The Meat Lovers Guide To Vegan Meats

The Meat Lovers Guide To Vegan Meats

Veg-protein that taste just like the real thing.

Red Hot Vegans

Making the transition to veganism can be an exciting process. You get to explore new foods and try out many new flavors. Best of all, you are well on your way to living a more humane, healthy, and eco-friendly lifestyle. With the vast array of vegan products on the market, choosing the ones that best suite your taste can be a long process. When buying faux meats not all brands are created equal. Some brands taste exactly like animal meats, while other brands have a more unique taste. In addition, some brands, for example, may make great veg-chicken but not so great veg-beef products.

This guide is for the vegan who wants their veg-protein to taste just like the real thing.


Beyond Meat Grilled Strips

Beyond Meat Southwest Strips

Gardein Chick’n Scallopini (all Gardein Chick’n has a good texture, however this one can be the most versatile when it comes to cooking)

Trader Joe’s Brand Chickenless Chicken

Simple Truth Brand


Gardein Beefless Burgers

Gardein Beefless Strips

Gardein Breakfast Patties (sausage)

Gardein Meatless Meatballs

Gardein Beefless Ground

Beyond Meat Beast Burger


Smart Dogs (Hot Dogs)

Gardein Pulled Porkless Pockets

Morning Star Hickory Smoked Riblets

Sweet Earth Hickory and Sage Smoked Seitan Bacon

Lightlife Smart Bacon

Betty Crocker Bac-O’s

McCormick Bac’n Pieces

Tofurky Pepp’roni (Pepperoni)


Gardein Fishless Fillets

Gardein Crabless Cakes

Vegetarian Plus Vegan Shrimp


Field Roast (Holiday)

Gardein Turk’y Cutlets

Tofurky Deli Slices


  • Remember to season your food! Just like animal protein, some veg-meats may need to be seasoned.
  • Do not overcook veg-meat. Typically veg-meat does not need to be cooked as long as animal meat.
  • Use a recipe your first time.
  • Reach out to the vegan community. Many vegans are willing to help out newcomers to the lifestyle. If you have a question do not hesitate to email or reach out to a more seasoned vegan.
  • This is by no means an all exhaustive list. There are new products being added to the market all of the time.
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