Sure, your cooking skills may have come a long way since you burned pretty much everything in the microwave as a teen, but you can still enjoy the simple things, such as some delicious instant ramen noodles. Don’t know which brands are safe to slurp up? Here are seven vegan ramen noodle options that will satisfy your umami taste buds:
1. Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods
Dr. McDougall’s carries a variety of vegan noodle-in-a-cup options, including a chicken flavor. While it’s not technically “ramen,” don’t miss its Vegan Pad Thai, either.
Perhaps the most popular ramen company in North America, Nissin offers two vegan flavors—Soy Sauce and Chili.
Koyo has plenty of vegan flavors to choose from, including Garlic Pepper, Lemongrass, Ginger, and Shiitake Mushroom.
4. Thai Kitchen
— Thai Kitchen (@Thai_Kitchen) February 20, 2013
Well known for its delectable noodles and sauces, Thai Kitchen serves up vegan instant ramen in both a package and a bowl. Flavors include Thai Ginger, Spring Onion, and Garlic & Vegetable.
5. Crystal Noodle
— Crystal Noodle Soup (@crystalnoodle) June 26, 2014
6. Lotus Foods
Pro tip: There are plenty of vegan ramen noodles offered by brands that you may not be familiar with, and they’re just waiting for you to try them. Be sure to read the ingredients list thoroughly, because a lot can get lost in translation. “Natural flavors” can be tricky, because this is vague, and the product may contain hidden animal-derived ingredients. To be safe, it’s always best to contact the company to ask if its products are vegan.
Looking for a more personal approach to your instant ramen noodles? Check out these six delicious vegan ramen hacks.
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