Published by Rebecca Maness.

Whether you grew up eating Asian snacks or you’re looking to explore new tastes, you’ll be happy to learn that many of them happen to be “accidentally vegan.” These salty snacks and sweet treats hail from a variety of countries throughout Asia and the Pacific, including China, India, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines. Although these selections are normally vegan, be sure to check the label for sneaky ingredients like dairy, bonito (fish), gelatin, and other animal-derived ingredients before you dig in.

Satisfy your cravings with these vegan Asian snacks:

Haw Flakes

Yuki & Love Japanese Style Red Bean Mochi

Botan Ame Rice Candy

gimMe Roasted Seaweed Snacks

Kasugai Lychee Candy

Want-Want Senbei Rice Crackers

Hongyuan Classic Guava Hard Candy

JFC Nori Maki Arare

Jade Food Wet Li Hing Mango

Seedless Li Hing Mui (Red)

Wow Mani with Garlic Peanuts

Enjoy Tamarind Wrapped Candy

Nagaraya Garlic Cracker Nuts

HAITAI Sindangdong Tteok-bokki

Indianlife Foods Hot Punjabi Mix

Huang Fei Hong Spicy Crispy Peanuts

With its generous use of seitan, tofu, and vegetables, Asian cuisine is extremely versatile and vegan-friendly. Our vegan Chinese takeout guide can help you find animal-free dishes that you’ll love. Indian, Japanese, Korean, Thai, and many other Asian cuisines offer delicious options.

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