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The humble veggie burger used to be an afterthought, something on the menu to placate the neglected vegetarian or vegan friend in a world dominated by carnivores. But today, things are different. Los Angeles has transcended Meatless Mondays—everyone in this city seems to be a part-time vegetarian, especially as plant-based meals are touted as a way to combat the drought. Now the veggie burger has a cast of elite chefs from some of the best restaurants in Los Angeles who are determined to put their own spin on this meat-free delight. With no clear rules for what constitutes the patty, the field is wide open for experimental deliciousness. To find the best veggie burger options in L.A., we did some research: here are eight solid picks to sink your teeth into.