Lori Zimmer

6 Vegan and Vegetarian Turkey Alternatives for Thanksgiving

by , 11/28/13

VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY

GARDEIN STUFFED VEGGIE TURKEY ROAST

TOFURKY VEGETARIAN FEAST

QUORN TURK’Y

MAGIC VEGAN LOAF MAKER

FIELD ROAST CELEBRATION ROAST

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VEGAN WHOLE TURKEY

Going meat-free on Thanksgiving doesn’t have to mean giving up the bird – VegeUSA‘s Vegan Whole Turkey looks just like the real thing! The delectable-looking faux bird is made from soy and wheat protein and it feeds 8 to 10 people – plus it can be filled with stuffing for the complete effect.

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GARDEIN STUFFED VEGGIE TURKEY ROAST

Gardein’s tender stuffed roast leans more toward gourmet than its faux meat counterparts. The meat, made from soy, wheat, peas, beets and carrots, has a flavor and texture that may confuse even hardcore carnivores. The  flavors, along with the included gravy, can pass for an extremely succulent bird, or just an amazing vegetarian dish.

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TOFURKY VEGETARIAN FEAST

An industry pioneer, the Tofurky has been a staple for vegetarians everywhere. Their Thanksgiving Roast comes with a bevy of trimmings including Wild Rice Stuffing, Giblet and Mushroom Gravy, and Tofurky Jurky Wishstix – their vegetarian version of wish bones. Wrapped in savory wheat gluten and tofu, the roast is juicy, and great for sandwich leftovers.

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FIELD ROAST CELEBRATION ROAST

Field Roast Grain Meat Company makes a full line of faux meat products. Their Celebration Loaf, which looks more like a ham than a turkey, is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas. The savory wheat-protein loaf is stuffed with a hearty butternut squash, apple and mushroom stuffing, and marinated with a smoky, garlicky finish.

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MAGIC VEGAN LOAF MAKER

If you love the tradition of cooking your own meal from scratch, the Magic Vegan Loaf Maker is for you.  The loaf recipes are seemingly endless – simply choose a protein, a nut or seed, a carbohydrate, vegetables, liquid, herbs, oil and a binder from a provided list. After choosing your desired combination, press “submit” and your personal recipe is created for you! The combinations are endless, allowing you to adjust according to what you have in your cupboards – and it is perfect for any time of year.

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QUORN TURK’Y

Quorn’s products have been acclaimed far and wide by vegetarians to be the most “meaty tasting.” Made from mycoprotein fungus, the vegan Quorn Turk’y Roast may not come with any fixings, but it can be dressed with a side of homemade stuffing and some mushroom gravy for a complete meal.

With one of these savory delights, you and  your guests are sure to enjoy a tasty meat-free Thanksgiving!

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7 Comments

  1. billyhawn November 27, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I love the Quorn Turk’y, however you are wrong with saying it is vegan. The ingredients clearly state Rehydrated Egg White and Milk Proteins. How is that vegan? I with it were vegan because it’s my favorite roast on the market.

  2. Foolacarnivore November 24, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for the great list of meatless alternatives to turkey. Two other products you did not mention are Gardein’s Holiday Roast (which will feed 8) and Gardein’s Turk’y Cutlet, which would work well if there is only one vegetarian at your table.

  3. VeganForLife November 22, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Ok these are all vegan. I am vegan and support the cause. But to be a vegan that gets respect, you have to be kind to all animals including the human animal. the alternitives mentioned here are really junk food. Menaing full of oil and over 50% of the calories are fat. This causes obesity, heart disease, stroke diabetes and more to the human animal. Post some real options. If you need some, I can supply them. Being vegan does not mean you eat good. Vegan diets can be worse sometimes than animal based ones. Be a Vegan and protect all animals.

  4. lennyesq November 24, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    The Tofurky package you show is outdated; i.e., last year the potato dumplings were replaced by Amy’s Dark Chocolate Cake. The cake is scrumptious, the dumplings were an “acquired” taste; but I fear I was prejudiced against them from the start, since they replaced my beloved Tempeh drumstick.

  5. Deanna November 23, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Three comments: First, thanks for listing some of the many meat alternatives out there. It’s never been easier to be vegetarian or vegan. Second, the picture associated with the regular Field Roast (which is described as garlicky and ham-like in texture) is actually the Field Roast with Hazelnut Cranberry Stuffing (with a delicious puff pastry exterior). Nothing garlicky about it. Third, all Quorn products contain egg whites, making them vegetarian, not vegan like the article states. Happy Tofurkey Day!

  6. deanna November 23, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Three comments:

    First, thanks for showing other options for Thanksgiving. Second, the picture associated with the regular Field Roast is actually the Field Roast with Cranberry Hazelnut Stuffing (puff pastry exterior) and doesn’t look like the regular Field Roast (which the author suggests looks like a ham). Third, the Quorn turkey alternative is not vegan, but rather vegetarian. Quorn uses egg whites as a binding agent, therefore their products are not vegan.

  7. teenagehedphones November 22, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Whats the recipe for the dish on the 1st slide?? Looks quite delish!

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