The Top Vegan Meat Brands to Try Today
Ready for some good news? There are more vegan meat options than ever before, and they’re legit available everywhere. 🥳 The only hard part is figuring out which ones to try first. 😅 We’ll give you a hand—here are our picks for the best vegan meat brands on the market today.
Beyond Meat has been redefining what vegan meat can taste like. Made with non-GMO, gluten-free pea protein, its products will leave even hardcore meat-eaters shook. 😲 You can find the company’s vegan ground beef, sausages, meatballs, chicken, and jerky at grocery stores across the country. Its newest addition, Beyond Steak, is a game-changer for stir-fries, salads, tacos, fajitas, and other classic dishes. 😋
After PETA spoke with Kellanova about offering more vegan products through its MorningStar Farms and Gardenburger brands, the company tweaked three vegetarian products to make them vegan. 🙌 Now fewer chickens and cows will be exploited for their eggs and milk, and we get to enjoy MorningStar Farms’ tasty, improved items like Veggie Buffalo Chik Patties, Veggie Buffalo Wings, and Veggie Chik’n Nuggets. When you’re shopping for MorningStar Farms products, check for the yellow “vegan” label and read the ingredient list to avoid anything with eggs or dairy. 🙅♀️
Whether you’re tryna enjoy vegan chicken tenders, stuffed turkey, or bratwurst sausage, Gardein’s got you covered. 😎 We also love the brand’s mouthwatering plant-based F’sh Filets and Mini Cr’b Cakes. Buying these protein-packed products helps save chickens, turkeys, pigs, fish, crabs, and other animals from having their lives destroyed.
What do you get when you combine jackfruit, pea protein, and irresistible spices and seasonings? 🤔 The answer is KARANA’s vegan meat. From breakfast sausage to potstickers, these items are healthier—and more compassionate—than eating animal flesh. 😊 The brand’s fiber-filled grounds are perfect for dishes like tacos and pasta Bolognese, and its juicy breakfast sausage is the best way to start your day. You can try these products at several restaurants and pop-up events, and they’ll be hitting grocery store shelves soon.
Since 1994, Dr. Praeger’s vegan burgers have wowed people from all walks of life. Now the brand also offers a Pure Plant Protein line of burgers, tenders, and more. Many of Dr. Praeger’s products are vegan, but always be sure to double-check the ingredients and look for the “vegan” logo on the label to know for sure. 🔎
Pea protein + soy + shiitake mushrooms + rice = OMNI’s delicious vegan pork blend. Try the pork-style grounds on your nachos, chili, or pizza and the pork-style strips on your sandwich or burger. 🥪🍔 You can also enjoy the vegan pork blend in OMNI’s potstickers, spring rolls, and Korean-style BBQ bao buns. No matter which product you get, you’ll be dealing a blow to the pork industry. 🐷💗
Since 2016, this company has been making vegan meats that match the tastes and textures of chicken, beef, and pork, rather than supporting industries that keep chickens, cows, and pigs in miserable conditions and then slaughter them. 👏 Besides being animal-friendly, Before the Butcher’s grounds, burgers, and sausages are all free of gluten, GMOs, cholesterol, hormones, and antibiotics. Go wild, health fanatics. 😍
Who’s celebrated the holidays with a Tofurky roast? ✋ It’s a great way to be festive and take part in traditions without supporting an industry that abuses and slaughters turkeys. 🦃 But the Tofurky brand isn’t just known for roasts—it has a ton of other delicious vegan products, including deli slices, veggie dogs, and tempeh bacon.
Field Roast’s products are made with vital wheat gluten—which packs a huge protein punch, FYI. 💪 The Lentil & Sage Plant-Based Deli slices have 17 grams of protein per serving, the Celebration Roast has 22 grams per serving, and the Spicy Mexican Chipotle Plant-Based Sausage has a whopping 28 grams per serving. 🤯 Ever wonder if vegans can build as much muscle as nonvegans? By sticking to an effective workout program and protein-rich foods like these, you can get stronger and more muscular without eating any meat, eggs, dairy, or other animal-derived foods. 🏋️
For over 20 years, Yves has been making animal-friendly meals and snacks that only take a bit of prep to make. Just woke up? 🥱 Start your morning with the brand’s veggie bacon or breakfast patties. Hungry for a big meal? 🤤 Cook up some veggie dogs or burgers. Craving a little snack? 😏 Apps like Falafel Balls and Sweet Potato & Chickpea Bites won’t let you down.
Trader Joe’s trips are a blast for vegans, as the chain carries so many vegan meat products. Thanks to supply and demand (think Econ 101), the more yummy meatless products you buy, the more your local Trader Joe’s store carries. [party popper emoji] So let’s do our part and keep enjoying the chain’s Soy Chorizo, Gluten-Free Battered Plant-Based Fish Fillets, and Chicken-Less Mandarin Orange Morsels.
Lightlife has a bunch of vegan meat options for every meal or snack of the day. Munch on its Smart Bacon for breakfast, Smart Dogs and Smart Ground for lunch and dinner, and plant-based chicken tenders and deli slices for protein-rich snacks. All Lightlife vegan meats have 0 grams of saturated fat per serving, making this brand a heart-healthy choice. 💓
Sweet Earth kinda does it all. 💁 From seitan strips and chik’n to pizzas, burritos, and bowls, this company doesn’t skimp on vegan meal options. Be kind to animals, the planet, and yourself by digging into any of its tasty vegan offerings.
Did you know you can find some of these vegan meat brands at Target? Read our feature linked below to learn about what other vegan goodies the retail chain has to offer and start planning your next shopping trip.