As a countdown to the Best of the Twin Cities 2014, coming April 16, the Hot Dish is serving up 100 of our favorite local dishes.
When is a veggie burger more than a vegetarian meal option? When it's the glory that is the veggie burger at St. Paul's Groundswell Cafe
. Whether you eat meat or not, this hearty sandwich is packed with craveable flavors for every palate.
Made from a blend of black beans, quinoa, roasted vegetables, and fresh herbs, the patty is crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside, with a surprising meatiness. The toasty quinoa, earthy beans, and the subtle sweetness of root vegetables all round out to a wholly satisfying bite of food.
Normally, it's served with a zesty blob of Sriracha aioli, but if you're feeling crazy, you can order it "Johnny style" with Groundswell's pimento cheese spread and bacon. That's right, bacon on a veggie burger. The salty, smoky bacon only enhances what the burger already has going for it, and the spicy, creamy cheese spread kicks the decadence up a notch.
1340 W. Thomas Ave., St Paul, MN