Savory or sweet, raw or cooked, this list is jam-packed with over 50 vegan snacks for kids (or adults). Perfect for picky eaters of any age, these snacks are nutritious, plant-based, and easy to put together.
Hey Internet, following up on my 43 Vegan Meals (Kid Friendly) post from a few weeks ago, I’m bringing you a new roundup: vegan snacks for kids!
These recipes are all completely vegan, compiled from some of my recipes and some of my favorite blogs around the net (with permission, of course).
I’ve divided the sections below in terms of sweet or savory, whatever you or your kiddo likes the best.
Vegan snacks are sometimes hard to find in the world. You constantly have to read the ingredients, because you never know what some products have in them.
I once ate this popular brand of Minestrone soup every day for lunch. One day I randomly read the ingredients and found out it had milk powder in it. Minestrone! I was so mad. But it can happen to anyone, even experienced vegans.
What Processed Snacks Are Vegan?
If you need a quick fix, there’s an ever expanding base of products at most grocery stores.
Some things may be marked as vegan, but it can be expensive to use the vegan symbol, and some brands may not want to print “vegan” on the packaging for fear of limiting their customers (some omnivores are practically allergic to the word “vegan”).
Here’s a list of vegan snacks you can find at many mainstream grocery stores, like Super Target, or supermarkets local to your area.
- Oreos (yes, they are accidentally vegan)
- Voortmans has many cookies that are accidentally vegan
- Justin’s Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
- Primal Strips Vegan Jerky
- Sour Patch Kids
- Annie's gummies
- Swedish Fish
- Girl Scouts Thin Mints (many disagree on this, but the brand has said they were vegan on multiple occasions)
- Trupo Treats Vegan Milk Chocolate
- Lara Bars (almost all flavors are vegan)
- Chex Mix Traditional Flavor
- Pillsbury Crescent Rolls in a tube (only the original flavor)
- Annie’s Cinnamon Rolls in a tube
- Kite Hill yogurt (almond based)
- Forager Project yogurt (cashew based)
- Smuckers Uncrustables (most flavors are vegan but check the ingredients)
- Sun Chips original flavor
- Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Most Veggie Straws original flavor
And there’s more. I like to keep a list on my phone of my family’s favorite store bought snacks, and then I can just check it if I’m ever at the store and need a quick fix.
What Crackers Can Vegans Eat?
If your kids love crackers, check some of these out:
- Nabisco regular graham crackers
- Annie’s Cinnamon Bunny crackers
- Keebler House Original Club Crackers
- Ritz crackers
- CrunchMaster Multi-Seed
- Triscuits (many of the flavors)
- Wheat Thins original flavor
- Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavor Squares
- 365 Vegan Cheddar Squares
- Mary’s Gone Crackers
- Most plain water crackers are vegan
What Are Popular Vegan Snacks?
You’ll hear a lot of “hummus and veggies” and “fresh fruit” but kids might get tired of those options. Some parents might not want to buy processed snacks for their kids (my parents preferred not to, and we weren’t even vegan growing up).
SAVORY Vegan Snacks
Salty, "cheesy," crunchy--any of these sound good? Check out some of these savory recipe ideas below.
SWEET Vegan Snacks
Here's a ton of deliciously sweet vegan snacks for kids.