Vegan Meats

If you enjoy the taste and texture of meat, here are some incredible vegan replacements.
Last Updated: June 10, 2018

From Tofurky to Field Roast to Gardein to Beyond Meat, there are plenty of vegan meat options on the market to satisfy every palate and fit every recipe. Just look in the refrigerated section of your local natural foods store.

Additionally, you can step back a couple centuries and rely on the heavier foods that vegetarians have traditionally eaten in place of meat:

If burgers, hot dogs, and chicken nuggets are what you’re jonesing for, you can find vegan versions of all these things plus deli slices, ground meat, and much more. Once again, just check the refrigerated and frozen sections of your local natural foods store or supermarket. Your meaty-yet-meatless options are virtually limitless and ever-expanding. Just be sure to read the ingredients since some meat-free alternatives contain dairy or eggs.

No matter which route you take to satisfying your meaty cravings, all of these foods are cruelty-free and rich in protein.

Meat-Free Cooking for Meat Lovers

Most vegan and vegetarian cookbooks feature meaty dishes. And there are even a couple cookbooks devoted entirely to satisfying your meat cravings: Roberto Martin’s Vegan Cooking for Carnivores and Tommy McDonald’s Field Roast: 101 Artisan Vegan Meat Recipes to Cook, Share, and Savor.

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For more coverage of vegan meats, see our pages on hot dogs, sausages, burgers, turkey, and chicken.