Portobello, shiitake, and oyster mushrooms have a meaty texture and rich umami flavor.
When cooked, eggplant takes on a tender, meaty texture and can absorb flavors well.
Young, unripe jackfruit has a fibrous and pulled pork-like texture, making it a popular meat substitute in vegan dishes.
Made from wheat gluten, seitan has a chewy and dense texture that is often used in vegetarian and vegan recipes as a meat replacement.
With their earthy flavor and slightly grainy texture, lentils can work well as a ground meat substitute in various dishes.
When mashed or blended, chickpeas can be used to create meatless patties, meatballs, or falafel.
When roasted or grilled, cauliflower can take on a caramelized flavor and a more substantial texture.
Made from fermented soybeans, tempeh has a nutty flavor and a firm, chewy texture.
Made from soy flour, TVP is a dehydrated product that can be rehydrated and used as a ground meat substitute.
When cooked and seasoned, sweet potatoes can have a satisfying and hearty quality, making them a popular base for veggie burgers.