There are some great vegan alternatives that I have discovered through specific Whole Foods. One that is growing in popularity is Beyond Meat who offers Plant Based Chicken, Beef, and a Hamburger (I haven't tried to Hamburger yet but hear it's delicious).
Beyond Meat is great because their selections are just as good as the real thing but are a healthier alternative. The only downside or complaint one can say about Beyond Meats products are that it's more expensive then most meats. The founder is also from Maryland where I am from and runs Beyond Meat out of El Segundo, California.
It's a sustainable solution that solves a big need in the world. Hat tip to the Beyond Meat engineers.
JackFruit is also another good vegan alternative that is growing in popularity.