Food & Nutrition

6 vegan sausages that are better than real sausages (honestly)

Published by Finn Hayden

Sausages are one of the most popular meat products in the UK - it doesn't matter if you're covering them in ketchup for breakfast or gravy for dinner, people always find time to eat sausages. People following a vegan diet often find that it is sausages that they miss the most, not just for the taste but also for the versatility. Luckily, lots of veggie sausages are now available to buy in the UK, and some of them are actually very good. We thought we'd round up the best vegan sausages that we've found in the UK as of late 2023, let's get into the guide:

Richmond meat-free sausages

The Richmond sausages might well be the best of the bunch - not only are they vegan-friendly, but they're also high in protein and, crucially, delicious. Made using soy protein, they've got a slightly softer texture compared to many other vegan sausages that we tried for this guide which, for us, really makes the difference. If you're looking for the ideal vegan sausage to use in a fry-up, Richmond is the best option for us. Learn more and buy them here - sainsburys.co.uk

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This Isn't Pork Caramelised Onion Sausages

We've featured the This Isn't brand in a number of our other guides, including giving the excellent vegan chicken from this brand the top spot in our best vegan chicken guide. These vegan sausages are also amazing, and we love both the texture and flavour. Made using pea protein and caramelised red onion chutney with a touch of balsamic vinegar, these sausages really look and taste the part. They're also seriously high in protein, with more than 11g of protein per 100g.

If we had to give a negative, it would be the price. But to be honest, a packet of these vegan sausages is around the same prices as a pack of normal sausages, and we think that's fair enough. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com

This isn't pork caramelised onion sausages

Simon Howie veggie link sausages

The Simon Howie brand is well known for selling meat products, but also makes some great vegan products like the vegan haggis we included in our veggie haggis guide. These vegan sausages from Simon Howie are also excellent - made using soya protein, we found the taste and texture to be very similar to the meat-free sausages from Richmond, and similarly these sausages would work great as part of a veggie fry-up for breakfast. Learn more and buy them here - thescottishbutcher.com

Simon Howie veggie sausages

This Isn't pork sausages

Sorry to be boring, but we have to include the normal This Isn't Pork sausages in this guide too - we told you we love the vegan products from this brand. Made exactly the same as the caramelised onion sausages (just without the onion), these sausages are much more versatile and are delicious as part of a breakfast or served with mashed potato. Learn more and buy them here - sainsburys.co.uk

This Isn't Pork Sausages

Heck meat-free

Like Richmond, Heck is a brand which makes normal meat sausages, but has also released a range of vegan sausages which we really enjoyed. However, we love that Heck makes these sausages from peas rather than soya, because that makes these vegan sausages high in protein, with 3g of protein per sausage. These are also very versatile and can be used for breakfast, lunch, or dinner meals. Learn more and buy them here - tesco.com

Heck meat-free

Vemondo

A few of the supermarkets have their own take on veggie sausages, and to be honest we weren't particularly impressed by any of them apart from the Vemondo sausages from Lidl. Again, these aren't really trying to recreate the texture or taste of meat and are softer like the Linda McCartney sausages, but have enough firmness to be used in something like a hot dog (as pictured on the front of the pack). They're vegan too which is great, and a 6 pack is well under £2 so not pricey either. Overall, a good sausage!

VEMONDO sausage

Hopefully this guide has shown you that a vegan diet can still include sausages! Let us know your favourite vegan sausage in the comments and if you've tried any of these, let us know what you think of them.

Finn is the editor of You Well and has been writing about travel, health, and more for over 10 years.

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