Plant-based chicken nuggets – the best and worst 2021

MorningStar Farms Incogmeato Chik’N Nuggets

MorningStar Farms Incogmeato Chik'N Nuggets
MorningStar Farms Incogmeato Chik’N Nuggets

These are really great plant based nuggets. I’d go so far as to say they stack up against chicken based nuggets if you’re armed with the right dips and sauces! Currently the best of the best in our book. Full review.

365 Breaded Chickenless Nuggets

365 Breaded Chickenless Nuggets
365 Breaded Chickenless Nuggets

Whole Foods in house 365 brand is a mercurial thing, but these are one of our favorite chicken-free nugget currently on the market. They’re remarkably similar to a regular chicken nugget in both texture and taste.  Full review.

Alpha Nugget Plant-Based Chik’n Original

The Alpha Nugget Plant-Based Chik'n Original
The Alpha Nugget Plant-Based Chik’n Original

A thin breading coats a good, juicy interior. These are a very fine choice for a meat free nugget. See more.

MorningStar Farms Chick’N Nuggets

MorningStar Farms Chick'N Nuggets
MorningStar Farms Chick’N Nuggets

The old school MorningStar Farms brand makes a very reasonable nugget. They might’ve been surpassed by some of the newer upstarts like Gardein, but they still remain a solid buy. Full review.

NUGGS

NUGGS
NUGGS

I quote enjoyed this 2.0 version of the NUGGS product which we sampled quite some time back. The exterior breading is fabulous and the star of the show. The interior is a little less spectacular but it’s still solid. Full review.

Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’n Nuggets

Gardein Crispy Golden Chick'n Nuggets
Gardein Crispy Golden Chick’n Nuggets

These are a distinctly average plant-based nugget. These are the old school chicken nuggets from years gone by, with a very strong wheat gluten forward flavor. Don’t expect any modern science magic here.  Full review.