There’s nothing quite like biting into a juicy burger, but what if you want the texture and taste of meat without any animal parts whatsoever. Enter the ‘bleeding’ vegan burgers. Beyond Meat have the Beyond Burger, 20g of plant-based protein predominantly from peas, with no GMOs, soy or gluten in, and Moving Mountains has the B12 Burger, made with mushrooms, pea, wheat and soy proteins, oats, coconut oil and vitamin B12. Both patties also contain beetroot, which is where the ‘bleed’ comes from, so the burgers have that same meaty feeling. Here’s where to get your chops around a bleeding vegan burger in London…
This POP Brixton spot is the world’s first restaurant dedicated to the bleeding plant-based burger. They’ve taken the Beyond Burger and added their own secret seasoning, serving it up as a hamburger, cheeseburger, quarter pounder and Halo burger (two patties, onion, cheese and signature sauce).
Opens December 2018
9 Brixton Station Rd, London SW9 8PQ
Old Compton Brasserie
This swish new Soho spot is catering for the vegans with the PB Burger; a Moving Mountains B12 patty, shiitake bacon, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, gherkin and avocado mayo.
34 – 36 Old Compton St, London W1D 4TT
With a name like Dirty Bones you wouldn’t expect to find anything plant-based being dished up here but you’d be wrong. The DB crew has vegan-ised their popular Mac Daddy burger with the Moving Mountains patty, vegan mac & cashew ‘cheese’, smoky mushroom ‘short rib’ and espresso-spiked BBQ sauce.
20 Kensington Church Street, London, W8 4EP
Tell Your Friends
This vegan joint run by former Made in Chelsea stars Lucy and Tiffany Watson serves up plant-based twists on classic dishes, and for their version of a burger, they’ve gone with a Moving Mountains patty, cheddar cashew cheese, salad, pickled slaw, sundried tomato ketchup and chips.
175 New King’s Rd, London SW6 4SW
US-inspired vegan joint Flipside is serving up the Beyond Burger in a whole range of ways. You can get it Midwest style with gouda, grilled onions and rashers; BBQ style with chipotle chilli jam; Mexican style with jalapeno pepper salsa and queso fundido sauce; or as a good ol’ classic quarter pounder.
88 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6BP
Honest Burgers serves up some of the best buns in town and for their vegan option is no different. They’ve gone with Beyond Meat and topped it with vegan smoked Gouda, Rubies in the Rubble chipotle ‘mayo’, mustard, red onion, pickles and lettuce. Don’t skip those rosemary fries either.
The vegan burger at The Alchemist may not be the most inventive version out there – it’s a Moving Mountains patty with the option to add avo – but it definitely still does the job.
6 Bevis Marks, London EC3A 7BA
Maxwell’s turns out monster burgers on the reg and they’ve not left the vegans behind with their plant-based bacon cheeseburger – a Moving Mountains patty, shiitake bacon, vegan cheese, lettuce, tomato, red onion, gherkin and avocado mayo.
34 King Street, London WC2E 8JD
All Bar One
Even vegans can sink too many happy hour cocktails on a work night out, so All Bar One has got a dirty burger that’ll soak up all that booze. Their Beyond Meat patty comes topped with coconut oil cheese, vegan mayo, tobacco onions, lettuce and tomato.