Vegan Mayo Guide
By KD Angle-Traegner / Updated April 11, 2018
Mayonnaise. It’s a critical component in creamy dishes like potato salad, macaroni salad, and coleslaw. It makes a terrific sandwich spread, and it’s perfect for dipping french fries.
Getting that creamy taste you love has never been easier. Here’s everything you need to know.
Vegan Mayo Shopping Guide
Let’s talk about the basics. Most likely, you know that mayonnaise usually contains eggs. Obviously, mayo made from eggs isn’t vegan.
So, what kind of mayonnaise is vegan? Egg-free mayo products made using plant ingredients instead.
Here’s a list of the vegan mayo brands.
Vegan Mayo Brands
Generally speaking, you’ll be able to find vegan mayo in well-stocked grocery stores. Even Walmart stocks them. Like mayonnaise, you’ll find vegan versions at stores in two places.
First, check the refrigerated section with the other perishable mayonnaise products. Many of the vegan versions live there. Next, check the aisle for vegan options alongside other shelf-stable mayos.
Look for the following brands.
- Earth Balance
- Follow Your Heart
- Just (Formerly Hampton Creek)
Just Mayo, Chipotle, Sriracha, Garlic, Truffle, Awesome Sauce
- Sir Kensington’s
- Spectrum Naturals
Vegan Light Canola Mayo
- Whole Foods
365 Everyday Value Vegan Mayo
Do you make a vegan mayo that isn’t listed? Contact me.
A Quick Note: Hellman’s, owned by Unilever, also makes an egg-less mayo. I decided not to link to it because of their frivolous almost lawsuit and behind-the-scenes conspiracy to thwart the success of “vegan mayonnaise” made by Just, formerly Hampton Creek Foods. Not cool.
I love the fact that more non-vegan companies are taking notice and creating more vegan options. I do. Having options is vital if veganism is going to go mainstream.
If stranded on a desert island and the only vegan option available was Hellman’s I would eat it. [What? Vegans end up on stranded islands all the time.] But, if I were at a grocery store where other choices are available, I’d choose a different brand. That’s just me.
Reading Food Labels:
Can You Eat Mayo as a Vegan?
Vegans avoid mayonnaise because it contains eggs. Luckily, there are plenty of eggless choices. According to US law, products labeled ‘mayonnaise’ must contain egg yolks. For this reason, vegan products have “mayo” on the label instead. Some brands will also use the word ‘vegan.’ Others won’t.
Homemade Vegan Mayo Recipes
Delicious, creamy egg-less mayo isn’t only at your local grocery or natural foods market. It can also be made at home. Here are a few easy recipes to get you started.
Easy Vegan Mayo with Aquafaba / Photo: Minimalist Baker
Homemade Vegan Mayo Recipes
- Homemade Grapeseed Mayonnaise
Isa Chandra Moskowitz
- Basic Raw Vegan Mayonnaise
The Blender Girl
- Homemade Vegan Mayonnaise
Mind Body Green
- Flaxseed Vegan Mayonnaise
- Almond Milk Vegan Mayonnaise
- Soy-Free Vegan Mayonnaise
- Vegan Mayonnaise
- Raw Vegan Cashew Mayonnaise
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