The main question behind a great veggie burger is not "does it taste like meat?" Tasting like meat is inconsequential. The question is, simply, is it delicious? Bonus points if it doesn't fall completely apart as one eats it — that helps too. With this in mind, Eater has tracked down some of the best vegetarian and vegan patties around DC, from quinoa to portobello to tempeh. So here now is a list of 18 veggie burgers in the Washington area that definitely can compete with meat.
— Adele Chapin