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The Best Vegan Bacon Brands

Move over omelets and avo toast, there’s a new bacon in town!

Get ready to side up all your favorite breakfast foods with these vegan bacon brands! The plant-based protein powerhouses fit perfectly into your lineup of loaded oatmeal, JUST Egg omelets, house-made avocado toast, and more. Whether you work them in alongside those home-cooked hash browns or fit them into a “bacon, egg, & cheese” biscuit, these vegan bacon brands are the perfect way to start your day.

Umaro Foods

Dining out? Then enjoy crispy bacon from Umaro Foods! Available in select restaurants across the US, these meaty strips combine the flavors and nutrition of seaweed, coconut, chickpeas, sunflower oil, and more. They’re the perfect side to a tall stack of vegan pancakes!

Umaro Foods

Umaro Foods

Lightlife

Lightlife’s Smart Bacon packs 5g of protein per two-slice serving. This soy-based breakfast staple offers a delicious smoky flavor and 0g of saturated fat. We’re loving these with the brand’s Maple Bacon Waffles recipe and a cup of fresh fruit on the side.

Lightlife

Lightlife

Sweet Earth

With 4g of protein per slice, this plant-based bacon alternative brings the flavors of hickory, sage, and garlic. Sweet Earth’s Benevolent Bacon comes refrigerated or frozen and contains 60% less sodium than its meat-based counterpart. Try it with Vegan Mac and Cheese for a Sunday brunch or add it to a BLT sammy.

Sweet Earth Enlightened Foods

Sweet Earth

Tofurky

Tofurky’s Smoky Maple Bacon starts your day right with marinated tempeh strips loaded with 13g of protein per six-strip serving. Yes, six strips! Finally, a serving size we can get behind. Need a dish to pass at the next family potluck? Try Tofurky’s Jalapeno Bacon Cornbread. Even the non-vegan fam will be delighted!

Tofurky

Tofurky

Upton’s Naturals

Don’t care for tempeh or other soy-based bacon? Try Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan. At 15g of protein per serving, this non-GMO, kosher powerhouse goes great with Vegan Breakfast Totchos. Or keep your morning simple with a couple of slices alongside a tofu scramble.

Upton’s Naturals

Upton’s Naturals

Yves Veggie Cuisine

Yves Veggie Cuisine brings home the vegan bacon without all the cholesterol and fat of its meaty alternative. This brand boasts 14g of protein per three-slice serving and contains no trans fats, no artificial colors, and no artificial preservatives.

Yves Veggie Cuisine

Yves Veggie Cuisine

Hooray Foods

Looking for a gluten-free option for your morning meal? Try Hooray Foods for a delicious blend of crispy and chewy with 40% less sodium than regular pork bacon. Made to mimic the taste of its traditional counterpart, this brand sides nicely with a stack of vegan pancakes and your morning cup of joe.

Hooray Foods

Hooray Foods

Tammie Ortlieb

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Tammie has been with VegOut since its inception. Managing Editor and Maggie’s mom, she’s a former psychology professor who packed up her life and moved across the country from Michigan to California to follow a dream. Indie author, Mother Teresa-wannabe, and vegan for 18 years, she’s a big dreamer with a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology and an educational focus on well-being and thriving. When she’s not working through hyphens and commas, you’ll find her strategizing how to right the inequities of the world.

Must-have products: Elmhurst Unsweetened Almond Milk, Fleur & Bee Facial Cleanser, ATTITUDE Shampoo & Conditioning Bars, Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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