Thanks to innovation in the plant-based food sector and growing consumer demand for meat alternatives, there are plenty of store-bought vegan meats available around the world. These 11 meaty products help you enjoy all the comforts of your favorite foods while adhering to a vegan diet.
11 Vegan Meat Brands That Taste Better Than the Real Thing
1. Beyond Burger
The Beyond Burger has dominated the vegan meat market, attracting fans in both the restaurant industry and retailers around the world. This “bleeding” vegan beef patty replicates the taste, texture, and sizzle of an animal-based burger, without the cholesterol.
2. Beyond Meat Beyond Sausage
Prefer hot dogs to burgers? Beyond Meat has you covered. The Beyond Sausage is available in Whole Foods across the US, and just like the Beyond Burger, it doesn’t disappoint in the taste and texture department. Fill a fluffy vegan pretzel bun with the Original Brat, then let your mind run wild with toppings for a ballpark favorite you can enjoy at home.
3. Tofurky Vegan Chorizo
Vegan brand Tofurky has been in the game since 1995. Its plant-based chorizo crumbles are spicy and flavorful—perfect for potato and chorizo tacos.
4. Field Roast Fruffalo Wings
These crave-worthy plant-based bites by Field Roast rival any animal-based wing, in both taste and texture. Just be sure to have some vegan ranch nearby, these snacks are seriously spicy! For a more mild spread, go for the mini corn dogs; they are equally as delicious, without the burn.
5. Quorn Chicken Nuggets
Made from mycoprotein, a plant-based protein derived from fungi, UK-based brand Quorn’s vegan chicken nuggets have a realistic texture. Pair them with fries for an easy, satisfying meal.
6. Upton’s Naturals Jackfruit
What’s the secret to mastering the texture of traditional pulled pork? Jackfruit. This colossal somewhat alien-looking fruit magically transforms into succulent plant-based pulled pork when cooked and seasoned. Upton’s Naturals has embraced the versatility of the jackfruit to create meaty substitutes to satisfy any palate. For a Texan-worthy pulled pork sandwich, go for the barbecue variety.
This Swedish vegan meat producer is rapidly expanding across Europe and the UK with its meaty seasoned bites. The range offers Pulled Oumph, Kebab Spiced, The Chunk, and other variations of hearty plant-based meats. Brush on the barbeque sauce and sink your teeth into some homemade vegan ribs.
8. The Abbot’s Butcher Chicken
There is a plethora of vegan chicken on the market, but The Abbot’s Butcher has won over the stomachs of vegans and self-proclaimed carnivores alike. This plant-based chicken is made from whole food ingredients, including wheat protein, pea protein, and herbs and spices. You can marinate it, stir-fry it, or cook it however you would make traditional chicken.
9. Gardein Golden Fishless Filet
Gardein was one of the first vegan companies to really shine with its incredible meat-like products. When the world of plant-based meat was defined by mushy veggie burgers and spongy mock meat, the company gained attention with its crispy, slightly addictive chicken fingers and saucy beefless bites. Gardein makes a wide range of products, but if you’re in the mood for fish and chips, their Golden Fishless Filets will hit the spot.
10. Yves Veggie Cuisine Deli Slices
Create an epic sandwich by piling on slice after savory slice of Yves’ deli slices. This Canadian company makes ham, turkey, salami, and bologna vegan slices to satisfy any sandwich craving. Carve up two thick slices of bread, slather on the mustard, and don’t forget the pickles! This sandwich is going to be good.
11. VBites Sausages
Owned by Heather Mills, VBites distributes a wide range of vegan meats (including several flavors of juicy sausages) to stores across the UK and Europe, so you can enjoy a proper meaty English breakfast the vegan way.