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The Kansas City Veggie Burger Guide

Updated: Sep 18

Unlike the classic American beef burger, veggie burgers have zero cholesterol and trans fats while they are low in saturated fat.  This means that your arteries are not exposed to these dangerous lipids after you eat a veggie burger.  You see, Heart Disease is America’s number one killer, and cholesterol, trans fat, and saturated fat are to blame. 

Have you ever heard of someone having a heart attack after eating a fatty meal?  The spike in saturated fat in the blood actually causes blood vessels to clamp down (vasoconstrict) which raises blood pressure, all while blood is more viscous than before the meal, increasing the likelihood of a clot.  Try a veggie burger instead, you will be pleasantly surprised!

Veggie burgers are typically made with a combination of beans or lentils, rice or quinoa, potato, and vegetables such as onions, mushrooms, peppers, carrots, greens, and nuts or seeds, many are gluten free.  These foods all contain protein in varied ratios, but best of all, they contain fiber.  Fiber is THE nutrient that 97% of Americans are deficient in.  This deficiency places Americans at a higher risk for Colorectal Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Obesity among other diseases.

Veggie burgers are steadily gaining popularity as people realize that they are healthier for us and the planet.  It takes approximately 12,000 gallons of water, enough for a family of four for a year, to produce 10 pounds of beef.  Not to mention all the land and carbon necessary to raise and transport these animals to slaughter, then refrigeration to keep meat from spoiling until it is finally consumed. 

What about feeding the world?  We need protein sources like beef, pork, and chicken to feed our ever-growing populations, right?  In reality, it takes much more land and resources to raise animal foods than it does to produce plant-based foods.  The more people understand this, the healthier we will be as a society and planet.

Why not try a veggie burger?  You have nothing to lose, and you might just gain an appreciation for healthier food which has the power to prevent, treat, and reverse disease and extend your healthspan.

Check out this comprehensive, list of restaurants (with link to their website) that serve veggie burgers in the Kansas City Area:

Alamo Drafthouse

Bar Louie

Beer Kitchen

Billie's Grocery

Blue Moose Bar & Grill

BRGR Kitchen and Bar

Brewery Emperial

Brick House

Buns Up - Parlor KC V


Burger State

Café Gratitude V


Coasters Drive In

Cosmo Burger V

County Road Ice House

Charlie Hooper’s Bar & Grill

Dempsey’s Burger Pub

Enjoy Pure Food & Drink V

54th Street Grill & Bar

Free State Beer


Fric & Frac

GiGi's Wellness Cafe V

Governor Stumpy’s


J. Alexander's

Johnnie's Jazz Bar & Grille

Johnny’s Tavern

Kind Food KC V

Larkburger Corbin Park


Llywelyn's Pub


Merchant's Pub & Plate

Pirate's Bone V

Rock & Brews

Room 39

Ruby Jean's V


Tasty Baghdad

The Bar West Plaza

The Blue Moose

The Brick

The Burger Stand at the Casbah

The Corner Mexican Food V

The Filling Station

The Fix V

The Rockhill Grille

The Westside Local

Third Street Social

Tom's Distillery

True Food Kitchen V


Vegan Crave V


V = Vegan: Burger has zero animal products as listed (healthiest).

We are passionate about promoting the growth of plant-based menu items in KC and beyond. If you know of a veggie burger not listed, please jump on the chat and let us know, thank you!

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