Yummy Vegan Food that You Should Know

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Curious to try some new delicious food and dishes? Why not try vegan food? You will be surprised by the amount of new vegan food available and different dishes you can make as vegan options. Vegan food is more than just vegetables and salads, nowadays there are so many vegan food options and available in many restaurants too. Vegan food is delicious, appetizing, and can be a healthier option. Find out more about vegan food in this article. Not only are we going to talk about what vegan food is great for new beginners and what food vegans can eat. We will also talk about some vegan food brands that you should know about.

Yummy Vegan Food

Vegan food has been on a rise for a while as more and more people are becoming vegan. With veganism being a rising trend, more and more restaurants and companies are coming out with their own delicious and amazing vegan food options. In addition, many brands were able to create vegan food options that are substituted for meat and eggs. These vegan food products are very popular and help many die hard meat lovers convert to veganism. The increase of vegan food is amazing as more and more people are vegan and it also has many other benefits. Including that with vegan food, many people are inclined to cook more. It used to be because there were fewer vegan food options available, but now it is a choice. And many people still choose to cook more because it is fun and customizable to one’s own preferences.

What food can Vegans eat?

A wide variety of different vegan food
For those of you wondering, what exact does vegan eat? Or what is vegan food? Well, they eat many things that non-vegans eat, vegetables, fruits, beans and pasta. Vegans just don’t eat any food that comes from animals, such as meat, dairy, eggs and so on. So here is a quick rundown of the food that vegans can eat:

  • All Vegetables (funghi, roots and more)
  • All Fruits
  • Beans and Legumes
  • Nuts and Seeds
  • Soy Products: Tofu
  • Pasta (Not including Fresh Pasta that contains eggs)
  • Bread as long as it doesn’t contain milk and eggs
  • Rice and Rice Noodles
  • Plant-based Milk (Almond, Oats, Soy)
  • Vegetable oils (Avocado, Sesame, Canola, Olive
  • Meat Substitution (Soy Meat, Egg Replacement, etc)

With these ingredients, the vegan food you can make is endless!

Are there Vegan Fast Food?

Oftentimes when people think of fast food, it is mostly catered to the diet with meat involved. Luckily, in the past few years, Burger King and many other fast food chains have come out with their own vegan options. For example, the impossible whoppers at Burger King or the Portobello burger from Shake Shacks. More and more restaurants and chains are developing vegan food options for their customers. Also, many frozen foods and premade food have vegan options too. So for my vegan friends out there, be ready for more amazing vegan fast food options coming!

Vegan Food Brands You Should Check out!

For those of you that are new to vegan food and want to know some amazing vegan food options, here is the perfect list.

  • Beyond Meat (meat substitution)
  • Impossible Foods (meat substitution)
  • JUST eggs (egg substitution)
  • Trader Joe’s (wide variety of vegan food)
  • Daiya Foods (wide variety of vegan food)
  • Tofutti Brands, Inc (wide variety of vegan food)
  • Annie’s (have both vegan and gluten free options)
  • Theo – fair trade chocolate and organic (have vegan, gluten-free and kosher options)

Some of the brands mentioned above are only available in the United States or the United Kingdom, while others are expanding internationally in the future. If you are interested in any brands make sure to keep up with them and maybe you can get them where you live too. In addition, this is a very small list of vegan food brands, there are many more available! A quick google searches and you will have plenty!

Vegan food for all!

A delicious fried tofu: vegan food
So are you excited to try out all these amazing vegan food options from the brands mentioned above? Even if you are not vegan, you made it this far, why not try yourself with some Theo’s vegan chocolate bar? You will be surprised, they are amazing and just like the other vegan food option. All tasty and great if you want to try something new. Even if you are not vegan, you can have these vegan food options at home for one of those days you want something different. Or if you want to reduce the amount of meat you are eating, Beyond Meat and Impossible Food are great ways to do so. Or you can simply look up on pinterest for some simple vegan recipes too! Or go out and try some vegan dishes, surprise yourself!

Find out more about vegan and veganism in this article!

               
Author: Monica Chang
On my own ethical journey since 2010. Always happy to learn more!