Plant-based substitutes for chicken eggs and eggs laid by other oviparous animals such as duck, goose, quail, or pheasant.
Substitutes for eggs may fulfil one or more roles normally covered by eggs.
- Culinary function (eg. binders in cooking and baking)
There are a variety of non-animal foods that can serve as egg substitutes, depending on context, and there are also specialty products (often referred to as "egg replacer") that may provide a more convincing substitute for eggs in cooking.
Vegetarianism in India normally excludes the consumption of eggs, hence the vegetarian mark (green dot) requiring foods to be free of egg product. Vegetarians in India may be the largest group of people in the world that avoid eating eggs.