The world’s best burger has been announced, and it’s meat-free

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Harriet Hall

Yes, that’s right, you read the headline correctly. Veggies rejoice, because the votes are in and the world’s best burger doesn’t contain a scrap of meat.

It might come as a shock to meat-eaters, but GQ voted, and vegan won.

The burger, created by Superiority Burger in New York’s East Village and sold for a price of $6 (£4), is a ‘vegan patty’, and people have been going crazy all for the love of it.

One customer posted on Instagram: “Can't believe I'm saying this, but I loved this little veggie burger so much that I ate 2.”

The patty is described as having a nutty, chunky texture, and is served in a bun with all the usual suspects of lettuce, tomato, gherkin and sauce.

Brooks Headley, owner of Superiority Burger, has not disclosed his magic recipe, but confirms that it is 100% animal free.

Headley, a former punk-rock drummer, (and fast-becoming our dream human) is an advocate of meat-free cuisine, telling the Wall Street Journal that:

“I don’t need something indistinguishable from meat in order to feel like I’m eating a hamburger.”

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“The act of eating a burger is so iconic and so American, and it’s not just about the patty," he says. "It’s the squish of the bun, the crunch of the lettuce and the tang of the ketchup – there’s something primally satisfying in all that,” he says.

Nick Marino, from GQ, has described what it’s like to eat the burger:

“The bun squishes. The lettuce crunches. The pickles snap. That patty, made from ingredients Headley won’t divulge and miles beyond whatever your vegan friends use to assault your grill during barbecues, has genuine heft.”

Well, we are certainly salivating.

Bow down, carnivores.