Vegan Meats: Burgers, Deli Slices, Hot Dogs, and More

If you enjoy the taste and texture of meat, here are some incredible vegan replacements.
Last Updated: September 16, 2018

From Tofurky to Field Roast to Gardein to Beyond Meat, vegan meats are everywhere. Even the most mainstream supermarket carries products that satisfy every palate and fit every recipe. And any good natural foods store will carry a diverse selection of incredible vegan meat products. Just look in the refrigerated and deli sections of your favorite market.

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.

Meaty Vegan Cookbooks

Most vegan and vegetarian cookbooks feature meaty dishes. And there are even a a number of cookbooks devoted entirely to vegan meats:

Vegan Meat Producers:

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