This International Hamburger Day, Try One of Our Favorite Plant-Based Burgers
These delicious plant-based hamburgers will satisfy your taste buds and help animals and the environment.
Every year in the US, about 33 million cows die in the meat industry. This means that on any given day, more than 90,000 living, sentient, beings known to have best friends, love their young, and be smart enough to escape slaughterhouses, are killed (often painfully and slowly) to make burgers and other products.
What’s more, factory farming accounts for a staggering 14.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions--more than all forms of motor transportation combined. About two-thirds of these emissions are attributed to cows raised for meat, due to the methane they produce, and the clearing of lands for grazing and growing feed for the animals.
So, on this International Hamburger Day, celebrate with us by choosing more sustainable (and delicious!) plant-based burger options that are kinder to animals and the environment.
Below are a few of our favorites, to make at home or find in restaurants nationwide.
1. Lekka Burger, created by James Beard-Nominated Chef Amanda Cohen ships its soy- and gluten-free vegan burgers nationwide.
These delicious burgers are made with vegetables, beans, and spices. Choose from a grill kit of 4 or 8 burgers, which come complete with vegan buns, vegan cheese and cheese sauce, pickles, and fries. You can also order 12 vegan patties to share with family and friends or freeze for an easy meal.
2. Black-owned Everything Legendary ships its soy-free, plant-based burger and cheese-burger patties and lightly seasoned ground nationwide.
Featured on and funded by Shark Tank, these burgers will blow you away! As the company states, these are some of “The best-plant based burgers on the planet.” They are unparalleled in their juiciness and flavor.
3. Burger King offers the plant-based “Impossible Whopper” at its locations nationwide.
Made with the Impossible Meat patty, the burger is topped with tomatoes, lettuce, ketchup, pickles, and onions. Make sure to request it without any mayonnaise or cheese for a fully plant-based meal.
4. At Carl’s Jr., customers can request any of the burgers with the plant-based Beyond Meat patty.
For a fully plant-based burger, make sure to order your burger without any cheese or mayonnaise.
5. Try this delicious recipe for a Spicy Black Bean Burger with Tajín by vegan blogger Jenné Claiborne.
Made with whole foods like oat bran, vegetables, and beans, and spiced to perfection, this burger is both healthy and satisfying. You can follow @sweetpotatosoul on Instagram for more delicious vegan recipes!
6. Whip up these protein-packed Quinoa Burgers by vegan photographer and home chef Jessica in the Kitchen in 30 minutes!
Made with quinoa, sun-dried tomatoes, flax eggs, and dairy-free mozzarella, these burgers will please vegans and meat-eaters alike!
Need more inspiration to guide you on your plant-based path?
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Incorporating more plant-based meals into your diet does not mean giving up on your favorite flavors and dishes. There are numerous plant-based products on the market today that are accessible, delicious, and nutritious that can help you meet your goals while keeping you satisfied!