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Eating my way through your advice, an ambitious list of vegetarian sandwiches from 24 different restaurants. More Comments Come True.

Technically, The Reef‘s veggie burger isn’t on the original list of meatless sandwiches to try. But, because so many Y&H fans left comments about its worth, I thought I’d give it a taste.

As those same commenters mentioned, this veggie burger is lovely in its meatiness. It’s thick with a chew similar to a beef burger, although it desperately needs salt.

With a chickpea and black bean base, the burger forms a substantial patty, and also includes carrots, onions, mushrooms, spinach and, as head line cook Craig Duquette explains, “not a lot of bread crumbs at all.” The burger contains some 20 seasonings or more, starting with cumin, garlic and onion powder and is served on a Firehook brioche bun.

I recommend the burger. I just can’t recommend the entire experience: the Reef charges $10 for the burger only. No fries. No greens. No chips. No potato salad. No coleslaw. Nothing. Sure, it’s better for my bride-to-be waistline, but after a few beers, that burger sure looks lonely on that big ol’ plate.

And, while I’m at it, here’s another crucial item missing from my Reef rooftop experience: a mirror in the bathroom.

In order of appearance in the comments:

  1. Cork Market
  2. Cowgirl Creamery
  3. Busboys and Poets (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
  4. Taylor Gourmet (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
  5. Booeymonger
  6. Pret a Manger
  7. California Tortilla
  8. Jaleo (sandwich 1) (sandwich 2)
  9. Highland Cafe
  10. Jimmy John’s
  11. Greek Spot
  12. Sticky Fingers
  13. Earl’s
  14. Yum’s
  15. Super Taco
  16. Luna Grill
  17. Five Guys
  18. Sidamo
  19. Everlasting Life
  20. Au Bon Pain
  21. Devon & Blakely
  22. Corner Bakery
  23. Potbelly
  24. Black Squirrel

Photo by Lexa Lemieux