The Ultimate Vegan Bacon Review: Top Brands and Flavors to Try

Learning about the intelligence and sensitivity of pigs leads many people to stop eating meat, and we’re excited to see so many vegan bacon brands available today. Pigs shouldn’t have to endure torture just so we can eat their flesh.

Being vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up flavors you love.Think about the tastes typically associated with bacon: maple, salt, and smoke. Those are vegan-friendly, right? Simply swap the flesh with seasoned strips of tofu, tempeh, seitan, mushrooms, or rice paper and you’ll be frying up breakfast without causing someone a lifetime of pain for a few minutes of pleasure.

No time to make your own vegan bacon? Throw together a simple vegan BLT or whatever dish your heart desires with these options from our vegan bacon review that you can find in-store or online:

Atlas Monroe Vegan Cured Bacon

This mouthwatering, ultra-savory option makes all our vegan bacon dreams come true. Its authentic taste and texture hit the spot!

Thrilling Foods Bakon Strips

These tasty soy-based vegan bacon strips are salt-cured and smoked just like bacon made from the flesh of intelligent pigs—but without any of the suffering.

Tofurky Treehouse Tempeh Smoky Maple Bacon

The Tofurky brand offers some fantastic vegan sausages, and its smoky maple “bacon” is awesome, too.

Sweet Earth Hickory & Sage Flavored Benevolent Bacon

This stuff will really get your mouth watering. It goes great on vegan BLTs or alongside your favorite tofu scramble.

LightLife Smart Bacon

When I first went vegan, I thought I’d never be able to enjoy a BLT again. But then I discovered LightLife Smart Bacon. It’s widely available at many chain grocery stores, and it’s super-easy to cook.

Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan

Devilishly delicious.

Cool Foods Beans Are the New Bacon Bits

Add these “bacon bits” to your baked potato, soup, or salad. These are derived from pinto beans and are free of soy and gluten.

McCormick Bac’n Pieces Bacon Flavored Bits

Bonus: Try making vegan bacon grease for Southern-fried green tomatoes, biscuits, polenta, pierogies, or tofu scramble.


So there you have it—our ultimate vegan bacon review! With all the great vegan bacon options available, you can continue enjoying the flavors you love without hurting pigs.

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