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Vegan Double Cheeseburger at True Food Kitchen (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Foodie 15: Best Vegan Burgers in Tucson

Updated May 24, 2024

Whether you’re after a vegetable-filled patty, seeking a plant-based meat-like alternative, or just in the mood for a good burger, here’s the ultimate guide for some of the best plant-based burgers in Tucson. Also, all of these restaurants provide vegan buns, too!

Beaut Burger (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Beaut Burger

The made-from-scratch B8 burger is a grain and veggie patty topped with crispy onions, tomato, pickled poblano, and smoked tomato aioli. Beaut Burger’s patties are a creative combination of unprocessed veggies, millet, beans, and spices. Choose between over 10 different burgers and then keep it classic or make it a double.

Café 54

You can easily order an Impossible Burger and specify “no mayonnaise” and “no slaw” to make it vegan. The burger comes with avocado, Swiss cheese, tomato, onions, and a pickle spear on a toasted bun. It is served with a side of fries.

Vegan burger at Charro Vida (Photo by @vegan_zzz on Instagram)

Charro Vida

The La Vida Burger is a Beyond Carne patty topped with queso vegan, lettuce, tomato, red onions, pickles, and vegan secret sauce on a plant-based sourdough bun served with a choice of Rosemary Sweet Potato Fries or Yucca Fries.

South by Southwest Spicy Sandwich at Dedicated (Photos by Hannah Hernandez)

Dedicated gluten free bakery & coffee shop

Dedicated’s baked falafel patties are full of flavor on their own, but you’ll have multiple options like the South by Southwest Spicy Sandwich on a toasted sourdough bun with green chile, avocado, a dash of spicy seasoning, and house-made spicy vegan mayo.

El Torero’s Beyond Double Double special (Photos by Hannah Hernandez)

El Torero Restaurant

Look out for El Torero’s Beyond Double Double special. Two juicy Beyond Burger plant patties piled high with green chili, tomato, lettuce, pickle, hot peppers, vegan spread, guac, and Follow Your Heart cheese served with crispy seasoned fries.

The Impossible Burger at GM Kitchen 86 (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

GM kitchen 86

Find The Impossible Burger at GM Kitchen 86, located inside the American Eat Co. food court. Creamy chipotle aioli, lettuce, red onions, tomato, vegan cheese, and avocado on a fluffy vegan brioche bun.

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Vegan burger at HUB Restaurant (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

HUB stacks its Beyond Meat burger with sautéed mushrooms, pickled red onion, fresh spinach, and smashed avocado with melted vegan cheddar. Choose your side of fries or tater tots.

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The Wildcat Burger at Lovin’ Spoonfuls (Photo credit: Hannah Hernandez)

Lovin’ Spoonfuls Vegan Restaurant

Lovin Spoonful’s beloved Wildcat Burger is a house-made soy patty with sweet caramelized onions, crispy tempeh bacon, vegan bleu cheese, and creamy sriracha mayo on a fluffy roll served with potato salad.

Midtown vegan deli burger
Midtown Market & Vegan Deli (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Midtown Vegan Deli & Market

Midtown’s vegan version of the Western Bacon Cheeseburger: The Western Bacon Chi. Choose between Beyond Meat or a black bean patty. Toppings include fried onion rings, sweet and spicy barbecue sauce, and tempeh bacon on a toasted sesame seed bun.

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Substance Diner (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Substance Diner

The Substance Burger’s grilled Beyond Meat patty sits between a soft sesame seed Kaiser roll bun with shredded lettuce, organic tomato, dill pickles, pickled red onions, and a creamy sauce. Add additional toppings of choice, like the savory Beer Sautéed Mushrooms or crunchy Tamari-Tofu Bacun.

The Death Free Burger at Thunder Bacon Burger (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Thunder Bacon Burger Co.

Meet The Death Free Burger! Triple black bean smash patty, jalapeño jelly, pickled red onion, on a gluten-free bun. Cooked on a separate vegan space. Thank you for having a vegan option and for collaborating with me, Lindy!

Vegan Double Cheeseburger at True Food Kitchen (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

True Food Kitchen

The restaurant up in the Foothills has a Vegan Double Cheeseburger and the patty is made of portobello, beet, and walnut. This beautiful burger is served with lettuce, pickled onions, organic tomatoes, vegan cheese, and a jalapeño remoulade.

Tofu Mushroom Burger at Urban Fresh (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Urban Fresh

High in protein, the Tofu Mushroom Burger at Urban Fresh features a thick and flavorful patty topped with lettuce, tomato, and onion on a soft sesame seed bun. Choose between “Green Chile” or “American Style.”

Union’s Veggie Burger (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Union Public House

Union’s Veggie Burger dish is a Beyond Burger with avocado smash, arugula, pickled onions, and heirloom tomato. Switch the bun to focaccia, and let serving staff know that you’d like a vegan dish to ensure all animal products are kept separate. Enjoy fries and a juicy pickle on the side.

Vivace’s Italian Style Vegetarian Burger (Photos by Hannah Hernandez)

Vivace Restaurant

Vivace’s Italian Style Vegetarian Burger is an Impossible patty served open-faced over garlic toast, with a fresh tomato-basil topping and a mixed greens salad. This burger comes with non-vegan cheese. Ask to make it vegan with their housemade vegan cheese.

Coronet Cafe

Foodie Favorite:
Shane Reiser

The Coronet Cafe has a late night menu with an amazing vegan burger simple called THE CORONET BURGER. This is my go-to vegan burger to satisfy the itch for a vegan burger that tastes like a real burger. It’s an Impossible pattie cooked correctly (thank you) with red onion jam, dijonnaise, and a pickle on top, served with the most delicious fries & kewpie mayo. Hold the welsh cheddar to make it fully vegan.

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