Here they are, people, the most awesome vegan bacon recipes available anywhere online.
What’s that? You’re not hungry? Well, you soon will be once you start scrolling, I promise.
If there’s one thing people talk about a lot when they first give up meat, it’s just how much they miss bacon. That salty deliciousness is almost ingrained into our very being, so doing without it can be tough – especially when we first go plant-based.
However, we all know that the slaughter of millions of wonderful piggies is simply unacceptable, so we seek out alternatives.
The thing is, store-bought vegan bacon isn’t exactly the tastiest fare in the world and when you look at the ingredients list…well!
Thankfully, there is another way.
The wonderful vegan food bloggers listed below have been hard at work perfecting the very best ways to make your own fake bacon at home, and we thought it was about time we showcased their talents.
That’s why we decided to put together a go-to page that’s jam-packed with loads of veggie bacon recipes; our very own vegan bacon reviews, if you will.
So, if you’re ready to start salivating, we shall begin!
Veganosity’s portobello mushroom bacon
Linda Meyer of Veganosity.com is well-known in vegan circles as one of the most inventive food bloggers out there. Her recipes are truly wonderful and, along with her daughter, Alex, she has created a food site that should be in every vegan’s bookmark list.
Check out her delicious portobello mushroom bacon recipe to find out exactly what I mean. We know you’re going to love this one!
Easy tofu bacon from Eat Within Your Means
Oh my, where to start! This is one damn tasty way to eat tofu. Beth has absolutely nailed it here, both in terms of simplicity and eatability (I’m not even sure eatability is a word, but I’m going with it).
There are lots of tofu bacon recipes for vegans to try (including more below), but Beth’s one is hard to beat. Check it out here.
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Yup, It’s Vegan’s rice paper bacon
While rice paper may not sound like the most exciting ingredient in the world, what Shannon from Yup, It’s Vegan does with it is little short of miraculous. This is one tasty vegan bacon recipe!
Another thing I like is that Shannon is honest enough to tell us that, no, this isn’t exactly like bacon. However, once you try this out for yourself, you won’t care what it’s trying to replicate…you’ll just be glad that it’s on your plate!
Here’s the recipe for you to enjoy.
Fettle Vegan’s tempeh bacon
Seriously, how good does this look? The answer? Not as good as it tastes!
Amber from Fettle Vegan has done the community proud with this recipe, and it’s fairly easy to put together, too. So, no excuses. It’s time to get your bacon on!
Here’s how it’s done – tempeh bacon recipe.
Healthy Helper’s raw zucchini bacon
This one is for all you raw fans out there, and just about anyone else who has tastebuds!
Zucchini is a great veg, but if you want to make it even better you need to check out this recipe from the Healthy Helper Blog.
Kaila’s site is full of lots of other really tasty recipes that also tick the healthy box, too. Be sure to check it out!
Pink Troll Kitchen’s smoky tofu bacon
Look at the charring on these bad boys! Why on earth would you want to eat meat when you can have these chunks of goodness on your plate?
Danielle of Pink Troll Kitchen can not only cook delicious treats like this, she can also photograph them in such a way that you simply have to try her recipes.
We know you can’t wait to get started, so here’s the recipe.
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The Edgy Veg’s amazing rice paper bacon
Candice from The Edgy Veg offers up her own take on rice paper bacon, and it’s a winner!
The garlic powder adds a little something that we love here at Happy Happy Vegan, and my is it crispy! Just what you need if you’re feeling that everything you eat is lacking in crunch.
Here’s the recipe so you can see what we mean.
Oh, and if you can’t be bothered with all that reading, Candice walks you through the process with a handy video, too.
Hit the play button below and get cooking!
Dash of Vegan Butter’s seitan vegan bacon
It’s about time seitan got a shout out, isn’t it?
Thankfully, Rhiannon from Dash of Vegan Butter has come to the rescue with this fabulous recipe.
This one may take a little more effort than some of the others on our list, but it’s well worth it. Anyway, whenever you invest a little love in something it always adds to the end result, doesn’t it?
Try it for yourself and let us know what you think. Oh, and don’t forget to check out these other seitan recipes, too!
Olives for Dinner’s shiitake bacon
Make room for the mushrooms! Yes, it’s another fun fungi recipe for you, this time it comes from the ever-wonderful Olives for Dinner.
Erin has created a wonderfully simple recipe, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it lacks in taste – it most certainly does not.
In fact, this is one of our favorites, and you get a bucketload of B vitamins while you enjoy it, too.
Scissors and Spice’s easy baked tofu fakin’ bacon
Lynn from Scissors and Spice says of this recipe, “Fakin’ Bacon! So crispy, so thin, so tender. You’re all a girl could ever want!” We couldn’t agree more Lynn!
If your life is lacking that magical combination, fear not. Lynn has laid it all out for you so you can make everything in your world right again. Phew!
Ceara’s Kitchen’s vegan tempeh bacon
Has there ever been a non-meat dish that looked more meaty than this delicious recipe from Ceara’s Kitchen?
This recipe has a little bit of everything going for it. It’s smoky, it’s salty, it’s spicy, it’s…WONDERFUL!
Don’t waste another second. Head over to Ceara’s page right now and get cooking!
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Serious Eat’s updated vegan mushroom bacon
Okay, so Serious Eats isn’t a vegan blog by any stretch of the imagination, but we couldn’t resist featuring this recipe on our list. I mean, LOOK AT IT! You just know that is going to be one tasty treat.
J. Kenji López-Alt uses king oyster mushrooms in this recipe, and to great effect.
The result is a crispy, yet springy ‘shroom that’ll have even those non-vegans you love coming back for more.
Win Win Food’s quick and easy vegan bacon
Lucie over at Win Win Food hasn’t come up with a recipe for us to enjoy, but she has come up with an amazing hack for those days when time is at a premium.
We won’t spoil the surprise; head over to Win Win Food to check it out. ?
Fo Reals Life’s easy tofu bacon
Fancy a vegan BLT? Who doesn’t?
Luckily, Morgan over at Fo Reals Life has got you covered.
Not only does she walk you through how to make some seriously tasty vegan bacon, she also gives you the lowdown on putting together a mighty fine sandwich, too. Especially when finished off in a panini maker!
Head over to her blog to find out more.
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Simple Vegan Blog’s tasty tempeh bacon
The Simple Vegan Blog is one of our favorite corners of the Internet, so it’s no surprise to find them on our list.
Alberto and Iosune have put together an amazing blog with some of the very best plant-based recipes found anywhere on the web. If you haven’t done so already, you really need to check them out!
This tasty tempeh bacon recipe is definitely worthy of the final spot on our list of amazing vegan bacon recipes.
While we agree that liquid smoke isn’t necessarily the healthiest thing in the world, it does give this recipe a smoky depth that would be lacking without it.
Anyway, we all need a treat every now and then, don’t we?
That’s your lot. Fifteen of the best vegan bacon recipes, done!
There you have it, our list is complete…and not a single solitary pig was harmed in the process!
It’s always best to see these recipes as standalone foods rather than bacon replacements. Each one of these amazing recipes have their own unique twist and, while the differences may sometimes be subtle, we’re sure you’ll agree that every one of them is a winner.
So, make sure you try them all, share this page with your friends (they’ll love you for it!), and let us know in the comments below if you’ve come up with an incredible plant-based bacon recipe of your own.
I’m off to eat!
About The Author:
Lisa Williams is a committed vegan, passionate animal welfare advocate, and keen follower of too many v-friendly food blogs to mention. She started happyhappyvegan.com back in 2016 because she felt there was a need for more straightforward information on plant-based living.
Back then, too many sites seem to either concentrate solely on recipes or be too intimidating or inaccessible for the v-curious, and she wanted to change that. The landscape is certainly a whole lot different now!