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Last updated: May 29, 2024

The 8 best vegan pork products (2024)

Vegan pork has come a long way and there are now so many alternatives to choose from. Here I mention my favourite vegan bacon, sausages, chorizo, mince, lardons and more!

A pig's snout poking out of a railing, happy that you are choosing to buy vegan pork products

Pre-veganism, I used to pig out a lot on bacon and sausage (excuse the pun), although my bacon needed to come without the fat and my sausages without the gristle.

I never really enjoyed the little reminders that my food came from animals. So, obviously, veganism came pretty naturally to me. But something that has always stuck with me is my taste for crispy smoked rashers and cylinders of unami-flavoured mince packaged inside a crispy outer.

Fortunately, these are really easy food items to find in vegan form. Whilst the names for these vegan pork products may be heavily debated amongst carnivores, we all know they are tasty alternatives that will eventually even turn the sourest of faces to the good side.

This is why I would like to summarise all of my favourite vegan pork products with you, so you can enjoy the tastiest of alternatives and use them to cook up magnificent vegan feasts for you and the favourite carnivores in your life.

My top picks

La vie plant-based smoked bacon - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan bacon

La Vie Plant-Based Smoked Bacon Rashers

  • Made from: Soya protein
  • Protein per 100g: 14.9g
  • Serving suggestion: Add them to a vegan fry-up or use them in a bacon sandwich

This is the ultimate vegan bacon product that I am so obsessed with that it even makes its way into my dreams. I can’t be the only one that dreams about food on the regular, right?

Thanks to the fat strips that run down each rasher, this plant-based bacon crisps up really nicely in the pan. On top of this, La Vie has got the smokey flavour spot on. I put these into a bacon sarnie and I am transported back to Sunday mornings as a teenager, scoffing down meaty breakfast sandwiches drowning in ketchup.

As you might expect a vegan to say, these are even better than bacon from a pig. Not just because they are plant-based, but because they are also free from all that horrible stringy fat that used to make me feel sick. Oh, and they are much lower in saturated fats.

You can find out more about them in my La Vie Bacon review.

THIS Isn't Pork Sausages - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan sausages

THIS Isn’t Pork Sausages

  • Made from: Pea protein
  • Protein per 100g: 14.4g
  • Serving suggestion: Use in a vegan sausage sandwich or add them to this vegan breakfast bake

THIS can seemingly do no wrong. These vegan sausages are an absolute banger (sorry, I really ought to stop with these terrible puns). They have been able to achieve a realistic pork taste and texture all encapsulated within a crispy plant-based skin.

Unlike many other plant-based pork products mentioned here, these are made using pea protein which is a great alternative for any soy and wheat allergy sufferers out there.

These vegan pork sausages are incredibly versatile so you can use them to make delicious sandwiches as well as pasta sauces and stews.

Squeaky Bean Spanish Chorizo Style Slices - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan chorizo

Squeaky Bean Spanish Style Chorizo Slices

  • Made from: Wheat gluten
  • Protein per 100g: 26g
  • Serving suggestion: Use it as a filling to create tasty vegan toasties

Ready-to-eat vegan meats are some of my favourite things, and the same goes for these vegan chorizo slices from Squeaky Bean. Simply peel them off and snack away. Or resist the urge and layer them up with slices of vegan cheese to create the ultimate toastie.

Unfortunately, these are made using wheat gluten which isn’t great for sensitive tums or those with gluten or wheat allergies and intolerances. Personally, I have to limit my consumption of these to just 1 or 2 slices and use gluten-free bread to balance it out.

That being said, because they are made using wheat gluten they are high in protein. So get layering these up in that sandwich!

Higgidy 'no pork' pies - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan pork pies

Higgidy ‘No Pork’ Pies

  • Made from: Vegetables and legumes
  • Protein per 100g: 7.4g
  • Serving suggestion: Serve alongside a dollop of pickle for a quintessentially British snack

Unlike the other vegan pork products, this isn’t a ‘fake meat’ product per se, as it is actually made using lentils and vegetables. But it is still my favourite vegan pork pie alternative, mostly because of the taste of the filling but also because of the quality of the pastry that surrounds it.

You can buy more realistic vegan ‘pork’ pies, using fake meat inside, but you really shouldn’t miss out on the taste of these. They are incredibly comforting and I personally could eat the whole pack, if I didn’t have to share them… or watch my waistline.

I like to eat these straight out of the pack but I do know some who prefer to eat theirs with a bit of pickle. Either way, take them to your next picnic and make sure to hide them from everyone else as these will get eaten very quickly.

Linda McCartney's vegetarian sausage rolls - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan sausage rolls

Linda McCartney’s Vegetarian Sausage Rolls

  • Made from: Soya protein
  • Protein per 100g: 10.9g
  • Serving suggestion: Serve them alongside a tub of vegan mayo to dip them into

Don’t be put off by the packaging, these vegetarian sausage rolls are also vegan-friendly. They are certified vegan by the Vegetarian Society and are made using plant-based pastry and soya protein.

Like most of Linda McCartney’s food, these are cheap and cheerful. The pastry is nice and flaky and the filling is substantial and pork-like. They are best eaten heated up with a little pot of mayo on the side, or ketchup if that is more your thing.

THIS Isn't Bacon Lardons - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan lardons

THIS Isn’t Bacon Lardons

In order to make vegan carbonara you used to have to slice up bits of vegan bacon rashers which would shrivel up inside your fry pan and turn into little crispy slices of bacon. They weren’t quite like the chunky pork lardons you used to use.

Well, that was until THIS came up with these delicious chunky vegan pork lardons. No more chopping up vegan bacon, these can be chucked straight into your frying pan to make a tasty vegan pasta dish.

They are made using soya protein and are considerably high in protein, with a whopping 24g per 100g. If you pair them up with this creamy silken tofu sauce, you’ll have a really high-protein dish. Great for anyone who works out a lot!

Omnipork mince - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan pork mince

OmniPork Mince

Pork mince isn’t something that we will have eaten a lot of in the UK, since we have a tendency to choose beef mince products instead (check out my favourite vegan beef mince). It is however a popular choice in Asia and Latin America. It can also be found in Italian dishes like Pasta Con Salsiccia, albeit made with crumbled-up sausage rather than mince meat.

So it should come as no surprise that this vegan pork mince is made by a company from Hong Kong, called OmniFoods. They make loads of really tasty fake meats, and this one is my personal favourite. Even if you have never eaten pork meat before, you should definitely try this plant-based pork meat. It has a really lovely flavour and succulent texture.

You can use it to make burgers, meatballs, and pasta dishes with a pork-tasting twist. But you can also use it on top of noodle soups and to make vegan Mexican food.

Moving Mountains Plant-Based Sausage Burgers - one of the best vegan pork products

The best vegan sausage burger

Moving Mountains Plant-Based Sausage Burgers

  • Made from: Soya protein and wheat gluten
  • Protein per 100g: 11g
  • Serving suggestion: Use these and a vegan egg alternative to create your very own McMuffin

These plant-based sausage burgers from Moving Mountains make the best vegan McMuffins. They are very similar in both taste and texture to what I remember the pork sausage patties from Mcdonald’s tasting like. Although, it has been a very very long time since I tried those.

These sausage burgers come packaged inside cardboard with zero plastic, which makes these the most eco-friendly offering here! Though this does mean that they are sold frozen.

You aren’t just limited to using these with English breakfast muffins though, you can create a tasty pork-style burger with bbq sauce and onion rings or you can cut it into strips and use it in a stir fry.

Compare the products

BrandTypeMade fromProtein per 100gWhere to buy
La VieBaconSoya protein14.9gFrom Ocado
THISSausagesPea protein14.4gFrom Amazon
Squeaky BeanChorizoWheat gluten26gFrom Ocado
HiggidyPork piesLegumes7.4gFrom Ocado
Linda McCartney’sSausage rollsSoya protein10.9gFrom Ocado
THISLardonsSoya protein24gFrom Ocado
OmniFoodsPork minceSoya & wheat12gFrom Ocado
Moving MountainsSausage burgersSoya & wheat11gFrom Amazon

More delicious plant-based pork

The fun really doesn’t stop here, I have also gone into way more detail about these specific pork products and my favourite vegan substitutes:

Lucy the founder of Edible Ethics vegan food blog eating vegan noodles in a plant based restaurant

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