The Cheesecake Factory has several options for plant-based eaters. Their Veggie Burger is one choice that can be ordered either vegetarian (pictured above with cheese) or entirely vegan (hold the cheese and mayo).
The Cheesecake Factory Veggie Burger is not small, so expect to leave very full (or with a to-go box!). The patty is made from brown rice, farro, black beans, fresh beets and onion, served on a toasted bun with melted cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles and mayo. To make this dish vegan, just order it without the cheese and mayo.
I usually order the burger on a gluten-free bun and only eat the bottom half because the patty is so massive that I hardly have room in my stomach for all that bread! Also, instead of the mayo, I get ketchup or mustard.
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I love the flavor and texture of this veggie burger. However, I don’t like how salty it is. I think they rub the patty with salt and seasoning right before they put it on the bun, because I can see it on the top. Usually I just scrape the salt off on the side of the table before I eat it. It’s a lot better without the extra salt, trust me! There seems to be plenty of salt in the actual patty mix as it is; the extra on top is unnecessary.
The Cheesecake Factory is a great place for groups. I like to go there with my non-vegetarian family when I visit Cincinnati, because we can all eat in harmony, and I can order something more substantial than a salad or side of veggies.
What veggie burger is your favorite lately? Do you have any suggestions for what I can try next?
Check out my other Veggie Burger Spotlight posts.