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Where to find vegan bacon???

tochowchick Dec 16, 2010 01:10 PM

I need to make a vegan recipe for Christmas that calls for vegan bacon...I've never bought it myself and would welcome some advice on where I can get some decent vegan bacon in the GTA - I live in midtown TO but can drive if I must

I did find a post from a couple of years ago that said Yves is horrid...is this true?? Does the Big Carrot have decent stuff???

Thanks hounds.

  1. t
    Tatai Dec 16, 2010 01:25 PM

    It's easy to make using coconut chips. Google "coconut bacon recipes."

    1. m
      mrsdebdav Dec 16, 2010 01:27 PM

      In the States these are sold in supermarkets, Whole Foods and "health food" stores.

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      1. re: mrsdebdav
        afternoonveggiedelight Dec 20, 2010 07:18 AM

        FYI @mrsdebdav The Morningstar Farms product is vegetarian bacon, not vegan. It is made from egg whites.

      2. mrsleny Dec 16, 2010 03:52 PM

        It depends what kind of bacon your recipe needs. I remember Yves only had the "Canadian bacon", and wasn't very good. If you need "bacon strips", you are better off making your own if you can. The recipe below tastes phenomenal. Otherwise the coconut bacon sounds good if you need "crumbled bacon".


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        1. re: mrsleny
          Full tummy Dec 16, 2010 05:21 PM

          Yves also has another "bacon" with a higher fat content than the Canadian version. Might be better. I have seen it at my local Loblaws (Victoria Park & Danforth).


          1. re: Full tummy
            mrsleny Dec 16, 2010 05:31 PM

            OH ... I haven't seen this one. Will have to look at my local Loblaws.

            Thanks for the info!

            1. re: mrsleny
              albanis Dec 20, 2010 06:47 AM

              Fiesta Farms has one, not Ives, better. It's made out of tofu. They have it at Essence of Life in Kensington too. There is also a hickory smoked tempeh by Tofurkey that is okay I think.

              Fiesta Farms
              200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

              1. re: albanis
                afternoonveggiedelight Dec 20, 2010 07:25 AM

                I was going to suggest this product as well. It is made by Ying Ying Soy Foods of Toronto. You can buy it at St. Lawrence market in the basement where they have a shop, Fiesta Farms and Panacea. http://yingyingsoyfood.ca/

                Fiesta Farms
                200 Christie St, Toronto, ON M6G, CA

                1. re: afternoonveggiedelight
                  1sweetpea Dec 20, 2010 07:39 AM

                  I think you might be able to create a viable substitute with peeled sweet potatoes, a mandoline slicer, beet juice, soy sauce, olive oil and liquid smoke. You'd have to cut the sweet potatoes super thinly, lengthwise, cut into bacon-like strips, paint with a mixture of soy sauce, beet juice, olive oil and liquid smoke, then bake until floppy-crisp. You could crust with coarsely ground black pepper too. This could work in a dehydrator or oven, if you baked them on a wire rack.

                  In a pinch, you might be able to pop over to the Big Carrot and buy some smoky flavoured kale chips. They'd be super crunchy, but the taste might be right.

                  1. re: afternoonveggiedelight
                    peppermint pate Dec 20, 2010 07:46 AM

                    I love this product. They sell it at The Big Carrot and at some of the weekly farmer's markets as well.

                    1. re: afternoonveggiedelight
                      albanis Dec 23, 2010 05:53 AM

                      Yes! Thanks afternoon...this is the one I was thinking of. Its pretty good and Panacea has lots too. Its pretty pliable, depending on what you are making.

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