Many traditional soups contain animal-based products. Stock bases are often made by boiling bones, and some soups have dairy products swirled in at the end for added creaminess.

However, there are plenty of historic vegan soups that have never contained any animal products. Soup was economical and meat was expensive, so some of the most delicious traditional soups from around the world are naturally vegan. That means they are made from veggies, pulses, and other plant-based ingredients.

Plus, thanks to plant-based pioneering, it couldn’t be easier to make bone-free plant-based broth that is intensely flavorful and rich, or have cream of mushroom vegan soup that has that classic velvety texture without a dairy product in sight.