Meat, Egg, and Dairy Alternatives

Below are just some of the vegan versions of traditional animal-based foods, which are available at most chain grocery stores. Some stores, such as Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods Market, also offer store brand options.

Bacon

Sweet Earth Food's Benevolent Bacon
Sweet Earth Food’s Benevolent Bacon

Lightlife

Sweet Earth Natural Foods

Tofurky

Upton’s Naturals

Yves

Beef

Tofurky's Simple & Hearty Sloppy Joes
Tofurky’s Simple & Hearty Sloppy Joes

Beyond Meat

Boca

Gardein

Match Meats

Tofurky

Chicken and Turkey

Match Meat's Stuffed Chicken Breast
Match Meat’s Stuffed Chicken Breast

Beyond Meat

Boca

Gardein

Match Meats

Tofurky

Cold Cuts and Hot Dogs

Lightlife's Cubano Dog
Lightlife’s Cubano Dog

Field Roast

Lightlife

Tofurky

Yves

Hamburgers

Field Roast's FieldBurger with Carmaelized Fennel
Field Roast’s FieldBurger with Carmaelized Fennel

Amy’s Kitchen

Beyond Meat

Boca

Gardenburger

Gardein

Sausage

Tofurky's Sausage and Apple French Toast
Tofurky’s Sausage and Apple French Toast

Amy’s Kitchen

Field Roast

Gardein

Lightlife

Tofurky

Eggs-Scrambled

Follow Your Heart Scrambled Egg
Follow Your Heart Scrambled Egg

Follow Your Heart

Butter

Earth Balance buttery spread

Earth Balance

Smart Balance

Melt

Miyoko’s Kitchen

Spectrum

Cheese

Daiya's Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza
Daiya’s Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza

Daiya

Follow Your Heart

Field Roast

Go Veggie!

Miyoko’s Kitchen

Tofutti

Creamer

Vegan creamers

Califi Farms

Silk

So Delicious

Ice Cream

So Delicious Ice Cream

Ben and Jerry’s

Dream

Luna & Larry’s

So Delicious

Tofutti

Mayonnaise

Earth Balance Mayo

Follow Your Heart

Hampton Creek

Nasoya

Spectrum

Milk

Califia Farms Almond Milks
Califia Farms Almond Milks

Califi Farms

Dream

Orgain

Silk

So Delicious

Sour Cream

Follow Your Heart's Baked Potato with Vegan Gourmet Sour Cream
Follow Your Heart’s Baked Potato with Vegan Gourmet Sour Cream

Follow Your Heart

Tofutti

Yogurt

Daiya's Dark Cherry Smoothie
Daiya’s Dark Cherry Smoothie

Daiya

Nancy’s

Silk

So Delicious

Stonyfield

Whipped Cream

So Delicious Coconut Whipped Cream
So Delicious

Soyatoo!

Baking Substitutes

 

Eggs

If a recipe calls for only one egg, it can usually be omitted – just add a little extra liquid to the batter. Other baked goods can be made by substituting each egg with one of the following:
Vegan cupcake

  • 1 1⁄2 tsp Ener-G Egg Replacer + 2 T water
  • 1 T vinegar + 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1⁄4 C unsweetened applesauce, mashed banana, soy yogurt, or blended silken tofu
  • 2 T cornstarch + 2 T water
  • 1 T ground flaxseeds + 3 T warm water

Watch our video: 5 Vegan Egg Replacers for Baking!

See also: The Joy of Vegan Baking by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau; The Post Punk Kitchen’s guide; and PETA’s tips.

Shortening

Crisco

Earth Balance

Nutiva

Spectrum