Shop With Your Heart - Summer BBQ Shopping List

July 1, 2020
Latest Update: July 2, 2020

July 4th dog

You can improve the lives of animals while enjoying the summer holiday. Just take this shopping list to your favorite grocery store in preparation for your next summer barbeque! These brands, deemed the most grillable offerings from our full Shop With Your Heart Brand List, have either earned a meaningful animal welfare certification recognized by the ASPCA or are a plant-based alternative. Whether you’re into traditional hot dogs and hamburgers or you’re a proud vegan, there’s a little something on this list for everyone.

Look for the labels! These are the 3 certifications recognized by the ASPCA Shop With Your Heart program:

Animal Welfare Approved

 
Global Animal Partnership (GAP)
 

Certified Humane

Animal Welfare Approved (AWA) Global Animal Partnership (GAP) Step 2 and Up Certified Humane (CH)

Or look for a plant-based alternative, denoted by this icon ! When a product shows the basic GAP label without a number, look for separate language on the package identifying the product’s step level.

To purchase these products online or find them in-store, visit our main Brand List.

Hot Dogs & Sausages

  • Alpha Foods – Alpha dog Plant-based
  • Amy’s Kitchen – sausages Plant-based
  • Applegate – organic chicken hotdogs GAP Step 3
  • Archway Farm – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Ayrshire Farm – beef, chicken, pork, grill-ready meat boxes certified humane
  • Beyond Meat – sausages 
  • Bilinski’s – chicken sausages GAP step 3
  • Crane Dance Farm – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • DuBreton – Rustic Farm – pork certified humane
  • Field Roast – sausages 
  • Firefly Farms – all products certified Certified humane
  • Fra' Mani – pork certified humane
  • The Herbivorous Butcher – sausages 
  • Home Place Pastures – pork certified humane
  • Joyce Farms – Heritage pork AWA
  • Lightlife – hot dogs 
  • Llano Seco – pork Gap Step 2
  • Loma Linda – franks 
  • Match Meats – beef, pork 
  • Morningstar Farms – sausages, hotdogs 
  • Niman Ranch – beef, pork certified humane
  • North Country Smokehouse – sausages certified humane
  • Panorama – beef GAP Step 4
  • Smart Chicken – free range organic line certified humane
  • Starwalker Organic Farms – all products certified Certified humane
  • Teton Waters Ranch – beef certified humane
  • Texas Iberico Pork – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Thompson Farms – pork GAP Step 5+
  • Tofurky – sausages 
  • Upton’s Naturals – chick seitan, traditional seitan https://www.aspca.org/sites/default/files/plant-logo_0.png
  • Western Grass Fed – organic beef hotdogs GAP Step 4
  • White Oak Pastures – beef, chicken, pork Awa logo certified humane GAP step 5+
  • Yves – sausages, hotdogs 

Burgers

  • Aldi: Earth Grown – veggie burgers, soy burgers, chickenless patties 
  • Alpha Foods – Alpha burger 
  • Amy’s Kitchen – burger 
  • Ayrshire Farm – beef, grill-ready meat box: beef certified humane
  • Baldwin Beef – beef Awa logo
  • Before the Butcher – grounds 
  • Beyond Meat – burger 
  • Boca – burger 
  • Brasstown Beef – beef GAP step 4
  • Central Grazing Company – lamb Animal welfare approved
  • Country Natural – beef GAP step 4
  • Crane Dance Farm – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Creekstone Farms – beef certified humane
  • D'Artagnan – Green Circle Free Range beef certified humane
  • Field Roast – roast 
  • Firefly Farms – all products certified Certified humane
  • First Light – beef certified humane
  • Gardein – burger 
  • Happy Little Plants – ground product Plant based
  • The Herbivorous Butcher – burgers 
  • Hilltop Angus Farm – all products certified Animal welfare approved
  • Impossible Foods – ground beef 
  • Joyce Farms – grass-fed beef GAP Step 4
  • Lightlife – burgers, ground beef 
  • Loma Linda – crumbles 
  • Match Meats – beef 
  • Mariposa Ranch – beef *online only certified humane
  • Morningstar Farms 
  • Neat – meat replacement mixes to create crumbles and burgers Plant based
  • Niman Ranch – beef & lamb certified humane
  • No Bull Veggie Burger – multiple flavors Plant based
  • Panorama – beef GAP step 4
  • Range Patagonian Grass-Fed Beef – all products certified GAP step 4
  • Redger Farms – beef GAP step 4
  • Skagit River Ranch – beef *online only certified humane
  • Sol Cuisine – burger 
  • Starwalker Organic Farms – all products certified Certified humane
  • Straight Arrow Bison – all products certified Animal welfare approed
  • Sun Raised Food – lamb 
  • Sweet Earth – burger 
  • Teton Waters Ranch – beef certified humane
  • Tofurky – burger 
  • Upton's Naturals –classic burger 
  • Very Good Butcher – Smokin' burger, Very Good burger 
  • White Oak Pastures – beef, lamb, turkey certified humane GAP step 5+
  • Yves – burger 

Ribs, Wings & Other Items

  • Aldi – Simply Nature – chicken wings, chicken thighs *only available in select stores certified humane
  • Aldi: Earth Grown – chickenless patties, tenders https://www.aspca.org/sites/default/files/plant-logo_0.png
  • Alpha Foods – Chik’n nuggets https://www.aspca.org/sites/default/files/plant-logo_0.png
  • Amazon/ Whole Foods: 365 Everyday Value – chicken wings, chicken nuggets, chicken breasts, chicken tenders Gap Step 2
  • Atlas Monroe – organic vegan Cajun Southern fried chicken, organic vegan cured bacon, organic vegan apple wood fired ribs https://www.aspca.org/sites/default/files/plant-logo_0.png
  • Ayrshire Farm – ribs, wings, grill-ready meat boxes: beef, pork, chicken certified humane
  • ButcherBox – all chicken products certified** GAP Step 3
  • DuBreton – Rustic Farm – ribs & more! certified humane
  • Farmer Focus – chicken certified humane
  • Field Roast – Fruffalo wings, corn dogs & more! 
  • Firefly Farms – all products certified 
  • Gardein – wings & more! 
  • Joyce Farms – Poulet Rouge Fermier chicken GAP Step 4
  • Koch’s Turkey – wings & more! certified humane
  • The Herbivorous Butcher – ribs, bacon, pulled pork, pulled chicken 
  • Lightlife – bacon, Chik'n tenders 
  • Llano Seco – ribs & more! GAP step 2
  • Mary’s Free Range Chicken – chicken GAP step 3  GAP step 4 GAP step 5
  • Match Meats – chicken 
  • Morningstar Farms – wings, corn dogs & more! 
  • Murray’s Chicken – wings & more!** certified humane
  • Naked Truth – chicken breasts, wings GAP step 2
  • Newman Farms – ribs & more! *online only certified humane
  • Niman Ranch – ribs & more! certified humane
  • Smart Chicken – Organic Line – free range organic line, wings, breasts & more! certified humane
  • Sol Cuisine – Chik’n tenders 
  • Very Good Butchers – Rybs and more! 
  • Wellshire – sliced beef bacon, sliced chicken bacon Gap Step 4 Gap step 2
  • White Oak Pastures – ribs, wings & more! Awa logo certified humane GAP step 5+

Condiments

  • Aldi: Earth Grown – vegan sour cream *only available in select stores 
  • Atlas Monroe – organic vegan signature sweet 'n' spicy chipotle dipping sauce 
  • Daiya – dressings 
  • Earth Balance – dressings, spreads 
  • Follow Your Heart – sauces, dressings, sour cream, Vegenaise 
  • Green Valley Organics – sour cream certified humane
  • JUST – dressing, mayo plant-based
  • Organicville – dressings, condiments, sauces Plant-based
  • Sir Kensington's – mayonnaises, special sauce & ranch dressings certified humane
  • Sir Kensington's – vegan mayo 

For a full list of certified meat, egg and dairy brands as well as plant-based alternatives that you can find in stores and online, please visit aspca.org/foodbrands.

If you are having trouble finding welfare-certified or plant-based alternatives, let your local grocery store know you wish they stocked more humane products!

** These items feature an animal welfare certification logo on product packaging when delivered, but not on its online order page. If you receive this product without the certification logo, please contact us at [email protected].

Please contact us at [email protected] if we have missed a company or product that should be on this list.