Our Favourite Alternative Burger Buns

We’ve put together our favourite bun alternatives – because BBQ season is anything but boring!

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

Romaine Lettuce

Lettuce buns have become a lot more popular in recent years, offered everywhere from restaurants to fast food joints. If you’re cooking a burger at home and are avoiding a traditional bun, a hefty piece of romaine is an excellent alternative. Suitable for a gluten-free diet, or for keto, lazy keto, paleo, or an “any delicious food” diet, which is great if you have different 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 complements such a wide range of flavours, 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 pairing.

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 taste, too! You can cook them up on the barbeque while you prep your burgers for added convenience. If you want to take it to the next level, you can stuff your mushroom cap with cheese and veggies before cooking, and then add the burger for a savoury treat you’ll want to make again and again. Whether you’re following a gluten-free diet, or just in the mood for a burger night change-up, you can’t go wrong with a portobello.


No, not a cheesy bun – although that’s a great option, too! Use your favourite blend of shredded cheese and fry it up to make an extra delicious, super savoury 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 flavourful guacamole on a chicken burger. No matter what variety is your style, when you eat quality meats, you’ll want that incredible flavour to take centre stage. Order online and get a sampling of different burgers to try – buns need not apply.

Article by: Trish Carnahan

Posted on January 18th, 2023