Here’s our pick of the tastiest veggie burgers worth biting into. Meat lovers, don’t worry, you won’t miss the beef one little bit with these patties!

01. Burger Fuel


This chain favourite offers two veggie burger options, but our favourite is the ‘V-Dub Vege’, featuring pumpkin, carrot, chickpea and ginger bites over shredded beetroot. Simply remove the melted cheddar and aioli to make it vegan.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 10am to 11pm, Thur to Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (02) 6738779. Taxi: Galleria Mall.

02. Nolu’s Downtown

veggie burger

This Afghan-inspired restaurant’s build-your-own burger menu features a quinoa patty suitable for both veggies and vegans. Simply choose three veggie toppings and two dressings, and add cheese if you wish.

The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6441516. Taxi: Galleria Mall.

03. Tawa Bakery


Everything on this eatery’s menu is 100 per cent gluten-free, including its veggie burger, which is served with a green salad and a pile of delicious, crispy sweet potato fries.

Al Muneera, Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (800) 8292. Taxi: Al Muneera.

04. Kcal


The veggie burger here features a patty made from black beans and chickpeas, served with lettuce and rocket, tomatoes, gherkin and mango salsa on your choice of a whole-wheat bun or for low-carb adherents, wrapped in crispy lettuce.

Etihad Plaza, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, daily 11am to 11pm. Tel: (600) 595955. Taxi: Etihad Plaza.

05. The Cheesecake Factory


Portions at this American import in Yas Mall are huge (so huge a starter often suffices as a main), and the veggie burger is no different – a generous patty made from brown rice, faro, mushrooms, black beans and onions is topped with fontina cheese, salad and pickles.

Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 11am to 11pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight. Tel: (02) 4926633. Taxi: Yas Mall.