The 14 Best Vegan Snacks You Can Find Online

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Whatever your reason for going vegan, it can be hard to navigate the pitfalls of the snack aisle without a little guidance. Effectively studying an ingredients list involves knowing which dyes and additives are acceptable, as well as making tons of personal ethical decisions. For this list, we’re basing our suggestions off the guidelines set by PETA and other organizations, which means we’re not eschewing bleached flours, nor are we avoiding brands that make both vegan and non-vegan foods; if any possibility of cross contamination is an automatic no-go for you, check the allergen listings on the labels. Whatever your ethos, we hope this list brings you happy snacking.

What You Should Know

  • USDA organic, non-GMO certified
  • 40 percent less sugar than the traditional chocolate spread
  • With fair trade red palm oil

An essential ingredient for vegan bakers who need a regular dose of rich chocolate and toasty hazelnuts, this spread is perfect for drizzling into coffee or over vegan ice cream. With a thinner texture than standard Nutella, it’s a little runny for use directly on toast, but can be whipped with peanut butter or other thickeners to achieve a more spreadable texture.

Review Highlights

“We used to be Nutella addicts, but when looking for a “healthier” alternative came across this spread. We love it! To us it tastes more earthy and not as sweet as Nutella. Not sure if it is the cocoa or the nuts but either way the taste is really good. It reminds me of a dark chocolate candy bar with hazelnuts.”

What You Should Know

  • Made in a certified organic, gluten-free and nut-free facility
  • No soy
  • With oatmeal, molasses, and sorghum

Crispy but not dense, these lightly sweetened cookies have vibrant coconut and oatmeal flavors, and are perfect for a snack on the go. If a vegan diet has left you bereft of a go-to treat to satisfy a sweet tooth, these cookies are just what you’ve been waiting for. Guilt free, but still tasty, you’ll need to be disciplined or you’ll eat the entire box right away.

Review Highlights

“These cookies arrived in excellent condition and were as good or better than any cookies I have tried including those that are not organic or gluten free.”

What You Should Know

  • Mix of sweet and savory snacks
  • 20 items in every box
  • They also have a high protein box

A sample box of a range of vegan products, this trial pack is great for college students or summer campers looking to try a wide range of choices. There are plenty of savory treats, including varieties of vegan jerky and high-protein snacks like roasted nuts, as well as sweet indulgences such as fruit bars, and even chocolate.

Review Highlights

“I’ve gotten this in the mail to try out some snacks and most of these are a bit tough to find in any other stores. They were really tasty and my husband even liked the vegan jerky! “

What You Should Know

  • Just four ingredients
  • Gluten free
  • Non-GMO Project verified

Larabars are an excellent choice for anyone on the go and at risk of missing meals. Keep energized with their protein-rich peanut butter bar with fair trade certified chocolate; it’s a sweet treat that will help you power through the day. They have so may flavors, your next favorite is just waiting for you. Sometimes grocery stores and Target even sell single bars, making it easy to try a new flavor without committing to a whole box.

Review Highlights

“I always get hungry between breakfast and lunch, so these are a perfect snack to keep in my desk at work. Sweet, but not sickening. Just the right amount of bar so as to be temporarily filling.”

What You Should Know

  • No. 1 bestselling trail mix/snack on Amazon
  • Tasty alone or in a granola mix
  • Non-GMO Project verified

Walnuts, mango, almonds, cranberries, and pumpkin seeds combine in this flavor rich trail mix that’s got fiber and protein to help feel fuller longer. It isn’t perfectly healthy — the fruit is sugar sweetened — but it is nutrient dense, with plenty of heart-healthy fats.

Review Highlights

“I really like this mix. I have tried a lot of varieties and this one is my favorite so far. It has all the blends I like, walnuts, almonds, cranberries and more. I like it even more because the dried fruits are tasty and not bland like others. Love it.”

What You Should Know

  • Made with unbleached flour and sugar
  • All flavors are non-GMO, kosher, vegan, and contain no soy
  • Made in a facility where allergens like nuts, soy, and non-vegan ingredients are also processed

All Lenny & Larrys flavors are high in protein with a pleasant texture, and bulk boxes of individual flavors are a great way to stock up on sweets. This sampler pack lets you try all their flavors in a single order, making it easy to find your favorite the first time. They do include a warning that cross-contamination is always possible, so severe allergen sufferers — or other objectors — can avoid if that’s not acceptable.

Review Highlights

“So, I’m shocked that I liked these. I’ve never had a vegan diet but bought these for my son…
I tried them before giving it to him. I ate the oatmeal raisin which I don’t normally like that flavor but loved the cookie!”

What You Should Know

  • 24-pack of 1-ouce bags
  • Kosher
  • Non-GMO Project verified

Made from seasonal root vegetables like sweet potato and parsnip, these crunchy veggie chips are snack sized in pre-portioned 1-ounce bags, just right for popping in a lunch box or purse for a snacking emergency. With 0 grams of trans fats per serving, they’re a healthier way to get that crunchy snack experience.

Review Highlights

“The individual bags are a great snack to grab on the go, but I recommend getting a larger bag to share with friends. They’ll go quick! Excellent gluten free snack option.”

What You Should Know

  • Easily adds some fizz to tea or lemonade
  • Free of the eight major allergens
  • When shopping sodas, avoid orange flavor and added colors

There are lots of vegan sodas available, but if you’re sticking to somewhat healthier options like teas and sparkling waters, La Croix offers extra choices for what to pack in the ice chest for your next outing. Some diet sweeteners can contain ingredients that aren’t suitable for vegans, but Cran-Raspberry has no added sweeteners.

Review Highlights

“I love most flavors but this is by far the best flavor! Its so crisp and refreshing!”

What You Should Know

  • Easy to find in most grocers
  • Microwaveable vegan noodles
  • More brands and flavors available 

If you adore the convenience of instant noodles but are tired of having to sort through meat-flavored spice packets to find something enjoyable, these sesame teriyaki noodles will be your new favorite go-to. Sesame and teriyaki combine into a strong umami flavor punch, and it’s easy to add veggies, tofu, or extra spice to give them tons of variety.

Review Highlights

“Love these for a quick lunch! I’ve tried the other noodle bowls but love these the best!”

What You Should Know

  • Non-GMO Project verified
  • No synthetic colors
  • Gelatin-free version of gummy candy

Made with organic and fair trade sugar, DeliFish are a guiltless sweet indulgence. With a pleasant texture that’s reminiscent of gummy candies, without any of the guilt of gelatin, they’re kosher, and are free of high fructose corn syrup or red dye No. 40.

Review Highlights

“These are stupidly good – I love them, and almost ate the whole bag in one sitting.”

What You Should Know

  • Plain, Garlic, Chipotle, and Better than Bacon flavors
  • Gluten Free
  • GMO free

If you started a vegan diet as an adult, there are probably a few things you miss being able to eat. Nutritional yeast is an open secret for adding a cheesy flavor and a complete protein to your favorite foods. This four-pack of faux Parmesans with added spices makes it quick and easy to liven up popcorn, pasta, and more.

Review Highlights

“This is my favorite nutritional yeast “cheese” EVER. So good. I put it on veggies, and toss it into noodle pasta. I’ve even it by the spoonful out of the bottle, too. It’s that good.”

What You Should Know

  • Non GMO
  • Tons of flavor
  • Fiery Hot and Masala are the two vegan options

Spice lovers can snack again! These crunchy, spicy snacks use lentils and yellow peas to form the basis of their recipe, instead of standard flours, corn, or potatoes. With 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber per serving, these gluten-free snacks contain no artificial flavors or synthetic colors; they are junk-free junk food.

Review Highlights

“I’ve been vegan for almost five years, and there hasn’t been a single non-vegan product that I’ve missed or craved, except for hot cheetos… These are exactly what I was waiting for. “

What You Should Know

  • Made with real fruit juice
  • Non-GMO Project verified
  • USDA organic

A delicious snack enjoyed by both kids and adults, each of these 42 packs of fruit snacks contains a full day’s worth of vitamin C. With tapioca, pear, and blackcurrant, they’re a naturally sweetened alternative to the usual gummy candies.

Review Highlights

“We bought these because of price. We usually buy other brands of fruit snacks, and I just leave the kids to eat them because they are too sweet and too sticky for my adult tastes. These were a hit with the kids AND the adults! Delicious!”

What You Should Know

  • Eight flavors available
  • Plant based
  • Non-GMO Project verified

From light and zingy lemon to rich chocolate, Nature’s Bakery offers eight flavors and a range of package sizes, so you never have to run out of these snack bars. A healthier alternative to the fig bars from our childhoods, these yummy vegan bars come in two packs, perfect for sharing.

Review Highlights

“These are a great tasting snack bar. I like that they are packaged two in a pack. Taste and texture are excellent. We use them more as a cookie than a snack due to the sugar content. Figs are high in sugar but delicious and nutritious.” 


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