Louisville Vegan Jerky Company was started in my home kitchen back in 2012. Having spent some time in Oahu as a child, I was craving manapua. Using my mom’s old recipe, I substituted baked soy for the pork and popped my seasoned protein in the oven. I was busy preparing the dough and chatting with friends when the smell of chargrilled meat hit my nose. “Toe-y!” I screamed at my three-legged dog, Tofu “I forgot to set a timer!” The barbequed soy protein was overdone, super chewy, and absolutely delicious. Tofu agreed. I headed straight to the local bar where I passed around bags of my newly discovered jerky to a full patio of hip Louisville beer drinkers. Within minutes, everyone was as excited as I was. They devoured the fortuitous first batch and asked for more. Where could they buy it? What was it called? And the best part…none of them even knew it was vegan. Today, Louisville Vegan Jerky is sold in stores all over America, but we still make each bag the same old way- in small batches, by hand, and with freshly sourced Kentucky ingredients. It’s a difference you can taste, and a cruelty-free, American-made product that we’re proud to call our own. One bite and you’ll agree, fake has never tasted so real. So grab something to drink and join us, there’s plenty to go around.
GREAT SOURCE OF PROTEIN & LOW FAT: Our jerky is vegan & vegetarian friendly + free of gluten, cholesterol, & trans fat + 21 grams of protein & only 4 grams of fat per bag. Many ingredients are organic & locally sourced. A guilt-free snack!
FAKE MEAT, REAL MEATY FLAVOR: Louisville Vegan Jerky’s Smoked Black Pepper vegan jerky is salty, mild, & robust with just a hint of sweetness. Our vegan jerky is subtly spiced with organic black pepper, nutmeg, garlic, & onion.
LOCALLY SOURCED, ORGANIC INGREDIENTS: This classic vegan jerky flavor is anything but ordinary. Our Smoked Black Pepper vegan jerky is subtly spiced with organic black pepper, nutmeg, garlic, & onion—many ingredients are organic & locally sourced.
DOES VEGAN JERKY FROM A SOUTHERN STATE SURPRISE YOU? Take a closer look at Louisville, KY! From our vibrant & progressive community to our vegan-friendly restaurants. Louisville is a hidden gem & a big part of our jerky story!
HANDMADE IN AMERICA: Non-GMO certified, gluten-free, cholesterol-free, & handmade in small batches with freshly sourced Kentucky ingredients. True artisan quality with inspired flavors, delicious texture, & 21 grams of protein per bag.