The Vegan Trader Joe's Seasoning That Tastes Similar To Meat

Trader Joe's has a collection of seasonings that have achieved viral status and cult followings. Hunger Thirst Play raves about the smoky, cheesy taste of Everything But the Elote. Blogilates is a fan of Trader Joe's Multipurpose Umami Seasoning. Tasty AZ has ranked its own "must-have seasonings" to be found in the aisles of Trader Joe's, including Everything But The Bagel and 21 Salute. 

Whether sprinkled onto side dishes or used as a part of a marinade, these bottles of delightful flavors can bring satisfying taste and texture to even basic pieces of toast. And for those following vegan diets or preparing meals for vegans, Trader Joe's has come up with a solution to make everyone's taste buds happy — regardless of dietary restrictions and preferences. Gravy and stuffing are one of the best parts of festive feasts, admits Trader Joe's, and the company is making sure every diner can enjoy the savory tastes of the best comfort meals, vegan or not.

A versatile spice with comforting flavors

Certain tastes can bring back fond memories, and Trader Joe's recognizes that there are few experiences that can rival the first spoonfuls of holiday gravy and stuffing. To preserve that joyful moment for meals served year-round, the friendly marketplace has bottled up an assortment of herbs and spices, mixing dehydrated onion, sea salt, black pepper, turmeric, dried celery seed, ground sage, dried thyme and parsley, and rosemary to create an easy-to-use seasoning called Everything But The Leftovers Seasoning Blend. 

The company explains that including both baker's and torula yeasts help create an unmistakable umami taste and yields a savory, vegan-friendly flavoring that can be used to spice up popcorn, eggs, or mashed potatoes. 

Don't have a Trader Joe's near you? LifeHacker came up with a recipe that mirrors the Trader Joe's seasoning by grinding bouillon cubes, onion and garlic powders, rubbed sage, various dried herbs, brown sugar, white pepper, and celery seed. Eating Well suggests sprinkling the blend onto vegetables, roasted meats, casserole, and deviled eggs. Before you know it, this spice may become part of your own must-have seasoning list.