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Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire sauce traditionally contains anchovies or fish sauce, which makes it a no-go for vegans. However, you can easily whip up homemade vegan Worcestershire sauce!

A bottle of homemade Worcestershire sauce

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

I use Worcestershire sauce a lot in my recipes – from Vegan Wellington to this reader-favorite Whole Roasted Cauliflower. It adds a lovely, rich flavor to dishes. Worcestershire sauce is awesome when added to gravy or lentils to achieve a meaty flavor. I am lucky enough to have access to vegan Worcestershire sauce at my local grocery store (Kroger) and many of you have been able to find Annie’s Worcestershire sauce which is also fish-free.

However, a lot of you haven’t stumbled upon any yet! I heard you, I feel for you, and I’ve created a solution – HOMEMADE Worcestershire sauce!

How to Make Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

The flavor of Worcestershire sauce mainly consists of acidic and salty notes. To achieve this, we are using apple cider vinegar. You can also use white distilled vinegar, but I prefer ACV. For saltiness, soy sauce saves the day. It also gives it that flavor we need. If you are soy-free, you can try substituting coconut aminos – just note that I haven’t personally made it with that ingredient so I can’t promise delicious results.

Of course, we need more flavor notes to perfect Worcestershire sauce – enter allspice, garlic, onion, mustard, and pepper. Simple, accessible ingredients!

Now you can make all of the Swedish meatballs your heart desires.

A bottle of homemade Worcestershire sauce

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Karissa Besaw
Homemade Worcestershire sauce made without fish sauce or anchovies.
4.85 from 160 votes
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course Condiment
Cuisine Vegan



  • Add all ingredients to a pot, and cover. Turn the heat on low. Heat until it's just barely brought to a simmer.
  • Remove from the heat and allow to cool to room temperature.
  • Store in a jar in the fridge for up to 1-2 months. Use your best judgment.


Makes about a cup and a half of sauce.
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