Do you smell that?

Here at Love Veg, we’re cooking up healthy, sustainable, and compassionate proteins for your next Sunday brunch. 

Whether you’re craving greasy, sizzling bacon or a juicy sausage link, you can still enjoy your favorite pork products while eating plant-based. Simply swap out the pig meat for vegan alternatives, and you’ll have a proper feast without the cruelty. 

From breakfast foods to barbecue classics, here are our favorite plant-based pork products.

Pig-Friendly Bacon

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Why wake up and smell the coffee when you can wake up and smell the bacon? Brunch just got an upgrade with these compassionate alternatives for an American classic:

  • Lighlift Smart Bacon
  • Lightlife Tempeh Smoky Bacon
  • Upton’s Naturals Bacon Seitan
  • Tofurkey Treehouse Tempeh Smoky Maple Bacon

Plant-Based Sausage

Whether served with a side of Just Egg or tossed in a bun for a Friday night dinner, sausage is always a crowd-pleaser. From patties to links, here are our favorite plant-based sausage products: 

  • Beyond Breakfast Sausage
  • Gardein Ultimate Plant-Based Breakfast Saus’ge 
  • Jack & Annie’s Plant Based Savory Breakfast Sausage Patties
  • Impossible Sausage
  • Field Roast Apple & Maple Plant-Based Breakfast Sausages
  • Trader Joe’s Soy Chorizo

BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Do you prefer lunch foods at brunch with friends? Try our pulled “pork” sandwich recipe that even your most skeptical meat-eating loved ones will crave.

Here’s what you’ll need:

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 medium carrot 
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 250 g canned jackfruit
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • ½ cup vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon paprika powder
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Salt pepper
  • oil for frying
  • 2 burger buns
  • 2 tbsp vegan mayonnaise
  • 1 cup mixed white cabbage, red cabbage, and carrot


  • Drain jackfruit well in a strainer. Cut the carrot, onion, and garlic into fine pieces and fry in oil. Add the tomato paste, peppers, herbs, and jackfruit. 
  • Stir in the flour, and pour in the vegetable stock and soy sauce. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, then season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Grate the white cabbage, red cabbage, and carrot, and mix with vegan mayonnaise. Cut open the burger bun, and top with jackfruit and cabbage.