It’s time to go green!
Plant-based food — what’s so good about them? For one, they don’t use real meat. Instead, they use plants as substitutes such as mushrooms, soy protein, and beans to create a taste that’s pretty similar to real meat.
A second reason is that it helps build a better environment for our planet since plant-based burgers generate 90% less greenhouse gas emissions according to a study by the University of Michigan.
Late last year, Burger King introduced their Plant-Based Whopper to the Philippines which became the talk of the town not just among vegans but among fast-food lovers as well. If you’re one of the foodies that are veggie-curious, we have more in store for you!
Here are the best plant-based burgers available around Metro Manila.
Plant-Based Pan Chicken Burger — Pancake House
Next to their plant-based taco offerings includes Pancake House’s all-new Plant-Based Pan Chicken Burger. You can opt for the Pan Chicken Burger with Veggies and Cheese or the Original Pan Chicken Burger that comes with their housemade gravy.
Plant-Based Whopper — Burger King
The one that started it all — Burger King’s plant-based Whopper! The fast-food giant partnered with Australia’s number one plant-based company, V2Food, to create this meatless and soy-protein-filled patty. This one is not totally a green light for vegans since it uses mayonnaise and is cooked on the same broiler as their beef patties. However, it’s still a great step by Burger King.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, pickup, and delivery via GrabFood, FoodPanda, and LalaFood. Check out this link for the list of stores ready to serve your late night BK cravings.
Vegan Lobster Bun – Break Fast Food
It’s fast food but better—that’s what Break Fast Food stands for. Aside from their range of 100% plant-based burgers, they’re also known for their crispy vegan fried chicken and breakfast fares.
Plant-Based Classic Burger – Army Navy
Army Navy’s plant-based series includes burgers, burritos, soft tacos, and quesadillas so you have no reason not to indulge. For burgers, prices start at P280 for the regular size, P395 for the Double Burger, and P495 for the Bully Boy Burger which has three, delicious patties.
Beyond BBQ Chipotle Burger – Seattle’s Best Coffee
The new Seattle’s Best Beyond Meat Collection is what they like to call a delightfully delicious healthy treat! It includes the Beyond Big Plate, Beyond BBQ Chipotle Burger, and Beyond All-Day Breakfast Wrap.
Brothers Veggie Burger — Brothers Burger
The Brothers Veggie Burgers is essentially a plant-based alternative to your usual Brothers Burger specials with the same flavors just minus the meat! different variants so you won’t even crave anything else. We have the classic Brothers Veggie Burger, crunchy smokey Ranchero Veggie Burger, and the creamy cheesy Onion Mushroom Melt and Bleu Veggie Burger. And if you want double the protein, they’ve got the Double Veggie Brother Burger too.
Beyond Burger — Kenny Rogers Roasters
Kenny Rogers Roasters latest addition to their menu is this plant-based burger that’s made using Beyond Meat’s burger patties. Though the patty is 100% vegan, the rest of the ingredients like the buns, cheese, and sauces are only plant-based. You can get the burger for PHP 295.
Available for: Dine-in and takeout in selected branches in Metro Manila for a limited time only.
Plant-Based Katsu Sandwich — MOS Burger
MOS Burger has two plant-based options on their menu namely the Plant-Based Katsu Sandwich and Plant-Based Katsu Protein Burger which costs PHP 209 each. While they are plant-based, they are not vegan and contain dairy products.
Photo from @mosburgerphilippines
The Goood Burger — Shakey’s
You know it’s worth the bite when there’s an extra o in the word “good” — introducing Shakey’s The Goood Burger! It is composed of a plant-based patty, potato bun, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, white onion, pickles, vegan thousand island dressing, and ketchup. Shakey’s is also offering a healthier version of this called The Goood Goood Burger which has lettuce wraps for buns.
Available for: Dine-in, take-out, and delivery. You can either order through their website or via food couriers like Grab Food, Food Panda, and Lala Food.
Vburger — Zark’s
What does the “V” in Zark’s Vburger stand for? It’s Vegetarian! This burger uses the first locally-made plant-based Veega meat-free patty, with some cheddar cheese, garlic ranch sauce, tomatoes, lettuce, and brioche buns. You can even avail of their unlimited fries promo by adding ₱99 on top of its ₱139 price.
Available for: They’re open for dine-in, take out, and delivery; you may order via GrabFood, Foodpanda, Lalafood, or call the branch near you. Check out the updated list of their open branches alongside their contact details here.
The Beyond Burger — Sweet Ecstasy
Looking for a 100% vegan burger? Try Sweet Ecstasy’s Beyond Burger! Its cheese, sauce, buns, and Beyond Burger patty are plant-based. They only use Daiya cheese and tofu-based Ecstasy sauce for this particular burger on their menu. It is available only at Sweet Ecstasy’s Jupiter and Greenhills branches for ₱500.
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery via GrabFood and FoodPanda. They are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Shroom Burger — Shake Shack
Shake Shack has been a fave, especially among BGC-tizens with its mouth-watering burgers and delicious milkshakes. The Shroom Burger stands out from the rest of their menu since it is made with crisp-fried, slow-roasted Portobello mushrooms filled with melted muenster and cheddar cheese, topped with lettuce, tomato and ShackSauce served on a non-GMO potato bun. This meat-free burger is priced at ₱445. Why not pair it with ShakeShack’s Manila-exclusive ube shake while you’re at it?
Available for: Dine in, takeout, and delivery via FoodPanda and GrabFood.
Mushroom Sandwich — Mushroomburger
We’re all familiar with how Mushroomburger incorporates mushrooms into their patties, where 50% are mushrooms and the other 50% are meats like beef or chicken. There’s one item on their menu that uses 100% oyster mushrooms, as seen in the photo below. It comes with a slice of cheese, tomatoes, and cucumber served in between two buns.
Available for: Dine in, pick-up, takeout and delivery via FoodPanda, LalaFood, and GrabFood.
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Cover image from Shake Shack’s Instagram account