Best Vegan Jerky

best vegan jerky

Vegan jerky is wonderful, chewy, salty and savoury snacks that can be great for hiking or watching films at the cinema, they're just a great snack.

You will find different textures, tastes and sizes of vegan jerky and if you went plant based this January and looking for a vegan alternative to jerky and meat bars, we'll look in to what could be the best.

Thats quite a big question to ask, what is the best vegan jerky, and there probably isn't no one single answer that everyone would be happy with.

There are definitely though vegan jerky meats that are best in their categories. What we mean by this is specific requirements beyond just the vegan jerky, someone may want high calories, others may want more protein, there might be specific flavors people want or a packaging type.

With these questions in mind, we'll look deeper than just what could be the best vegan jerky available today, we'll look at the many different options of vegan jerky and see which are best depending on other specifics you may want out of your jerky.

Vegan jerky bars are all made out of different ingredients, from soy, to mushrooms and many other things between. You will find great tasting vegan jerky in local shops and online, with a huge offering especially by small vegan food manufacturers.

You will also find many different flavours, which we've included in some of the comparison tables below and a taste that suits all. 

If you are looking for other outdoor and sports foods, take a look at the discovery app which has over 1000 foods, where you can find vegan jerky and hundreds of other vegan snacks and foods to compare.

 

top pick

primal strips teriyaki jerky
Primal Strips Teriyaki Jerky
has the most amount of protein, with
0.39g
of protein per gram
8
vegan jerky to compare

Vegan Jerky With Most Protein

If you're looking for a vegan jerky meat bar with high protein, here we look at the high protein amounts in all of the plant based jerky and vegan meat bars.

Usually people would expect animal based jerky to be high in protein and in some meats this is true, and that vegan jerky would be low in protein. 

But here we are to prove that vegan jerky has as much protein as the animal based meat bars.

Out of all the animal based jerky, the one with the most protein has 0.35g of protein for every gram of jerky. 

That means that 6 of the vegan jerky bars listed here have bigger protein densities than that of the meat jerky with the most protein. 

I wonder where we get out protein from then!?

Vegan Jerky Protein Density

In this table you can see a number of protein numbers, there are columns which show the protein, the protein density, which is protein per gram and protein per 100 calories.

As mentioned above, vegan jerky bars actually have bigger protein densities than non-vegan alternatives which are pure meat, such as the EPIC jerky bars.

The top 6 vegan jerky bars actually have more protein than the top EPIC jerky bar, take that non-vegans, the proof is in the pudding, and in this case, in the meat bar!

This calculation is worked out from the nutritional label info, the serving weight and the protein per serving can show us their protein density.

if you're looking for a vegan jerky bar with high protein but lower calories, you can use the protein per 100 calories. This column shows you the amount of protein you can get for every 100 calories of that protein bar.

This is perfect for those looking to hit their protein intake for the day and also trying to keep their calorie intake low, like on 1200 calorie and 1500 calorie diets.

 

Vegan Jerky With The Most Calories

If you're looking for a vegan jerky bar with as few calories or the most calories, here we have created a table which lists all vegan jerky bars from the database and sorts them by their calories per gram number.

The calories per gram is worked out from the serving weight and calories per serving to give how many calories to expect per gram of each vegan jerky bar.

This gives us a more standard number to compare each vegan meat bar with and means that you can compare them all fairly without any issues.

Otherwise you would compare calorie amounts of plant based jerky which all have different serving weights.

If you're looking to bulk up and get more calories in to your diet whilst also getting high amounts of protein vegan jerky bars can help you with that. Or if you have a calorie limit for the day but need to hit a protein amount, just look at the vegan jerky bars which have a high protein and lower calories per gram weight.

Diet Flavors Serving weight Protein source Protein Calories Calories per gram
1 Primal Strips Teriyaki Jerky primal strips teriyaki jerky dairy free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian terijaki 28 grams soy, wheat 11.00g 99calories 3.54 calories /g
2 Primal Strips Hickory Smoked Jerky Primal Strips Hickory Smoked Jerky dairy free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian hickory, smoky 28 grams soy, wheat 10.00g 99calories 3.54 calories /g
3 Noble Jerky Original Vegan Jerky Noble Jerky Original Vegan Jerky vegan, vegetarian jerky, salt, garlic, pepper 35 grams soy 7.00g 110calories 3.14 calories /g
4 Primal Strips Texas BBQ Jerky Primal Strips Texas BBQ Jerky dairy free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian bbq 28 grams 10.00g 81calories 2.89 calories /g
5 Primal Strips Hot & Spicy Jerky Primal Strips Hot & Spicy Jerky dairy free, egg free, vegan, vegetarian spices, mushroom 28 grams soy, wheat 10.00g 81calories 2.89 calories /g
6 Noble Jerky Sweet BBQ Doux Vegan Jerky Noble Jerky Sweet BBQ Doux Vegan Jerky gluten free, vegan, vegetarian jerky, bbq 35 grams soy 9.00g 100calories 2.86 calories /g
7 Primal Strips Thai Peanut Jerky Primal Strips Thai Peanut Jerky vegan, vegetarian peanut 28 grams peanut, soy, wheat 10.00g 74calories 2.64 calories /g
8 Primal Strips Mesquite Lime Jerky Primal Strips Mesquite Lime Jerky vegan, vegetarian, dairy free lime 28 grams soy, wheat 10.00g 74calories 2.64 calories /g
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meat bar
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