Best Mock Meats (Reviews)
Meat. Love it? NO! Crave the texture and/or basic flavor? Very possibly.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with seeking out good vegan meat alternatives, ones that offer versatility, texture, taste (and good nutrition is never a bad bonus!)
The meat alternatives reviewed here all:
- are cruelty free! Isn’t that the most important thing?
- offer a variety of alternatives so that you can always make your favorites
- explore different tastes and textures
This proudly South African, family-owned business has taken off internationally and with good reason too. The Fry’s range of meat alternatives is so extensive that you can put any of your favorite meals together in a matter of minutes.
Choose from a selection of classic burgers or chicken-style burgers, nuggets, mince, schnitzels, pepper “steak” and country pies, sausages, polony, prawns, and stir fry strips (this list is nowhere near complete!)
One of Fry’s best products remains their awesome hotdogs—the taste and texture is an exact match for the ‘best’ meat hotdogs, but you can enjoy these cruelty free and with none of the mystery meat ingredients found in omni versions.
This Canadian treat is sought after worldwide. Vegans get super excited when Gardein comes to their country, and that stellar reputation says a lot. Some of their chicken-style products are the best of their kind. The Teriyaki Chick’n, for example, is always a winner—even when fed to your omni friends.
Ever crave the taste of fish like you occasionally crave the taste of meat? Finding a satisfying vegan seafood option can be admittedly tough. Enter Gardein’s Golden Fishless Filets! The filets offer an authentic seafood taste and texture, and are amazing served with a squeeze of lemon, some vegan tartar, and a huge side of fries!
Most vegans are probably familiar with Beyond Meat’s most famous product—the Beyond Burger. What makes it so unique? It is—without a doubt—the closest any alternative has come to resembling the texture and taste of meat. This burger sizzles when you fry it. It’s got that raw, pinkish center that meat burgers do. It even “bleeds.”
Maybe it’s not that surprising, but some vegans actually dislike this burger for how closely it resembles meat. On the other hand, there are those vegans who appreciate Beyond Burger—not only because of the taste experience, but because more hardcore omnis might choose veganism knowing that they don’t have to miss out on their “meaty” food favorites.
This review list is by no means comprehensive, and it is great to be able to say that the selection of vegan meat alternatives keeps growing. Look out for more reviews soon!