer Plant
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7. Crown & Anchor Pub

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2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 322-9168
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The campus dive bar’s veggie burger is packed with all the go-to toppings. For even more, add a second patty, too.

Crown & Anchor’s veggie burger
Crown & Anchor’s veggie burger
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8. Eastside Cafe

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2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722
(512) 476-5858
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The grain-filled vegetarian patty in Eastside Cafe’s Garden burger is made with lentils, brown rice, herbs, and Monterey jack cheese.

Eastside Cafe’s garden burger
Eastside Cafe’s garden burger
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9. 24 Diner

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600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 472-5400
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The all-hours diner offers two vegetarian choices with its veggie patty (lentils, beets, mushrooms, rice, and a bunch of seeds), one with goat cheese, and the other with spicy pepper relish. Or order any of the other burger options with a veggie patty and opt for no bacon.

Betsy’s veggie burger at 24 Diner
Betsy’s veggie burger at 24 Diner
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10. Arlo's

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900 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 402-2667
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All the burgers at the vegan food truck are good to go, including the Bac’n Cheezeburger with seitan bacon and vegan mayonnaise.

Arlo’s burger
Arlo’s burger
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11. Kick Drum Burgers

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The roving burger trailer ups the veggie ante with cured tomatoes, herb aioli, and an entire roasted portabello mushroom.

Kick Drum Burger’s Moon burger
Kick Drum Burger’s Moon burger
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12. P. Terry's

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404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 473-2217
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There’s even a fast food veggie burger option courtesy of Austin’s favorite local burger chain.

The veggie burger from P. Terry’s
The veggie burger from P. Terry’s
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13. Mr. Natural

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1901 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 477-5228
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Soy patties make up the burgers at both locations of Tex-Mex vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Go big with the Texas burger, which throws in jack cheese, onions, barbecue sauce, veggie bacon, and the works.

Mr. Natural’s vegan burger
Mr. Natural’s vegan burger
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14. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

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1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 861-7040
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The vegan burger option at the movie theater chain is made with Beyond Meat’s patty, boosted with vegan ranch spread too.

Alamo Drafthouse’s avocado and pesto burger with Beyond Burger’s patty
Alamo Drafthouse’s avocado and pesto burger with Beyond Burger’s patty
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15. Counter Culture

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2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 524-1540
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The burger at the vegan restaurant is mixed with beets, mushrooms, and walnuts, and comes with special cashew cheeze (not to be confused with cheese). Bonus: it's gluten-free, too. Look out for other burger specials made with falafels and more.

The hatch burger from Counter Culture
The hatch burger from Counter Culture
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16. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 243-7505
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The burger bar’s La Bandida is made with a black bean and corn patty and smothered with avocado, cilantro pesto, and chipotle mayonnaise. It's so good that it made a tipster "forget I'm not eating meat." Or opt for the Impossible Burger.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s La Bandida burger
Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s La Bandida burger
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17. Bouldin Creek Café

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1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 416-1601
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The meatless restaurant dishes out a whole array of vegetarian-friendly fare, which includes the Veggie Royale, with a patty made with peanuts. Drench it with your choice of either barbecue sauce, chipotle-pecan pesto, or basil aioli, or go crazy and add them all.

The Veggie Royale burger from Bouldin Creek
The Veggie Royale burger from Bouldin Creek
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18. Plow Burger

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1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

All of the vegan burger patties at the Buzz Mill-based trailer are made with Beyond Meat patties.

The Beyond Meat burger and sausage from Plow Burger
The Beyond Meat burger and sausage from Plow Burger
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1. Bartlett's

2408 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757

The North Shoal Creek’s veggie burger features a house-made patty blended with brown rice, crimini mushrooms, and sweet soy sauce. It’s topped with jack cheese and an avocado-basil spread.

2408 W Anderson Ln
Austin, TX 78757

2. Billy's On Burnet

2105 Hancock Dr, Austin, TX 78756
The veggie burger from Billy’s on Burnet
The veggie burger from Billy’s on Burnet
Billy’s on Burnet/Facebook

The dedicated vegetarian menu at Billy’s includes epic offerings like the Veggie Hoss topped with cheeses and onion rings, and the El Jefe Vegetarian Burger with Frito pie.

2105 Hancock Dr
Austin, TX 78756

3. Citizen Eatery

5011 Burnet Rd, Austin, TX 78756
Citizen Eatery’s smoked hatch green chile burger
Citizen Eatery’s smoked hatch green chile burger
Shay H./Yelp

The meatless restaurant’s burger offers an array of vegan-friendly burgers, where the patties are blended with white beans, chickpeas, kale, herbs, spices, and the Citizen Eatery’s own grain mix. The smoked green chile patty is made with the spicy vegetable.

5011 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756

4. Workhorse Bar

100 N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, Austin, TX 78751
The Buffalo veggie burger from Workhorse Bar
The Buffalo veggie burger from Workhorse Bar
Tina M./Yelp

Get the Buffalo veggie burger from the North Loop bar, where the black bean and mushroom patty is covered with wing sauce and blue cheese. Or opt for the sauce-less version.

100 N Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751
Austin, TX 78751

5. Mother's Cafe & Garden

4215 Duval St, Austin, TX 78751
Mother’s Bueno burger
Mother’s Bueno burger
Sara M./Yelp

For vegans, the Bueno Burger at Mother’s is the way to go, made with bulgar wheat and seeds, topped with tofu and other vegetables. Vegan cheese can be added, too.

4215 Duval St
Austin, TX 78751

6. The Beer Plant

3110 Windsor Rd, Austin, TX 78703
The Blacksmith burger from Beer Plant
The Blacksmith burger from Beer Plant
Beer Plant/Facebook

The Blacksmith burger at the vegan gastropub is made out of grains.

3110 Windsor Rd
Austin, TX 78703

7. Crown & Anchor Pub

2911 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78705
Crown & Anchor’s veggie burger
Crown & Anchor’s veggie burger
Manasa D./Yelp

The campus dive bar’s veggie burger is packed with all the go-to toppings. For even more, add a second patty, too.

2911 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78705

8. Eastside Cafe

2113 Manor Rd, Austin, TX 78722
Eastside Cafe’s garden burger
Eastside Cafe’s garden burger
Eastside Cafe/Facebook

The grain-filled vegetarian patty in Eastside Cafe’s Garden burger is made with lentils, brown rice, herbs, and Monterey jack cheese.

2113 Manor Rd
Austin, TX 78722

9. 24 Diner

600 N Lamar Blvd #G, Austin, TX 78703
Betsy’s veggie burger at 24 Diner
Betsy’s veggie burger at 24 Diner
24 Diner/Facebook

The all-hours diner offers two vegetarian choices with its veggie patty (lentils, beets, mushrooms, rice, and a bunch of seeds), one with goat cheese, and the other with spicy pepper relish. Or order any of the other burger options with a veggie patty and opt for no bacon.

600 N Lamar Blvd #G
Austin, TX 78703

10. Arlo's

900 Red River Street, Austin, TX 78701
Arlo’s burger
Arlo’s burger
Arlo’s/Facebook

All the burgers at the vegan food truck are good to go, including the Bac’n Cheezeburger with seitan bacon and vegan mayonnaise.

900 Red River Street
Austin, TX 78701

11. Kick Drum Burgers

Austin, TX
Kick Drum Burger’s Moon burger
Kick Drum Burger’s Moon burger
Janet A./Yelp

The roving burger trailer ups the veggie ante with cured tomatoes, herb aioli, and an entire roasted portabello mushroom.

12. P. Terry's

404 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
The veggie burger from P. Terry’s
The veggie burger from P. Terry’s
P. Terry’s [Official]

There’s even a fast food veggie burger option courtesy of Austin’s favorite local burger chain.

404 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

13. Mr. Natural

1901 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
Mr. Natural’s vegan burger
Mr. Natural’s vegan burger
Mr. Natural/Yelp

Soy patties make up the burgers at both locations of Tex-Mex vegan and vegetarian restaurant. Go big with the Texas burger, which throws in jack cheese, onions, barbecue sauce, veggie bacon, and the works.

1901 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

14. Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar

1120 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704
Alamo Drafthouse’s avocado and pesto burger with Beyond Burger’s patty
Alamo Drafthouse’s avocado and pesto burger with Beyond Burger’s patty
Heather Kennedy

The vegan burger option at the movie theater chain is made with Beyond Meat’s patty, boosted with vegan ranch spread too.

1120 S Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78704

15. Counter Culture

2337 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702
The hatch burger from Counter Culture
The hatch burger from Counter Culture
Counter Culture/Facebook

The burger at the vegan restaurant is mixed with beets, mushrooms, and walnuts, and comes with special cashew cheeze (not to be confused with cheese). Bonus: it's gluten-free, too. Look out for other burger specials made with falafels and more.

2337 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702

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16. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

1400 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s La Bandida burger
Hopdoddy Burger Bar’s La Bandida burger
Hopdoddy Burger Bar/Facebook

The burger bar’s La Bandida is made with a black bean and corn patty and smothered with avocado, cilantro pesto, and chipotle mayonnaise. It's so good that it made a tipster "forget I'm not eating meat." Or opt for the Impossible Burger.

1400 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704

17. Bouldin Creek Café

1900 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78704
The Veggie Royale burger from Bouldin Creek
The Veggie Royale burger from Bouldin Creek
Marcus A./Yelp

The meatless restaurant dishes out a whole array of vegetarian-friendly fare, which includes the Veggie Royale, with a patty made with peanuts. Drench it with your choice of either barbecue sauce, chipotle-pecan pesto, or basil aioli, or go crazy and add them all.

1900 S 1st St
Austin, TX 78704

18. Plow Burger

1505 Town Creek Dr, Austin, TX 78741
The Beyond Meat burger and sausage from Plow Burger
The Beyond Meat burger and sausage from Plow Burger
Plow Burger/Facebook

All of the vegan burger patties at the Buzz Mill-based trailer are made with Beyond Meat patties.

1505 Town Creek Dr
Austin, TX 78741

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