7 Vegan Mayo Brands – Some Good, Some Bad (2022 Update)

Here you’ll find 7 vegan mayo brands. But which ones taste like traditional mayo? And which ones are more like Miracle Whip?

We spent a few days learning about vegan mayo. There was a surprising amount of drama. After a good amount of research and a trip to the store, we finally found the answers we are looking for.

First things first. Just Mayo (formerly Hampton Creek, arguably the best vegan mayo) has been discontinued. The company made this decision so they could focus on growing Just Egg.

Secondly, we hope you like Miracle Whip. A large amount of vegan mayos are typically on the runny and sweeter side. Though it varies dramatically from brand to brand.

So which fared best, and which should you avoid at all costs? Let’s find out… 

But before we jump into the list. If you want to go out RIGHT NOW and blind-buy a mayo, Vegenaise is our #1 pick (see below).

Best Overall: Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise 

This long-term favorite has been around since 1977. That’s over 40 years. 

It’s a little more expensive than cheaper alternatives, but the quality justifies it. 

Consistency-wise, it’s great. It’s rich, but not too rich. And a lot less runny than some alternatives on this list.

It tastes pretty good too. A bit sweet, although not bitter. It doesn’t taste EXACTLY like mayo, but quite similar.

You can pick it up in many flavors, but the regular one is best. 

Hellmann’s / Best Foods Vegan Mayo

Where do we start? This used to be one of the best vegan mayos on the market. It tasted just like the original. Until they changed the formula…

Hellmann’s replaced the soybean oil with sunflower oil. Now the flavor is somewhat rancid.

That said, if you grew up on Miracle Whip you probably won’t be disappointed. Those allergic to soy can also rejoice as it’s now soy-free. 

Despite the recipe change, it’s still an okay-ish option. Although we haven’t really forgiven Hellmann’s since they tried to sue Just Mayo. 

You can learn more and get Hellmann’s vegan mayo here.

Thrive Market Vegan Mayonnaise

The first thing that strikes us with this mayo is the packaging. We love the pouch design because it’s easy to use and add to things you make. 

So how does it taste? Well, it’s flavorful but also has quite a runny texture – leaning more towards the miracle whip side of mayo. 

This can be either a pro or a con. On one hand, you don’t have to grab a knife and spread it. Just squeeze and enjoy. On the other hand, you might not enjoy the texture. 

We think this makes a great choice for a dressing base. 

Sir Kensington’s Classic Vegan Mayo 

Honestly, Sir Kensington’s refrigerated Fabanaise was better than this. But that’s now discontinued. (You can make it yourself however, official recipe here in the reviews) 

Still, this ‘classic mayo’ is okay for sandwiches and as a dip for spicy dishes. 

It’s noticeably tangy, a little bit spicy. The consistency is kinda loose and ketchup-like. 

We recommend veganaise instead. 

Good & Gather Vegan Dressing 

Target’s store brand. Our tasters found this much more pleasant than Hellmann’s/Best Foods’ new recipe. 

It’s got a slightly tangy flavor which adds a kick to your food. Nothing too overpowering though. 

The smell is not the nicest thing. Probably because it’s a shelf-stable mayo. 

All things considered, it’s a good all-around option if you’re on a budget. 

Trader Joe’s Vegan Mayo Spread & Dressing 

Trader Joe’s improved on their old version with this new “Mayo Spread & Dressing”. The old version used canola oil but now they’ve switched to avocado oil. 

It’s more bitter than vegenaise, but it’s still got a pretty good flavor. 

Texture-wise, it’s more chunky than alternatives. We found that the jar is prone to separation after just a week. That didn’t affect the taste after a quick stir though. 

Overall it’s not bad. Not the best, but it’s good that TJ’s has a vegan option. 

Plant Perfect Vegan Mayo

With a flavor reminiscent of regular mayo, Plant Perfect has done a good job here. 

It’s a little thinner and more watery than traditional mayo, but not by much. 

A perfect (excuse the pun) choice for homemade sauces or spreading onto your sandwich. 


What’s next? 

Check out our other best-of vegan substitute lists.

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