Some people don’t like vegans eating meat replacements, but that’s their problem. There’s nothing wrong with eating foods that taste like beef (the skeletal muscle of cows), the issue is more avoiding palm oil and excessive plastic packaging etc. Here are some good brands on the market, that you may wish to try. With zero cholesterol, these dishes are ideal to replace your Sunday lunch. Most are based on meaty-tasting replacements like seitan and tempeh, although there are a few variations. Serve with horseradish sauce and all the veggies.
The Very Good Butcher’s Roast Beast (Canada, above) is made with organic wheat gluten, kidney beans, onion, herbs and spices, then rubbed with a maple glaze and grainy mustard. Slice for a sandwich or use on a charcuterie board. Keep these meals away from pets, as they are not real meat and often contain toxic ingredients like mushrooms and jackfruit. If ordering online, keep ice gel packs away from pets and children. Recycle packaging with household waste or at supermarket bag bins. Also see recipes for vegan roast beef.
Eat Wholesome Spiced Beef Jackfruit is sustainably grown and organic, ready in 10 minutes. Made with jackfruit marinated in herbs, spices and coconut.
VBites Beeph Joint (UK) does need plastic packaging to recycle, but it’s free from palm oil. The perfect Sunday roast, serve with vegan Yorkshire puddings and gravy, and you’re good to go. Once open consume within 2 days (keep chilled between 0-5°C).
Sunshine Deli sells shredded roast beef along with a roast beef brisket joint with marmite, along with sandwich slices.