The Beyond Burger patty got plenty of attention when it launched in Hong Kong last April, and you can now find it on menus all over the city! The Butchers Club’s new take on this comes in the form of the Beyond Wu Tang-Style ($120). A vegan version of its classic (and meaty) Wu Tang-Style burger, this baby features a Vegan Scotch Bap, Vegan Mayo, Tempura Sweet Potato, Vegan Kimchi, Vegan Cheese, a Beyond Burger Patty Fried in Sriracha and a Tomato Slice. The texture is almost unrecognisable as a plant-based offering, and coupled with the punchy flavours of the kimchi and sriracha, this one’s a winner for us! Top marks, too, for a vegan cheese that melts well.
Sassy tip: The Butchers Club also offers the Beyond Burger Patty in the Beyond Classic, for a more traditional take on the humble burger. Or opt for the Veggie What Food Eats; consisting of a chickpea patty, fried halloumi, lettuce, tomato and spicy Greek Yoghurt.
The Butchers Club Burger, various locations across Hong Kong, www.thebutchers.club/burger-hk
Decked out with 1950s memorabilia and vintage souvenirs, stepping into VeggieSF will make you feel a thousand miles (and 70 years) away from the hectic atmosphere of Central. You can count on this place to serve up some of the best veggie burgers in the 852. With five to choose from on the menu, there’s a burger to suit your every mood, with options ranging from the Kobe’s Favourite (a vegan beef patty with BBQ sauce), to the I Am Fabulous (a beetroot, cashew nut, lentil and mushroom patty, topped with sundried tomato mayo), and even a vegan fish burger. All burgers come complete with sauce, alfalfa, tomato and grilled onions, along with potato wedges and salad. Top your choice of with a chocolate soy shake and you’re sure to be in vegan heaven.
VeggieSF, 10/F, 11 Stanley Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.veggiesf.com
Tucked onto Sun Street, this cute burger joint deserves credit where it’s due for making its very own vegan patties. We love the meaty counterparts here, but the Vegan Burger ($98) almost lives up to its beafy big-bro. Consisting of a home-made vegan patty, pickles, lettuce, black fungus and onion sauce, things are kept simple, yet delicious.
Honbo, 6-7 Sun Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, www.honbo.hk
Plant-based, home-made and full of goodness, you can’t go wrong with Mana! A haven for veggies and vegans alike, there are two burgers on offer here, but we say go for the vegan Babylon Burger ($90). The pattie is packed with protein and made from a blend of mushrooms, kidney beans, beetroot and tempeh seasoned with Mana! Magic. Make yours a combo for $130 and enjoy chips or yams, along with a kale salad and a choice of dip. Not vegan? Add an egg or some halloumi cheese to your burger for $15 and enjoy an extra flavour hit.
Sassy tip: The burger buns used at Mana! are made by Mayse Artisan Bakery, who are the only organic and vegan bakery in the city! The burger buns are gluten free, so this is also a great option for those who are celiac or gluten intolerant.
Mana! Fast Slow Food, 92 Wellington Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.mana.hk
Editor’s Note: This business is now closed.
Green take-away joint in Central, Veggi Monster’s burgers are worth all the hype – especially The Dark Giant ($68) The burger is made with a soft charcoal bun and consists of a heap of mushrooms along with other veggies, on top of a black truffle and black bean patty covered in soy cheese and black truffle sauce! Is your mouth watering yet? Everything here is vegan and guaranteed to be made fresh daily, so it’s the perfect spot to drop by for a lunch time treat.
Sassy tip: Not that into truffle? We also tried out the Forest Guardian. Made from a broccoli, pea, mash and pesto patty, and topped off with vegan chese and mushrooms, you won’t be missing any meat. Still hungry? Add on fries to your meal for just $18
Veggi Monster, G/F, Shop 1B, Cheungs Building, 1 Wing Lok Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.facebook.com/veggimonsterhk
Want to take your Beyond Burger patty home? Head to Green Common and a pack of two can be yours for $75! Perfect for barbecue season, fire up the grill and treat these like you would any other burger, for a great plant-based treat on a hot summers day. The Beyond Burger is also sold at Green Common to eat in, for $78, it includes a 4-ounce Beyond Burger patty, vegan bun, fresh sliced tomato, and lettuce. If you’re really feeling like indulging, you can order the Beyond Burger Plus for $108, which includes everything the Beyond Burger has, plus avocado and Daiya vegan cheese.
Green Common, various locations across Hong Kong, www.greencommon.com
Consisting of house falafel, harissa yoghurt, rocket, tomato and coriander salsa, Beef & Liberty are putting a Middle-Eastern twist on the humble veggie burger and answering the prayers of falafel lovers city-wide. The harissa yogurt is creamy with a kick, and works well with the coriander salsa to keep this dense patty light ($98).
Bonus Points: For every Falafel Burger sold, Beef & Liberty will donate $8 to The Nature Conservatory Hong Kong.
Beef & Liberty, various locations across Hong Kong, www.beef-liberty.com
Newcomer to Sheung Wan, Little Birdy may be primarily offering up chicken of all varieties, but its veg options are pretty good, too! Along with a range of fresh and super food filled salads, it also offers up a vegan roasted veg “Herbivore” sarnie, but it’s the “Yes I’m a Vego” burger ($80) that has caught our eye. With a “Chicken” Fried Tofu patty, Cheddar Cheese, Pickles and Sriracha Aioli in a burger bun, enjoy it as a combo with chips for an indulgent treat.
Little Birdy, 15-17 New Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, www.littlebirdy.com.hk
Okay, not technically a burger and burger purists may disagree with us for putting this one on the list, but we’re a big fan of Little Bao’s Taiwanese style bao burgers. Although pork belly, fried chicken and crispy fish are all on offer, there’s still something for the veggies here with the Sloppy Chan ($78). Consisting of Taiwanese braised shiitake tempeh, truffle mayo, sweet pickled daikon and fried shallots, all nestled into a soft and pillowy bao, chances are you won’t be missing the meat at all here, with the variety of flavours and textures. Make your meal complete with the Brussel Sprouts (with fish sauce caramel, chili, peanut, lime and fried shallots), and some Truffle Fries and you’ll be set.
Little Bao, 66 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.little-bao.com
In our eyes, you can’t go too far wrong with halloumi cheese, so The Globe’s Halloumi Burger ($165) has us sold. The price may seem a little high, but this one comes served with coleslaw and chips or salad, and the burger itself is pretty big! The halloumi patty is coated in bread crumbs and deep-fried to give a crispy outer coating, and it is topped off with tzatziki, herbs and hummus. Fans of a traditional fried chicken burger should go for this!
The Globe, Garley Building, 45-53 Graham Street, Central, Hong Kong, www.theglobe.com.hk
Porterhouse may be known for its steak, but veggies should also head over and check out its non-meat burger offering ($148). Also using the Beyond Burger patty, the burger is then generously topped with Smoked Beetroot, Avocado, Dairy Free Cheese and Lettuce, all encased in a buttery Brioche Bun. With a side of Triple–Cooked Fries, with Beer Vinegar and Sea Salt, you’re sure to leave happy.
Porterhouse, 7/F California Tower, 30-36 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Hong Kong, www.porterhousehk.com
Made with a filling black bean pattie and topped with generous amount of gooey, melted Applewood smoked cheddar and balsamic onions, this veggie burger ($155) is guaranteed to leave you satisfied. Paired with smoky roasted peppers, lemon aioli and onion rings, the dish is complete by itself, but you can’t leave without trying what FRITES is famous for, (you guessed it…) frites and mayo. It’s a table order you won’t regret!
Sassy tip: FRITES offers options with or without the bun, so if you’re looking for something lighter, it’s got you covered.
FRITES, various locations across Hong Kong, www.frites.hk
This stacked burger is loaded with sautéed mushrooms, purple zucchini, sundried tomatoes, and fresh basil pesto. To top it all off, it comes with a chunk of grilled halloumi and a side of chips.
Sassy tip: Castelo Concepts is currently offering an additional vegan menu across Wagyu, K-Town Bar & Grill, and High Street Grill. It’s not available online but you can call up to check what’s on the menu before you book!
High Street Grill, 48/78, High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, www.casteloconcepts.com/our-venues/high-street-grill