Published by Kimberly Gonzalez.

With so many dairy-free options in grocery stores, it can be difficult to decide which to take home. And while I recommend that you try ALL of them, here are my favorites:

Cheese

Daiya

Daiya Cheddar Style Shreds

Other vegan cheeses have tried to conquer my heart, but Daiya is still number one. I put it on my pizzas, quesadillas, enchiladas, and basically anything else that needs cheese.

Milk

Almond Breeze

almond breeze almond milk

All hail Almond Breeze! With so many new vegan milks on the market, it continues to be one of the top-selling nondairy milks, and it’s easy to see why.

Ice Cream

Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss

coconutbliss

Do what I do, and escape your stressful week with a tub of ice cream. The only stress involved here will be in choosing a flavor because there are so many options—from Vanilla Island to Mint Galactica. I personally stick to chocolate.

Cream Cheese

Go Veggie!

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My morning bagel wouldn’t be the same without Go Veggie!’s cream cheese. Most of the time, I choose the original flavor, but sometimes, I switch it up with some of the chive and garlic cream cheese.

Sour Cream

Tofutti

tofutti-SourCream

Put a dollop of this sour cream on your tacos, nachos, or enchiladas. Trust me. You’ll thank me later.

Dressing

Follow Your Heart

fyh ranch

I’ve tricked several members of my family into thinking that this is the same dairy-based ranch dressing that they always eat. Little do they know, they’re actually eating a healthy cruelty-free version of it.

Yogurt

Silk

silk yogurt

I tasted many vegan yogurts before I finally tried Silk—and boy, am I glad I found it. This stuff is delicious. The strawberry flavor is my favorite.

Coffee Creamer

So Delicious

so delicious coco creamer

This coffee creamer saved my life. OK, not really. But it saved me from having to drink my coffee black. Flavors include Original, French Vanilla, and Hazelnut.

Honorable Mention

califa farms horchata

I have to show some love to Califia Farms for its delicious horchata! I’ve served this at parties, and my family loved it. (This is saying a lot, since they’re pros at making horchata.)

looking to ditch dairy products? try these vegan options instead

There’s no reason to miss dairy products when there’s an abundance of vegan substitutes on the market. You can even make your own dairy substitutes at home—browse through our recipes to see how.

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