Amy’s Sonoma Veggie Burger Review

Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger

We’d been craving veggie burgers like mad, so we decided to try Amy’s Sonoma Veggie Burgers. In the past we’d tried veggie burgers from Boca and Lightlife, as well as Amy’s Black Bean Burgers, but we thought it was time to venture forth into unmapped territory (unmapped for Freezer Meal Frenzy, anyway).  These Sonoma Veggie Burgers definitely offer something different than your standard veggie burger.

One package has four patties inside. These aren’t individually wrapped or even wrapped in pairs — there’s just one inner sleeve that contains all four patties.

Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger

We definitely prefer when veggie burgers are wrapped two-per-package (Boca does this), but this is definitely not a dealbreaker for us. It’s just slightly less convenient than our preferred packaging method.

We’re sure these can be cooked in the microwave if you’re in a pinch for time, but we really do prefer cooking our veggie burgers in a pan with some vegetable oil. That’s what we did with these.

Now, these aren’t like your typical veggie patty. These patties are made with quinoa, mushrooms, and walnuts, so they actually have a birdseed-like texture. We also found that they got a bit crispy around the edges, though we admit that we cooked them a little longer than we’d intended (you can see the dark splotches on the patties in the image below).

Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger

As far as taste, these are actually pretty good. They taste nothing like beef, so don’t try to pass these off as beef burgers to your non-vegetarian friends. They actually have a wheaty, grainy flavor to them. We dressed these up like normal veggie burgers — with lettuce, tomato, cheese, ketchup, and mustard — but we can’t help but feel like there’s probably a better way to eat these. Perhaps swiss cheese and mushrooms would be a better topper — or even some avocado.

One patty contains 140 calories (45 from fat) and 450 mg of sodium. The calories really aren’t bad here. However, considering you’ll be adding at least a bun to these — and probably a sauce of some kind — that sodium level can really add up. Especially if you eat two burgers at a time, which is what we like to do.

Oh, and we should point out that, besides being vegetarian-friendly, these are dairy-free and gluten-free.

Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger

Amy’s Sonoma Veggie Burgers are not your average veggie burgers. They have a completely different taste and feel. We’d really hate it if someone just jumped into one of these expecting something smoky and with a softer texture. That said, these are very good, and we definitely recommend trying them out. If you do try these, we’d love it if you’d experiment with various toppings and let us know what you think the best way to top these would be.

If you want to learn more about the ingredients and nutrition content of these Amy’s veggie burgers, check out our package scans below.

Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger

Amy's Sonoma Veggie Burger