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:
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
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
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
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
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.