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A veggie burger (or garden burger) is a vegetarian burger. The patty of a veggie burger can be made from vegetables, nuts, dairy, mushrooms, textured vegetable protein (TVP), or a combination of these. They are sometimes vegan.
Veggie burgers are available in a growing number of fast-food restaurants in the U.S., but availability may vary geographically or even among particular restaurants of the same franchise. As of April 2005, veggie burgers were available in all Burger King restaurants, many McDonalds restaurants, and certain Subway restaurants. Many "greasy spoon" cafes as well as top-of-the-range eateries also offer veggie burgers as an option.
Non-meat burgers made by Boca, Gardenburger, and Morningstar Farms are sold extensively in supermarkets across America.
The first veggie burger was created, in London, by brothers Greg Sams and Craig Sams in 1982, calling it the 'VegeBurger'. The Sams brothers had ran a famous natural food restaurant in Paddington since the 1960s. A Carrefour hypermarket in Southampton sold 2000 packets in three weeks after its launch, which was reported in the Observer newspaper on February 27, 1983. Greg went on to develop fractal art and became a pivotal mainstay of counterculture. Craig and his partner founded Green & Blacks chocolate among other products.
- Meat analogue
- Vegetarian food
- ^ The Vegeburger story. Chaos Works. Retrieved on 2006-11-11.
- ^ And Here Comes the VegeBurger. The Observer. Retrieved on 2006-11-11.
- Veggie Burger Recipes
- Recipes with veggie burgers