A Complete Guide to Vegan Burgers in Panama

Vegan burger in Panama

Do you want to know where to find vegan burgers in Panama? Don’t worry because I plan to help you with that. After all, who doesn’t love a good burger? And even more, if it’s fully vegan!

The Burger Week is an event that has become very popular in Panama. It is because during that time many restaurants in the city use their talent to create avant-garde burgers for anxious diners.

Unfortunately, the options are not vegan-friendly

Bacon, beef, cheese wrapped in bacon. Chicken, burger patties stuffed with 5 types of cheese and wrapped in bacon. Chorizo, bacon, fried egg with melted cheese sauce… Did I mention bacon yet?…  In other words, you get the idea.

So Anyway, I said to myself: – why don’t we have a Vegan Burger week?

It would awesome for us, wouldn’t it?

In Panama, you can find many places that offer veggie burgers; however, not all of them are suitable for vegans.

Essential Guide for Vegan Travelers

What makes a burger suitable for vegans?

A burger can be considered vegan if none of its components contain animal-based ingredients. For example the patty, bun, seasonings, dressing or toppings.

For instance, this includes ingredients such as:

  • Mayo
  • Honey
  • Eggs (used both in making the bread or for varnishing, or to prepare burger patty)
  • Dairy products
  • Gelatin which is not even vegetarian
  • Lard, etc.

Restaurants that offer vegan burgers in Panama

I searched for restaurants that offer vegan burgers in Panama. Therefore, these are some of my suggestions for the days when you crave a juicy vegan burger. To Hell With the Diet!

KARMA

Vegan Burgers in Panama
Freaky Sliders

Karma has a concept that I love so they try to show it through their food.

Their motto is that veganism is not a lifestyle in which you will have to sacrifice the taste of the things you used to love. In fact, they promote delicious vegan meals that will make not even miss the meat.

Many people who are not even vegan are fascinated with their innovative recipes because they are simply delicious.

They have food items as cool as:

  • Vegan Dim Sum,
  • Vegan charcuterie with products such as salami and vegan chorizos,
  • Dips,
  • Sauces,
  • Desserts
  • Kombucha
  • Juices,
  • Frozen goodies,
  • and more.

They also have some of my number one vegan burgers in Panama. I just love how colorful and tasty they are.

You will find colorful burger buns dyed with beets or activated charcoal. In addition to also cool creations like the “unchicken” burger. If you add some buffalo sauce and you have a winner right there.

The vegan burgers offered by Karma are:

  • The Karma Burger

Vegan patty, beet BBQ, cheeze and bac’n, red onion, kale, tomato, and gherkin.

  • Freaky Sliders

Two patties in activated charcoal buns with pistachio-based cheese, kale, coleslaw, onion rings, and Vegenaise.

  • Phish Burger (no longer available)

Hearts of palm and chickpea pattie with lettuce, tomato, and onion with vegan tartar sauce.

  • Nollopo Burger

A Breaded Non-Chicken, nutzarella, onion, and coleslaw.

  Address: Avenida Samuel Lewis, Obarrio, Panama

NATURAL SPICE PANAMA

Natural Spice offers great vegan burgers in Panama.

Their menu includes a raw vegan version. Furthermore, their price is one of the best in Panama and the taste is on point.

Natural Spice has a vegan and dairy-based cheese; so you must point out that you want your burger vegan.

Vegan Burgers in Panama

This is a sneak peek of their burger menu:

  • Maximiliano es el Power

Double patty with caramelized onion, cashew mayo, house-made mustard, and double cheese

  • La Frida

Avocado, lettuce, tomato, caramelized onion, cashew cheese, chips, and vegan sour cream.

  • La Morena Sweet Republic

Patty of the day with cashew-based dressing, sweet pineapple sauce, grated carrot, and vegan bacon.

  • Nut Burger

Raw vegan patty between layers of sunflower seeds, with raw vegan dressings.

The Patties they offer are as varied as lentils, beans, beets with black rice, chickpeas, and zucchini.

  Address: La Cresta, Calle Jose Fabrega, Panama

URBAN GREENHOUSE

Vegan Burgers in Panama

You can enjoy delicious food in a cozy space at Urban Greenhouse.

For instance, they have become another of my favorite vegan restaurants in Panama.

As a matter of fact, I had the chance to visit Urban Greenhouse recently and I was delighted.

The local is quite roomy, therefore, it’s a great choice for meetings with friends or family on special occasions.

These are the burgers that they offer:

  • La Mundial Burger

Black bean patty, veggie, and spices with chimichurri, roasted onion, guacamole, caramelized plantain in gourmet pumpkin bread.

  • Kimchi Burger

Black bean patty, veggie, and spices with vegan house-made Kimchi, Korean BBQ sauce, gochugaru, carrot in a gourmet pumpkin bread.

  • Tokoyami Burger

Lentil patty with tomato, caramelized onion, teriyaki mushrooms, lettuce, crunchy hash browns, bbq sauce and home-made sweet mustard in Gourmet pumpkin bread.

   Address: Calle 75 Este, San Francisco, Panama

 ALEGRIA

Update: Their menu has changed and the burger is no longer available.

Vegan Burgers in Panama
Vegan Lentil Burger

Alegria is located in Coco Market and has several options including a lentil-based vegan burger with fried onions.

Their burger is well seasoned, has a good combination of toppings between crunchy, juicy and soft textures that complement each other very well.

However, they have completely changed their menu now. It’s more focused on sushi and this burger and other vegan-friendly meals are no longer available which is a shame. I hope they bring more vegan options in the future.

  Address: Inside Coco Market-Vía Cincuentenario and calle 79 Este, Coco del Mar, Panama 

 ANTI-BURGER

Their vegan “Chicken” burger includes a piece of battered tofu and kimchi. You can also get it with curly fries.

Besides this option, they also offer another vegan burger that you can enjoy with Kimchi fries!

  Address: Calle 71 San Francisco, Panama

JUICE MARKET

They have a vegetarian burger made with quinoa. They also have the vegan one which consists of a lentil patty, curried hummus, avocado and arugula on vegan bread.

You can order it in combo with iced tea and chips.

  Address:

  • Food Court of AltaPlaza Mall, Vía Centenario Panama
  • P. H Metro Plaza, Ave.  12 de Octubre, Panama

VITALI

Vitali is a healthy concept restaurant with kosher options where many of them are vegan.

Their vegan burger is a black bean and hemp seeds patty served with Ezekiel or whole wheat bread, kale, tomato, and guacamole. It comes with sweet potato fries.

  Address: C.C. Bal Harbour, Av Italia, Paitila, Panama

EL MERCADITO BIOLOGICO

This restaurant/health food store has a sophisticated and gourmet touch. Additionally, they focus on using high quality, organic and fresh ingredients.

The vegan burger consists of homemade sourdough bread, tomato, lettuce, vegan mayo, patty made with almond/seeds.

  Address: Calle 67 San Francisco, Avenida 3b Sur, Panama

TROPIC DELI

Update: Currently closed

An Instagram-worthy spot with super colorful décor.

Tropic deli offers several options suitable for vegans, like sandwiches, soups, pasta and, of course, a burger.

The Vegan burger is a mushroom with black bean patty, topped with caramelized onion, pixbae tahini, and kale pesto, accompanied by mixed salad.

  Address: Cl. 68 Este San Francisco y, Calle Matilde De Obarrio de Malex, Panama

PUROLOVE VEGAN CAFE

Vegan Burgers in Panama
Photo Credit: PuroLove

Every Wednesday they offer different types of thematic burgers.

Soy-based Picantosa, The Creole one which is a lentil patty,  the Mexican bean-based, the Mediterranean chickpea-based and the Panamanian bared bean-based.

PuroLove burgers are different because they use tomato slices instead of burger buns. So if you are trying to avoid bread then this is the right place. Because you can still enjoy a burger guilt-free.

  Address: Av 5 Sur, San Francisco, Panama

Other places where you can find vegan burgers in Panama:

Final Thoughts

Even though a Vegan Burger week still doesn’t exist if you want to give it a twist, then you can visit one of these places.

Above all, remember to check with the restaurants that are not vegan. They may change their ingredients and because of this, it’s important to always ask them. A couple of questions are better to make sure whether their burger it’s still safe or not.

I hope that my recommendations can help you find vegan burgers in Panama.

And you? Have you tried any of these burgers yet? Which one is your favorite? Do you know any other place where you can find yummy vegan burgers in Panama?

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Take care and happy travels

Lou

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