Hot dogs might be an all-American barbecue staple, but did you know that each hot dog is the result of intense suffering for animals raised and killed in the meat industry? But there is good news—we can still enjoy the foods we love without hurting animals! 

We’ve made things easy for you and curated a list of the best vegan hot dogs and sausages on the market. Frankly, you can’t go wrong with any of these. So get your buns over to the nearest grocery store and try out one of these plant-based dogs:

365 Everyday Value Veggie Dogs

These Everyday Value Veggie Dogs are exactly what you’d expect from a hot dog. Great for grilling or cooking at home, and they’re affordable, too. They’re available at Whole Foods or 365 Markets. 

Beyond Sausage

Beyond Meat debuted its sausages in 2018 and took the world by storm. Vegans and omnivores alike have been raving about the satisfying and juicy Beyond Sausages that come in two flavors: Brat Original, and Hot Italian for those who like a little extra kick. Get them in the meat aisle.

Field Roast Sausage

Field Roast makes several different sausages to satisfy any craving. They come in Bratwurst, Smoked Apple Sage, Italian, and Mexican Chipotle. You can’t go wrong with any of these. Stock up and add them to any dish for a meaty, protein-filed kick of flavor.

Field Roast Frankfurters

Field Roast is well known for its sausages, but let’s not forget the Frankfurter, the company’s take on a classic hot dog. These vegan hot dogs are so versatile and can be cooked using a variety of different methods. A delicious staple to keep in your fridge.  

Lightlife Smart Dogs

Lightlife Smart Dogs veggie hot dogs come in regular size or jumbo. They’re perfect when you want the nostalgic taste of a classic hot dog that you enjoyed as a kid. 

Lightlife Smart Sausages

Lightlife Smart Sausages really are a smart choice. They come in two distinct varieties depending on your mood: Chorizo and Italian. 

No Evil Foods’ The Stallion Italian Sausage

No Evil Foods is a new company with a new take on plant meats. The Stallion is a sausage link that goes great in a variety of dishes, and to make things super convenient, you can have them delivered right to your door. 

Tofurky Jumbo Hot Dogs

Tofurky’s Jumbo Hot Dogs are size XXL and are perfect for roasting over an open flame, grilling at a campout, or just boiling them in a pot on the stove. Another classic dog. 

Tofurky Original Sausages

Tofurky’s original sausages are so delicious and they’re a well-known staple in any vegan fridge for good reason! Varieties include: Italian Sausage, Kielbasa, and Beer Brats. These sausages are available in many grocery store chains across the country and they go great in a variety of dishes or are perfect on a bun. 

Tofurky Artisan Sausages

Tofurky’s Artisan Sausages come in two varieties: Spinach Pesto and Zesty Andouille. Much like the Original Sausages, these are large and flavorful. They go great in different dishes from pasta to jambalaya. 


Yves is a classic meat-free food company, and its vegan hot dogs have been loved for decades. Yves hot dogs come in four varieties that taste just like the hot dogs you know and love, but without the animal body parts: The Good Dog, Veggie Tofu Dogs, Veggie Dogs, and Jumbo Veggie Dogs


With all the delicious plant-based options out there nowadays, there’s simply no reason to continue to support the cruel meat industry. Animals value their lives and they don’t want to die for your barbeque. For more meat-free versions of your favorite foods, check out these tips.