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The best veggie burgers in the Philippines, according to PETA

By Brooke Villanueva Published Mar 18, 2021 1:59 pm

Been trying to follow a vegan diet but can’t let go of burgers?

If you’re still on the hunt for vegan alternatives that can satisfy your craving for meaty munchies, this unranked list might help. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) gave their verdict on the best veggie burgers in the Philippines, which are made from nutritious and animal-friendly ingredients like jackfruit, mushrooms, tofu, beans, and unMEAT, among others. Read on.

Wild Thing Bacun Cheeseburger (Green Bar)

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Did the photo above make your mouth water? It’s the Wild Thing Bacun Cheeseburger (P425) by Green Bar, which has the incredible goodness of house-made seitan, jackfruit Wild Thing vegan burger patty, unturkey bacun strips, onion rings, vegan mozzarella cheese, lettuce, and chipotle mayo on a toasted bun. Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., its physical store is situated in Makati City. It’s also available for delivery in all parts of Metro Manila.

The Goood Goood Burger (Shakey’s)

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A healthy alternative to The Baaad Baaad Burger, The Goood Goood Burger (P185)—available in all Shakey’s branches nationwide—is made with plant-based patty, tomato, cucumber, white onion and pickles, lettuce, and vegan dressing. It’s best enjoyed with fries and Coke Zero (P270).

Heartburger (Greens Spot Café)

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The Heartburger by Greens Spot in Quezon City “is made up of five types of grilled veggies, topped with vegan mayonnaise and all the trimmings, and served with a side of potato wedges.” While it’s temporarily closed for dine-in, it has decided to shift to food delivery in Metro Manila starting March 28.

Loaded Protein Burger (But Better)

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But Better’s Loaded Protein Burger (P260) is the vegan brand’s best-selling umami burger, which is made with soy-based patty, tomato, lettuce, white onion, pickles, as well as homemade barbecue and cheese sauce. They’re serving customers in Western Bicutan, Bonifacio Global City, Quezon City, Makati, and, soon, the South.

Sloppy José (Shaka)

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Available in Bohol, Siargao Island, and Cebu, Shaka is offering the Sloppy José (P320) that features a bean patty topped with caramelized fresh pineapple, corn, green chili, jalapeño salsa, guacamole, and vegan cheese sauce.

Black Bean Burger (iVegan)

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Priced at P360, this Black Bean Burger by iVegan in Makati City is loved not only for the star of the meal but also its sides that include baked potatoes, salad, and creamy mayo.

The Woke Burger (Three Guys And A Grill)

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The Woke Burger (P220) by Three Guys And A Grill can serve as your ultimate comfort food. Available in Makati, SM MOA, NAIA 3 Departure Area, Cebu, and Southwoods, this delightful offering has “pure vegan black bean burger with smokey spices in a freshly toasted vegan potato bun with creamy vegan mayo.” You may also make an order via Food Panda and GrabFood.

Mushroom Burger (Cosmic)

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Cosmic’s mushroom burger (P185) has been a winning crowd pleaser and it’s a no-brainer why. This yummy snack “features a homemade mushroom patty with all the trimmings sandwiched between sourdough bread, served with a side of fries.”

Vegan Burger (Lun-haw Vegan Café)

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In Lun-haw Vegan Café’s Vegan Burger (P180, Cebu City), vegan wheat buns sandwich the deliciousness of monggo-potato burger patty, tomato, lettuce, and cucumber. Its flavors can be balanced well with air fries. Talk about a healthy option you’ll surely love!

Baked Tofu Walnut Burger (Corner Tree Café)

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This huge veggie burger (P375) by Corner Tree Café in Makati City has a healthy baked patty in a whole wheat bun. You can either choose to amp it up not only with mint yoghurt sauce or vegan mayo but also with sides like sweet potato fries or veggies. Want to take your burger experience to a whole new level? Spend some moolah on extra toppings like Gruyere cheese (P80), Australian cheddar cheese (P55), fried onions (P25), and organic fried egg (P45).

King Kong Burger (Chilla Gorilla Burgers)

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When you’re in Davao City, you might want to stop by Chilla Gorilla Burgers for its King Kong Burger. This 399-peso goodness has plant-based buttered bun vegan cheese sauce, caramelized onions, premium patty #1 (bigger than a quarter pounder, they noted), pickled cucumbers, tomatoes, lettuce, vegan mayo, premium patty #2, and tomato ketchup.

Vegan Steak Burger (Bec and Geri’s)

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Bec and Geri’s in Las Piñas boasts of the Vegan Steak Burger (P180), with homemade ground steak patty, barbecue garlic sauce, pineapple, and trimmings that make it irresistible.

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