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Hilary's Eat Well

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Hilary's Eat Well

Food allergies never stopped Hilary Brown from enjoying what she eats. Instead, they inspired her to share exciting, new taste discoveries with others.

“I had been a passionate cook for many years when I found out I had significant food intolerances and allergies in 2003,” Hilary says. “So I cleaned out my cupboards and completely changed my diet.”

Hilary also decided to attend culinary school and in 2005, opened a healthy fast food restaurant called Local Burger in her hometown of Lawrence, Kansas. That’s where she first introduced The World’s Best Veggie Burger, a name coined by loyal customers.

Hilary's Eat Well

Before bringing her burgers to our frozen foods aisle, Hilary had already spent years cultivating relationships with suppliers to ensure that every ingredient, right down to the precise type of salt, met her exacting standards. She even made sure the burgers could be cooked in the toaster for easier prep, minimal energy needed to reheat and fewer dishes to wash.

Hilary’s veggie burgers are made without nuts, egg, dairy, corn, gluten, yeast or soy and are Non-GMO Project verified. Millet and quinoa give The World’s Best Veggie Burger a hearty texture and flavor, while Hilary’s Spicy Green Chili Adzuki Bean Burger is made with the same grains, plus bold flavor from garlic, green chiles, chipotle powder and lime.

Hilary's Eat Well

"We think carefully about how each ingredient impacts people and the planet,” Hilary explains. “With every ingredient, we ask ourselves big questions about the costs — and not just economic ones. We consider the person, soil, air, water. We look at the whole system. Our millet is a great example — it's a complete protein and a drought tolerant crop."

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Sandy says …

I found out about these burgers earlier this year at my local Whole Foods. They really taste great - love them.

sue says …

Hello love yor product I was wondering if you plan on making more varities

Helen Kiefer says …

I do love both these burgers and eat one of the two almost daily. On a very thin bun, they combine deliciously with a bit of vegenaise, a slice or two of dill pickle and onion and many varieties of greens. Once in awhile I add a slice of fresh mozzarella cheese and some pimento stuffed green olives. YUMMY

Vicki says …

I use my veggie burger as filler for making turkey meatballs for my children.

Jo Patrick says …

I keep Hillary's World's Best Veggie Burger in the freezer all the time. It's great when I am pushed for time, but still want to eat healthy. I fix it, and the Adzuki Bean Burger, on a whole wheat bun with the usual toppings of lettuce, tomato, onion and fat free mayo.

Leann W. says …

AWESOME veggie burgers! I have been enjoying them for several years.

Ruth says …

Are these gluten-free, by any chance? Glad to see there is no soy in them!

Marina says …

I love your veggie burgers. The best!!!

Diana Deaver says …

Hilary rocks in my book and so do her burgers. Please keep making them and thank you for the love you put in them. I love to cook mine in a cast iron pan and melt some cheese on top before putting them on a bed of mixed greens and grape tomatoes. I squeeze a touch of lemon on top and they make a wonderful meal, breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Marci F says …

I haven't seen these at my local Whole Foods -- I must definitely look harder, as they sound wonderful!

Jean Reeves says …

We love Adzuki Burgers !!!!!!

kathy says …

wow , I can't wait to try them.....

C says …

My favorite dishes are as a topping on salad (ie Healthy flavorful croutons). Also, using as a pasta alternative. I have homemade Marinara Sauce on top of the Adzuki Bean Burger. Yum, just thinking about it makes me hungry now.

Amy says …

My nut-allergic daughter and I love these burgers. They're always on the grocery list.

Britt says …

These really are the best veggie burgers. I'm a crazy veggie burger lover and none compare. Sometimes with carmelized onions and vegan cheese, delish!

Regine Kramer says …

My husband & I love the adzuki burgers, they are the best . I buy a case at a time, so we always have some in the freezer. Keep up the good work.

Ady says …

Hillary's Adzuki veggie burgers are hands down the best veggie burgers ever. My kids love 'em as much as my wife and I. We eat them weekly and usually throw them in some 365 organic homestyle or Rudy's spelt tortillas with some butter lettuce, ketchup and mustard. You cannot beat the ingredients in these burgers. I'm extremely particular and these have an amazing array of organic ingredients including coconut oil (seriously, the best oil on the planet) when most are using cheap GM soybean or canola oil. Keep it up Hillary!

Joi Johnson says …

I just found out about these burgers today! I am so glad that I found a burger that i can actually eat that doesn't have to be shipped to me. I can NOT eat wheat, gluten, soy, yeast, & dairy. These totally fit my allergies. I can not wait to try them. THANK YOU!

Susan Bensinger says …

Hilary! Thank you so much for your great products! I buy them regularly at Whole Foods and it so great to have a great tasting quick healthy option for dinner! The Adzuki burgers are just awesome! One of my favorite foods!

Kate says …

Try to make a gluten free burger that is good. Even Gardein has gluten in their products. That makes it very hard for those of us that have to leave the flour out of our diets

Maria says …

Exciting! Finally a allergy free clean veggie burger! Thank you!

Roma says …

Have not noticed these in our Whole Foods. Will drive out in the morning to look again! Pack of allergies in this house. Thanks!

Anne H says …

Local Burger is awesome! I'm from Lawrence, KS but now live in California and I wish there was a Local Burger here. Everything they serve there is great...especially the veggie burgers. I haven't seen these at my Whole Foods (Los Altos, CA) but will check again. I'm glad to know that Whole Foods will be carrying at least a couple of their products. Hi, Hillary! I hope you're doing great!

Amy says …

These are my favorite veggie burgers! I love to eat them without a bun, with a slice of Havarti cheese on top.

Kathleen says …

Finally! A gluten-free, GMO-free veggie burger I can eat! I can't wait to try it~

betty facciuto-Mclaughlin says …

NEXT TIME I GET TO WHOLE FOODS IN ANN ARBOR I AM GOING TO BUY HILARY'S VEGGIE BURGER.. i HAVEN'T BEEN TO WHOLE FOODS FOR A YR .. AND I LIVE THE PLACE

Christina says …

Very interesting. Next time I am in Wholefoods, I will be looking for this item.

Carol Mysel says …

Hurray, a real healthy veggie burger. I can't wait to try the green chili one. Keep up the great work in healthy eating.

plantmaven says …

I usually make my own veggie patties, but they make too many and you have to freeze them. I'm going to try these today. My toppings are always organic lettuce, org tomato, org red onion and mustard on a Rudy's organic whole wheat bun.

Valery says …

I read about your Hilary’s veggie burgers in a Whole Foods Market email on April 3, 2013. I am excited because I think I can eat your veggie burger. This is because I am a very strict vegan that is gluten intolerant, an I do not eat soy product. There are a lot of foods I cannot eat. I plan to purchase it soon.

tinka.moore says …

I'm excited to try these! I usually put a different brand on my salad at lunch, with a chopped pickle, any other salad veggies I have and garlic sauce.

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@RUTH - Yes, these are gluten free.

Joyce Roessler says …

Do you add oil to your veggie patties? What is the fat content per patty?

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JOYCE - You can check out product info on their site at http://www.hilaryseatwell.com/.

Cathy Benedetto says …

Hooray for making a corn-free and GMO-free product. I have not tasted it yet, but I will buy it the next time I go to Whole Foods.

Whitney says …

Where can I buy Hilary’s veggie burgers? I looked in Whole Foods in Framingham, MA and they have never seen them or heard of them

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@WHITNEY - Since our products vary between regions/store locations I can't say exactly where these can be found. You can search on their website by zip code to see if there is another retailer close to you! http://www.hilaryseatwell.com/locations

Lona says …

Hi folks , just heard about your products and hope to try them soon ! be "NJoyin" !

Judy Lord says …

what are all the ingredients in the veggie burger?1

Nikki - Community Moderator says …

@JUDY - You can read the entire ingredient list at http://www.hilaryseatwell.com/products/worlds-best-veggie-burger.

Christina says …

These burgers are amazing! I have them atleast 3 times a week. The ingredients are organic and contain healthy grains and no wheat. Serious perfection, you must try these. Can not compare to any other veggie burger brand out there.

Nicole says …

I just had my first Hillary's World's Best Veggie Burger today and it was delicious!! I will definitey try the other flavors.

Carole Cernuto says …

Hi, am looking forward to trying your products. Would prefer to buy at small local healthfood store....we have a great one: Follow Your Heart, on Sherman Way, here in Canoga Park, California. Will send more info if you think that coukd be a possibility......thank you, Carole Cernuto

Lotus Foods says …

Hilary's truly cares abut how each ingredient impacts people and the planet. Just a year ago, Hilary's approached us about our heirloom, climate-smart More Crop Per Drop™ Rice which made its way into their Black Rice Burger! Our favorite :) Thanks Hilary... we're proud to work with you!

Jean Crandell says …

Your burgers are awesome!!!! So delicious and made with the best ingredients. I shop at Whole Foods for almost everything. I have tried many healthy burgers but your are the best. I feel like I could not make one from scratch better than yours. Thank you!!!!!!!

Chuck says …

Pairing a Hilary's Veggie Burger w/ avocado is sublime!

Michele says …

LOVED THE PLAIN VEGE BURGERS.