Suggested Food & Recipes

Before planning your food sampling menu, here are a few tips from our seasoned activists:


Now, keeping those tips in mind, here's a list of some of our favorite vegan products:

(Note: If you purchase an item that isn't on this list, please read the ingredient list CAREFULLY. Some veggie meats are not vegan and may contain eggs, dairy, or other animal by-products. In addition, a common problem with soy cheese is that some brands contain casein, a milk protein, and therefore are not vegan.)


Vegan Veggie Meats

Vegan Cheese

Vegan Milks

Vegan Spreads

Vegan Ice Cream

Packaged Foods

If doing outreach in a location where you can only distribute wrapped food, the products below may be good options.


Here are several sample ideas using some of the products previously described.

When reading through these ideas, please keep in mind your outreach location. Try to select samples that are feasible for your event and likely to please your demographic.

Vegan Sandwiches

Ingredients:
  • Gardein 7-grain crispy tenders (or Tofurky Deli Slices)
  • Vegan sourdough baguettes or vegan French bread
  • Vegenaise
  • Mustard (if using Tofurky)
  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
Instructions:

If using Gardein, bake the Gardein 7-grain crispy tenders per package instructions. Cut the bread lengthwise and slather both sides with Vegenaise. (Add mustard if using Tofurky). Then, add the tenders (or Tofurky slices if using Tofurky), lettuce, and tomato. Slice into thin, sample-sized servings.


Vegan Veggie Meats on Toothpicks

Ingredients:
  • Toothpicks
  • Vegan veggie meat (for example, Gardein, Field Roast, Tofurky, or firm marinated tofu)
  • Cherry tomato or olives (depending on which goes better with your chosen veggie meat)
  • Mustard/Vegenaise for dipping
Instructions:

Cut veggie meat into bite-sized pieces. With the toothpick, skewer one piece of veggie meat and one cherry tomato or olive. Repeat until the desired number of samples are created. Make the mustard/Vegenaise available for dipping.


Mini Tostadas

Ingredients:
  • Scoops (mini tostada chips)—make sure they're vegan
  • Black beans
  • Field Roast Mexican Chipotle Sausage
  • Follow Your Heart or Tofutti Sour Cream
  • Salsa
  • Daiya Cheese
Instructions:

Heat up the black beans and Field Roast. Then, assemble the tostada by adding the heated beans and Field Roast, Daiya Cheese, salsa, and sour cream