11 Brand Names Every Vegetarian Needs to Know
If you follow a plant-based diet, it can be tricky to find veggie versions of your favorite foods. But these name brands have your back. We found the top vegetarian brands for meat substitutes, comfort foods and more.
One of the most trusted names in meat-free eats, BOCA offers a wide selection of veggie burgers, chik’n nuggets, skillet meals and more. They even have a line of products made with non-GMO soy! Make your veggie burger even healthier by swapping the bun for one of these clever substitutes.
Product to try: All-American Veggie Burgers
For America’s number one veggie burger brand, look to Morningstar Farms. You’ll find plant-based protein choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner—and vegans, you’re in luck, too. The brand plans to sell all vegan products by 2021. (These recipes are all vegan, too.)
Product to try: Original Sausage Patties
Amy’s is the queen of meat-free comfort food. The homey brand makes a wide variety of convenience foods—including canned soups, pizzas, burritos and bowls. Every product is vegetarian, but Amy’s also offers gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO offerings. Find more vegetarian comfort foods.
Product to try: Broccoli & Cheddar Bake
Fry Family Foods
A newcomer in the U.S., Fry’s is a family business that aims to make tasty food that’s good for people and the planet. Among their product lineup you’ll find all of the usual suspects (burgers, nuggets, etc.), as well as a few niche offerings like soy and flaxseed schnitzels and prawn-style pieces.
Product to try: Soy & Quinoa Country Roast
If you’ve been to a restaurant in the past year, you’ve likely seen an Impossible product on the menu. This revolutionary substitute is designed to look, taste, smell and even bleed like real meat—but it’s made from plants. While Impossible is only available in restaurants at the moment, it plans to launch in grocery stores soon.
Product to try: The Impossible Burger
Beyond Meat Company
Another contender in the I-can’t-believe-it’s-not-meat category, Beyond sells plant-based burger patties, ground crumbles and sausages. It’s aiming to create “the future of protein” and help the planet—all while creating a delicious meat alternative.
Product to try: The Beyond Burger
If you haven’t given jackfruit a try, Upton’s Naturals will make you reconsider. The brand sells the pork-like fruit in a bunch of fun flavors, plus some other vegan goodies. (Oh hey, vegan jerky bites!) If you’re on the fence, see what happened when we tried jackfruit!
Product to try: Bar-B-Que Jackfruit