Plainly put, chickens need their wings—humans don’t. This is why vegan chicken wings should be the only kind of “wings” enjoyed by humans. Thankfully, a few of our favorite vegan freezer-aisle brands offer quick and easy options for animal-free wings at home. So the next time you’re at Kroger, Aldi, Whole Foods Market, Sprouts, or any other grocery store, keep your eyes peeled for these:
Like Chick’n Wings have a meaty texture with a crispy coating, and they’re even shaped like drumsticks. They’re popular with celebrities, too. Music producer DJ Khaled premiered the brand at his restaurant chain, Another Wing, which operates as a delivery-only service in 150 cities around the world. None of the sauces are currently vegan, but the chicken-free wings are delish on their own, or you can add your own sauce at home. Like Chick’n Wings can also be found at Walmart, Target, Sprouts, and Sam’s Club stores nationwide.
For comfort food, opt for Gardein’s Chipotle Georgia Style Chick’n Wings.
And for a classic flavor and a meaty texture, try Gardein’s Ultimate Plant-Based Chick’n Wings.
Field Roast’s variety of vegan Buffalo wings are best served with a side of celery and carrots and some vegan ranch. With a little bit of spice and a whole lot of flavor, trust us, these wings are a surefire crowd-pleaser.
Vegan Buffalo wings are always a favorite, and MorningStar Farms’ option doesn’t disappoint. With 8 grams of fat and 13 grams of protein, you’re not just doing chickens a kindness—you’re doing your body one, too.
These jackfruit-based wings have a tasty, crispy breading and a tangy Buffalo flavor.
Although not quite wings, Be Leaf’s vegan chicken drumsticks will satisfy any craving for vegan wings.
If you’re more of a from-scratch vegan chicken wings fan, consider making your own spicy Buffalo cauliflower wings at home. Use this simple recipe:
Every plate of vegan chicken wings needs a side of vegan ranch or vegan blue cheese for dipping, right? Consider making your own vegan ranch dressing or opting for one of the many store-bought vegan dressing options.
Vegan ‘Chicken’ for the Win
Whether it’s vegan chicken wings, vegan chicken nuggets, a vegan chicken sandwich, or any other vegan chicken grub, the brands above get it. While we wait for Hooters’ new vegetarian wings to nix the eggs and for Buffalo Wild Wings to get with the times, consider doing more to help sensitive, inquisitive chickens: