Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce is economical and easy to make. No anchovies are in this recipe, which you won’t miss in your favorite recipes.

I’m super excited to have my daughter Ashley share a Vegan Worcestershire Sauce recipe on The Foodie Affair!

Good morning, afternoon, evening, or whatever happens to work with your current time!

If you have been following my mom’s blog for a while, you may know me from some pictures and stories; I’m Ashley, Sandra’s daughter.

My mom graciously invited me to guest blog, so you will be seeing me around here once in a while.

Homemade Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Once upon a time, I had my own food blog, but found that my off-line life as a college student and part-time worker was a little bit too busy to keep up the posts.

Now that I’m out of college and into my career, I’m not going back to my own blog, but will instead be making the odd appearance around these lovely parts.

Ashley Contributor - The Foodie Affair

Since my mom is the resident expert and dedicated blogger of all things yummy, I will be dropping in with little food experiments that strike my fancy, rather than the more stolid backbone of meals and desserts that my mom does so well.

I am also a vegetarian, so my guest posts will be meat-free- so get ready for some meatless goodness.

This first homemade worcestershire sauce recipe might seem a little bit random, but trust me that there are only tasty things to come.

ingredients for Worcestershire Sauce

Worcestershire sauce without anchovies

I’m sure that some vegetarian readers may relate when I say that being a vegetarian requires a bit of a “c’est la vie” perspective.

When I go out to eat, I cannot always be sure that my veggie soup was not made with chicken stock.

Also, when I eat with extended family members who are die-hard meat-eaters, I sometimes have to pick pepperoni off of my pizza to create a vegetarian-friendly option.

Eating at local seafood joints, I sometimes have to scour the menu and get a bit creative to find something I can eat.

Sure, I could throw fits and become the high-maintenance stereotype, but I prefer to keep a sense of humor.

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce - The Foodie Affair

That being said, in my own home I make sure to have all the vegetarian options.

One thing that I have consistently left out of recipes, or replaced with an alternative, is Worcestershire Sauce. You’re welcome ‘chovies!

However, recently I became obsessed with a particular recipe that, by all accounts, really does need the Worcestershire.

I have heard of vegan/vegetarian options and thought for a quick second about checking Whole Foods, but then remembered the all-too-often plot line that occurs when I go there: walk in thinking that I’ll buy one quick thing, leave $90 poorer with fabulous items that I probably don’t need.

So, I decided to use the wonder that is the internet and find a homemade version.

Sure enough, I had to look no further than the queen of DIY herself, Martha Stewart.

I followed this recipe exactly and have found it a fab addition to sauces and anything else that needs a bit of the sweet, salty, umami flavor.

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce in a glass bowl with a measuring spoon

Sugar free option

Also, since my mom is low carb she likes to substitute the brown sugar with brown sugar made with monk fruit.

So if that is your preference too, then please switch up the sweetener.

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce - The Foodie Affair

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce

Simple homemade vegan Worcestershire sauce for your favorite ingredients.
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Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 24kcal
Author: Ashley @ The Foodie Affair


  • 2 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar or sugar free substitute for low carb followers
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Then, bring down to a simmer and let the mixture reduce by half, or for about 20 minutes. When reduced, strain the sauce and let cool before using.


According to Martha, you can keep this in the fridge for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 24kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 440mg | Sugar: 3g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

By the way, if you always mush together the word “Worcestershire” and drop your voice an octave in order to not reveal that you don’t know how to pronounce it, check out this cute, informative video: How to pronounce Worcestershire!

Until next time,

Vegan Worcestershire Sauce in a glass bottle
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  1. nice to meet you Ashley! I was brought up with a vegetarian mom so I’ll be looking very forward to your posts! I am no longer vegetarian, more flexitarian 🙂 However, for the most part, I prefer meatless!

  2. Hi Ashley! How wonderful that you are contributing to your mom’s blog. I know she is thrilled to have you and so are we, the readers! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe, Worcestershire sauce has so many great uses it is handy to keep around at all time!

  3. Hi Ashley & Sandra, It’s a pleasure to meet you Ashley, and I can see why you are beaming Sandra. I love this recipe. I’m not a vegetarian but I often choose meatless meals for myself. I will definitely make the vegan Worcestershire Sauce recipe. I look forward to reading your future posts.

    I’ve pinned and shared,
    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  4. Welcome to the blog Ashley. I don’t comment very often, but just had to let you know I enjoyed your entry. Your mother and you have a very engaging style of writing and I like how both of you include your personal comments, family stories, and observances along with the recipes.