Vegan Bacon

« LAST UPDATE: 17 February 2022 »

PUBLISHED: 20 December 2014

Bacon.

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.

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Food & Drink Guides
» Minutes to Read: 5
» Recipes to Try: 44

Vegan Bacon

PUBLISHED: 20 December 2014  »  LAST UPDATE: 17 February 2022

Bacon.

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.

QUICK FACTS

» Category: Food & Drink Guides
» Minutes to Read: 5
» Recipes to Try: 44

 

Shopping Guide

Here are a few brands to look for at your favorite store.

Find Vegan Bacon in Stores

Not long ago, you could only find vegan versions of bacon in select grocery stores. Thankfully, today it’s widely available in a variety of flavors.

You’ll spot these vegan brands alongside other plant-based meats in the refrigerated section, often near the tofu.

Vegan Bacon Brands

  • This (UK)
    This isn’t Bacon Plant-Based Rashers

Bacon-Flavored Vegan Foods

 

Vegan Bacon Recipes

Delicious, crispy vegan versions of bacon are available at stores, but you can also make them at home. Here are a few easy vegan recipes to get you started.

Tempeh Bacon Recipes

  1. Tempeh Bacon
    Elephantastic Vegan
  1. Air Fryer Tempeh Bacon
    The Vegan Larder
  1. Smoky, Sweet Tempeh Bacon
    Watch. Learn. Eat.
  1. Smoky Baked Tempeh Bacon
    Nora Cooks
  1. Smoked Tempeh Bacon
    Eat Plant-Based
  1. Tempeh “Facon” Bacon
    Healthy. Happy. Life

Seitan Bacon Recipes

  1. Smoky Setian Bacon
    Simple Vegan Blog
  1. Smoky Vegan Seitan Bacon
    My Plantiful Cooking
  1. Salty & Sweet Seitan Bacon
    Loving It Vegan
  1. Streaky Bacon
    Avant-Garde Vegan
  1. Maple Seitan Bacon
    Sunnyside Hanne

Tofu Bacon Recipes

  1. Vegan Tofu Bacon
    Vegan on Board
  1. Smoked Tofu Bacon
    Fly Me to the Vegan Buffet
  1. Baked or Fried Tofu Bacon
    The Cheeky Chickpea
  1. Smoky Tofu Bacon
    Yup, It’s Vegan
  1. Vegan Tofu Bacon
    Veganosity
  1. Easy Tofu Bacon
    Nora Cooks

Mushroom Bacon Recipes

  1. Shiitake Mushroom Bacon
    Olives for Dinner
  1. Portobello Mushroom Bacon
    Vegan Heaven
  1. Easy Mushroom Bacon
    Veggies Don’t Bite
  1. Crispy Mushroom Bacon
    Minimalist Baker
  1. Mushroom Bacon
    The Hidden Veggies
  1. Vegan Portobello Mushroom Bacon
    Veganosity

Vegetable Bacon Recipes

  1. Carrot Bacon
    Our Plant-Based World
  1. Eggplant Bacon
    Strength & Sunshine
  1. Crispy Eggplant Bacon
    Minimalist Baker
  1. Smoky Carrot Bacon
    My Quiet Kitchen
  1. Carrot Bacon
    Health My Lifestyle
  1. Maple Beet Bacon
    Vegan Start

Coconut Bacon Recipes

  1. Coconut Bacon
    Connoisseurus Veg
  1. Quick & Easy Coconut Bacon
    The Simple Veganista
  1. Easy Coconut Bacon
    Minimalist Bacon
  1. Smoky Coconut Bacon
    Strength & Sunshine
  1. Coconut Bacon (Raw or Baked)
    The Full Helping
  1. Coconut Bacon
    Running on Real Food

Rice Paper Bacon Recipes

  1. Rice Paper Bacon
    Vegan Huggs
  1. Easy Rice Paper Bacon
    Plant-Powered Couple
  1. Rice Paper Bacon
    The Hidden Veggies
  1. Double-Layer Rice Paper Bacon
    Spabettie
  1. Rice Paper Bacon
    The Edgy Veg
  1. Rice Paper Bacon
    Yup, it’s Vegan

Bacon-Flavored Vegan Recipes

44 Vegan Recipes to Try at Home

Delicious, crispy vegan versions of bacon are available at stores, but you can also make them at home.

Here are a few easy vegan recipes to get you started.

A black skillet of tempeh bacon

1. Tempeh Bacon
Elephantastic Vegan

A plate of tempeh bacon sitting on a table with fresh ingredients and a sandwich

2. Air Fryer Tempeh Bacon
The Vegan Larder

A white plate with piles of tempeh bacon sitting on a table

3. Smoky, Sweet Tempeh Bacon
Watch. Learn. Eat.

A white plate full of temeph bacon

4. Smoky Baked Tempeh Bacon
Nora Cooks

A black skillet with tempeh bacon sitting on a counter

5. Smoked Tempeh Bacon
Eat Plant-Based

A salad topped with tempeh bacon sitting on a table.

6. Tempeh “Facon” Bacon
Healthy. Happy. Life

1. Smoky Setian Bacon
Simple Vegan Blog

A white plate of bacon sitting on a blue and white striped tea towel

2. Smoky Vegan Seitan Bacon
My Plantiful Cooking

A few slices of bacon on a spatula

3. Salty & Sweet Seitan Bacon
Loving It Vegan

A white plate of bacon sitting on a wooden chair in a blue room

4. Streaky Bacon
Avant-Garde Vegan

Three slices of bacon inside a skillet

5. Maple Seitan Bacon
Sunnyside Hanne

1. Vegan Tofu Bacon
Vegan on Board

2. Smoked Tofu Bacon
Fly Me to the Vegan Buffet

3. Baked or Fried Tofu Bacon
The Cheeky Chickpea

4. Smoky Tofu Bacon
Yup, It’s Vegan

5. Vegan Tofu Bacon
Veganosity

6. Easy Tofu Bacon
Nora Cooks

1. Shiitake Mushroom Bacon
Olives for Dinner

2. Portobello Mushroom Bacon
Vegan Heaven

3. Easy Mushroom Bacon
Veggies Don’t Bite

4. Crispy Mushroom Bacon
Minimalist Baker

5. Mushroom Bacon
The Hidden Veggies

6. Vegan Portobello Mushroom Bacon
Veganosity

1. Carrot Bacon
Our Plant-Based World

2. Eggplant Bacon
Strength & Sunshine

3. Crispy Eggplant Bacon
Minimalist Baker

4. Smoky Carrot Bacon
My Quiet Kitchen

5. Carrot Bacon
Health My Lifestyle

6. Maple Beet Bacon
Vegan Start

1. Coconut Bacon
Connoisseurus Veg

2. Quick & Easy Coconut Bacon
The Simple Veganista

3. Easy Coconut Bacon
Minimalist Bacon

4. Smoky Coconut Bacon
Strength & Sunshine

5. Coconut Bacon (Raw or Baked)
The Full Helping

6. Coconut Bacon
Running on Real Food

1. Rice Paper Bacon
Vegan Huggs

2. Easy Rice Paper Bacon
Plant-Powered Couple

3. Rice Paper Bacon
The Hidden Veggies

4. Double-Layer Rice Paper Bacon
Spabettie

5. Rice Paper Bacon
The Edgy Veg

6. Rice Paper Bacon
Yup, it’s Vegan

 
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