If you’re following a plant-based diet, or just trying to consume less meat overall, it can be tricky to find the best vegetarian versions of your favourite foods. Here are some great vegetarian brands that offer meat substitutes of all kinds in Vegetarian Brands: 6 Market Leaders Every Veggie Should Know About!
1. Linda McCartney
Offers a wide-range of innovative products from vegetarian sausages to Vegetable Hoisin Duck Meal Kits, spread over 3 ranges – a Chilled Range, Frozen Range and Vegan Range. Their products are full of taste and are made with excellent sustainable ingredients such as rehydrated soya, pea and wheat protein.
2. The Tofoo Co
This brand offers organic handmade tofu products made from a traditional Japanese recipe. They make traditional blocks of tofu that you can dice, chop or slice to suit your own taste, perhaps in a tofu scramble or stir fry. They also stir things up with their breaded tofu chunks and sausages with delicious flavours like Southern Fried and Spicy Sweet Chilli.
From Southern Fried Bites, Crispy Nuggets, and fillets, to meatballs, Quorn has a veggie-based product for just about any occasion. Quorn products use a unique ingredient called Mycoprotein – a source of protein that’s high in fibre, and low in saturated fat.
The production of Quorn produces uses 90% less land and water than producing many animal protein products, making it a very environmentally friendly brand. You can make the perfect lasagne with Quorn mince knowing that you’re contributing to a healthier planet.
4. Wicked Kitchen
Wicked Kitchen has so many unique plant-based, vegan and vegetarian products – from ready meals and spice blends to desserts and ice cream. They incorporate various cuisines from around the world, whilst working towards setting a standard of excellence in taste and quality.
5. Beyond Meat
Using a variety of non-GMO, plant proteins, Beyond Meat delivers a ‘meaty’ experience of high quality products such as vegetarian burgers with no cholesterol, antibiotics or hormones that would commonly be found in regular meat products. This brand aims to create “the future of protein” and help the planet – all while creating a scrummy meat alternative.
6. Strong Roots
Strong Roots products are not designed to imitate meat like most other vegetarian brands. Their products are made with real vegetables, offering plant-based burgers like the Kale and Quinoa Burger and many more – a fun and uber-delicious way to eat your vegetables!
The range of vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives in the supermarkets seems to be increasing every day. Which brand and products do you like best? Let us know in the comments below, and join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!