Louisville Vegan Jerky Co
For a surprising, satisfying vegan snack, we’re all about jerky these days. No, not that kind of jerky (aka meat-centric), but powerfully plant-based. These days, brands are making jerky out of everything from mushrooms to artichokes, but one of our favorites has to be the innovative recipes from Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. With non-GMO soy as the base of every bag, this brand uses local, Southern ingredients (everything’s sourced locally in Kentucky) that delight everyone’s taste buds. Of course, there are some classic combos like smoked black pepper, but where the company really shines is with options like spicy-yet-herbaceous Buffalo Dill, or Smoky Carolina BBQ. But don’t take our word for it. Keep reading to find out more and discover a new favorite!
The History of Louisville Vegan Jerky Co
Before starting Louisville Vegan Jerky Co, Stanley Chase III was managing Louisville’s first vegan food truck. But when a kitchen fluke burned his soy products, Chase noticed the flavor reminded him of the smoky jerky he loved before adopting a plant-based diet. Except, this snack was completely cruelty-free. That was the beginning of Louisville Jerky Co, which started in Chase’s kitchen in 2012 and was inspired by the Cantonese-style barbeque he enjoyed growing up on Oahu. Chase tested the original recipe on patrons at a local bar, and knew he was onto something when everything he brought was devoured within minutes—all without them knowing the snack was 100% vegan.
Louisville Vegan Jerky Co Company Mission
For this brand, its promise is in the name. Louisville Vegan Jerky Co makes vegan jerky with locally sourced ingredients. In addition to offering a plant-based snack for all to enjoy, the company also gives back, supporting dog rescue organizations and animal sanctuaries across Kentucky.
Benefits of Louisville Vegan Jerky Co
Non-GMO Certified soy is the base for every snack in Louisville Vegan Jerky Co’s lineup. As for the rest of the ingredients, they’re all locally sourced, some as close as 20 minutes away (like Kentucky-grown sorghum). Always made in small batches, you’ll instantly adore the unique flavor combos like Carolina Barbecue, Maple Bacon, and Bourbon Smoked Chipotle. There’s definitely nothing basic about these snacks, which means they’re a shoe-in to instantly elevate game day hangouts, cocktail hours, a post-workout refuel, or just a regular afternoon slump. Louisville’s jerky has also been known to convince plenty of carnivores that vegan snacks can hold their own.
Top Louisville Vegan Jerky Co Products
Embrace your love of vegan jerky with these top products!
Enid’s Perfect Pepperoni
Named for Louisville sculptor and activist, Enid Yandell, you’ll love these tasty, meat-free strips flavored with beet juice, natural smoke flavor, and other bold spices.
Buffalo Dill Vegan Jerky
Perfectly chewy and enhanced with flavorful additions like celery powder, carrot juice, tamari, garlic, and fresh dill, this gluten-free and vegan jerky is pretty irresistible.
Smoky Carolina BBQ Vegan Jerky
Southern flavor is the star of this vegan jerky seasoned with yellow mustard, apple cider vinegar, molasses, and brown sugar.
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