Bristol's burger game is indisputably strong, with an abundance of top-notch burger joints stretching from Fishponds to Bedminster. But some restaurants are guilty of focussing too much on their meat menu and not enough on their vegetarian and vegan burgers; essentially leaving your veggie eating bud with the option of a giant mushroom in a bun.

We say that's not enough! We don't want a round, warm mushroom sandwich as our only choice! We went forth into the Bristol burger scene to sniff out the venues that are giving some love to their vegetarian menu with thick, juicy patties and exciting flavour combos. 

Asado give the veggie burgers the same treatment, love and respect as it's meaty brethren and it shows. Here they smoke the peppers slowly over their fire grill then chop in half and fill with mozzarella. Then they soak the stuffed peppers in butter milk, bread crumb then deep fry! This cheesy delight in then packed into a brioche, seeded burger bun and topped with a zinging and pesto mayo and lettuce. Asado won't let you settle for less.

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Burger Joint have truly democratised the burger-creation process and offer non meat eaters FOUR choices of patty. The Veggie is mixed roast vegetables, butternut squash, couscous and a bit of peanut butter then coated in breadcrumbs. The Vegan is the same without the egg and breadcrumb outer. The Mushroom is chopped button and portobello mushrooms cooked up and put into a patty with garlic and mixed herbs and the Beetroot is grated beetroot and feta cheese put into a patty. Stick as many toppings and sauces as you like on it, choose your bun and away you go!

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If you haven't at least heard of Oowee we can only assume you just landed here or have been living in a commune for the last year. Keen to not exclude our thriving vegan and veggie community, Oowee are dirtying up their non meaty delights with the same vigor as they do with the Double C. Not only can you nab loaded vegan fries covered in fried buffalo cauliflower and pickled turnips but they are serving up some fantastic vegetarian fare. Grab yourself their "Good Buger", a caramlised onion and lentil patty topped with pickled beets, onions and a hefty dollop of Oowee relish or the "Sneaky Clucker, crispy fried “Chicken”, grilled American cheese, gem lettuce, signature vegan dirty sauce top and bottom. Oooooooowee that's good.

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Vx has turned preconceptions about veganism being a healthy lifestyle choice on it's head by opening a junk food cafe in Bedminster. Gone are the quinoa salads, steamed vegetables and avocado chocolate mousse and in are burgers, hotdogs, cookies and breakfast sandwiches fit for a white van man. Wrap your gob around a handmade wheat burger patty, Vegan Mayo, Mustard, Ketchup, tomatoes, gherkin and salad in a toasted bread bun plus an optional slice of melted vegan cheese. Tell me that doesn't sound as good as a Big Mac from Bemmy Asda's Maccy D's?

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Smoke & Glaze is a nod to shared passions for Southern American cuisine. All their food reflects a shared passion for Cajun/creole cuisine. In the interests of fairness to all they have not only a veggie burger but a vegan burger too. The "Big Cheese" is a slab of halloumi smothered in chimichurri dressing, pickles, sumac mayo and Cajun ketchup. The vegan counterpart is a juicy garlic and thyme portobello mushroom topped with beetroot black pudding, tomato relish, ranch dressing and a blog of spiced ketchup. Welcome to flavour town

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Dinner and a cracking view is whats on the menu at Mud Dock cafe. Whether your bag is river views or people hanging out in lycra, your meat free lunch is going to keep you fueled. A puffy seeded bun encapsulates a spicy Mexican bean burger which is turn is topped with spicy guacamole and cooling lime yogurt. Chuck in the thick cut chips and you have yourselves a winner.

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Rory's Best Ever Veggie Cheese Burger makes up in flavour (and cheese) what it lacks in modesty. It all starts with a beautiful brioche bun, then it's gloriously dressed with mayo, lettuce, tomato and red onion. Now the veggie fun starts: a crunchy tofu and quinoa burger with smoked cheddar, halloumi, house pickles, Dijon mustard and house ketchup. Vegan? Don't worry they have the plenty for you in the form of the Dirty Hippy and Southern Hippy Burgers!

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Published -25th April 2018