The Best Burger Bun Alternatives

The right “bun” can bring a lot of flavor and texture to a Burger and it doesn’t always have to be a traditional bun. Think outside the classic bun with these creative, delicious ideas for taking your Burger game to the next level of yum while keeping it light and healthy.


Keto-friendly Burger buns might seem like a contradiction, but your friend at Fireside are here to say you can have your burger and eat it too!

Create a delicious, low carb lettuce Burger using a wedge of the iceberg for a satisfying crunch or a roll of spinach for a soft taco style texture. Keep it healthy with crispy greens, carrots, peppers, and pickles. Avoiding cheese along with carbs? Try a spread of tahini sauce or hummus for a non-dairy alternative.

For portion watchers – try our Crabcake Sandwich!


Kick back, relax, grab a cold mai tai and take a daring plunge with these Hawaiian burgers . Try this sweet & savory approach to lighten up your Burger.

Trade plain, old everyday buns for pineapple slices to set the theme. Pair burgers with spicy red onions, lettuce, and tomato. You can even add a hint of teriyaki or sweet and sour sauce to bring out the island flavor. 


Set your burgers free and go completely bunless. Naked Burgers are a great way to pair amazing dishes with their beefy soulmate and without the guilt of eating a heavy carb.

A few of our favorite combinations include pairing a Fireside Burger with grilled vegetables, chopped Burger on top of a leafy green salad or even your favorite Burger, deconstructed. Try this BBLT Burger with no bun. Get even more creative with bacon-wrapped sliders by using a muffin tin to line mini patties with hickory-smoked bacon goodness.

What’s your favorite way to pair a burger? Let us know some other bun alternatives we should try and check out more amazing recipes from your friends at Fireside Chophouse.

Fireside Chophouse serves up the best cuts to our patrons in Williamsburg Virginia. We’re fourth generation lovers of Burgers and take pride in bringing the freshest Burgers to you Burger lovers in our restaurant or at home with your family.