The Best Vegan Seasonings Everyone Needs in Their Cupboard

The Best Vegan Seasonings Everyone Needs in Their Cupboard

  • Kimberly Johnson
  • Kimberly Johnson

Looking to spice up your life and take your plant-based cooking to the next level? Here are eight essential vegan seasonings that everyone should have on hand:

Vegan Bacon Salt

Add bacon salt to any dish for a bacony taste. Many bacon-salt brands are vegan, but be sure to check the label. This smoky seasoning is great for baked potatoes, french fries, and grilling.

Nutritional Yeast

Aka “nooch,” nutritional yeast is super healthy and has a cheesy, nutty flavor. Nooch is often used in creamy sauces and as a pasta, pizza, or popcorn topping. It even tastes great on avocado toast. The possibilities are endless.

Black Salt

Widely known as kala namak, black salt gives an eggy, sulfuric taste to dishes. It’s perfect for adding to plant-based omelets and scrambles when you want to mimic the flavor of eggs. Don’t be alarmed—black salt even smells just like eggs!

Frank’s RedHot Original Seasoning

With cayenne pepper and other spices, Frank’s RedHot is the perfect blend of heat and flavor. 

This seasoning works well with plant-based meats, popcorn, vegetables, fries, and anything that needs a spicy kick.


Tajin is a blend of 100 percent natural chili peppers, lime, and sea salt that adds a pop of flavor to anything. Try it on fresh fruit, vegetables, or avocado toast. It even adds a perfect kick to beverages.


Lots of recipes call for cumin, so you’ll want to keep it on deck at all times. In fact, cumin is one of the world’s most popular spices! It’s often used in tofu scramble, lentil dishes, various Indian recipes, and more.

Everything Bagel Seasoning

This seasoning is everything we love about an everything bagel—sesame seeds, salt, garlic, onion, and poppy seeds. It is great for avocado toast, bagels, salads, pasta, and rice dishes.

Old Bay

This iconic blend of herbs and spices includes celery salt, red and black pepper, paprika, mustard, cardamom, cloves, and ginger. We love to use Old Bay on plant-based crab cakes or other vegan seafood dishes, vegan fried chicken, fries, popcorn, and tater tots.


Are you ready to take your plant-based cooking to the next level? These vegan seasonings are just a few of the many outstanding products in your grocery store’s baking aisle that just so happen to be plant-based. Check out some of our recipes to learn more about plant-based cooking!