Meat grinders have the ability to grind food items other than meat, and it is therefore possible to make vegan food with the assistance of a meat grinder. A cook may use a meat grinder to grind vegetables and dried fruits, make bread crumbs and process cookie dough.
An example of a vegan recipe that utilizes a meat grinder is available on the website We The Eaters. Here, a meat grinder is used to grind chickpeas, onion and garlic, producing a batter. Various herbs, spices and seasonings are added to the batter, and it is then formed into balls and baked in the oven to create vegan falafels.