Wondering if tartar sauce is vegan? Or looking for vegan tartar sauce brands?
You're in the right place...
Is Tartar Sauce Vegan?
Because it is usually mayo-based, tartar sauce is not vegan. Since mayonnaise contains eggs, tartar sauce contains eggs by association.
This applies to both ordering it in a restaurant or buying it in a store.
Let's dive into the ingredients of tartar sauce to learn more...
Tartar Sauce Ingredients
Here are the ingredients for Old Bay Tartar Sauce (linked above). The non-veg ingredient(s) have been made bold.
Ingredients: Soybean Oil, Water, Distilled Vinegar, Sugar, Dill Pickles, Onion, Egg Yolks, Modified Corn Starch, Salt, Dextrose, Spice, Xanthan Gum (Thickener), 1/10 of 1% Sodium Benzoate (Added as a Preservative), Calcium Disodium EDTA (Added to Protect Flavor), Propylene Glycol Alginate (Thickener), Citric Acid, Natural and Artificial Flavors, Paprika, and Polysorbate 80 (as an Emulsifier).
But not to worry, there are vegan options available.
Vegan Tartar Sauce Brands
We could only find one vegan tartar sauce brand and that is Follow Your Heart. You can find it at the link below.
It's also available at almost any Whole Foods, Target or other stores that carry Follow Your Heart.