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did you just recently become veggie? when i first went veggie i didn't like any of the fake "meat" stuff cuz i was always like "this doesn't taste 'right'." now that ihaven't had meat in years some of the stuff is appealing to me. like yves salami. yum.

but you might need to give it some time to deacquire the taste.
 

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I pretty much tolerate most veggie lunch "meats" as long as there is plenty of other stuff in the sammich, like mustard, lettuce, tomatoes and pickles. I just can't eat them by themselves.

I've also cut up Tofurkey slices into small squares and tossed them into salads for extra protein. They're pretty good that way, too.
 

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what brands have you tryed? imo i like veggie lunch "meats" My favorite is yves cajin chiken. though i spelled that wrong, lol sorry. I also like the veggie turkey. Ham isnt that bad but its not my favorite. And also, if you exspect it to taste like real meat it wont. and i for one think thats a good thing. I never like real meat.
 

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Field Roast is pretty good. I know they sell it in California where you are. I have seen it at Rainbo in San Fran but not sure where else sells it.

There is a restaurant here in Milwaukee that uses it in their vegan sandwiches (reubens etc) and it is pretty good to me.
 

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I doubt you'll ever find them a true substitute for "real" meat, especially if you've just gone veg. I rarely hear people absolutely rave about any vegetarian lunch meat and general opinion is not all that positive...

Maybe try filling that "sandwich" craving with avacado or hummus with veggies, Tofu "egg-less" salad or Chickpea "Tuna" salad.

That said, I've never eaten "real" lunch meats, so I have nothing to compare them to... I like Tofurky slices quite a bit, but Field Roast is my hands-down favorite - if they weren't so expensive, I'd use them for my lunches all the time!
 

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I just tried Yves turkey slices recently, and I thought it was pretty gross. Really, I think most imitation meats are mediocre at best, with some being downright disgusting. I'd rather find things that taste good without trying to pretend to be something they're not. It's why I prefer "veggie patty" type burgers to "fake hamburgers", although the Morningstar Grillers are passable with ketchup and pickles.

--Fromper

 

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Although they aren't the healthiest options (high sodium, heavily processed), I do like to keep a package of yves veggie cajun chicken in my fridge. It's so easy to just make a sandwich of that sometimes.
 

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Depending on whether or not you are vegan or vegetarian, Quorn makes a roast that I swear tastes just like turkey....you can slice it up and it lasts quite a while in the fridge. I ate it every day before I realized it wasn't vegan.
 

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I've skipped making sandwiches at home for many years, other than the occasional PB&J, but recently I tried Tofurky's hickory smoked deli slices, and I got hooked, hooked, hooked. I occasionally eat a few slices plain out of the package, or with some dijon mustard squirted on to it. When I'm feeling less lazy, it's kinda nice to eat a full-on sandwich with lettuce, tomato, Tofurky, dijon, avocado and sprouts.
 

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There are so many different brands of luncheon meat at the Chinese supermarket (usually the large ones carry them but some smaller chinese supermarket may have them) if there are any around you. They are usually in the freezer section of the market, if not, they are usually in the refrigerated area near the tofus. Lots and lots of tofu, firm, soft, regular, five spice, tofu sheets, fried bean curd, frozen fried bean curd, gluten everything i love it!!
 
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