Which Ramen Noodles Are Vegetarian?

Vegetarian Ramen Noodle Brands
  • Top Ramen Soy Sauce Flavor (their original)
  • Top Ramen Chili Flavor (the green and black one)
  • Soken Brand Ramen.
  • Dr. McDougall’s Ramen Noodle Cups.

To enhance the flavor of the soup, a Japanese soup stock made of a variety of vegetables, konbu (kelp), or niboshi (dried sardines) is added to the broth.

There is a possibility that the broth is vegetarian if it is made exclusively from kelp or other vegetables.

What are the best vegan alternatives?

The best? Hands down Nongshim’s SOON veggie ramen noodle soup, which is certified vegan and super tasty in my opinion.

The most convenient and available? Nissin’s “Top Ramen” and “Cup Noodles” which is Maruchan’s #1 competitor would win in this respect, as both their oriental, chili, and very veggie flavors are vegan and they’re available dang-near everywhere, as well as online.

The healthiest? I’d say it’s definitely Dr McDougal’s Vegan “Chicken” Ramen, although personally I don’t buy them as they’re significantly more expensive, albeit not outrageous in price when compared to Nongshim’s.

Due to the fact that Maruchan Ramen’s seasoning contains animal products, all of its flavors are not vegan.

Technically, yes. Since Maruchan Ramen’s noodles don’t use any animal products, they are vegan. However, you should definitely AVOID BUYING Maruchan Ramen for their noodles if you are a true vegan. They do not practice cruelty-free business practices, and their goods do not in any way advance the cause of veganism.

Unfortunately, it is far from vegan. Chicken fat, cooked chicken powder, and chicken broth are all ingredients in the seasoning. Although the noodles themselves are vegan, if you are a true vegan you shouldn’t purchase them.

Unfortunately, it is not vegan because it contains beef extract and beef fat.

Unfortunately, the Maruchan Oriental Ramen is not vegan because the seasoning contains beef extract.

The Soy Sauce seasoning is not vegan, like all the other variations. It contains Beef Extract.


Paldo is a Korean brand mainly known for its noodles. With the increase in mukbangs and spicy noodle challenges, the brand has gained popularity on social media. Fortunately, the brand is surprisingly vegan-friendly and offers a variety of delectable flavors, so no one misses out on the delicious flavors.

Ramen toppings are not vegetarian

Nearly all ramen bowls come with chashu, ramen eggs, and narutomaki as ramen toppings.

They are made of meat, eggs, and fish. For that reason, ramen is not vegetarian.

But there are some vegetarian options.

Nori, spinach, ginger, beansprouts, corn, and menma are vegetarian toppings.

Which Ramen Noodles Are Vegetarian?


Are there any vegetarian ramen flavors?

Nissin, arguably the most well-known ramen brand in North America, offers two vegan options: Soy Sauce and Chili.

What flavors of Maruchan ramen are vegetarian?

No one can dispute how delicious Maruchan ramen noodles are, but sadly none of their flavors are vegan-friendly. They all contain animal-derived ingredients.

Is Ramyun ramen vegetarian?

The additional toppings of shiitake mushroom slices, carrots, and mushrooms add some welcome bits of texture as you eat it, and despite being vegan, it still tastes like Shin.

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