Berkshire Eateries Make Top 10 “Best Veggie Burger” List
These days, an increasing number of the population is switching over to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. Some do it by personal choice while others (for health reasons, let's say) have to make the switch due to certain dietary restrictions.
The point is, whatever the reason behind the dietary switch, it doesn't have to be a bad thing. Take the veggie burger, for instance. Sure, back in the late 80s and early 90s (the "early days" of the mass-produced veggie burger), they could be bland and tasteless, but --news flash-- those days are long gone.
Not to mention, think of the positive impact that plant-based foods have on us as well as Mother Earth. Recently, in honor of National Veggie Burger Day (June 5), I decided to take a look at the best places in the vicinity to feast on a veggie burger.
And, as they often do, Yelp, the ratings and reviews website, provided me with the sought-after answers I was looking for. According to Yelp here are the top 10 places to get a veggie burger in western Massachusetts (and I'm happy to report that 3 of them are right here in Berkshire County!):
- Local Burger - Northampton
- Pulse Cafe - Hadley
- Eat - Springfield
- Thrive Diner - 145 Wahconah St., Pittsfield
- Johnny's Tavern - Amherst
- Alta Restaurant & Wine Bar - 34 Church St., Lenox
- Brickhouse Tavern - Indian Orchard
- Wildwood Barbeque - Hadley
- 51 Park Restaurant & Tavern - 51 Park St., Lee
- The Yarde Tavern South Hadley
A hearty round of congratulations to our three local establishments that landed in the top 10! Nice job! Also, two more Berkshire eateries made it into the top 20: Water St. Grille, 123 Water St. in Williamstown, just missed the top 10 landing at #12. And the Freight Yard Pub, 1 Furnace St. in North Adams hit the #20 spot.
Yelp put together the list by evaluating all of the western Massachusetts restaurants that serve veggie burgers on its platform on several factors. Take a look at the full list by visiting Yelp's website here.