Our Favorite Alternative Burger Buns

Burgers are great - we’re huge fans, and we hope you are, too! But sometimes, it’s best to ditch the bun – whether because of a dietary preference, necessity, or just to try something different! We’ve put together our top alternatives to bun – because BBQ season is anything but boring!

Whether you’re following a specific plan, giving keto a try, or just looking for an alternative to the standard burger bun, we’ve got options for you! Try out one of our top picks this season!

Romaine Lettuce

Lettuce buns have become much more popular in recent years, offered anywhere from restaurants to fast food joints. If you’re cooking a burger at home and you're staying away from a classic bun, a piece of romaine is a great alternative. It works with a gluten-free diet, or for keto, lazy keto, paleo, or an “any delicious food” diet, which is useful if you have different dietary preferences at the table. Not only does it provide a satisfying crunch, you can still add all your favourite toppings, like pickles or onions, ketchup or tzatziki. Because lettuce goes with such a wide range of flavors, a romaine lettuce bun is a top choice no matter which burger is your style – beef, lamb, chicken, you name it, your lettuce bun is the perfect match.

Portobello Mushroom

If you’re looking for a fun bun, try fungi! Portobello mushroom caps are large enough to hold a standard burger – so you’ll get all the same coverage, with great flavor, too! You can cook them on the grill while you prep your burgers for added ease. If you want to take it to the next level, you can stuff your mushroom cap with cheese and vegetables before you cook, and then add the burger for a savoury treat you’ll want to make over and over again. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet, or just in the mood to change things up for burger night, you can’t go wrong with a portobello.


No, not a cheesy bun – although that’s a great option, too! Use your favorite blend of shredded cheese and fry it up to make an extra delicious, super savory bun for your burger. Adjust your cooking time to your preference, depending on how soft or crunchy you want your cheese crust to be – and be warned, utensils may be required! Perfect for those who follow keto or lazy keto diets, or for any die-hard cheese lover who can’t get enough of their favourite melty topping.


Sometimes the best bun is no bun! Pile that burger high with all your favourite toppings and dig in with a fork and knife! Try unique combinations, like cucumber and tzatziki on a lamb burger, or flavorful guacamole on a chicken burger. No matter what combo is your style, when you eat quality meats, you’ll want that incredible flavour to take centre stage. Order online and get a variety of different burgers to try – buns need not apply.

Article by: Trish Carnahan

Posted on September 9th, 2020