Gathering your friends for a barbecue is a hallmark of summer, but finding vegan foods
that everyone at the table will enjoy can be a bit dicey. What's the best meatless sausage
, and can you really find a veggie burger that'll taste good? Look no further than these 12 items. Add 'em to your shopping list, and you'll be all set for entertaining.
Hilary's Eat Well Root Veggie Burger ($4):
Certain soy-free meatless patties are soft and mushy, but Hilary's Root Veggie burgers get nice and crispy on the outside, thanks to the sweet potatoes.
Sweet Earth Veggie Burger ($5):
It's always exasperating when a veggie burger falls apart on the grill. That's just one of the reasons why we love Sweet Earth's burgers; they can stand up to a sauté pan or hot coals without crumbling. Another perk? They come in unique varieties.
Field Roast Chao Vegan Slices Creamy Original ($7):
Chao melts pretty successfully on top of burgers, giving you that cheesiness you crave. You also don't have to worry about a greasy texture or any funky flavors like you can find in other brands of vegan cheese.
Tofurky Beer Brats ($5):
Treat these Tofurky brats just as you would the traditional meaty counterpart. Simmer in beer until heated through, then finish on the grill to get caramelized bits in every bite.
Just Ranch Spread ($5):
People occasionally complain that vegan food is bland, but with a generous spoonful of ranch dressing, even broccoli tastes like crave-able junk food.
Daiya Cheezy Mac Deluxe Cheddar Style ($5):
Is it really a barbecue without a dish of mac and cheese on the side? Velveeta-style Daiya Cheezy Mac should be on everyone's plate at your next get-together.
Field Roast Vegetarian Frankfurters ($6):
Field Roast products are pretty much always a safe bet, and its hot dogs are definitely a cut above other brands. They have a smokey, savory flavor that's only enhanced by a trip to the grill.
Beyond Meat The Beyond Burger ($6):
If you're grilling in mixed company (veg-heads and carnivores alike, that is), the Beyond Burger should definitely be on your menu. It's texture is uncannily like that of real meat, so everyone will leave the table satisfied.
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