On the latest episode of “Basically Every Company Ever Is Adding Vegan Options, and It’s Awesome,” we’re featuring … drumroll, please … Morningstar Farms! The classic vegetarian company has gone a step further for animals, the planet, and our health by adding more vegan items to its lineup.

The folks at Morningstar Farms know that offering only vegetarian foods just doesn’t cut it anymore. More than ever before, caring consumers are opting not to buy foods that contain eggs and cow’s milk. They know that cows in the dairy industry are often deemed useless (after their babies and milk have been stolen from them over and over) at the young age of 4 or 5 years old—while their natural life expectancy is about 20 years. And in the cruel egg industry, male chicks are considered worthless, so millions of them are suffocated or ground up alive every year.

In light of this, Morningstar Farms has added a Meat Lovers burger, a Veggie Lovers burger, and Chik’n Strips—all vegan! And the company has even veganized some of its staples. The Buffalo Wings, Chik Patties (both Buffalo and Original), and Chik’n Nuggets, which all used to contain egg whites and milk fat, are now totally animal-free. Let’s go deeper.

Chik’n Strips

The Chik’n Strips are part of the Meal Starters line. They contain 23 grams of protein per serving and are perfect for stir-fries or fajitas.

Meat Lovers Burger

Ignore the name—the Meat Lovers burger is for anyone who’s ready to do away with eating animals. Packed with 27 grams of pure plant protein, it outdoes many beef burgers in terms of protein content. The company boasts that it also contains 26 percent less fat than a beef patty.

Veggie Lovers Burger

Morningstar Farms’ new Veggie Lovers burger is made with 10 veggies, grains, and seeds and zero animal parts. It has non-GMO soy and no artificial colors or flavors—yay for steps toward better health! 

Buffalo Wings 

The fact that there are more spicy vegan Buffalo options popping up everywhere makes us want to cry with joy. Like all Morningstar Farms’ vegan items, the Buffalo Wings have a large “V” on the package (in the top right corner), so you know you can enjoy them without hurting animals.

Chik Patties (Buffalo and Original)

Speaking of spicy, these Buffalo Chik Patties —and the Original ones, too— have a whopping 40 percent less fat than chicken patties, and the flavor is superb. You’re welcome.

Chik’n Nuggets

The classic Chik’n Nuggets just got even better, since they no longer contain cow’s milk or eggs—woot woot! So, what are you waiting for? Get to cruelty-free snacking.


These new and updated products aren’t the only vegan options that Morningstar Farms has to offer. The company also sells a Roasted Garlic & Quinoa burger, Steak Strips, a Spicy Indian burger, a White Bean Chili burger, and more.

So the next time you’re grocery shopping and have the choice to buy one of Morningstar Farms’ new animal-free items or one that contains animal ingredients, do the kind (and delicious) thing: Go for the vegan one.