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 justÂ ranked two Milwaukee places among itsÂ "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 CafĂ©, Milwaukee, WI
My #1 favorite veggie burger, the vegan Big Luck Burger, hails from the bustling old-school diner Comet CafĂ© in Milwaukee, WI. Everything about this burger screams perfectionâ€”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.
Share your favorite veggie burgers or react to this latest list using the Talkback feature below.
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).
2 comments about this article.
Post your comment/review now
Disclaimer: Please note that Facebook comments are posted through Facebook and cannot be approved, edited or declined by OnMilwaukee.com. The opinions expressed in Facebook comments do not necessarily reflect those of OnMilwaukee.com or its staff.
Recent Articles & Blogs by Jeff Sherman
Published Nov. 21, 2017
Need an easy way to show your grateful nature this Thanksgiving week? Sure you do. So, read on to learn how to donate to Feeding America Eastern Wisonsin's Give a Gobbler campaign.
Published Oct. 30, 2017
Milwaukee is a great place, and we all must stand tall and boast our pride when and however we can. This is our collective and civic responsibility. Onward and On Milwaukee!
Published Oct. 19, 2017
Recently, I had the opportunity to talk to Richard Kessler, founder and president of Kesslers Diamonds. Kesslers is an OnMilwaukee partner and a fixture in the Milwaukee area since the 1980s. Kessler, who is transitioning to the role of chief executive officer, talked about the business, Milwaukee, his celebrity and more.
Published Oct. 17, 2017
One factor overrides all others when you're deciding where to dine: convenience. So, make a list, check it twice and bust out of your Milwaukee dining comfort zone.
Published Oct. 9, 2017
Just like Water Street's summer tune-up, Broadway in Downtown Milwaukee got a full refresh this past weekend, brightened with a new pavement job.
Published Oct. 6, 2017
As I always say, a city is only as good as the stories it tells. And, yesterday, the Chairman of Manpower continued to tell the Milwaukee story on a national platform with a piece titled "The Rise And Rise Of America's Best-Kept Secret." Read it here.
Published Oct. 6, 2017
Nearly one year ago today, after 45 years in Milwaukee, John Hawk's - a Downtown Milwaukee pub that sits on the Riverwalk - closed its doors and has been vacant ever since. What's next? Or, what should be next?
Published Sept. 21, 2017
Milwaukee's been a leader in community building for years. Beer gardens. Yes, beer gardens. They were built by the Miller family and others to have large family gathering spaces and, of course, to showcase their products. Today, we all use them to gather, share ideas, forge relationships and build a better city.
Published Sept. 20, 2017
Today, Chicago, reminds us to appreciate Gallery Night with reporter Lori Racki's preview of next month's event in Downtown Milwaukee.
Published Sept. 16, 2017
Two OnMilwaukee partners, Wisconsin Vision and The Corners, have come together recently. And, here's some insight on how the eye glasses company is fitting in at the new lifestyle center in Brookfield.