Published by PETA.

Canadian Thanksgiving, observed on the second Monday of October, is a time to celebrate the harvest and give thanks for all of our blessings. This year and every year, make compassion the centerpiece of your celebration by cooking a vegan feast. Turkeys are loving, social animals, and when they’re raised and killed for food, they’re denied even the simplest pleasures, such as running, building nests, and raising their young. Luckily, many delicious options for your Thanksgiving meal don’t involve harming animals.

Try these delicious vegan recipes for Canadian Thanksgiving:

Vegan Turkey

Three-Step Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Easy Vegan Green Bean Casserole

The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe Ever

Maple-Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberry Wild Rice

Pumpkin Bread

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes

vegan garlicky mashed potatoes

Pumpkin Risotto with Brussels Sprouts


These are just a few of the many vegan recipes that you can make for a Thanksgiving feast. For more ideas, check out our extensive guide to celebrating a vegan holiday. You can also order our ThanksVegan guide for more tips and ideas:

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