Does horseradish sauce use horse hair or something? What’s in mayonnaise, anyway? While there are a number of common condiments that contain animal ingredients, an even larger number are vegan! Of course, specific ingredients vary depending on the brand, but this quick guide shows you which condiments are usually safe and which are no-nos for a plant-based diet.


  • A.1. Original Sauce
  • Barbecue sauce
  • Curry
  • Hoisin sauce
  • Hot sauce (Cholula, Frank’s RedHot, Sriracha, Tabasco, and Tapatío are all vegan!)
  • Hummus
  • Ketchup
  • Maple syrup
  • Mustard
  • Peanut butter
  • Relish
  • Salsa
  • Soy sauce
  • Wasabi

Not Vegan

  • Fish sauce (made from fermented fish and salt—gross!)
  • Honey (made by bees)
  • Horseradish sauce (Although horseradish itself is vegan, the sauces normally contain cream.)
  • Mayonnaise (contains eggs)
  • Nutella (contains milk and whey)
  • Ranch dressing (contains milk and sometimes sour cream)
  • Worcestershire sauce (contains anchovies)

Want to learn more about which popular products are vegan? Check out our “Accidentally Vegan Food List.”

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