21 'Meaty' vegan substitutes to help you kick your bacon and sausage habit

by Justina Huddleston
Oct 27, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. ET

The World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer just released a statement saying that processed meats, like bacon, ham, sausage and jerky, cause cancer. Those who relish the salty, smoky, umami flavor of processed meats are alarmed, but there's hope.

You can still enjoy the flavors and textures you love, with no risk, thanks to these vegan processed meat substitutes. Coconut bacon, anyone?

1 /21: Vegan coconut bacon

1/21 :Vegan coconut bacon

 

2 /21: Seitan bacon

2/21 :Seitan bacon

 

3 /21: Vegan tempeh bacon

3/21 :Vegan tempeh bacon

 

4 /21: Eggplant bacon

4/21 :Eggplant bacon

 

5 /21: TVP vegan bacon bits

5/21 :TVP vegan bacon bits

 

6 /21: Gluten-free, soy-free "beef" jerky

6/21 :Gluten-free, soy-free "beef" jerky

 

7 /21: Vegan breakfast sausage patties

7/21 :Vegan breakfast sausage patties

 

8 /21: Almond bacon

8/21 :Almond bacon

 

9 /21: King oyster mushroom bacon

9/21 :King oyster mushroom bacon

 

10 /21: Vegan chorizo sausages

10/21 :Vegan chorizo sausages

 

11 /21: Portobello mushroom vegan bacon

11/21 :Portobello mushroom vegan bacon

 

12 /21: Vegan corned beef

12/21 :Vegan corned beef

 

13 /21: Vegan red lentil sausage

13/21 :Vegan red lentil sausage

 

14 /21: Tofu bacon

14/21 :Tofu bacon

 

15 /21: Gluten-free Italian sausage

15/21 :Gluten-free Italian sausage

 

16 /21: Shiitake bacon

16/21 :Shiitake bacon


17 /21: Vegan hot dogs

17/21 :Vegan hot dogs


18 /21: Vegan sun-dried tomato sausages

18/21 :Vegan sun-dried tomato sausages

 

19 /21: Spicy Sriracha tofu jerky

19/21 :Spicy Sriracha tofu jerky

 

20 /21: Seitan pepperoni

20/21 :Seitan pepperoni

 

21 /21: Vegan Italian sausages

21/21 :Vegan Italian sausages