Published by Katherine Sullivan.

Whether you’re planning your next backpacking trip or readying an emergency-preparedness kit, freeze-dried or dehydrated food is a must-have. But buying foods with a long shelf life doesn’t mean you need to purchase products that’re harmful to animals—plenty of brands are offering tasty vegan backpacking food options. Discover them all:

Food for the Sole

All the dehydrated meals from this brand are vegan. They also include healthy, whole foods such as roasted sweet potatoes, lentils, and kale. They’re even great cold soaked, so you can save a few ounces of weight by leaving the backpacking stove at home.

AlpineAire Foods

Spice things up with AlpineAire Foods’ gluten- and animal-free Santa Fe Black Beans & Rice meal.

Backpacker’s Pantry

Vegan freeze-dried meals from Backpacker’s Pantry are honestly good enough to eat on the trail or on the couch. Choose from the following:

Good To-Go

Meals from Good To-Go are filled with clean ingredients. You’ll enjoy them wherever your adventures lead you. The brand’s vegan selections include many options:

Harmony House

Family-owned North Carolina company Harmony House makes things easy with no-brainer kits. Order The Backpacking Kit for all the essentials, or try the Backpacking Soup & Chili Kit for meals that include Lentil Soup, Black Bean Chili, Beefish Stew, and more.


The Organic Lentils, Rice & Indian Spice dinner from MaryJanesFarm is to die for, except no animal had to die for it. Just add boiling water to the pouch, stir, and enjoy.


For a super-filling lunch or dinner, try OMEALS’ Vegetarian Chili. It’s vegan and packed full of nutrient-rich ingredients, such as black beans, red beans, tomatoes, bell peppers, and more.

Patagonia Provisions

In recent years, Patagonia has upped its vegan wearables game, and Patagonia Provisions is following suit. Choose from the following six yummy, filling meals:

Picky Oats

For a killer breakfast on the go, try Picky Oats’ performance oatmeal. The Can’t Beet Chocolate and How ’bout Dem Apples? flavors are both vegan.


Wild Zora

Paleo meets vegan meets gluten-free in Wild Zora’s animal-friendly options. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Cliffside Coconut Berry and Butte Cacao Banana meals.


Are you reading this because you want to be evacuation-ready?

If so, be sure to check out our helpful guide to ensure that you and all your loved ones can weather any hurricane, fire, tornado, earthquake, or flood. Remember, your animal companions must be protected, too.

Ensure That You and Your Animal Companions Are Evacuation-Ready

Are you reading this because you’re a vegan backpacker?

Well, now you know what provisions to buy, but what about the other stuff? Whether you’re hiking paths, running trails, or scaling mountains, our guide to vegan hiking shoes has you covered. Click below to get all the deats:

Vegan Hiking Shoes That Will Make Your Trek Easier

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