Can you imagine a life without a bacon butty? Thanks to these vegan bacon alternatives, you don’t have to!
“But I love full English breakfasts,” we hear you say. “It’s too much to stop eating bacon!”
But what if we were to tell you that you can go vegan and don’t have to remove any of the foods you love from your life? It sounds too good to be true but, really it isn’t.
If you’re missing your favourite foods or dealing with meat cravings, the good news is there’s a realistic vegan substitute for just about everything these days – yes, even bacon.
Here are some of the best vegan bacon alternatives available in the UK for you to explore.
Richmond Meat-Free Bacon
Available at Tesco, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s and Ocado.
Richmond’s vegan smoked bacon has seriously changed the game for meat alternatives!
These yummy rashers work well in a traditional fry-up, giving you a breakfast worth getting out of bed for.
THIS™ Isn’t Bacon Plant-Based Rashers
Available at Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and other independent stockists.
These ready-to-cook bacon rashers are made with meat-eaters in mind. High in protein and fortified with other important vitamins, this is one of the most popular vegan bacon alternatives out there.
The best thing about THIS™ Isn’t Bacon is that you can find it at Premier Inn hotels across the UK and select restaurants too!
Better Naked Without the Oink Rashers
Available at Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado.
These crispy porkless rashers have passed the taste test from vegans and meat-eaters alike.
They’re also a source of protein, zinc, iron and B12, which is an added bonus!
Asda Plant-Based Bacon Rashers
Bring home the (meat-free) bacon with these tasty rashers from Asda’s award-winning Plant-Based range.
These delicious rashers are perfect for your Saturday morning bacon butties, full English breakfasts and just about anything you want to make with them.
Aldi Plant Menu No Pork Streaky Bacon Rashers
The vegan range at Aldi is going from strength to strength and their ‘no pork’ bacon proves exactly that.
Complete with added smokey flavour, these rashers will please even the most stubborn meat lovers in the household.
Plant Pioneers Smoky Vacon Rashers
These ‘vacon’ rashers are packed with flavour, thanks to their smoked paprika coating.
Whether you’re whipping up a brekkie or BLT sandwich, this vegan bacon from Sainsbury’s will do the job.
Vivera Bacon Pieces
Available at Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and Asda.
If you’re looking for deliciously smokey bacon you can use in pasta dishes, Caesar salads, wraps and sandwiches, Vivera’s Plant Bacon Pieces are as versatile as it gets.
These plant-based bacon pieces are loaded with protein, vitamin B12 and iron and they’re incredibly more-ish!
VBites Plant-Based Rashers
Available at VBites website, Morrisons and other independent stockists.
These meatless bacon slices are among the first to hit the market and have been a long-time favourite for many vegans.
They’re sure to be a guaranteed breakfast hit and work wonders on a pizza too.
La Vie Plant-Based Smoked Bacon
Available at Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
When a plant-based bacon brand is targeted by the pork industry for being too realistic, you know it’s going to taste good! La Vie’s vegan smoked bacon has been voted the best plant-based bacon in the UK.
Does Vegan Bacon Taste Like Bacon?
Usually, yes! Vegan bacon alternatives are typically made from soy, tempeh or seitan, which mimic the texture of the real thing pretty accurately.
Many brands have managed to perfect the taste and even the distinct smell of bacon, which is likely to turn the heads of even the most stubborn non-vegan in your life.
However, it’s worth shopping around to find your favourite.