May 3, 2019

Shop With Your Heart - Summer BBQ Shopping List

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You can improve the lives of animals even when kicking back and cooking out with family and friends. 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 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.

Hot Dogs & Sausages

  • Alpha Foods – Alpha dog Plant-based
  • Amy’s Kitchen – sausages Plant-based
  • Applegate – organic chicken hotdogs GAP Step 3
  • Ayrshire Farm – beef, chicken, pork certified humane
  • Beyond Meat – sausages 
  • Bilinski’s – chicken sausages GAP step 3
  • Circle B Ranch – pork certified humane animal welfare approved
  • DuBreton – Rustic Farm – pork certified humane
  • Field Roast – sausages 
  • Fra' Mani – pork certified humane
  • Home Place Pastures – pork certified humane
  • Llano Seco – pork Gap Step 2
  • 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
  • Quorn – sausages 
  • Smart Chicken – Organic Line – chicken certified humane
  • Teton Waters Ranch – beef certified humane
  • 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 certified humane
  • Baldwin Beef – beef   Awa logo
  • Before the Butcher – grounds 
  • Beyond Meat – burger 
  • Boca – burger 
  • Brasstown Beef – beef GAP step 4
  • Country Natural – beef GAP step 4
  • Creekstone Farms – beef certified humane
  • Field Roast – roast 
  • First Light – beef certified humane
  • Gardein – burger 
  • Match Meats – beef 
  • Mariposa Ranch – beef *online only  certified humane
  • Morningstar Farms 
  • Niman Ranch – beef & lamb certified humane
  • Panorama – beef GAP step 4
  • Quorn – burger 
  • Redger Farms – beef GAP step 4
  • Skagit River Ranch – beef *online only  certified humane
  • Sol Cuisine – burger 
  • 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 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 & more! certified humane
  • DuBreton – Rustic Farm – ribs & more! certified humane
  • Farmer Focus – chicken certified humane
  • Field Roast – Fruffalo wings, corn dogs & more! 
  • Gardein – wings & more! 
  • Hip Chick Farms – chicken fingers, chicken strips  GAP step 3
  • Koch’s Turkey – wings & more! certified humane
  • 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
  • Pasturebird – wings, breasts & more! certified humane
  • Smart Chicken – Organic Line – wings, breasts & more! certified humane
  • Sol Cuisine – Chik’n tenders 
  • Very Good Butchers – Rybs and more! 
  • 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
  • Sir Kensington's – mayonnaises, Dijonnaise, special sauce & ranch dressings certified humane
  • Sir Kensington's – Fabanaise 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!

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