These Vegan Chicken Nugget Brands Will Fool Your Meat-Eating Friends


Every time you reach for a vegan chicken nugget instead of the kind made from animal flesh (and who knows what else), you’re refusing to support the cruel slaughter of billions of chickens who suffer horribly throughout their short lives. Considering that chickens are arguably the most abused animals on the planet, they should be one of the first we remove from our plates.


Eating compassionately is a choice you can make every time that you eat. So have no fear—vegan nugget brands are here!

1. Trader Joe’s Chickenless Crispy Tenders

Ancient grain flour and soy protein go into the creation of these tender nuggets. Find them.

Buffalo Chicken-less Crispy tenders Wrap #chickenless #traderjoes #buffalo #wrap #vegan #veganfood #plantbased #redhot #chickenlesscrispytenders

A photo posted by Esther (@esthersvegancooking) on Nov 15, 2016 at 8:18am PST

2. BOCA Chik’n Vegan Nuggets

These cruelty-free nuggets pack 15 grams of protein per serving. Find them.

BOCA NUGGETS: being vegan doesn't mean I won't act like a complete 5yo. warm plant protein nuggets + binge watching Jessica Jones makes for a pretty great night. (ps: i've heard that some vegans are against imitation 'meats'. literally why lol? it's 100% pLaNt BaSeD!?) #univegan #notfancy #collegevegan #vegan #veganesessen #plantbased #plantpowered #mindfulness #whatveganseat #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #uni #university #universität #college #vegandinner #veganabendessen #childvegan #veganchild #boca #bocanuggets #jessicajones #almondmilk #nuggets #chickn

A photo posted by shay (@vegannosaurus) on Jul 16, 2016 at 10:51am PDT

3. Gardein Seven Grain Crispy Tenders

Gardein makes cooking easy by featuring recipes for its products. Check out these tenders with avocado and corn salsaFind them.

Gardein Crispy tenders & sautéed spinach 24g of protein(6 tenders, 3 tenders not pictured), 100% plant based. #gardein #gardeincrispytenders #plantbased #yum

A photo posted by selenaaahhh (@selenaaahhh) on Jan 19, 2017 at 1:18pm PST

4. 365 Everyday Value Breaded Chickenless Nuggets

Have you ever tried dipping nuggets in sweet and sour sauce? We highly recommend it. Find them.

Whole Foods 365 Chickenless Nuggets with homemade pineapple sweet sour sauce. So good. #vegan #food #cooking #chickennuggets #kids #protein #wholefoods

A photo posted by Amanda Erickson (@peaceful.table) on Jan 27, 2017 at 1:07pm PST

5. Wegmans Don’t Be Chicken Meatless Breaded Chicken Style Nuggets

Wegmans has more than 90 stores in six states. If you live in the Northeast, there’s a good chance that you can get your hands on some of these. Find them.

6. Fry’s Meat Free Chicken-Style Nuggets

Fry’s nuggets have just over five ingredients, which means they are pretty much pure vegan gold. Find them.

7. May Wah Vegetarian Chicken Nuggets

This store is based in New York City’s Chinatown, but you can order its delectable vegan products online.

© KarmaFree Cooking

8. Vegan Nugget Recipe

Another fun option is to make your own cruelty-free nuggets. Try our recipe that uses chickpeas, vegetable protein, and vital wheat gluten.

Chickens are social birds who live together in flocks, often sharing food and nests. They’re curious, interesting, and intelligent. An article in Scientific American describes their “communication skills” as being “on par with those of some primates.” They also use “sophisticated signals to convey [their] intentions. When making decisions, [they take] into account … prior experience and knowledge surrounding the situation. [They] can solve complex problems and [empathize] with individuals [who] are in danger.”

So who are you calling “birdbrain”?

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