Amy’s is a vegetarian company specifically, but they don’t forget about their dairy-free consumers. In fact, the entire line-up of Amy’s Veggie Burgers went completely cheese-free and vegan over a decade ago. It includes favorites ranging from the meaty All American to the plant-forward California Burgers.
Amy’s has also changed up some of their burger varieties over the years. A few have been discontinued, and a couple have popped up in their place. So I’ve updated this post with the latest varieties.
Tasting Notes for Amy’s Veggie Burgers
Over the years, we’ve bought and tried several varieties of Amy’s Veggie Burgers. I’ve including our notes below with the ones we have sampled. Please feel free to leave your own rating and review below!
Organic Sonoma Burger (gluten-free)
This burger has pleasant earthy flavors. The combination of grains, veggies, walnuts, and garbanzo flour melds together nicely. When baked these veggie burgers aren’t greasy and are actually nice and firm on the outside. I toasted up an Amy’s sandwich round, slathered it with a little mustard, topped with tomato and avocado (I was out of lettuce), and then put the burger on top to act as the second bun! It worked perfectly and was delicious!
Ingredients: organic quinoa, organic gluten free oats*, organic walnuts, organic mushrooms, organic potatoes, organic garbanzo bean flour, organic onions, sea salt. organic celery, organic carrots, organic garlic, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil. contains tree nuts (walnuts).
Nutrition (per patty): 130 calories, 5g fat, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 4g protein.*
Organic California Burger (also available in Light in Sodium)
I skipped the buns and served this veggie burger to my (meat loving) husband and I on salads. It was positively delicious, and Tony loved it! He requested veggie burger salads for the rest of the week, and said he liked how they didn’t weight him down. They tasted good, and he actually felt better after eating them!
In terms of the California itself, it was tasty, yet not a burger-like experience. Not that I am complaining, I prefer the veggie taste, but some people like the meat substitute effect. The burger had a deep but mellow flavor. There was just enough salt to make things interesting (we had the regular one). It was a touch soft in the center, yet hearty with a good dose of barley-like grains. This soft and bready texture certainly worked atop our salads.
Ingredients: organic mushrooms, organic bulgur wheat, organic onions, organic celery, organic carrots, organic oats, organic walnuts, organic wheat gluten, organic potatoes, sea salt, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic garlic. contains wheat and tree nuts (walnuts).
Nutrition (per patty): 150 calories, 5g fat, 21g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 6g protein.*
Organic Black Bean Burger
Ingredients: organic bulgur wheat, organic mushrooms, organic black beans, organic onions, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic textured soy protein, organic oats, organic fire roasted sweet potatoes, organic celery, organic carrots, filtered water, organic green chiles, organic corn, organic tapioca starch, organic tomato purée, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic potatoes, organic green onions, sea salt, organic high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic garlic, organic bell peppers, chipotle pods, organic spices, organic cilantro, organic cornstarch, organic balsamic vinegar (organic wine vinegar, organic grape must), organic jalapeño peppers. contains wheat and soy.
Nutrition (per patty): 130 calories, 4g fat, 18g carbs, 3g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 6g protein.*
Organic Summer Harvest Burger
Ingredients: organic quinoa, organic carrots, organic onions, filtered water, organic kale, organic whole grain brown rice flour, organic rice flour, organic almonds, organic extra virgin olive oil, organic ketchup (organic tomato concentrate, organic distilled vinegar, organic cane sugar, sea salt, organic onion powder, organic spice, natural flavor), organic sorghum flour, sea salt, organic tapioca starch, organic potato starch, organic garlic, organic spices, xanthan gum. contains tree nuts (almonds).
Nutrition (per patty): 100 calories, 4g fat, 15g carbs, 2g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 2g protein.*
Quarter Pound Burger
My husband gave his typical “it’s good” and finished this burger off. My dad was visiting, and he said, “much better and meatier than those other veggie burgers (Boca).” Both said that it was a bit “bready,” but they liked it.
The Quarter Pounder was definitely the most burger-like experience of Amy’s Veggie Burgers. It easily filled out a sizable bun, and satisfied more as a real meal. It was lightly sweet and nutty in both flavor and texture. It wasn’t what I would call meaty, but hearty and tasty in its own right. I still prefer my veggie burgers to be a bit more “veggie” inspired, but this is the veggie burger I would probably pick to serve at barbecues.
Ingredients: textured soy protein (hexane free), organic onions, organic mushrooms, organic bulgur wheat, organic soy fiber, wheat gluten, filtered water, organic celery, organic carrots, organic tomato purée, organic cane sugar, organic bell peppers, organic oats, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, sea salt, organic walnuts, organic sweet rice flour, spices, organic potatoes, organic garlic, organic apple cider vinegar, organic garlic, organic blackstrap molasses, stoneground mustard (distilled vinegar, water, ground mustard seeds, salt, spices), hickory smoke flavor, black pepper, clove oil. contains wheat, soy and tree nuts (walnuts).
Nutrition (per patty): 210 calories, 4g fat, 24g carbs, 6g fiber, 6g sugars (includes 3g added sugars), 19g protein.*
All American Burger
Fearing a sweet ketchup flavored veggie burger, I was pleased by the lightly spiced flavor. The texture was more crumbly than mushy, and it held up pretty well between a bun. It might be the one I would choose to have at a barbecue alongside the Quarter Pounder, to suit lighter appetites.
The bits of grain gave it a heartier chew, making the All American more like a veggie burger hybrid. We enjoyed the All American atop our veggie burger salads, too. It did crumble nicely onto our salads, but I think it’s still better in the burger format.
Ingredients: textured soy protein (hexane free), organic onions, organic soy fiber, organic mushrooms, organic bulgur wheat, wheat gluten, filtered water, organic celery, organic carrots, organic walnuts, organic oats, organic bell peppers, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic sweet rice flour, sea salt, organic potatoes, spices, organic tomato purée, organic cane sugar, organic garlic, organic apple cider vinegar, organic blackstrap molasses, stoneground mustard (distilled vinegar, water, ground mustard seeds, salt, spices), hickory smoke flavor, black pepper, clove oil. contains wheat, soy and tree nuts (walnuts).
Nutrition (per patty): 130 calories, 4g fat, 13g carbs, 4g fiber, 2g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 11g protein.*
More Facts on Amy’s Veggie Burgers
Price: $6.99 per 10-ounce box
Availability: Amy’s Veggie Burgers are sold at Walmart, Whole Foods, Sprouts, Natural Grocers, Albertsons stores, Kroger stores, and natural food stores in the U.S. and Canada.
Certifications: Amy’s Veggie Burgers are Certified Vegan and several varieties are Certified Organic.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Amy’s Veggie Burgers are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, peanut-free, vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian. Select varieties are gluten-free, nut-free, and/or soy-free.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Amy’s Kitchen website at amys.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
Delicious depending on the flavor choice!
Amy’s burgers have been my go-to frozen burger for years and were my favorite before Beyond came on the scene. I find them so much heartier and more satisfying (and less processed-tasting than the more popular brands like Boca, Gardenburger, or Morningstar).
The one problem is it really depends on which one you get, and the best ones are often hard to find in stock (or keep being discontinued)! The best in my opinion were the All American, Quarter Pounder, and Bistro Burger, but I’m not sure if *any* of those are still available?
Of the ones I still see on their website, the California is my next choice (it’s a bit more grainy tasting than the above choices but “meatier” and heartier than the Sonoma and less reliant on flavor cliches than the Black Bean, but even the California is tough to find in stores in my area.
The Sonoma is far to grain-y for even me (I just don’t like quinoa burgers) and I’ve never been a huge fan of the “in your face cliche southwestern” flavor black bean burgers always seem to have. I guess someone must be eating these, but it baffles me they’ve stuck around while options like the Quarter Pounder or All American (which are much more “meaty”) seem to have vanished.
I’m not one who wants my veggie burger to taste like a real burger, I would actually hate that, but I like a nice balanced veg protein based “meatiness” without tasting weirdly artificial (Beyond does this expertly imo, while Impossible is *too* realistic for me) and some of the Amy’s burgers did a great job…it’s a shame I can’t find those varieties anymore!
Note: my 4-star review is for the flavors I like most (QP and All American). California gets a 3.5…maybe a 4 if it’s prepared well (sautéed with onions and edges blackened). Black Bean is a solid 3, and Sonoma would be a 2.
Not at all fond of these! So many better ones to be had…
Worst veggie burgers on the market
I LOVE Amy’s line of organic foods. I love the soups, pizza etc. HOWEVER, the burgers need to be scrapped and redesigned from scratch. I have tried many different brands and they are all so much better than these. I mean pick just about any other brand and I will be happier. Literally couldn’t finish the three times I tried to eat them. Luckily the dogs didn’t mind. However, it is expensive dog food. I hope and pray they come out with something that is at least more on the edible side.
I felt compelled to write a review after seeing this 4 star review. All the reviews with direct comparisons consistently rate Amy’s burgers at the bottom and it is well deserved.
A good staple
Amy’s veggie burgers are a good, solid option that’s pretty tasty. I buy them when on sale to make veggie burger salads. It’s a quick lunch!