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Vegan and Vegetarian-Friendly Smokey Q BBQ Rubs Australia

Are you a seasoned vegan cook or just starting to explore meatless options? Choosing a vegan or vegetarian diet shouldn’t mean missing out on amazing barbeque flavours.

That’s why our team have worked hard to create the best variety of vegan and vegetarian-friendly BBQ rubs in Australia. These rubs are crafted from natural ingredients, ensuring they are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian friendly and contain no MSG.

In our latest blog, discover more about Smokey Q's carefully crafted spices and rubs.

Smokey Q Chicken BBQ Rub

If you're looking for a delicious vegan and vegetarian-friendly BBQ rub in Australia, consider trying the Chicken BBQ Rub by Smokey Q. This rub is a flavourful blend made from 100% natural ingredients, ensuring it's vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and contains no MSG or fillers.  

  • Ingredients: Smokey Q’s Chicken BBQ Rub contains only real, natural ingredients including WA lake salt, brown sugar, garlic, onion, pepper, smoked paprika, sumac, coriander, kaffir lime, oregano, parsley, thyme, and rosemary.
  • Features: Unique combination of herbs and spices that enhance the flavour of your dishes.
  • Best For: Whether you're hosting a vegan BBQ party or simply grilling for yourself, the Chicken BBQ Rub by Smokey Q offers a well-balanced flavour profile. Add a sprinkle of this rub to your favourite plant-based proteins or vegetables before grilling, and savour the delicious results that will impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.
  • Price: From $12, this BBQ rub offers a delightful taste experience without compromising your dietary preferences.


Smokey Q Original Barbecue Rub

Smokey Q Original BBQ Rub is an all-purpose rub crafted with 100% natural ingredients, ensuring it's vegan-friendly, gluten-free, and free from MSG.

  • Ingredients: WA lake salt, Brown sugar, Pepper, Coriander, Garlic, Smoked paprika, Thyme, Celery, Cumin and Chipotle.
  • Features: Designed to enhance the taste of a wide range of foods, making it a versatile option for all your grilling needs.
  • Best For: Whether you're seasoning vegetables, tofu, seitan, or plant-based meats, this rub adds a delicious smokey flavour with a hint of sweetness and a touch of heat from the chipotle. Its balanced combination of spices and seasonings caters to various palates, making it a go-to choice for both vegans and non-vegans alike.
  • Price: Priced from $12, this Original Barbecue Rub offers excellent value for money, considering its high-quality ingredients and the flavour it brings to your dishes.

Smokin' Guns Charcoal Rub

Introducing the vegan-friendly and gluten-free Smokin' Guns Charcoal Rub, featuring activated charcoal from coconut husks, brown sugar, chili, and smoked paprika. This unique blend not only enhances the flavour of your BBQ dishes but also adds a striking dark hue to your meats or vegetables, making your foodie creations look and taste amazing.

  • Ingredients: This gourmet, charcoal meat seasoning contains 100% natural Australian ingredients including Deborah Lake (WA) salt flakes, activated charcoal, brown sugar, chilli, smoked paprika, Chipotle, garlic, onion, pepper, cumin, celery, mustard, and fennel.
  • Features: The activated charcoal in this rub is derived from coconut husks, adding a smoky element that pairs perfectly with the heat of the chili and the sweetness of the brown sugar. The smoked paprika further elevates the flavour profile, giving your BBQ creations a well-rounded taste that will impress even the most discerning palates.
  • Best For: Whether you're grilling tofu, seitan, vegetables, or plant-based burgers, the Smokin' Guns Charcoal Rub is a versatile seasoning that will take your BBQ game to the next level. Its gluten-free and MSG-free formulation guarantees that you can enjoy your meals without any worries about allergens or additives.
  • Price: Priced from $12, this premium BBQ rub offers exceptional quality at an affordable price point.


Chipotle Spicy BBQ Rub

Introducing the fiery and flavourful Chipotle Spicy BBQ Rub, a must-have for grillmasters and food enthusiasts alike whether you’re vegan or vegetarian crafted with care, this blend features the bold kick of chipotle peppers, balanced with the sweetness of brown sugar and the smoky depth of paprika.

  • Ingredients: Our Chipotle Spicy BBQ Rub boasts a curated selection of real, natural ingredients: Deborah Lake (WA) salt flakes, chipotle (15%), brown sugar, chilli, smoked paprika, coriander, garlic, onion, pepper, cumin.
  • Features: The star of this rub is the chipotle pepper, which infuses a distinct smokey heat that pairs beautifully with the sweetness of brown sugar. Enhanced by the earthy tones of smoked paprika and the aromatic spices, this blend creates a complex and dynamic flavour profile that will impress even the most discerning palates.
  • Best For: Whether you're grilling up succulent ribs, juicy tofu skewers, or hearty vegetable medleys, our Chipotle Spicy BBQ Rub is the secret ingredient that will take your dishes to new heights. Chipotle is especially yummy when paired with tofu, adding a deliciously spicy kick to your plant-based creations.
  • Price: Priced affordably starting from $12, Smokey Q Chipotle Spicy BBQ Rub offers exceptional quality without breaking the bank. With each jar packed full of premium spices and seasonings, you can enjoy restaurant-quality BBQ in the comfort of your own backyard, all at a fraction of the cost.


Why Choose Smokey Q BBQ Rubs and Sauces

We are committed to bold flavours and quality ingredients. That’s why our Smokey Q BBQ Rubs and Sauces stand out as superior choices for enhancing your grilling experience. Founded by Chef Paul Lange, Smokey Q was born out of a genuine need for excellent Australian-made spice and rub combinations. Our products are meticulously crafted to deliver perfectly balanced sweet-hot and salty-savoury profiles, surpassing other barbecue rubs on the market.

Our mission is to inspire the chef within you and elevate the flavours of your BBQs. Proudly Australian, we are owned and operated in Perth, Western Australia, ensuring a dedication to using the finest Australian ingredients. What sets Smokey Q apart is the hand-blended and packaged nature of our products, all while being gluten-free and free from MSG, artificial ingredients, preservatives, or fillers.

If you're looking to create your own bespoke spice and rub for business or manufacturing purposes, Smokey Q can make it happen. Our team is committed to perfecting delicious new sauces and considers contract packing and collaborations on an individual basis.

You can shop our full range of rubs and sauces here.