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Your Guide to “Healthy” Vegan Junk Food

Jason Hughes
Published by Jason Hughes
Fact checked by Markus Oliver, BHSc FACT CHECKED
Last updated: June 30, 2022

Veganism is on the rise, with more and more people choosing to adopt a plant-based diet for ethical, environmental, or health reasons. This has led to a surge in vegan-friendly businesses, which are creating innovative and delicious vegan junk food.

In this blog post, we will introduce you to some of our favorite vegan junk food brands. We'll give you a description of each company, as well as an example of some of their most popular foods. So whether you're a longtime vegan or just looking to add some new plant-based dishes to your repertoire, read on for some mouthwatering inspiration.

Bumbling Bee

When you're looking for vegan junk food that you can grab on the go there's no better place than the Bumbling Bee. You'll find all kinds of vegan-friendly options like a chicken and pimento cheese biscuit, a Coney island chili cheese dog, and a southern belle pimento cheese bacon burger.

Located in Virginia, you'll find Bumbling Bee vegan junk food down the Virginia Beach coast filling the bellies of local vegans with delicious food. It's 100% plant-based so you won't have to worry about cruelty-free cooking when you drop by.

Amy's Kitchen Inc

Amy's Kitchen started in 1987 with the aim of making organic and vegan food more accessible. Now a multi-million dollar company, Amy's sells their products in supermarkets across the globe.

Their range of vegan junk food is impressive, offering everything from dairy-free cheese to frozen pizzas, soups, and even ice cream. One of their most popular products is the dairy-free rice mac and cheese, which has a cult following among both vegans and non-vegans alike.

Beyond Meat

Beyond Meat made a huge splash in the market when they came out with their Beyond Burger, which looks, cooks, and tastes just like a regular beef burger.

The company has since expanded its range to include a variety of plant-based meat products, from chicken strips to sausage patties. If you're looking for an easy way to veganize your favorite junk food recipes, Beyond Meat is the perfect place to start. Throw a couple of these patties on the grill during summer and see if anyone even notices a difference.

Daiya Foods Inc

Focusing primarily on dairy products, Daiya Foods attempts to make its products as close to the real thing as possible. So if you're missing cheese in your vegan junk food repertoire, this is the perfect brand for you.

Their range includes everything from mozzarella shreds to cream cheese, all dairy-free and vegan-friendly. One of our favorite Daiya products is the mac and cheese, which is creamy and delicious without any of the guilt.

Plamil Foods Ltd

Based in Britain, Plamil Foods makes all of its foods from 100% plant-based products. You wouldn't know the difference though because Plamil makes their healthy junk food taste just like the real thing.

The company takes its veganism seriously and qualifies for some of the highest vegan standards in food and is even SALSA certified. One of their best products is the Plamil So Free Chocolate that'll have you wondering why you even need the real thing.

Tofutti Brands, Inc

The main draw to Tofutti Brands is the frozen desserts they produce that are eerily similar to their dairy-filled counterparts. With flavors like mint chocolate chip and cookies n' cream, it'll be hard to resist these vegan junk food treats.

And the best part is that they're actually pretty healthy, made with soy instead of milk. If you need a little something sweet in your life, Tofutti is the way to go.

Vegan Rob's

With a tagline of "vegan junk food for freaks, geeks, and humans," you know that Vegan Rob's means business when it comes to plant-based eats. The company produces a variety of snacks, from chips to puffs to trail mix, all of which are vegan and GMO-free.

One of our favorite Vegan Rob's products is the cheddar puffs, which are cheesy and addicting so you'll want to keep these out of reach during your days. These snacks aren't just vegan either, they're also GMO-free, gluten-free, and kosher so almost anyone can enjoy them.

Danone

You've probably seen the brand Danone before when looking through the yogurt section at your local grocery store and they also have a great selection of vegan junk food.

Their main dairy-free product is the Silk line, which offers soy milk, almond milk, and cashew milk. But they also have a variety of yogurts, from fruity to savory, that are all vegan and delicious.

One of our favorite Danone products is the Silk almond yogurt, which is perfect for breakfast or a snack. It's also great in smoothies or as a base for vegan baking.

Bare Snacks

Bare Snacks might be better known for their fruit and veggie chips but they also have a variety of other vegan junk food options. From coconut chips to peanut butter-filled pretzels, there's something for everyone in their snack line.

One of our favorite Bare Snacks products is the cinnamon apple chips, which are a healthier alternative to regular potato chips. These chips are made with real apples and have a crispy texture that'll make you forget all about greasy junk food.

Vbites Food Ltd

With a huge selection of 140 plant-based meat alternatives, you can't go wrong with Vbites Food company. They made a huge splash when they introduced their line of cheese equivalent products called Cheezly. You'll even find some of their products in Domino Pizza stores nationwide when looking for a vegan alternative.

FAQ

Is vegan junk food healthy?

Vegan junkfood can be healthy for you as long as it is not your only source of nutrition.

Can you make vegan junk food at home?

Yes, you can make junk food vegan style at home by using recipes or premade products from vegan-friendly companies.


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