Food & Nutrition

Tasty vegan tuna that’ll work in sandwiches and baked potatoes

Published by Finn Hayden

Tuna is by far the most popular type of fish eaten in the UK, with this fish accounting for 60-80% of all the seafood consumed in the country.

And we're not surprised it's so popular either. Tuna has a really distinctive taste, and when paired with things like mayonnaise it makes for the perfect sandwich filling.

People switching to a vegan diet often find it hard to replace tuna in their diets, but there are actually lots of excellent vegan tuna options out there. We wanted to round up the best that we've found and tried, let's get into it:

Future Tuna

The best vegan tuna that we tried was definitely Future Tuna. This product doesn't just nail the taste of tuna, but it also perfectly recreates the flaky texture. This vegan tuna is perfect for consuming on its own, but also works really well when mixed with mayonnaise.

The only slight downside would be that rather than coming in a can like normal tuna, it comes in a pouch, which reminded us a little of cat food! But we're happy to put up with the packaging considering how good it is. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Future Tuna

Tuno Mayo

We'll say off the bat that we don't think the Tuno Mayo from Loma totally nails the taste of tuna mayonnaise, but it's pretty close. And what we really like about this product is that we feel the texture is perfect. It's also nice to have a vegan alternative to tuna mayonnaise that you can use in sandwiches or baked potatoes. We're fans of it and always make sure to have a few cans in the cupboard, learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com

Tuno Mayo

Marigold vegan Tunah

Made using soya beans, not only is this Tunah a really tasty vegan alternative to tuna, but it's also a great source of protein. The texture is also really good and this product can be mixed with mayonnaise to make a really good vegan tuna mayo which is ideal for sandwiches. We're big fans of this and it's slightly cheaper than the Future Tuna too, learn more and buy it here - amazon.co.uk

Tunah

Tuno Thai Sweet Chilli

We really like the Tuno Mayo from Loma, but the Thai Sweet Chilli might be even better, particularly if you like to mix tuna into dishes with pasta and rice. Just like the other Tuno from Loma, the texture isn't too similar to real tuna, but the taste is good. Plus, we really like the little bit of heat from the chilli. Learn more and buy it here - hollandandbarrett.com

Loma Tuno Sweet Chilli

Squeaky Bean Tuna Style Flakes

Despite how much this product looks like real tuna, it's actually made from beans. We think the team at Squeaky Bean has done an excellent job at making this product look and taste just like tuna fish, and it's ideal for filling sandwiches or baked potatoes. Learn more and buy it here - sainsburys.co.uk

Squeaky Bean tuna

Hopefully this guide helps you to find a great-tasting vegan tuna alternative. Let us know if you've tried any of these or if you have any other suggestions for us. If you want to read similar guides, we have a guide about the best vegan chicken you can buy.

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

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