Try plant-based meat replacements on Braai Day!
September 10, 2021
Heritage Day, 24 September, is often celebrated around a braai with family and friends – so much so that it is now branded as Braai Day. For many South Africans who are reducing their meat consumption to improve their health, reduce their environmental footprint, or for ethical reasons, Braai Day might seem like a challenge. The reality is that there are so many amazing plant-based meat replacements available for South Africans to try!
Looking to have a plant-based Braai Day?
Having the right recipes can make all of the difference. Before we dive into our favourite meat replacement options, we would like to introduce you to our latest recipe e-book. 10 plant-based recipes for the perfect braai offers tasty plant-based dishes for you to try on Braai Day, or any other day of the year!
What is a Meat Replacement?
Meat replacements are products that mimic the taste and texture of meat. The most common plant-based ingredients used to create these products are soya protein, pea protein, mushrooms, legumes and other vegetables.
You might be wondering why vegans are interested in eating food that tastes like meat. There are so many reasons for choosing a plant-based lifestyle, and it is more than often not because the individual doesn’t like the taste of meat. A lot of people do enjoy the taste of meat and would like to savour it without the added ethical, health and environmental concerns.
Rapidly expanding range of meat replacements
Most of the product you see below were not around a decade ago. Choosing to follow a plant-based diet is more accessable than it has ever been in South Africa. Grabbing a plant-based patty or sausage on your way to a braai is now possible for most of us, and that is something worth celebrating!
Meat replacements are a great way to introduce your family and omnivorous friends to convenient plant-based food options. There are still many individuals who like to argue with vegans – but once they get a taste of these mind-blowing products, they’re likely to change their mind.
#MeatlessMay, our biggest meat replacement campaign to date!
During the month of May, we launched a campaign to share everything we knew about meat replacements available in South Africa. Check out our campaign highlights to see us serving plant-based fish on Cape Town TV! There are so many meat replacement available for South Africans to try on Braai Day. Scroll through the content we created during Meatless May to discover the our top recommendations.
Fish-Style Fillets by The Fry Family Food Co.
Prawn-Style Pieces by The Fry Family Food Co.
Smoked Carrot Salmon by Herbiraw
Vegan Calamari by Dear Vegan SA
Veggie Burgers by McCain
Spinach Sweetcorn & Butterbean Burger by Woolworths
Mushroom & Lentil Burger by Naked Leaf
Traditional Sausage by Veggiewors
Plant-Based Meatballs by The Fry Family Food Co.
Flame Grilled Burger Bites by Urban Vegan
Meat Free Sausage Rolls by The Fry Family Food Co.
Beef Kebabs by Vegan Butcherie
Vegan Spicy Beef by Vegan Butcherie
BBQ Vegan Spare Ribs by Urban Vegan
Meat Free Thick Cut Chunky Strips by The Fry Family Food Co.
Tender Flame Grilled Fillets by On The Greenside
Chicken Kebabs by Vegan Butcherie
Plant Powered Protein Stir Fry Strips by Woolworths
Golden Crumb Schnitzels by The Fry Family Food Co.
Chicken Drumsticks by Vegan Butcherie
Plant Powered Protein Nuggets by Woolworths
Beyond Burger Plant-based Patties by Beyond Meat
Plant-based Burger Patties by Herbivore
The Big Fry Burger by The Fry Family Food Co.
Prime Burger Patties by Urban Vegan
Quarter Pounder Burger by Linda McCartney
Chicken-Style Burger by The Fry Family Food Co
Beyond Mince by Beyond Meat
Plant-based Mince by Herbivore
Plant-based Mince by Denny’s
Plant Powered Protein Savoury Mince by Woolworths
Beyond Sausage by Beyond Meat
Chorizo by Herbivore
Meat Free Mini Chipolatas by The Fry Family Food Co
Plant-based Herbiwors by Herbivore
Red Pepper Sausages by Linda McCartney
Original Hotdogs by The Fry Family Food Co
Country Style Boerewors by Urban Vegan
The Big Fry Boerie by The Fry Family Food Co
Vegan Biltong by HERBI VŌHR
Vegan Veggie Biltong by Earthshine
Chilli Oyster Mushroom Biltong by Culture Mushrooms
Mushroom Biltong by Woolworths
Mushroom Biltong by Herbivore
Pastrami by HERBI VŌHR
Turkey Deli by HERBI VŌHR
Cold Cut Sandwich Slices by Gudness
Vegan Pastrami by Vegan Butcherie