Let’s get down to brass tacks: A vegan and allergy-friendly snack is a treat that doesn’t include meat, eggs, or dairy or other animal-derived ingredients (which makes it vegan) and also doesn’t contain gluten, soy, or nuts.
When you take a peek at the vegan food scene, it’s hard not to miss the nuts included in many popular plant-based foods, including almond milk, cashew cream, nut-based cheeses, and other nut butters. That’s all fine and dandy—unless, of course, tree nuts or peanuts cause your body to go into full-on attack mode (or worse, anaphylactic shock) because of an allergy.
It’s totally possible to save approximately 200 animals per year as a happy, healthy, and completely nut-free vegan. It’s easier than you think.
Here’s a list of our favorite vegan and allergy-free snacks to give you a taste of the many companies that are adding such treats to their product lines.
Enjoy Life is basically the Holy Grail of allergy-friendly brands. The brand’s packaging is teal, which is the official color of allergy awareness. These scrumptious morsels are available in four flavors, including Dark Raspberry and Dipped Banana. They make a great post-workout snack.
Feast your eyes on this coconut milk ice cream bar, which features a fudge ribbon and is dipped in dark chocolate and pumpkin seeds. (By the way, all Daiya products are allergy-friendly! Huzzah!)
We love all four flavors, but we’re especially addicted to the Vegan Caramel.
Dive into Divvies’ Caramel Corn the next time you reach for a snack. But if you really have a sweet tooth, you might prefer the Kettle Corn.
We’ve relied on Amy’s for many a midday protein pick-me-up.
With so many natural ingredients at play, we can justify taste-testing all 12 allergy-friendly flavors.
We’re intrigued whenever we can count a product’s ingredients on one hand, and we weren’t disappointed with Go Raw’s plant-powered ingredients lists.
Hey, if it ain’t broke! Potato chips are the original allergen-friendly snack.
To drool over more vegan snacks, check out our Accidentally Vegan page.