Level Up Your Breakfast with These Six Vegan Bacon Brands

Level Up Your Breakfast with These Six Vegan Bacon Brands

  • Hannah Bugga
  • Hannah Bugga

Did you know you can enjoy crispy, sizzling, mouthwatering bacon without the cruelty? It’s true! Vegan bacon is taking over supermarkets—and winning hearts—across the country. Boasting that familiar smell and texture, these bacons are made with plant-based ingredients, such as tempeh, sweet potato, seitan, and soy. 

So what are you waiting for? Level up your breakfast by trying one (or all!) of these delicious vegan bacon brands:

Hooray Bacon


I’m not going to lie—Hooray Bacon freaked me out the first time I cooked it! It sizzles in the pan just like pig bacon, and my kitchen was soon full of that “bacon” smell. But any discomfort disappeared the moment I took a bite. These crispy bacon strips are melt-in-your-mouth good. Made with ingredients like beet juice concentrate and purple sweet potato extract, Hooray Bacon is truly a unique, exciting take on vegan bacon. 

Lightlife Smart Bacon


While it may look simple, Lightlife Smart Bacon packs a punch! Absolutely bursting with flavor, this vegan bacon uses wheat and soy to create a breakfast favorite with no cholesterol and “next to no carbs.” Try it in a BLT! You won’t regret it.

Sweet Earth Hickory & Sage Flavored Benevolent Bacon


Flavored with hickory and sage, this decadent vegan bacon can be cooked until tender or crispy—whichever you prefer. Crumble it in a salad, slap it in a sandwich, or enjoy it on its own! There’s no wrong way to eat this tasty plant-based marvel. 

Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan


Upton’s Naturals makes great use of seitan to create a smoky vegan bacon that will have you coming back for more. Meaty and satisfying, this high-protein staple will spice up any salad, pizza, or breakfast platter.

BeLeaf Vegan Bacon


BeLeaf vegan bacon—made with soybean protein, wheat fiber, brown sugar, and other simple ingredients—can safely stay frozen for up to 18 months. Available online and in some vegan stores, this realistic-looking vegan bacon deserves a spot in your fridge.

Tofurky Treehouse Tempeh Smoky Maple Bacon


Basically a household name at this point, Tofurky is one of the oldest plant-based meat brands and boasts an impressive array of meaty options. Its vegan bacon, made by combining tempeh with a smoky maple marinade, can be found at many large grocery store chains. 

Hungry for more plant-based breakfast options? Check out our ultimate guide to a quick and delicious vegan breakfast