Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers include Something for Everyone

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Updated! Nobody does dairy-free vegetable-based patties like the sensible Dr. Praeger. With no shortage on options, Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers include TEN TWELVE FIFTEEN varieties, all made without a drop of milk or speck of cheese. They’re even egg-free and vegan-friendly.

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Tasting Notes for Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers

All of the Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers that we’ve tried to date got the veggie burger salad treatment, but these very soft and tender patties would also add nice flavor to any sandwich with a burger bun, pita, or simply two slices of your favorite bread. And we have actually tried a couple of them in a bun.

Super Greens Veggie Burgers (gluten-free)

I simply LOVE the ingredients in these things – they’re like a salad in a burger! If you’re looking for a meaty vegan burger, then this isn’t it. But if you love true variation and wholesome ingredient veggie burgers, these tender patties are worth a try. These lightly crispy on the outside, very soft on the inside, potato-y patties are visibly spiked with generous amounts of collards, kale and other greens. I really enjoyed the pleasant  but mild flavor of these Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers as they fit with so many flavor profiles – curry, peanut sauce, tomato sauce, aioli, etc. I even paired them with a flavorful Provencal mustard on lettuce veggie burger bites. The only downfall is that these patties are quite soft in the middle.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burgers Reviews & Info - all FIFTEEN varieties are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and nut-free! Includes many certified gluten-free varieties.Ingredients: textured pea protein, mustard greens, collard greens, turnip greens, expeller pressed canola oil, swiss chard, onions, apples, kale, spinach, cooked quinoa (quinoa, water), potato flakes, water, parsley, arrowroot powder, ginger, rice starch, garlic, oat fiber, sea salt, spices, cayenne pepper powder

Nutrition (per burger): 160 calories, 8g fat, 11g carbs, 4g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*

Kale Veggie Burgers (gluten-free)

These trendy gems were released just before the summer of 2014, and they have become a staple in the veggie burger world. They actually aren’t overly intense in kale, which I like, but do contain an amazing list of vegetable and grain ingredients that starts with quinoa, brown rice, and millet. The Kale Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers are still very soft (not sturdy enough for grilling), but less tender than the Super Greens and California Gluten Free Veggie Burgers. The flavor is excellent, very deep and onion-y with just the right amount of salt. The kale is ever-present and tasty, but not the least bit bitter. As a fan of vegetables and whole grains, I truly enjoyed these patties.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burgers Reviews & Info - all FIFTEEN varieties are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and nut-free! Includes many certified gluten-free varieties.Ingredients: kale, pea protein, expeller pressed canola oil, water, spinach, onions, sweet potatoes, carrots, corn, red peppers, water chestnuts, potato flakes, cooked quinoa (quinoa, water), cooked brown rice (brown rice, water), zucchini, broccoli, arrowroot powder, rice starch, cooked millet (millet, water), oat fiber, garlic, spices, sea salt.

Nutrition (per burger): 150 calories, 8g fat, 11g carbs, 6g fiber, 0g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 10g protein.*

California Gluten Free Veggie Burgers (gluten-free)

I adore the rich onion flavor in these patties. Dotted with chunks of carrots and zucchini along with whole peas and edamame, there is no doubt that these truly are vegetable-based burgers. My only qualm is that the burgers are very, very soft and a little difficult to handle unless well broiled on each side – even then, they tend to want to be a little mushy and wouldn’t hold up on a standard grill. I actually enjoyed the mouth feel of the texture, but found them difficult to transfer from oven to plate. If gluten-free isn’t a concern for you, Dr. Praeger does have a California burger with gluten that may hold up better.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burgers Reviews & Info - all FIFTEEN varieties are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and nut-free! Includes many certified gluten-free varieties.Ingredients: carrots, onions, string beans, oat bran, zucchini, expeller pressed canola oil, peas, spinach, corn, broccoli, red peppers, arrowroot powder, corn starch, corn meal, roasted garlic, sea salt, spices.

Nutrition (per burger): 120 calories, 6g fat, 13g carbs, 4g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 3g protein.*

Tex Mex Veggie Burgers

My first experience with Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers was the Tex Mex variety, which I discovered at Trader Joe’s. I love how many vegetables they pack into these burgers! And you can see them – whole little bits of vegetables and black beans are visible throughout. The Tex Mex flavor was calm and influential rather than overly barbecue. They lacked the “wow” factor for us, but were generally tasty. We just wanted a bit more richness, which could possibly be had with some sliced avocado.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burgers Reviews & Info - all FIFTEEN varieties are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and nut-free! Includes many certified gluten-free varieties.Ingredients: black beans, carrots, onions, string beans, oat bran, corn, expeller pressed canola oil, soybeans, zucchini, red peppers, peas, broccoli, soy flour, spinach, water, arrowroot powder, jalapeño peppers, garlic, spices, chili powder (chili pepper, salt, garlic, cumin, spices), corn starch, corn meal, sea salt. contains: soy.

Nutrition (per burger): 130 calories, 6g fat, 14g carbs, 6g fiber, <1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 5g protein.*

Black Bean Quinoa (gluten-free)

I decided to pick up a new-to-me flavor when Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers were on sale locally. The Black Bean Quinoa had more protein than the other options, so I picked that box. Like some of their other burgers, this one cooks up a bit soft. I recommend frying it in a pan for the best results. It tastes a little bread-y, but I liked it. It had a nice savory flavor, with a hint of spice, and a lot of bean, corn, and grain interest going on.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burgers Reviews & Info - all FIFTEEN varieties are dairy-free, egg-free, vegan, and nut-free! Includes many certified gluten-free varieties.Ingredients: cooked black beans (black beans, water), cooked tri-color quinoa (quinoa, water), water, red peppers, corn, expeller pressed canola oil, potato flakes, soy flour, onions, arrowroot powder, masa flour (corn flour, lime), sea salt, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, garlic, chili powder (chili pepper, salt, garlic, cumin, spices), tomato paste, chipotle chile pepper powder. contains: soy.

Nutrition (per burger): 150 calories, 7g fat, 16g carbs, 7g fiber, 1g sugars (includes 0g added sugars), 5g protein.*

More Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers

  • California Veggie Burgers
  • Mushroom Risotto Veggie Burgers
  • Heirloom Bean Veggie Burgers
  • Korean Veggie Burgers
  • Asian Veggie Burgers
  • Bombay Veggie Burgers
  • Sweet Heat Beet Veggie Burgers
  • All American Veggie Burgers
  • Perfect Burger
  • Perfect Turk’y Burger

Allergen Notes

Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers are made in their dairy-free facility. They also shun nuts:

We do not have any peanuts or tree nuts in our manufacturing facility.

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burgers - 9 Flavorful Varieties (all dairy-free, select are vegan + gluten-free)My photo of the Super Greens Burger!

The Facts on Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers

Price: $4.99 per 10-ounce (4 patty) box

Availability: Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers are available in the freezer section of Sprouts, Kroger stores, Albertsons stores, Publix, Whole Foods, and other natural food stores.

Certifications: Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers are Certified Vegan, Non-GMO Verified, and Certified Kosher Parve. Select varieties are Certified Gluten-Free.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, Dr. Praeger’s Veggie Burgers are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, nut-free, peanut-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Select varieties are also gluten-free, nut-free, and/or soy-free.*

For More Product Information: Visit The Dr. Praeger’s website at drpraegers.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. 

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My favorite veggie burger brand

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August 14, 2020

I love the ingredients they use, the flavors they create, and the overall taste of these veggie burgers. They are usually quite soft, so not very grill-able (though I’ve read their “Perfect” line is), and they tend to smoosh as you eat them, but I don’t usually have them in a burger bun anyway. They also tend to go on sale quite often, making them one of the more affordable brands.

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36 Comments

  1. The Asian Veggie Burgers are very mushy. They were not very tasty either. I would not recommend them.
    They also fall apart very easily.

  2. Okay, I am a 67y/o disabled vietnam vet, with bad eating habits (better than they used to be), open to making changes with health related motivations (diet/oral drug controlled diabetes, slightly high blood pressure). My problem is first defining truely “healthy” foods and how to prepare them so they are enjoyable. I do miss my big thick ribeye. I just tried Dr. Preager’a Kale/Quinoa burgers. I love them but see how I can easily over do it and end up getting tired of them. If bthe first stage of making the meal transition I am trying to make is starting with fresh veggie salads/roasted veggies then I guess I am starting stage 2, exploring prepared “nutritional” meals. Until I found Dr. Praeger’a products, I hadn’t found many others that helped keep me from returning to old habits. It does get frustrating making changes and finding out later that new research says it isn’t enough and mre changes have to be made. My point is, Thank you Dr. Preager for providing an array of healthy and good tasting products.

    • That’s wonderful and thank you for sharing your story and review of Dr. Praeger’s Michael! Little changes make a HUGE difference. There will always be conflicting news on what is healthy – got with your gut, your doctor’s advice, and what makes you feel the best.

  3. The California Veggie Burgers, is the best I’ve ever had. It smells incredible. I took it out the package and I couldn’t believe this was coming from a “veggie burger”, like wtf?! I leave it in the oven longer than recommended. I topped it off with shitake mushrooms, onions and bell pepper and some avocado, tomatoes and baby lettuce! I recently became a Vegan. I must say this is a must try for people, who even eat meat!

  4. these taste like baby food. Given by some pediatriian named dr. praeger. containing more fat than falafel, it tastes terrible and is more expensive

  5. Alfred Mitchell on

    Dr. Praegers veggie burgers are the best on the market. Morning star has so many fillers in them.
    Dr. Praegers are pure veggies.

  6. MORNING STAR VEGGIE BURGERS HAVE CARCINOGENS IN THEM! Cancer causing chemicals. In a “health” food. YES they are delicious and addicting but they are not good for you. Dr Praegers burgers are great.

  7. Hmmm. I heated up the Asian Burger in the oven, as per the instructions on the label this was the preferred method. It completely broke apart. The taste was good, but it does not stay together.

    • Yes, These were the nastiest ‘burgers’ I’ve ever had! Tried baking and grilling these and both times mushy mess of grossness – if that’s a term – !

    • Indeed – we’re still working our way through them all – but Tony loves the veggie “pancakes” even more. They are super allergen-aware, too!

  8. Dr. Praeger’s gluten free products are my favorite. I am addicted to them. I stock up on them when I go to the store. My favorite one is the gluten free spinach littles followed by the gluten free fish sticks. I would by thrilled to win the giveaway.

  9. Florence Mims on

    Don’t be afraid to try the Asian veggie burger version. It is so tasty and the flavor is always awesome!

  10. I am so disappointing that we cannot find the American burger any more. That was by far our favorite and even our friends who still eat meat liked them. We still love the other kinds and Dr. P is the only ones we will buy.

  11. We like the veggie burgers. A low fat alternative to regular hamburgers is always appealing.

  12. I really love the California Burgers… served on a homemade roll with homemade condiments, some onion and fresh tomatoes in season. Best commercial veggie burger, hands down!

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  14. I love Dr.Praegers veggie burgers and I like the spinach pancakes. I can even get my young son to eat the spinach pancakes, and he does not like anything even slightly green.
    I agree the burgers are very soft, but on slices of homemade grain bread with mustard and nice fresh tomatoes, I have a complete lunch, in very little time.

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