Meat-Free Meats that will “Fool” your Taste Buds!

Photo courtesy of Tofurky

It may be April Fools Day, but these meat-free meats are no joke! Made from 100% plant-based ingredients, these popular vegetarian “meats” are full of savory, satisfying flavor. You can find them in the produce or frozen section of most grocery stores. Next time you cook, try using them anywhere you’d typically use traditional meat- no one will know the difference!



1. Tofurky

Tofurky’s wildly popular Veggie Roasts have been a holiday staple for vegetarians for over 20 years. Today, they offer a wide range of delicious plant-based products, including Slow Roasted “Chick’n,” Artisan Sausages, and Deli Slices. Be sure not to miss their heat-and-eat Pockets in flavors like Pepp’roni Pizza and “Ham” and Cheese, or their gluten-free pizzas!

Find it here.


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2. Upton’s Naturals

Upton’s Naturals offers their unique, delicious seitan in an exciting variety of flavors, including Italian, Chorizo, and even bacon! For the chefs out there, they have both Traditional seitan and an a “Chick” version you can season to your liking. Their newest products, Chili Lime Carnitas Jackfruit and Bar-B-Que Jackfruit are amazing on sandwiches and tacos!

Find it here.

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3. Gardein

Gardein encourages their customers to “Cheat on Meat,” and then makes doing so both easy and tasty with a wide range of meat-free products, like Sweet and Sour Porkless Bites, Szechuan Beefless Strips, and even Fishless Filets!

Find it here.


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4. Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat has innovated the plant-based market with their mouth-watering products made from pea protein. One taste, and you’ll know why they’ve garnered support from high-profile investors like Bill Gates. Try their Beyond Chicken Strips and Tenders, Beyond Beef Crumbles and Meatballs, or the beloved Beast Burger.

Find it here (and be sure to use this coupon!).


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5. Field Roast

Field Roast offers gourmet, grain-based products like Apple Maple Breakfast Sausage, Hand Formed Burgers, and even Classic Meatloaf. For the full experience, top your Field Roast burger with a slice of their Chao vegan cheese!

Find it here.


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6. Lightlife

Lightlife’s Gimme Lean Sausage is the perfect addition to any breakfast or barbeque. Look for products like Veggie Deli Slices, Smart Dogs, and Tofu Pups in most grocery stores!

Find it here.


For other crave-worthy plant-based meat options, check out Sweet Earth® , Amy’s® , Yves, Boca, and some of the options from Trader Joe’s®, like their Chicken-less Strips! Have another favorite meat-free meat we forgot? Tell us in the comments!

Photos courtesy of, from top: Tofurky (header), Tofurky, Upton’s Naturals (credit to Kelly Peloza Photo), Gardein, Beyond Meat, Field Roast Grain Meat Co., and Lightlife