Looking to spice things up? We've got 10 vegan hot sauce brands that you need to try! They're great on veggie burgers, "chickn" nuggets or on a simple grain bowl with beans, legumes and vegetables!
Read on to find them...
Vegan Hot Sauce Brands
If Huy Fong Sriracha is kind of the only hot sauce you're familiar with, it's not your fault.
Over the last decade or so, "rooster sauce," as it's lovingly nicknamed, has been deeply embedded in the North American foodie scene. To this day, it's advertised in restaurant sauces, marinades and even cocktail recipes across the U.S.
But there's a hot sauce cornucopia to explore.
Below are ten (non-Huy Fong Sriracha) vegan hot sauce brands you can find right on Amazon and add to your culinary repertoire.
1. TorchBearer Sauces Zombie Apocalypse Ghost Chili Hot Sauce
If you’re a glutton for punishment, this one might be for you. This hot sauce features the bhut jolokia pepper – maybe you’ve heard of it as the “ghost pepper.” It’s famous for being one of the hottest peppers in the world.
We give TorchBearer Sauces kudos for blending tear-jerker peppers with juice bar-type ingredients like carrots and mandarin oranges, which give this hot sauce a subtle fruity sweetness and vibrant orange color.
2. Pain is Good Harissa Hot Sauce
Made harissa-style, this milder hot sauce packs serious flavor.
Harissa is a Tunisian chili sauce made with roasted peppers, olive oil, garlic and seasonings like coriander and caraway.
Pain is Good touts this hot sauce as a nutritious condiment owing to ingredients like extra virgin olive oil and garlic, and we tend to agree.
3. Yellowbird Serrano Sauce
The folks at Austin-based Yellowbird Foods suggest you put this hot sauce in everything from margaritas to (vegan) pizza.
Amazon reviewers consider this hot sauce, which boasts all-natural ingredients including serrano peppers, cucumbers and organic carrots, to be mild to medium-spicy.
4. Cholula Hot Sauce
We would be remiss to leave this favorite Mexican hot sauce brand off the list. It's a classic.
The original Cholula incorporates peppers, salt, vinegar and spices. It's a relatively mild, measuring at 1,000 units on the Scoville scale of spiciness (hot sauce brands go all the way up to 16 million units).
Check your local supermarket for Cholula if you can't wait for an Amazon delivery.
5. Inner Beauty Hot Sauce
Made small-batch in Maine, this Caribbean-style hot sauce features a tropical fusion of scotch bonnet peppers, papaya, pineapple, mango and orange with molasses and mustard.
Caribbean hot sauces vary widely, but they commonly mix peppers like moruga scorpion or scotch bonnet peppers with mustard, vinegar and spices.
This one is a little sweet, flowery and zesty.
6. Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha
We love Huy Fong Sriracha as much as the next vegan, but sometimes a little brand switching is what's needed to shake dinner up.
This sriracha sauce features gochujang, a sweet and savory fermented paste of red chili, soybeans and something glutinous like rice (in the case of Bushwick Kitchen Weak Knees Gochujang Sriracha, wheat flour).
The result is a unique, piquant hot sauce with a mellow sweetness and a heat that's slow to kick in but totally manageable.
7. Merfs Electric Lime Hot Sauce
Sitting at the milder end of the hotness spectrum, Merfs Electric Lime Hot Sauce is like a marriage of salsa and hot sauce with its lime, onion, garlic, jalapenos and mild hatch chili.
At the time of this writing, it has but 12 Amazon customer reviews but a whopping five out of five stars. Plus, it's free of preservatives and sugar. If you follow a whole food, plant-based diet (and we suggest you do for optimal health and sustainability), this hot sauce is a winner.
8. Iguana En Fuego Ultra Hot Pepper Sauce
This is reportedly hot and flavorful - the best of both worlds.
Made with delicious foods like habanero peppers, pineapple, lime, papaya and passion fruit, you can't go wrong sprinkling this hot sauce (a tiny bit!) on some tofu scramble tacos.
9. Zombie Cajun "The Antidote" Hot Sauce
Zombie Cajun makes this Louisiana-style hot sauce with what they describe as an "exceptionally high quality aged pepper mash of cayenne and habanero peppers, vinegar, salt and spices."
Traditional Louisiana-style hot sauces are made of hot peppers, vinegar and salt, so the spices are a little something extra if you're looking for Tabasco-type zest with extra flavor.
10. Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce
If you haven't heard, Frank's Buffalo Wing Sauce is vegan.
Frank's RedHot Buffalo Wings Sauce contains what the company calls "natural butter type flavor," which turns out to be another way of saying "non-animal product flavoring methods."
That's great for us because it goes so well on buffalo cauliflower.
Go ahead - try one or several of these vegan hot sauces. As you can see, there's a rich diversity out there!
More Vegan Condiments
If these vegan hot sauces are making you hungry, we've got more. Lots more.
Visit our list of must-have condiments in the vegan kitchen.
And if you're looking for how to get started on a sustainable vegan lifestyle, take our printable vegan grocery list with you the next time you do your shopping.