Just in case you needed a valid excuse to chow down this weekend, today (May 28) is International Burger Day. However, step away from McDonald’s drive thru as we’ve lined up three of our favourite healthy burger alternatives, including vegan and carb-free options.

Just because you might be watching your weight doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy International Burger Day, here’s top three healthy burgers available in Dubai:

The ‘Low Carbinator’ from Burger Fuel

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By stripping back on additives, preservatives, salt and sugar, Burger Fuel tends to be healthier than your typical burgers (and their signature aioli sauce doesn’t hurt either). For those of us watching our carb intake or avoiding gluten, they now provide a low carb version of any of their burger patties. Pick a beef, chicken, vegetarian or vegan-inspired burger from the menu and ask for it ‘low carborator’ style to have it served wrapped in crispy lettuce instead of a bun. Find your nearest at burgerfuel.com/uae

Read: Top 5 Vegan Breakfast Places In Dubai

The ‘Vegan Patty’ from The Counter

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The Counter’s customisable build-your-own-burger concept puts the eater in control with an impressive 312,000 different variations to chose from, from the protein and fresh toppings to cheese and bun. Herbivores should be particularly excited by their homemade 100 per cent vegan patty option. There’s also sweet potato fries instead of regular fries, if you’re so inclined. The Counter, 1402 JBR Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence. 10am – 12am. (04) 4478975

Read: Top 5 Places To Get Vegan Pizza In Dubai

A 4oz burger from South Street Burger Co.

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South Street Burger Co. comes out on top for calorie counters everywhere with their smallest organic, hormone-free burger on a whole wheat bun coming in at only 289 calories. You also get to pick your toppings so make sure you load up on your vegetables to make this a burger worth your while. South Street Burger Co., Ibn Battuta Mall Food Court. (04) 4238018.

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