I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday…

I was at a lunch thing the other day (at the Carleton Tavern of all place…don’t I move in exalted circles??). A woman at our table ordered a hamburger with nothing on it.  She ate her thin little burger patty between a tiny little bun, just like that.

She said she always has her burgers plain. I had a burger like that once when the only topping options were fried onions and ketchup. It was pretty bland and dry. Of course it was also a very, very bad veggie burger.

Veggie burgers, like meat burgers run the gamut from:

 Incredibly horrible:

  • McDonald’s (thank god they seem to be discontinued – they gave veggie burgers everywhere a bad name)
  • Burger King
  • Yves Burger Burger
  • M&M Meat Shops
  • PC Portabello Swiss (mainly because the idea of cheese mashed into my burger makes me gag and they are way, way high in fat)
  • PC Soy Burger
  • Schneiders Oh Natural burgers (so much crap in them)

Not too bad:

  • Gardenburgers
  • Harvey’s
  • PC Meatless Burgers (only had it once)

Pretty Good

  • Dr. Praeger (which seem to have only recently migrated to Canada)
  • Boca
  • Lick’s (also made the best meat burgers I can remember from way back when I used to eat stuff like that)
  • Kelsey’s


  • Venus in Halifax used to make a delicious grain/nut/seed veggie burger. It was to die for. They stopped making them and I hunt endlessly for something similar.
  • Grain/nut/seed veggie burgers I make at home with  PC Burger First thin buns – best thing they ever came up with.  Topped with onions, tomato, lettuce and a little mayonnaise.

 I love burgers.