By Kena Sosa

A burger doesn’t have to bleed to make your mouth water. Proof of this statement can be found all over the DFW metroplex in casual to formal dining and even drive-thrus.

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V Eats
3011 Gulden Lane, Suite 102
Dallas, TX 75212
(214) 377-6009

At just a year in the industry, V Eats at Trinity Groves has made a name for itself in the culinary world of Dallas/Fort Worth and with good reason. Along with a plethora of other plant-based meat dishes, V Eats has built a reputation on its non-meat burgers. Most famously, the Beastless Burger is a delicious hit for vegans and non-vegans alike. The Beastless is a bean-based burger, just as juicy as its meat counterpart, adorned with a thick slice of tomato, a leaf of lettuce and warm bun, accompanied by crispy, spice sprinkled fries.

Press Cafe Fort Worth
4801 Edwards Ranch Road, Suite 105
Fort Worth, TX 76109
(817) 570-6002

Press Cafe Fort Worth has already gained some fame from their burgers after being included in Texas Monthly’s 50 Best Burgers piece for the Cafe Burger. This does not take from the insatiable flavor of the other non-beef burgers on the menu. For those who do not partake in red meat, there is a Turkey Burger as well as a Veggie Burger that resonate with locals on the Trailhead. The turkey burger, like the beef burgers, is ground in house and has a special sauce. The veggie version is farro-based, and comes with peppers, dates, garbanzo beans and cheddar cheese. If impossible to choose between them, just take one of each.

Fat Jessie’s
5000 Belt Line Road, Suite 310
Addison, TX 75254
(972) 770-0992

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Fat Jessie’s just might be renown for all the wrong reasons. Fat Jessie’s is usually remembered as the home of a seemingly-impossible eating challenge loaded in cheese steak, cheeseburgers, jalapenos and the list goes on, all to be consumed within an hour’s time to be declared winner and ingest the food for free. Forget the challenge for right now, if you are health-conscious, come to Fat Jessie’s anyway and give The Grass Eater a bite for size. The Grass Eater is made from a patty-sized portabella mushroom, grilled and marinated at length. The portabella is then complimented by the tangy marinara sauce and topped off with mozzarella cheese. Take your time grazing on your healthy Grass Eater and watch the challenge contestants from your seat. Consider it dinner and a show that won’t grow your waistline.

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Spiral Diner
1101 N. Beckley Ave
Dallas, TX 75203
(214) 948-4747

Let’s begin with the sheer quantity of burger choice combinations at Spiral Diner. Diners can choose between three types of non-beef patties for their burgers including the classic patty made of soy, the cashew-quinoa and the portabello cap. Starting with the patty choice, eaters then have options ranging from a Big Kahuna with pineapple, to an El Paso Burger with chipotle-mayo and guacamole and even a Cowboy burger with faux bacon. The choice is yours.

Garden Cafe
5310 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75214
(214) 887-8330

Old East Dallas offers a cool, casual food experience at Garden Cafe. With an outdoor patio as its most popular seating area, and a dog-friendly patio policy, Garden Cafe is an excellent choice for passing a relaxed fall day with friends and a burger. With a real garden on site, it’s no wonder the garden burger here is so yummy. This veggie burger is made from a lentil-cumin relationship and topped with the classic lettuce, tomato and onion. Fresh air, fresh food and a non-beef burger are all on the menu at Garden Cafe.

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