8 Products For The Perfect Vegan Summer Cookout

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Summer is quickly approaching and we all know that one of the best parts of enjoying the warm weather is the FOOD. Luckily, eating vegan doesn’t mean you have to go without your summer favorites. Here are a few substitutes (with all the flavor and none of the animal cruelty!) to get you started at your next beach party or barbecue.  


Beyond Burgers
These burgers are so good they’re actually outselling meat in some grocery stores. They’re definitely not your average veggie burger and will hold up just fine on the grill next to some of TryVeg.com’s summer-y side dishes.

Dandies Marshmallows
Did you know that many marshmallows contain gelatin (made from the hooves or bones of animals)? Not Dandies! Grab these marshmallows and some dairy-free dark chocolate for some summer evening s’mores.

You won’t be able to tell that this creamy mayonnaise isn’t made with eggs. Use it in our delicious potato salad or coleslaw.  

Field Roast or Tofurky sausage
With these plant-based options, you never have to worry about whether your sausage was made with animal suffering. With tons of flavor, these sausages are great for grilling next to your Beyond Burger. Or, try them in our TryVeg Vegan Sausage Gumbo!


This incredible fruit takes on the flavor of what you cook it in, and it has a texture just like pulled pork, making it perfect for sandwiches! Buy pre-packaged Upton’s brand or get it canned and cook it down with your favorite barbecue sauce.

Not everyone has access to vegan specialty products like Jackfruit and Beyond Burgers. But that’s okay, some of the best summer foods are found in the produce section! Grill some corn and try this recipe for vegan elote.

Gardein Crabless Cakes
Heading to the beach and craving a seafood fix? Gardein has you covered with their easy-to-make Crabless Cakes. They also have fish filets!


Ben & Jerry’s Non-Dairy Ice Cream
You can get these at the grocery store or at Ben & Jerry’s shops! Made with almond milk, Ben & Jerry’s now has NINE vegan options, including flavors like Chunky Monkey, Cinnamon Buns, and Chocolate Fudge Brownie.


Heading to a cookout? Come prepared and bring along one or more of these tasty salads that are sure to be a hit with vegans and pre-vegans alike!

Chickpea of the Sea Salad

Vegan Curry Chicken Salad

Pesto Pasta Salad

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