I recently watched "Fork Over Knives." You should, too. It's thought-provoking, informative and, for some, may be life-saving. While I'm not a huge meat eater, I don't avoid it, but after I'll admit that the documentary did shift some of my thinking and eating habits.
But this is not a blog about my diet, it's a testament to Milwaukee's place in the veggie burger world. Not a meat eater? Well, Milwaukee seems to be a great place for you. At least according to VegNews, which just ranked two Milwaukee places among its "11 Best Veggie Burgers in the U.S."
Guess what? Milwaukee had not one, but two entries on the list. Brew City? Ha. Veggie Burger City here we come.
Editorial assistant Kaitlyn Mekertichian compiled the list. Milwaukee's Comet Cafe, 1947 N. Farwell Ave., and The Eatery on Farwell, 2014 N. Farwell Ave., both made it.
Here's what Mekertichian had to say about both:
Comet Café, Milwaukee, WI
My #1 favorite veggie burger, the vegan Big Luck Burger, hails from the bustling old-school diner Comet Café in Milwaukee, WI. Everything about this burger screams perfection—the burger patty is even encrusted in hazelnuts! Adorned with the classics: lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles, the Big Luck comes with hand-cut fries or a small salad; I strongly recommend the fries, which are mind-bogglingly good. Polish it all off with a vegan Bloody Mary garnished with pickled veggies and mixed with anchovy-free house-made Worcestershire sauce.
The Eatery on Farwell, Milwaukee, WI
Mushroom enthusiast? You'll love The Eatery on Farwell's vegan Ratatouille Burger. This veggie burger puts a healthy spin on the American classic with its alternative portobello mushroom cap patty, and packed inside you'll find roasted vegetables, Vegenaise, and Teese mozzarella cheese. What ties this burger together and makes it exceptional is the side of hot crispy steak fries that are out-of-this-world. I repeat: out-of-this-world.
Congrats to both places. And thanks to VegNews for noticing that we're more than brats and beer.
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Well kudos to Milwaukee for making a positive list!
However, having been vegetarian - and a lover of eating out - I can't tell you how disappointing the food choices are for vegetarians in this town. Aside from a few scattered spots (The Comet & Beans and Barely being two of the few), most restaurants in this town don't do a thing for vegetarians. We eat more than veggie burgers and tofu!!
(And FYI restaruant owners, making a meat entree meatless for a vegetarian customer - - but then charging the same price for removing what is usually the most expensive component of the dish is just as insulting).
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