buffalo tofu

Tofu Buffalo Wings

Tofu Buffalo Wings

If I can find a way to use buffalo sauce, trust me, I will. Tofu buffalo “wings” may be one of my favorite quick and easy meals. They make a great snack, perfect sandwich, or a delicious salad topping. My pantry is never without a bottle of Franks buffalo sauce because it is vegan, and I always have plenty of tofu on hand making this recipe a regular. You can serve it with vegan ranch or blue cheese dressing if you like, and big side of celery. So if you love buffalo everything too, this recipe could not be easier, crispier, or more delicious!


  • 1 block extra firm tofu (I use the high protein tofu that is vacuum sealed in very little liquid. It is extra super firm, and has the best chewy texture of any I have tried)

  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch

  • 1/4 cup white flour

  • 1 teaspoon onion salt

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • oil for frying

  • 1/3 cup buffalo sauce. We use Franks.

  • 1 teaspoon vegan butter


  1. Drain tofu and wrap in a few paper towels or clean kitchen towel. Place a few cookbooks or heavy pan on top and let tofu press for about 10 minutes. This helps remove some of the moisture from the tofu.

  2. Cut tofu into strips.

  3. Whisk together the flour, starch, garlic and onion salt.

  4. Dredge the tofu strips into the mixture until they are fully coated.

  5. Heat a skillet over medium heat with a few inches of oil. Allow the oil to get nice and hot.

  6. Line a baking sheet with a few paper towels and place a wire cooling rack on top. Place next to the stove.

  7. Fry the tofu on each side for several minutes or until they seem nice and crispy. Remove finished tofu and place on the wire cooling rack.

  8. In a small bowl, microwave the buffalo sauce with the butter for about a minute. Toss the tofu in the heated sauce and serve immediately.

  9. Serve with vegan ranch or blue cheese dressing. (side note: these “wings” reheat really well in an air fryer or in the oven)

If you like this recipe, try these:

Vegan Buffalo Mac n Cheese

Vegan Buffalo “Chicken” Dip

Vegan Buffalo “Chicken” Bites

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