There's just something so magical about a burger, a delicious patty, something saucy, a bit o' green and a big old bun. But why are we sooo obsessed with them? Is it because you can literally stuff anything in there, is it because they're always within budget, is it the familiarity of them being found everywhere, or is it just simply because all that carby goodness tastes so frikkin good?!

Whatever your reasoning, we've traversed Brighton's mammoth food scene to dig out the tastiest plant based burgers in town. So all you need to do is choose one (or five), eat, and prepare to enter burger euphoria.  

This brand new gourmet fried chicken shop rack up some banging vegan faux chicken burgers. The Hot as Cluck is a vegan faux chicken patty, spicy chipotle dairy-free slaw, lettuce, pickled cucumber and a sourdough roll. Fiery. They even do vegan nuggs and crispy cauliflower pieces to have on the side too, delish!

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The Coffee Counter has always offered quality vegan options with an awesome selection of vegan toasties and a plant-based breakfast fit for royalty. Introducing the next chapter in this appetising saga, The Brighton Vegan Bagel Burger! That's a New York vegan bagel with veganaise topped with smoked tofu, salad dressed in chutney, tomatoes, gherkins, vegan mustard mayo and extra onion chutney. Oh em gee.

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This cosy, doggo friendly cafe boast a 100% vegan menu and serve up super wholesome brekkies, lunches, puds and even Sunday roasts, but let’s get down to the good stuff. It’s all about the burgers, there’s 6 to choose from but we wanna tell you about the House BBQ burger - a Seitan 1⁄4 pounder with melted vegan cheese, streaky rasher, Ryan’s tangy BBQ sauce, caramelised red onions and pickles.

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Get yourself over to The Joker, grab a table, or the railway carriage-style booth, and settle in for some plant based tastiness. The Very Vegan Burger is a beetroot and mint patty with lemon and garlic yoghurt, iceberg lettuce and tomatoes, if you’re feeling rather ravished double up your patty for an extra £1.50. Pro tip - grab some spiced aubergine vegan nuggets for the table, but be warned, once your mates get a taste they won’t last long.

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Like the Mash Tun boozer it calls home, Burger Kult’s wares are lively, juicy and dripping with good humour. It's new addition to the menu, SwitchBlade, is a plant based dream come true - Grilled tofu, Chilli orange hoisin, Glazed kimchi, Vegan cheese, Sriracha slaw and a Sugar glazed bap. Pair with a pint and devour. A friendly, informal bite in the heart of town.

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It’s official, the B12 burger has landed in Brighton. Lucky beach has taken on the infamous Moving Mountains meatless patty, and currently is the only restaurant outside of London to stock the fully plant based burger. We’re sure you heard all the hype about this sizzling new addition to the vegan foodie scene when the product was launched in February this year. A huge amount of controversy surrounded the ‘raw bleeding burger’ concept that has primarily been focussed towards meat eaters rather than veggies, giving meat lovers a sustainable and healthy alternative.

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This Kemptown gastropub dish up some top-drawer pub grub, and our personal highlight of course is, the dang tasty vegan burger. A spiced bean burger with chilli jam and jalapenos with a side of epic chunky chips. We could eat this beauty ALL DAY. They have been known to whip out a vegan special every now and again too, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for seasonal specials.

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This eco-friendly boozer is the epitome of Brighton cool, and their menu is renowned with vegans throughout the city. But we specifically want to pay homage to the burger. The Jack Burger is simply out of this world. Smokey barbecue shredded jackfruit, caramelised onion, baby gem lettuce, gherkin mayo and a sesame burger bun. Trust us, you need this burger in your life.

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Prepared by two of the biggest characters on the Brighton burger scene, the vegan option has a patty made from butternut squash, sweet potato, broccoli, baby sweetcorn and chestnut mushrooms, topped with roasted peppers, wild rocket, caramelised onions, salsa and vegan mayo. The burgers at this North Laine institution are justifiably world famous. Genuinely; not too long ago they were voted the best burger restaurant in the UK according to TripAdvisor. Bro!

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The Loving Hut are on a mission to make the world a greener place, and they’re doing that with their totally plant based menu. It’s a cheerful little vegan cafe in the North Laine that you’ll find every type of Brightonian has a fondness for. Tasty vegan burgers adorn the menu such as the The Big V Deluxe, The Ocean Burger and the Smoky BBQ.

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Published -15th August 2018