14 Vegan Cookie Brands for Guilt-Free Snacking
When you make the switch to a vegan lifestyle, you might think it involves giving up all your favorite treats and goodies for healthier alternatives.
However, just because you go cruelty-free doesn’t mean you have to forego your favorite guilty pleasures, least of all cookies!
There are plenty of vegan cookie brands that support and condone a cruelty-free lifestyle.
This list compiles an array of vegan cookie brands including the not so famous, the big brands and the big brands that you didn’t even think stocked vegan options!
The Little Guys
1. Lenny & Larry’s
Lenny & Larry’s is a family owned brand that prides itself on being vegan, kosher and GMO-free. The two owners, in which the brand is named after, have formulated a cookie that is not only cruelty-free but packed with either up to 8 g or 16 g of protein, giving you that extra energy you need.
The Complete Cookie comes in 14 flavours:
Birthday Cake, Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, Coconut Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl, Double Chocolate, Peanut Butter, White Chocolate Macadamia, Lemon Poppy Seed, Oatmeal Raisin, Pumpkin Spice
2. Nana’s Cookie Company
Nana’s Cookie Company was founded in 1992 by Miriam ‘Nana’ Diamond, who was inspired to design a delicious cookie but without the unhealthy ingredients. The cookies are sweetened with natural fruit juice rather than refined sugar, and their gluten-free range is 100% animal-free.
Classic Gluten Free Cookies come in 4 flavors:
Chocolate, Chocolate Crunch, Ginger, Lemon
3. Mary’s Gone Crackers
After discovering she has celiac disease, the founder of Mary’s Gone Crackers, Mary Waldner, decided to create a brand that produced tasty gluten-free products. Mary believes that being aware of how food impacts our minds, body and environment are crucial and this mantra is displayed through her products which are gluten-free, vegan, organic, whole grain, non-gmo and kosher.
2 cookie flavors to choose from:
Ginger Snaps Cookies, Chocolate Chips Cookies
4. Chunkie Dunkies
Chunkie Dunkies is a humble cookie company that prides itself on being vegan, raw, delicious and healthy. The good thing about these cookies is that they are non-bake so you can see and appreciate what you are eating.
Raw Cookies Collection comes in 5 flavors:
Chocolate Chip, Carrot Cake, Mint Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Almond Butter Crunch
5. Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies
Uncle Eddie’s Vegan Cookies are cruelty-free cookies that were created out of ‘a sense of love and respect for all creatures.' Though there cookies are not gluten-free that are 100% vegan and use only organic ingredients.
7 cookie flavors to choose from:
Chocolate Chip with Walnuts, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Trail Mix, Oatmeal Raisin, Cocoa Spice and Everything Nice, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Molasses
6. Wholesome Chow
Established in 2010 Wholesome Chow aims to bring to the world the highest quality products from their kitchen to yours. All their cookies are organic, non-GMO certified, gluten-free, vegan, kosher, cholesterol-free, trans fat-free, natural and are free of chemicals, preservatives, and additives.
4 cookie flavors to choose from:
Snickerdoodle, Lemon, Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip
The Big Brands
All of these big brand vegan cookies can either be found in your local supermarket, selected grocer’s as well as online.
7. Enjoy Life Foods
Starting from humble beginnings, Enjoy Life now owns the largest allergy-free factory in Northern America and is the first factory to be granted gluten-free certification from Gluten-Free Certification Organization. They can also boast to be GMO-free and both halal and kosher. They offer both soft-baked and crunchy-type cookies:
4 soft baked flavors to choose from:
Chocolate Chip , Double Chocolate Brownie , Gingerbread Spice, Snickerdoodle
4 crunchy flavors to choose from:
Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate, Vanilla Honey Graham, Sugar Crisp
8. Newman’s Own
Newman’s Own, a company founded in 1982, prides itself on it’s action to donate 100% of its profits to charity. They organization believes in a transparent approach to business and understands the power of connecting business and profit to social issues. As of October 31, 2016, the company as donated over %475, 000, 000 to deserving charities. In their long list of range they have one dairy and wheat free option:
The company offers one flavor:
Newman O’s Creme-filled Chocolate biscuit (Wheat-free/Dairy-free)
Founded in 1932, Biscoff is a well-known European brand most popular in its continent of origin. Their delicious cookies, commonly known as speculoos, are vegan.
Nabisco (National Biscuit Company) is an American cookie manufacturer and is one of the biggest biscuit companies in the world having an array of well-known brands to its name. Incidentally, some of these brands are vegan and/or have accidentally vegan options. The options below do not contain animal products in them, but we cannot guarantee cross-contamination as they process animal products on the same manufacturing machines.
Nutter Butter: Original Nutter Butters are surprisingly 100% vegan.
Oreos: Some flavours of Oreos are vegan, others are not. Always double-check the ingredients list at the back. Original, strawberry and chocolate are usually vegan, but may vary according to the country of purchase.
Graham Crackers: Graham Crackers are vegan!
11. Back to Nature
Back to Nature has been formulation delicious and healthy products since 1960. The pride themselves of being non-GMO free certified for over 70 of their products and also offer wheat and gluten free options. Some of their cookies are vegan too:
4 cookie flavors to choose from:
California Lemon, Classic Creme, Crispy Oatmeal, Dark Chocolate and Oats, Honey Graham, Quinoa Cranberry Pecan
12. Sweets From the Earth
Sweets from the Earth originated from humble beginnings in Toronto but is now a bakery with two busy factories, one being dedicated peanut and nut-free and the other dedicated wheat and gluten-free. All their products are 100% vegan.
5 gluten-free flavors to choose from:
Oatmeal Coconut , Flourless Cashew, Peanut Butter, Chocolate Superstuff, Goji Superstuff
5 nut-free flavors to choose from:
Double Chocolate, Oatmeal Raisin , Chocolate Chip, S’mores, Double Chocolate
13. Trader Joe’s Cookies
Trader Joe’s is a chain of grocery stores spanning across the United States. They pride themselves on finding great tasting and unique products, for a low price. One of these products is their version of the European cookie, the Speculoo, which are vegan!
14. Vienna Fingers
The famous Vienna Fingers which is a brand under the Kellogg's company contain no animal products, so you can eat these without feeling guilty!
Cookies the Vegan Way!
As you can see by this long and extensive list, you're options are not compromised for choice when you adopt a cruelty-free lifestyle.
Most companies who strive to provide healthy vegan alternatives guarantee that they have a variety of different flavors to satisfy every customer.
Now you won’t have to feel guilty when you binge on the occasional yummy snack!