Healthy eating came around in a big way last year, bringing with it a rise of meat-free goodies. Whether you're a flexitarian, die-hard vegetarian or just feel like mixing it up a bit, veggie burgers have been making waves. Here are some of our favourite places in Dubai to grab a burger that hits the spot every time.
1. Billy the Kid, Gourmet Burger Kitchen
With a name like that, you might be expecting a patty made of goat meat. But GBK know how to cater to the vegetarian crowd, and offer a range of inventive meat-free creations. Billy the Kid layers up on unconventional ingredients – a breaded goats' cheese patty, stacked with grilled eggplant, rocket, pesto and harissa mayonnaise, finished off with vinegary pickled onions.
2. Veggie Burger, Right Bite
Right Bite serve up everything they make with a side of feel-good vibes, creating nutritious versions of traditional dishes. Their Veggie Burger is made of mixed diced vegetables, topped with low-fat cheese, lettuce and a thick slice of beef tomato. The bun is their own whole wheat and oat blend, and even the crispy chips on the side have a taste of virtuousness about them.
Where: Right Bite, Al Quoz 1
3. Bean burger, Fraiche
Keeping things traditional, Fraiche serve up a classic bean patty for their vegetarian-friendly burger-take. But they've spiced it up a bit by adding sundried tomatoes into the mix for extra savoury-sweet flavour. This bean-tomato patty is met with a honey mustard vinaigrette, and served up on brioche. Get it with salad for an extra health points, or even Canadian-style poutine if you're up for some cheese and gravy.
Where: Fraiche, JLT
4. Baja Veggie, Big Smoke Burgers
Get a bit of a Mexican twist on your veggie burger. Big Smoke Burgers love adding the little details to their food, like their rosemary-garlic or cilantro-feta mayonnaise. Their Baja Veggie burger packs a house-made grilled veggie patty in with lettuce, spicy chipotle mayonnaise, avocado, and pico de gallo salsa for extra vibrancy points.
Where: Big Smoke Burgers, Al Wasl
You don't need to head out to curb that burger urge. Just order online and wait for it to come to your door, thanks to Deliveroo.