5 Vegan Jerky Brands To Buy For Your Next Road Trip

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Jerky isn’t just for the meat eaters of the bunch. Look past the Slim Jims and you’ll find an entire world of vegan jerky for your next road trip. And, believe it or not, these non-animal jerky options still pack all of the flavor you love into the perfect, snack-sized bags. Here are five of the best vegan jerky brands you should have on your radar.

1. Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. 

The jerky from Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. is hand-seasoned and made with ingredients like textured soy, tamari and olive oil. The soy is mixed with sorghum, chipotle powder, garlic, onion, vinegar and other spices. You’ll find flavors like Pete’s smoked black pepper, Reuben’s smokey Carolina BBQ, Paulette’s maple bacon, Tod’s smoked chipotle, Jamaican Jerk and sweet chili garlic. Each bag retails for $6.99.

2. Pan’s Mushroom Jerky

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Anyone who loves mushrooms has to try Pan’s Mushroom Jerky. It’s made with shiitake mushrooms and various seasonings and spices. The jerky is gluten-free, rich in vitamin D and high in fiber. Flavorwise, there’s Zesty Thai, sea salt and pepper, Applewood BBQ and original. The Zesty Thai is the most popular, with organic dried shiitake mushrooms, avocado oil, organic coconut sugar, Himalayan pink salt, garlic, lemon, cayenne, coriander, paprika, cilantro and organic chia seeds. Each bag retails for $9.

3. Cocoburg Coconut Jerky 

We’re on team coconut jerky. Cocoburg makes its jerky from unprocessed ingredients like young coconut meat. The coconut jerky is paleo-friendly, soy-free and gluten-free. Cocoburg has three current flavors: Original, chili lime and ginger teriyaki. The ginger teriyaki is made with coconut meat, coconut aminos (coconut sap and salt) apple cider vinegar, ginger and garlic. The original has garlic, black pepper and onion for flavoring while the chili lime has lime juice, chili pepper and garlic. Each bag retails for $5.99.

4. Sakara Watermelon Jerky 

Cornering an ultra-niche market, Sakara’s watermelon jerky is filled with vitamin A and C, along with antioxidants and 4 grams of protein per bag. It’s made with 100 percent watermelon that’s been naturally dehydrated. Watermelon jerky is basically like a healthy fruit roll-up that’s perfect for snacking. The sweet, clean snack retails for $13 a bag.

5. Primal Strips

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For a healthy meat alternative that’ll give you a quick boost of protein, Primal Strips are made with soy, seitan and shiitake mushrooms. Flavors of the savory snack include Thai peanut, mesquite lime, teriyaki, hot and spicy, hickory smoked and Texas BBQ. Each strip retails for about $1.50 and has between 6and 11 grams of protein.

Whether you’re looking for a snack for the road or a snack for movie night, any of these vegan jerky brands will do the trick.


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