The Best Vegan Mayo for All Your Sandwich Needs

Mayo is a God-tier condiment. It’s the perfect sandwich spread and the beating heart of many delicious salads. You can use it to make all kinds of sauces and dressings. Some people even use it in desserts (I’m looking at you, chocolate mayo cake). In my personal opinion, mayonnaise can do no wrong. Vegan mayonnaise, on the other hand, can go very, very wrong.

Luckily for us, some vegan mayos can go very right! Ariana Losch, executive assistant at Mythical Entertainment, joined us to find the best vegan mayo on the plant-based market. We were looking for something that is creamy and tangy and has a savory quality with just a hint of sweetness. The mayos below simply rocked our world and made us wonder if we will ever buy non-vegan mayo again.

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Best of the Best

Follow Your Heart Original Vegenaise

If you learn anything from this ranking, it should be that Follow Your Heart never misses. Every single product we’ve tried from this vegan brand, from cheeses to mayos, has been sensational. And when it comes to the best Follow Your Heart products, their Original Veganaise is at the very top of that list. It’s creamy, rich, and has a slight twang. This plant-based mayo is nearly indistinguishable from egg-based mayo. If you follow a plant-based diet or have an egg allergy, add this to your shopping cart now!

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Soy Free

Follow Your Heart Soy-Free Vegenaise

Follow Your Heart Soy-Free Veganaise is similar to the original, but stands out in its own ways. This soy-less version feels a little thicker than the original and has a slightly different but equally delicious, savory taste. What is that taste? I don’t know! It’s kind of indescribable in the way that mayonnaise is indescribable (and delicious). Gwynedd Stuart, Sporked managing editor, liked this version of the Follow Your Heart best.

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Rating:

10/10

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Most Versatile

Follow Your Heart Chipotle Vegenaise

Does Follow Your Heart dominate this vegan mayo list? Yes. Will I apologize for that? No! Every single one of their mayos absolutely rules, and that goes for their flavored mayonnaises too. This Chipotle Vegenaise is absolute perfection. It’s smoky, a little spicy, and super creamy. I want to slather this all over a high-quality bun and then top it with a black bean veggie burger,avocado, and pickled red onions. You could also drizzle this on tacos or add it to a breakfast burrito. It’s super versatile and definitely deserves a spot in your fridge.

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Rating:

10/10

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Best Flavored

Sir Kensington’s Special Sauce Vegan Mayo

Sir Kensington Special Sauce Vegan Mayo is, in fact, a very special sauce. If you like Thousand Island dressing or In-N-Out spread on a burger, this is the vegan mayo of your dreams. It’s super tangy, a little sweet, and slightly tomato-y. The strong, acidic flavor would amp up an Impossible burger coated with melted cheese and nestled in a rich potato bun. Justine Sterling, Sporked editor-In-chief, envisioned herself dunking crispy fries into this vegan mayo, and I would happily join her.

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Rating:

9.5/10

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Best Alternative Oil

Follow Your Heart Avocado Oil Vegenaise

Another great member of the Follow Your Heart family is the Avocado Oil Vegenaise. It’s not quite as good as the brand’s other two plain mayonnaises because it’s slightly less flavorful, but it’s still a great option. If you’re someone who prefers avocado oil in general, this might be at the top of your list! The difference in taste and texture is extremely subtle. What really matters is that it’s creamy and delicious and perfect for your chickpea “tuna” salad sandwiches.

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Rating:

9/10

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Best Budget

Simple Truth Plant Based Mayo Spread

For a store brand, Simple Truth does a great job when it comes to vegan products. I  bought this vegan mayo “spread” numerous times before I even started working at Sporked because unlike many other vegan mayos, it’s super affordable, shelf-stable, and easily accessible. Its mild zest and creamy texture make it ideal for a (vegan) meat-y sandwich, so get your Tofurkey ready! The only downside is that they call it “mayo spread,” and something about that makes it less appealing to me.

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Rating:

8/10

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Cult Favorite

Best Foods Vegan Dressing and Spread

Best Foods mayo has a loyal following, and now vegans can join the party! This plant-based mayo is a little zippy, and that makes me want to slather it all over lightly toasted white bread, add a hearty sprinkling of salt and freshly cracked pepper, and place thick slices of ripe summer tomatoes (preferably Creole) on top to make the perfect tomato sandwich. I’m going to declare this the official vegan mayonnaise of summer!

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Rating:

8/10

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Best Plain

Plant Perfect Vegan Mayo

Most mayo, vegan or otherwise, has a tangy taste to it. Plant Perfect Vegan Mayo is somewhat atypical because it’s very mild. If you’re looking for an egg-free mayonnaise that has a great creamy texture but won’t distract from the other flavors it’s being combined with, this is a great option. I would add herbs or roasted garlic or sundried tomatoes to make a flavorful aioli for panini, fries, or shrimp cocktail.

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Rating:

7.5/10

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About the Author

Jordan Myrick

Jordan is an L.A.-based writer and comedian who believes all food should come with extra sauce. When they're not writing for Sporked, Jordan is at the movies or sharing an order of french fries with their elderly chihuahua.

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  • Just Mayo was better than any of these and won best taste in pbs test kitchen. Unfortunately lawsuits from the mayo industry and poor safety quality control zapped it from the market

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  • I’ve been wanting to try sir Kensington cause the jar is cute. Unfortunately I’m very swayed by packaging.

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