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Vegan Thanksgiving Must Have Menu!

Planning a vegan Thanksgiving can seem intimidating if you go into it without any planning. After all, you want to please not only yourself but all your vegan and non-vegan guests. Ideally, no one should even notice there is no meat or dairy in your menu, it is all so good. There is plenty of room for creativity in a vegan Thanksgiving menu. Just remember the basic courses you need, and plan your menu around them. Here are some ideas to get you started.

The Appetizer

No Thanksgiving menu is complete without a good appetizer. It gives your guests a chance to much and talks while they are waiting for the main course to appear. A good vegan option is a dip. A creamy dip with potato or corn chips, or raw veggies, is excellent. Just blend silken tofu (or cashews with water) along with slow roasted garlic, topi it with caramelized onions, and you’re good to go.

The Salad

Every good Thanksgiving has a tasty salad. Use the flavors of the season to make yours a stand-out. A bed of fresh lettuce topped with cranberries, pecans, and chopped Brussels sprouts is an excellent choice. Use olive oil and lemon juice for dressing.

The Main Course

There is no reason to miss turkey when you have a hearty vegan “meatloaf” as your table’s centerpiece. Buy a premade one at a good vegan food Hollywood joint, or make your own with vegan “ground beef” and the seasonings of your choice. Adding a good vegan gravy is a plus.

The Potatoes

Every good Thanksgiving meal has a potato dish. Do vegan mashed potatoes, or get creative with sliced, roasted potatoes with olive oil, salt, and pepper.

The Vegetable

You’ve got to have at least one vegetable dish at Thanksgiving. A common one is Brussels sprouts, but you can also go with green beans or carrots.

The Cranberry Sauce

Make your own, or buy it pre-made. Either way, if it’s Thanksgiving, you’ve got to serve it.

Vegan “TO-FURKEY” Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas

White To-Furkey began the trend of meatless Thanksgiving “turkeys,” it isn’t the only game in town anymore. Lots of other companies have jumped on the meatless turkey bandwagon to cater to modern vegan tastes. If you are hosting a vegan Thanksgiving or are attending a group meal and need to bring your own vegan edibles to enjoy, here are some meatless turkey ideas you will love.

The Original To-Furkey

When it comes to pleasing vegan plates and meat-eaters alike, you can’t go wrong with the original To-Furkey. It comes with several different options, so you can choose the one that is right for you. There is the traditional roast, which is made from wheat gluten and tofu, and comes with a wild rice stuffing already inside. There is a roast with vegan gravy. There is also a roast with the gravy, a vegan wishbone, and brownies.

Vegetarian Plus Vegan Whole Turkey

This choice is perfect for those who want the traditional look of a Thanksgiving table without the meat and dairy. Made from non-GMO soy protein, this delectable dish is shaped to look exactly like a roasted turkey, drumsticks and all. It is juicy and slices up just like a real turkey. It even comes with stuffing and vegan gravy on the side.

Harvest Celebration Field Roast

If you’re going for ultimate flavor, this is the best choice. While it doesn’t look like a turkey, the grain-based vegan “meat” is highly seasoned with garlic, lemon, and sage. It also comes with a vegan sausage stuffing that includes butternut squash, mushrooms, and apples. It’s soy-free, too.

Dining Out

If Thanksgiving dinner at home isn’t for you, no worries. You won’t have trouble finding the best vegan restaurant Los Angeles CA has to offer. The city is full of choices, most of which are open on Thanksgiving, to give you the hands-free vegan holiday meal you crave.