Vegan Bacon

By KD Angle-Traegner / Last Update: October 2019


We live in a world that is obsessed with it. Its smoky and salty flavor combined with a satisfying crunch can be addicting, it’s no surprise why it has a cult-like following.

Living vegan doesn’t mean you have to give up the taste-tingling flavor you love; there are tons of plant-based alternatives.

Because bacon doesn’t have to, and shouldn’t, come from an animal.

Shopping Guide

It used to be that you could only find vegan products in select all-natural grocery stores, but that’s no longer the case. There are a variety of flavors, styles, and brands widely available. Let’s take a closer look.

Bacon-Flavored Vegan Foods

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Homemade Vegan Recipes

Delicious, crispy vegan versions aren’t just found premade at your local grocery or health food stores, they can also be made at home. Here are a few easy recipes to get you started.

A closeup of a skillet with ten strips of tempeh bacon.

Tempeh Bacon / Photo: Elephantastic Vegan

Tempeh Bacon

Seitan Bacon

A close up of a pile of tofu bacon sitting on a cookie sheet.

Smoky Tofu Bacon / Photo: Yup, It’s Vegan

Tofu Bacon

A closeup of a counter with a pile of mushroom bacon and fresh mushrooms in the background.

Shiitake Bacon / Photo: Olives for Dinner

An overhead view of a cookies sheet lined with parchment paper with eggplant bacon strips on top.

Crispy Eggplant Bacon / Photo: Minimalist Baker

Vegetable Bacon

A counter with a jar of coconut bacon tipped over and the contents spilling artfully out. Plates and napkins are in the background.

Coconut Bacon / Photo: Connoisseurus Veg

Coconut Bacon

Beans & Grains Bacon

A pile of rice paper bacon sitting on a white plate on a grey counter.

Rice Paper Bacon / Photo: Yup, It’s Vegan

Rice Paper Bacon

Bacon-Flavored Vegan Food

Vegan Bacon - Shopping Guide, Recipes & More - Your Daily Vegan

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Photo Credits

Recipe photos via recipe authors. Used with written permission.