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13 Products People Who Don't Eat Meat Or Dairy Actually Swear By

Available on Amazon and completely suitable for the vegan or vegetarian in your life.

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Whether you avoid meat and dairy for religious, ethical, environmental, health, or taste reasons, you'll likely agree that finding good food substitutes is key to your happiness.

Because even the most dedicated vegan or vegetarian can still crave beef burgers, cheese, chicken, or creamy condiments. And they deserve those cravings to be satisfied without sacrificing their diet choices.So, I searched Amazon, Facebook groups, and the minds of my most trusted plant-based friends for the best meat- and dairy-free products on the market. Here's everything I found:
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Because even the most dedicated vegan or vegetarian can still crave beef burgers, cheese, chicken, or creamy condiments. And they deserve those cravings to be satisfied without sacrificing their diet choices.

So, I searched Amazon, Facebook groups, and the minds of my most trusted plant-based friends for the best meat- and dairy-free products on the market. Here's everything I found:

1. This chipotle mayo that's soy-free, dairy-free, egg-free, AND kosher — but still tastes damn delicious with almost everything.

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Promising review: "I'm on my second bottle of this! I love love love it! The taste is so good. I'm new to being vegan and this made it so much easier to sub out a lot of my condiments that I would normally use to put on my burgers or as a fry dipping sauce. The only thing is it comes out thick, but you just have to spread it around. Amazing vegan product!" —Jacklyn McNulty

Get it from Amazon for $2.98.

2. This vegetarian Better Than Bullion base that makes incredible "chicken" stock.

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Promising review: "I recently transitioned to a vegan lifestyle and I used to use the non-vegan Better Than Bullion products. This is great tasting, which is important to me. Healthy is good, but I really need to have things that taste rich and flavorful, and this product does. I use it for soups and making gravies. I also use it to make flavorings for rice. It is definitely a staple for my kitchen. I see no difference from the non-vegan product in taste or the way I use it." —CYNTHIA HULINGS

Get it from Amazon for $9.21.

3. This super popular organic tahini that has a great flavor and consistency.

Promising review: "This is the best tahini I've purchased from Amazon (or actually, from anywhere). It's priced similarly to the cheap stuff at the supermarket, but I find it to be much milder, less bitter, and richer. It's got a nice, pourable, but not runny consistency, and my favorite part: I never have to stir it. After I get this in the mail, I just shake the container and put it in the fridge. So convenient! I'm really glad I found this tahini." —JaimeGet it from Amazon for $7.98.
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Promising review: "This is the best tahini I've purchased from Amazon (or actually, from anywhere). It's priced similarly to the cheap stuff at the supermarket, but I find it to be much milder, less bitter, and richer. It's got a nice, pourable, but not runny consistency, and my favorite part: I never have to stir it. After I get this in the mail, I just shake the container and put it in the fridge. So convenient! I'm really glad I found this tahini." —Jaime

Get it from Amazon for $7.98.

4. And this highly rated vegan parmesan cheese that you can sprinkle over soups, pasta, and salads.

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Promising review: "Excellent product! Being a chef (now more for my family and friends) and most recently preparing a lot of vegan meals, replacements for cheese are not easy to find or tasty, and are not always good quality. This particular product is tasty, good quality, and those who I have cooked for when using this product have not noticed that it's vegan. I use it in faux-meat dishes, pasta, gravy, and soups, and it has not compromised the taste or quality of my meals! I now order it in large quantities because I use it that much!" —Amazon Customer

Get it from Amazon Fresh for $3.49.

5. This completely vegan jerky that comes in three flavors: smoked black pepper, sriracha maple, and smoked chipotle.

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Promising review: "My sister bought these for me, so I'm reviewing from her purchase. I've been a vegetarian for 16 years and I'm very picky. I saw soy protein listed and wasn't sure if I'd like these, but they do NOT have a soy flavor like some items do. That was my fear as I hate veg products that taste strongly like soy. The texture of these is really nice too. It isn't soggy like some jerky, and it doesn't fall apart like others. It has a nice tearing sound to it when you bite into it, like I vaguely remember real jerky having." —andria cruz

Get a three-flavor sample pack from Amazon for $19.36.

6. And these vegan soy curls that are versatile as hell, and can be used as a substitute for beef, pork, or chicken in your favorite recipes.

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Promising review: "I bought just one bag to test it out. I soaked the soy curls for only about five minutes with some soy sauce and then put oil in a pan and added the curls and grilled them little, then added teriyaki sauce, a little bit of sugar, more soy sauce, and oyster sauce — and BOOM! It looked so legit! I served my husband the cooked curls with some noodles, and he said, 'wow, this is good is it a beef or chicken?' I said, 'its....soy!' And he said, 'what?! What do you mean it's a soy?! It taste like chicken!'

He would have never known if I never told him! He said it was one of best 'chicken dishes' he'd ever eaten, so I plan to buy some more. Recommended!" —VeganforLife

Get an eight-ounce bag from Amazon for $7.49.

7. This egg-free mayonnaise substitute that's just as tasty as the real thing.

Promising review: "I'm addicted. This sat in my cupboard for months before I actually tried it because I wasn't sure how it would taste. I am pleasantly surprised that it is very much like regular mayonnaise — I can't tell the difference, really. For non-vegetarians who want to go lighter on the planet, try vegenaise. It's healthier too!" —Meggie MaloneGet it from Amazon Fresh for $8.63.
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Promising review: "I'm addicted. This sat in my cupboard for months before I actually tried it because I wasn't sure how it would taste. I am pleasantly surprised that it is very much like regular mayonnaise — I can't tell the difference, really. For non-vegetarians who want to go lighter on the planet, try vegenaise. It's healthier too!" —Meggie Malone

Get it from Amazon Fresh for $8.63.

8. These meat-free crispy tenders that are perfect for salads, wraps, and sandwiches as a yummy replacement for chicken.

Promising review: "If you are going vegetarian or vegan, these should be a staple for the first couple of months. My husband was a chicken tender addict before we stopped eating meat and this made his transition into a meatless diet way easier. We still munch on these occasionally because they're perfect for lazy nights. They're really good tossed in BBQ or buffalo sauce. They're also great to chop up and throw in a salad." —shelbyGet them from Amazon Fresh for $4.49.
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Promising review: "If you are going vegetarian or vegan, these should be a staple for the first couple of months. My husband was a chicken tender addict before we stopped eating meat and this made his transition into a meatless diet way easier. We still munch on these occasionally because they're perfect for lazy nights. They're really good tossed in BBQ or buffalo sauce. They're also great to chop up and throw in a salad." —shelby

Get them from Amazon Fresh for $4.49.

9. These Beyond Meat patties that have a cult following and are sure to satisfy any burger craving.

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Promising review: "Let me start by saying I’m not vegan — I’m not even vegetarian — though I have started phasing meat out of my diet for a few months. I’ve tried almost every meatless burger in the market and for various reasons was never satisfied...until I tried the Beyond Burger. It basically looks and tastes like a medium-cooked beef burger. My mouth was pleasantly surprised and my taste buds were tricked into thinking it was eating a beef burger. I ate the entire thing before running all over the store in search of it to buy a few packages to make at home." —NYCGIRL

Get a pack of two patties from Amazon Fresh for $5.99.

10. This nutritional yeast that will add a cheesy twist to your favorite vegan pasta, sandwich, or stroganoff.

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Promising review: "I use a lot of nutritional yeast in my cooking. It's great for a cheesy-style sauce for mac 'n' cheese, casseroles, nachos, etc. You can even make a spread for grilled cheese sandwiches and quesadillas. I actually add it to gravy and soup to give it a savory background flavor. I even make a veggie broth powder with nutritional yeast and other herbs and spices. Another popular use for it is to just sprinkled it on popcorn! It's really so versatile and my whole family loves it.

Bob's is among the best that we've used and I like being able to order such a large quantity because we sure do go through it quickly! It's also nice that it comes in a display box, because the pantry is so much more organized." —Please&ThankYou

Get an eight-ounce pack from Amazon Fresh for $8.78.

11. This tofu sour cream that's the perfect dairy-free addition to your go-to Mexican dish.

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Promising review: "I've tried other brands, but none have come close to Tofutti's Better Than Sour Cream! It tastes pretty close to how I remember dairy sour cream and my picky family happily substitutes it for 'the real thing'. I use it on top of Mexican food and for dips, mostly. But I've used it in a few other great recipes like stroganoff." —K. Hawthorne

Get it from Amazon Fresh for $3.19.

12. These vegan cheese slices that will make all your grilled sandwich fantasies a reality.

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Promising review: "This is the best cheese of any cheese — milk-based or otherwise. I'm vegan and cheese was one of the hardest things to give up...until now. I literally believe this tastes better than milk cheese — it smells like cheese and tastes like cheese. All others I've eaten until this have a funny texture, unusual smell, and I can't eat them on their own. But now I can have my cheese and crackers with apple slices and cubes of their Field Roast hotdog sausages or Field Roast loaf and it's absolutely delicious! Snack time is again yummy and healthy!" —jbdean

Get it from Amazon Fresh for $5.99.

13. And this vegan spread that's honestly just as good, if not better, than real butter. (Trust me!)

Promising review: "One of the best pretend butters on the market today. Laden with omega three fatty acids and high in nutrients. Plus, it's a pretty tasty addition to any kitchen. Highly recommend." —Missy KGet it from Amazon Fresh for $3.49.
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Promising review: "One of the best pretend butters on the market today. Laden with omega three fatty acids and high in nutrients. Plus, it's a pretty tasty addition to any kitchen. Highly recommend." —Missy K

Get it from Amazon Fresh for $3.49.

Happy eating!

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