The holidays are arguably the best time of year—with gifts, friends and family, parties, and oh-so-much food! But it can be a bummer when you have to stare at the dead, burned flesh of an intelligent and loving animal. Here are some delicious vegan ham brands to keep pigs off your table during the holidays (and beyond), which you can find at many local retailers or at convenient online grocers like PETA Business Friend Fake Meats and have delivered right to you.
Vegan Ham Deli Slices
There are more plant-based meat options than ever before, and they’re available everywhere, from your local grocery store to big-box stores, including Target and Walmart.
Here are some of our favorite vegan ham products:
- Yves Veggie Ham Slices
- Tofurky Slow-Smoked Tender Plant-Based Deli Slices
- Lightlife Smart Deli Meatless Veggie Ham Slices
- May Wah Vegan Bacon Sliced Ham
Holiday Ham Roasts
Looking for a compassionate holiday roast? You’ve got to see this list of vegan holiday roasts that are available at most grocery stores. Here are a few festive products:
- Vegetarian Plus Vegan Ham Roll
- Tofurky Ham Roast with Beer Glaze
- Loving Hut “Cheerful Log” Vegan Ham Loaf
- May Wah Vegan Ham
If you’re lucky, your town has a natural-food store or another vegan-friendly restaurant. Ask the store’s employees about what vegan options they offer. For example, Los Angeles–area restaurant Vinh Loi Tofu—famous for its homemade tofu and plant-based meats—offers a 1-pound “ham” for just $12.
Vegan butcher shops are also becoming a thing. Check out these deli slices from The Herbivorous Butcher:
Nationwide vegan restaurant chain The Loving Hut also sells vegan ham, and if there’s no location near you, you still have the option of ordering online.
Check out our list of incredible, vegan ham recipes, too!