The Ultimate Guide to Vegan Eggs

The egg industry condemns hens to lives of misery and then sends them to be slaughtered at just a fraction of their normal life spans. But the good news is that we can all end our support of this cruel industry by choosing vegan eggs.

Whenever you choose a plant-based option over a chicken’s egg, you make a difference! Here are some of our favorite vegan eggs you can enjoy at home: 

Yo-Egg

Vegan eggs from Yo-Egg
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Yo-Egg is a revolutionary company that makes delicious low-calorie vegan eggs with decadent flavor. The Poached One and the Sunny One feature runny yolks for an authentic experience. The Patty One (coming soon) is great for convenient breakfast sandwiches, and The Boiled One (coming soon) is perfect for snacking and egg salad. Yo-Egg products are a little hard to find in stores, but you can see where to get them here

Wunder Eggs

Wunder Eggs vegan eggs
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Wunder Eggs are the world’s first 100% vegan hard-boiled eggs. Add them to avocado toast, ramen, or salads. But most likely, you’ll want to eat these right out of the package. Wunder Eggs come in three varieties: black salt, E*thing, and deviled. Egg white patties are coming soon! Buy Wunder Eggs online or from specialty grocery stores. 

JUST Egg

JUST egg vegan eggs
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JUST offers two delicious vegan egg products: JUST Egg and JUST Egg Folded. Just Egg is a liquid egg that makes perfect scrambled eggs and omelets. JUST Egg Folded can be heated up using a toaster or microwave and is a great option for a quick sandwich. JUST Egg is often available at stores like Target and Walmart.

Simply Eggless 

vegan eggs from Simply Eggless
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Simply Eggless is a vegan company you’ll feel good about supporting. They offer liquid plant-based egg; egg patties; cheddar cheese omelets; an egg, cheese, and sausage breakfast sandwich; and egg, cheese, and sausage bites. Get Simply Eggless in specialty stores or online. 

Hodo Vegan All-Day Egg Scramble 

Hodo vegan eggs scramble
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This fluffy vegan egg dish is seasoned and ready to eat right out of the box—all you need to do is heat it. You can enjoy it as is, as a scramble with your favorite veggies, in burritos, on toast, or just by itself. Find out where to get it here

BeLeaf Sunny Side Up Egg

Beleaf vegan eggs
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BeLeaf Sunny Side Up Egg mimics the taste and texture of fried eggs without harming animals. They go great on sandwiches, bagels, and burgers—and anywhere else you’d add a fried egg. You can find them at some specialty grocery stores or online. 

Tofu

Tofu scramble is a protein-packed alternative to scrambled eggs. There are lots of tofu scramble recipes online to experiment with, and you can add veggies and vegan cheese to customize your scramble. Tofu is also great for making a vegan egg patty or a plant-based quiche. Best of all, it’s affordable and can be purchased at most grocery stores.

Chickpea Flour

Omelets, frittatas, and more are possible with chickpea flour. This versatile legume can do it all. And while you might have a harder time finding chickpea flour (also known as besan at Indian and Asian grocers), the search is worthwhile.

Egg Replacers for Baking

vegan eggs swaps

Veganize your favorite cake and cookie recipes (and even many boxed cake mixes) with some easy egg-free baking hacks. Apple sauce, bananas, flax seeds, and even soda can work as egg replacers. Check out this guide to baking without eggs to learn how. 

Faux Eggs for Easter

wooden eggs for decorating
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Celebrate Easter Sunday and express your artistic side without using chickens’ eggs. Here are a few ideas: 

  • Paint faux eggs. Many craft stores sell unfinished wooden eggs that are great for painting. You can also find ceramic and plastic realistic-looking eggs to dye, paint, color, or bedazzle. Unlike chickens’ eggs, your masterpiece will last for years to come. 
  • Decorate cookies. Satisfy your sweet tooth and your artistic side by decorating egg-shaped sugar cookies. Follow a vegan sugar cookie recipe and cut your dough into egg shapes. After baking and cooling, decorate the cookies with vegan frosting and sprinkles. 
  • Have a vegan egg hunt. Fill some eco-friendly plastic eggs with vegan candy and hide them around the house or outside for kiddos to look for. 

Choosing plant-based foods is one of the easiest and most effective ways to make a difference for animals! Want to do more? Urge Burnbrae Farms, Canada’s biggest egg producer, to stop investing in cruel cages for hens!