Oh, you thought vegans only eat fancy green juice, kale salads and quinoa bowls, eh? See, we like our chips and cookies, too! We have designated an entire day in their honor. August 29, 2015 is International Vegan Junk Food Day. So you know what that means…
Here are some amazingly delicious vegan junk food products. When I want something crunchy, creamy, sweet, salty or flavored, I grab some of these. Even vegans like to munch on junk food, too. Compared to the traditional versions, some of my favorites aren’t even that bad for you. In fact, many of them have healthy and wholesome qualities such as protein, fiber, whole grains, vitamin C, etc.
World Peas Santa Barbara Ranch
I love World Peas! The Santa Barbara Ranch flavor is awesome.
Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavor Squares
If you are craving a certain cheese-flavored cracker from childhood, this snack from Earth Balance will help.
Beanitos Chipotle BBQ Black Bean Chips
Beanitos are made from black beans, not potato, so they are more nutritious than your traditional snack. They contain four grams of complete protein, are high in fiber, and are gluten-free.
Beanfield’s Ranch Bean & Rice Chips
Here is another bean chip from Beanfield’s, one of my favorite brands. The Ranch flavor will remind you of Doritos, which I loved as a kids but can’t have now as a vegan.
Pop Art Thai Coconut Curry Popcorn
This gourmet popcorn from Pop Art is by far my favorite flavor of popcorn that I’ve ever had. It’s very unique and flavorful.
Daiya Fire-Roasted Vegetable Pizza
This pizza is way better for you than other brands, but it will satisfy your craving for frozen pizza night. It is also gluten-free.
Tasty Bite 1 Step-1 Minute Noodles Pad Thai
Maybe you don’t want something crunchy or sweet. Maybe you just want to bury your face in a bowl of noodles. Behold the Pad Thai from Tasty Bite. It only takes one minute to make in the microwave if you want the easiest route, but you can also make it over the stove.
Emmy’s Chocolate Chips Macaroons
I adore Emmy’s, who makes several flavors of macaroons that are non-GMO, raw, vegan and gluten-free. The chocolate chip flavor is great!
Surf Sweets Watermelon Rings
These Watermelon Rings from Surf Sweets are made with organic fruit juice and contain no artificial colors or flavors. They are also certified non-GMO.
Trader Joe’s Soy Creamy Non-dairy Frozen Dessert
Mmm, cherry chocolate chip is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. This one from Trader Joe’s does not disappoint.
So Delicious Dairy-Free Coconut Milk Fudge Far Minis
I loved Fudge Bars as a kid. Now, I’m happy I can get this dairy-free version from So Delicious.
Yum Earth Organics Fruit Snacks & Sour Beans
Yum Earth Organic is a great alternative to the gummy candies that are made with gelatin and artificial fruit flavors.
Note: I did not receive any payment for recommending these brands. They are just ones I have tried and would recommend!
Which products have you tried or want to try?