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The 11 Best Vegan Hot Dog Brands

Nothing signals that it’s summertime quite like firing up the grill and dining al fresco. On those days you’re aching for the perfect bite to pair with your grilled veggies, look no further. Whether you want a protein-packed andouille-flavored sausage link or a classic seitan-based Chicago-style dog, you can find them all on our list of 11 vegan hot dog brands.

Sweet Earth

Sweet Earth’s cholesterol-free hot dogs are bun-length, meaning you can bid farewell to the days of being left with handfuls of bread long after finishing your link. They come with four hot dogs per package and are ready to enjoy after a quick toss in a pan or a few minutes rotating on your grill. You can keep it classic by grabbing your favorite bun and topping with ketchup and mustard, or you can be inspired by the flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine by adding black beans, corn salsa, and a little extra chopped onion for added crunch. Visit Sweet Earth’s website to find their hot dogs at a retailer near you!

Sweet Earth

Field Roast

Field Roast’s signature hardwood smoked Stadium Dog is your go-to for that classic BBQ flavor. For a hardier option opt for the Classic Smoked Frankfurters which are packed with a staggering 20g of protein per serving and 0mg of cholesterol.

Field Roast

Upton’s Naturals Updog

The hickory-smoked goodness that is Upton’s Naturals Updog can be enjoyed steamed, grilled, or even microwaved. Pop open a 4-pack of links and serve them Chicago-style on a poppy seed bun with yellow mustard, relish, tomatoes, onions, and a pickle spear. Better yet, visit Upton’s Breakroom, their brick-and-mortar vegan restaurant in Chicago, Illinois.

Upton's Naturals

Lightlife Smart Dogs

You can find Lightlife’s soy protein-based Smart Dogs in major retailers nationwide where they come in both the original and jumbo sizes. With less than 100 calories per serving and 0g of saturated fat, these won’t have you feeling guilty for going back for seconds or thirds.

LightLife

Tofurky

Tofurky has some of the most imaginative brats and sausage link flavors on the market which come packaged in orders of four and feature an impressive 21-24g of protein! Enjoy a spinach and pesto link between a bun with lettuce and tomato, or grill the andouille for a Louisiana style po’ boy. Looking for something more adventurous? Grill the kielbasa links for 5-7 minutes, then chop up these peppery bites and toss them into your favorite pasta.

Tofurky

Beyond Meat Sausages

Veganism isn’t a trend, it’s a revolution, and brands like Beyond Meat are taking center stage. Take a stroll down the meat aisle at your local Target, Walmart, or Sprouts and decide between their Original Brat, Hot Italian, or Sweet Italian sausage links. No matter which you select, there is peace in knowing they are all non-GMO, soy-free, gluten-free, and come loaded with 16g of protein per serving.

Beyond Meat

BeLeaf

The great news is that BeLeaf’s non-GMO soy protein-based vegan hot dogs come fully cooked—you just need to reheat them. The better news is that they will last up to 18 months in your freezer, so you can enjoy them long after the summer grilling season has ended. Visit their website to find them in a retailer near you or to find out how to get them shipped to your front door.

BeLeaf

Loma Linda

Loma Linda’s Big Franks are kosher-friendly and served in a can with eight links. Not only are they shelf-stable, but each link contains roughly 58% less fat than beef hot dogs, making them ideal for vegans or anyone in search of a healthier hot dog alternative.

Loma Linda

Moving Mountains

Our friends across the pond took an unconventional yet tasty route when crafting their vegan hot dogs from sunflower seeds. Add the fact that they’re gluten-free and come in 100% recyclable packaging and you know you’ve got a winner! If you are unable to venture to the UK, Australia, or Asia for a bite, order them on Costco’s website for home delivery, where they will serve as an excellent topping on your homemade pizza.

Moving Mountains

Yves Veggie Cuisine

Yves specializes in ballpark-style hot dogs where crowd-pleasing flavor is only second to the succulent, juicy texture. They come in four unique flavors—including the Tofu Dog and Veggie dog—contain as little as .5g of fat, and are always cholesterol-free. You can find all four flavors on the shelves of your local Whole Foods or Trader Joe’s.

Yves

No Evil Foods Italian Sausage

No Evil Foods takes pride in crafting full-flavored, small-batch meat substitutes, and you’ll discover their Stallion Italian Sausage to be no exception. With an impressive 25g of protein per serving, these can be enjoyed at your next bonfire, tossed in a one-pot meal, or diced and served alongside your breakfast veggie scramble. You can place an order for delivery by visiting their website.

No Evil Foods

Jared Cross

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Jared is a Southern California native who is passionate about traveling and all things sustainable. When he’s not tending his vegetable garden, he can be spotted exploring beaches around the world, listening to jazz music, and laughing until the point of tears.

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