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The Hottest New Veggie Burgers in D.C.

Say no to meat with these patties

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Eater regularly keeps tabs on the hottest new burgers in town for the carnivores, so it's only fair to have a go-to burger resource for vegetarians, vegans, and people who just need a break from red meat. Enter the Veggie Burger Heatmap.

This map tracks new plant-based burger options in town, whether they're the product of a new fast-casual joint or a menu revamp at an existing restaurant. Black bean and mushroom patties are still favorites, but chefs are also experimenting with unusual veggie bases, from sweet potatoes and greens to red kidney beans and chickpeas. Things get even more veg wild when it comes to toppings.

Here are 12 new veggie burgers from fresh new restaurants (like Fare Well, Shouk, and Owen's Ordinary), menu overhauls (including Firefly and Proof), and a few new out-of-town imports (like Bare Burger, Tasty Burger, and Hip City Veg).

Still craving carnivorous options? Check out this burger map of local essentials.

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Bar Dupont

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Bar Dupont has a new black bean burger that’s amped up with guacamole, pickled onion, smoked tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, and provolone cheese. There are also truffle fries on the side with adorably mini condiment bottles.

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Bare Burger

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The organic burger chain out of New York landed in D.C. this spring, bringing with them a few new veggie burger options. The Guadalupe ($9.95) is a black bean burger with pickled red onions, tomatoes, alfalfa, and guacamole, all on a sprout bun. Then there’s the Farmstead ($9.95), which is a sweet potato and wild rice patty with green hummus, tomatoes, baby kale, avocado, and basil dressing on a collard green wrap.

Black Market Bistro

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Black Market Bistro swaps pork for red kidney beans and serves up a banh mi-style veggie burger ($14) with pickled cucumbers, a daikon radish and carrot slaw, and a Sriracha mayonnaise on a potato roll.

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Fare Well

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Naturally, Doron Petersan’s new vegan diner has a unique veggie burger. “The Burger” ($15) is a mushroom-chickpea patty with walnuts, sunflower seeds, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, and caramelized onion, and it includes soup, a house salad, or chips.

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Firefly

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When Firefly brought on a new executive chef in October, the menu got a refresh. One of the delectable changes includes Chef Jammir Gray’s mushroom burger, available during lunch ($15). The mushroom patty is topped with pistachio, pickled red onion, arugula, and gruyere on a brioche bun. Pro tip: upgrade to truffle fries on the side.

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Good Stuff Eatery

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Prolong that summer feeling with Good Stuff Eatery’s Fried Green Tomato Veg Burger ($7.65). It’s a fried green tomato loaded with a fresh red tomato, sliced avocado, Dreamfarm goat cheese, arugula, cilantro, and chipotle mayonnaise. (It's also available at the restaurant's newest locale at Reagan National Airport.)

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HipCityVeg

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This plant-based Philly transplant has a menu item named the Ziggy Burger ($8.50) because of the founder’s obsession with the late David Bowie. The patty is made with organic greens and grains, and it’s stacked with lettuce, smoky, crispy tempeh (instead of bacon), tomatoes, and a special sauce.

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Owen's Ordinary

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Pike & Rose’s new craft beer mecca has Owen’s Vegan Burger ($14) on the menu. The patty is a mix of chickpea, potato, caramelized sofrito, spices, pureed cremini mushrooms and black truffles, corn, and roasted peppers. It’s served on a potato bun with onion, pickle, tomato, sprouts, and a vegan special sauce.

Chef Austin Fausett has taken over at Proof, and he’s been busy making the menu his own. He recently added a Falafel Burger with cucumber labne ($14) to the lunch offerings. It’s served with a side of roasted delicata squash and a feta salad.

Shouk’s new Veggie Burger ($9.75) is packed with plants. The gluten-free patty is made with chickpea, black beans, lentils, oats, flax seed, cauliflower, mushrooms, beets, red onion, parsley, scallions, and a blend of seasonings. It’s served on pita with tahini, tomato, pickled turnip, arugula, and charred onion.

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Tasty Burger

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Tasty Burger rolled into town from Boston this summer, and their menu includes a Veggie Burger ($5.95). The patty is vegan and gluten-free, and can be served on a lettuce wrap. It comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and hummus.

Part of Black Jack became Tilt Side Bar in October, and they’re serving a Black Bean Burger ($15). The patty is made with black beans and sweet potatoes, and it’s topped with chili corn salsa and zesty garlic spread on green chili focaccia.

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Bar Dupont

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Bar Dupont has a new black bean burger that’s amped up with guacamole, pickled onion, smoked tomato, chipotle mayonnaise, and provolone cheese. There are also truffle fries on the side with adorably mini condiment bottles.

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Bare Burger

The organic burger chain out of New York landed in D.C. this spring, bringing with them a few new veggie burger options. The Guadalupe ($9.95) is a black bean burger with pickled red onions, tomatoes, alfalfa, and guacamole, all on a sprout bun. Then there’s the Farmstead ($9.95), which is a sweet potato and wild rice patty with green hummus, tomatoes, baby kale, avocado, and basil dressing on a collard green wrap.

Black Market Bistro

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Black Market Bistro swaps pork for red kidney beans and serves up a banh mi-style veggie burger ($14) with pickled cucumbers, a daikon radish and carrot slaw, and a Sriracha mayonnaise on a potato roll.

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Fare Well

April Greer

Naturally, Doron Petersan’s new vegan diner has a unique veggie burger. “The Burger” ($15) is a mushroom-chickpea patty with walnuts, sunflower seeds, garlic aioli, lettuce, tomato, and caramelized onion, and it includes soup, a house salad, or chips.

April Greer

Firefly

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When Firefly brought on a new executive chef in October, the menu got a refresh. One of the delectable changes includes Chef Jammir Gray’s mushroom burger, available during lunch ($15). The mushroom patty is topped with pistachio, pickled red onion, arugula, and gruyere on a brioche bun. Pro tip: upgrade to truffle fries on the side.

Lani Furbank

Good Stuff Eatery

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Prolong that summer feeling with Good Stuff Eatery’s Fried Green Tomato Veg Burger ($7.65). It’s a fried green tomato loaded with a fresh red tomato, sliced avocado, Dreamfarm goat cheese, arugula, cilantro, and chipotle mayonnaise. (It's also available at the restaurant's newest locale at Reagan National Airport.)

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HipCityVeg

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This plant-based Philly transplant has a menu item named the Ziggy Burger ($8.50) because of the founder’s obsession with the late David Bowie. The patty is made with organic greens and grains, and it’s stacked with lettuce, smoky, crispy tempeh (instead of bacon), tomatoes, and a special sauce.

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Owen's Ordinary

Pike & Rose’s new craft beer mecca has Owen’s Vegan Burger ($14) on the menu. The patty is a mix of chickpea, potato, caramelized sofrito, spices, pureed cremini mushrooms and black truffles, corn, and roasted peppers. It’s served on a potato bun with onion, pickle, tomato, sprouts, and a vegan special sauce.

Proof

Chef Austin Fausett has taken over at Proof, and he’s been busy making the menu his own. He recently added a Falafel Burger with cucumber labne ($14) to the lunch offerings. It’s served with a side of roasted delicata squash and a feta salad.

Shouk

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Shouk’s new Veggie Burger ($9.75) is packed with plants. The gluten-free patty is made with chickpea, black beans, lentils, oats, flax seed, cauliflower, mushrooms, beets, red onion, parsley, scallions, and a blend of seasonings. It’s served on pita with tahini, tomato, pickled turnip, arugula, and charred onion.

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Tasty Burger

Tasty Burger rolled into town from Boston this summer, and their menu includes a Veggie Burger ($5.95). The patty is vegan and gluten-free, and can be served on a lettuce wrap. It comes with lettuce, tomato, pickle, onion, and hummus.

Tilt

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Part of Black Jack became Tilt Side Bar in October, and they’re serving a Black Bean Burger ($15). The patty is made with black beans and sweet potatoes, and it’s topped with chili corn salsa and zesty garlic spread on green chili focaccia.

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