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14 Plant-Based Meat Brands Every Vegetarian Needs to Know

If you follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, it can be tricky to find veggie versions of your favorite foods. But these plant-based meat brands have your back. We found the top replacements for beef, chicken, pork and more.

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Boca Burger plant-based meat brandsvia bocaburger.com

BOCA

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. You have your choice of original recipes, as well as those made with non-GMO soy. Make your veggie burger even healthier by swapping the bun for one of these clever burger bun substitutes.

Products to Try: All-American Veggie Burgers and Spicy Chik’n Veggie Patties

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plant-based meat brands Morningstar Farms Chiknvia MorningStar Farms/Facebook

Morningstar Farms

For re-creations of all your favorite comfort foods, look to Morningstar Farms. You’ll find plant-based protein choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Vegans, you’re in luck, too. The brand has options without meat, dairy or eggs. (We love these vegan recipes.)

Products to Try: Spicy Black Bean Burgers and Veggie Breakfast Sausage Patties

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No Evil Foodsvia noevilfoods.com

No Evil Foods

Founded in 2014 at a farmers market, No Evil Foods is on a mission to benefit people, the planet and animals. They rely on simple foods—like vital wheat gluten, spices and seasonings—to mimic the taste and texture of meat. (Trust us—you’ll recognize every ingredient on the label!)

Products to Try: Comrade Cluck ‘Shredded Chicken Strips’ and El Capitan ‘Chorizo’

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Field Roast Bratwurst plant-based meat brandsvia Field Roast/Facebook

Field Roast

From summer cookouts to holiday dinners, Field Roast has your back. The brand is known for producing “real meats”—like sausages, roasts and deli slices—from grains, veggies and spices. They also make to-die-for dairy-free cheese options!

Products to Try: Italian Sausages and Mini Corn Dogs

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Amy’s Kitchen

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. Oh, and if you live in California, check out the Amy’s Drive Thru! Find more vegetarian comfort food ideas.

Products to Try: Meatless Pepperoni Pizza Snacks and California Veggie Burger

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Daring Foods plant-based meat brandsvia Daring Foods/Facebook

Daring Foods

If you can’t live without chicken, Daring Foods is the plant-based meat brand to try. It features a range of faux chicken products in a variety of flavors. Each pack contains soy protein concentrate as its protein source, which lends a meaty texture that pulls apart just like the real deal.

Products to Try: Original Daring Pieces and Original Breaded Pieces

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Lightlife Burger plant-based meat brandsvia Lightlife/Facebook

Lightlife

Touting plant-based foods for over 40 years, Lightlife is known for their tried-and-true products. You’ll find replacements for all sorts of meat products—including burgers, hot dogs, deli meats, sausages and chicken—plus simple meal starters like tempeh.

Products to Try: Original Tempeh and Smart Dogs

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Sweet Earth

Go ahead and stock your fridge—Sweet Earth has plant-based options for every meal. Pick up replacement products, like bacon, burgers, seitan and sausages. And choose from classic comfort foods, including pizzas, burritos and snack foods.

Products to Try: Seitan Traditional Strips and Benevolent Bacon

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Impossible whoppers plant-based meat brandsDrew Angerer/Getty Images

Impossible Foods

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. Plus, you can now find their “ground beef” at the grocery store. By the way, these are our Test Kitchen’s favorite plant-based burgers.

Products to Try: Impossible Burger Plant-Based Ground Beef and Impossible Breakfast Sandwich (available at Starbucks)

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Beyond Meat Burgers plant-based meat brandsOSKAR HELGASON/SHUTTERSTOCK

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.

Products to Try: Beyond Burger and Beyond Brat

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Gardein Fish Filet plant-based meat brandsvia Gardein/Facebook

Gardein

If you’re craving convenience, Gardein is the way to go. This popular brand features a variety of easy-to-make meat alternatives. It offers all of the usual suspects—like chicken and beef—plus some more niche products, like crab and fish alternatives.

Products to Try: Seven Grain Crispy Chick’n Tenders and Mandarin Orange Crispy Plant-Based Chick’n

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Tofurky Ham Roast plant-based meat brandsvia Tofurky/Facebook

Tofurky

Tofurky has been making tasty meat-free products since 1980. The well-known brand is a go-to for vegetarian deli slices, sausages, holiday roasts and more.

Products to Try: Roast & Wild Rice Stuffing and Oven-Roasted Deli Slices

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plant-based meat brands Uptons Naturals Vegan Baconvia Upton's Naturals/Facebook

Upton’s Naturals

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 seitan-based products and a whole line of vegan meals.

Products to Try: Updog and Bar-B-Que Jackfruit

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Quorn Chickn Wings plant-based meat brandsvia Quorn/Facebook

Quorn

From fillets to meatballs, Quorn has a veggie-based product for almost any occasion. The brand uses a unique ingredient called mycoprotein (a member of the fungi family) to boost nutritional value.

Products to Try: Meatless Chicken Nuggets and Meatless Grounds

Katie Bandurski
Katie is an Associate Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in writing and email newsletters. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and combing through antique shops.

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