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The Best Back-to-School Vegan Snacks

Backpacks, pens, and new kicks–check, check, and check! Now it’s time to go school-day snack shopping.

It’s that time of year again! Whether you have a kiddo heading to school for the very first time or are a college student with mad senioritis, you’ve got to keep your snack pantry loaded. It’s called priorities, hello! While we’re always snacking on fresh fruits and crisp veggies, we’d be lying if we said we didn’t love a variety of prepackaged plant-based snacks. If you can relate, be sure to check out our list of the best back-to-school vegan snacks.

Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks

ISO tasty back-to-school vegan snacks? We’ve got you covered. Available in several fun shapes and fruity flavors, Annie’s Organic Fruit Snacks are an easy choice! Find these gelatin-free gummies in tropical, strawberry, and berry flavors among other varieties. The vegan-friendly brand also offers tasty Peel-A-Parts and FruitTape snacks to enjoy.​

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Blake’s Seed-Based Crispy Treats

These allergy-friendly treats are the perfect back-to-school vegan snack! Made for kids and kids at heart, Blake’s Seed-Based Crispy Treats are where it’s at. But they don’t just taste great, they are made with better-for-you ingredients too. Think pumpkin, sunflower, and flax seeds. Enjoy individually wrapped rice crispy treats in original, birthday cake, chocolate chip, strawberry, and chocolate dipped varieties.​

Blake's Seed-Based

Blake’s Seed-Based

Quinn Plant-Based Cheezy Style Filled Pretzel Nuggets

While we love all of Quinn’s pretzel products, the Quinn Plant-Based Cheezy Style Filled Pretzel Nuggets hold a special place in our hearts and stomachs. These gluten-free snacks are perfect for after-school snacking, lunchbox packing, and everything in between. Prefer a sweeter option? Peep pretzel nuggets filled with maple almond butter or creamy peanut butter.​



BEAR Fruit Rolls

Looking to up your fruit game? We hear you! BEAR with us, we’ve got a good rec here. BEAR Fruit Rolls contain 100% whole fruit. These back-to-school vegan snacks are free from added sugar and concentrates—you know we love to see it. Enjoy flavors from strawberry lemon and apple to raspberry and mango. They are both lunchbox and road trip approved!​



Hippeas Puffs

Who doesn’t love snacking on plant-based puffs? And these aren’t just any snack puffs. Hippeas Puffs contain organic chickpeas making them a protein- and fiber-rich choice. These back-to-school vegan snacks come in White Cheddar, Nacho Vibes, Bohemian Barbeque, and Sriracha Sunshine. It’s the impressive nutrition profile and flavor variety for us!​



Forager Project Kids Yogurt

These organic cashewmilk yogurt squeeze pouches are seriously so delicious—chef’s kiss! Tasty on-the-go snacking FTW! The Forager Project Kids Yogurts are available in three dairy-free varieties—strawberry, mango, and mixed berry. Fortified with probiotics, calcium, and vitamins D, A, and B12, these convenient back-to-school vegan snacks are nutritious too!​

Forager Project

Forager Project

Mavericks Cookies

Vegan cookies to enjoy with our dairy-free milk? Don’t mind if we do! Add Mavericks Cookies to your after-school routine—you won’t regret it. These vegan cookies are available in Birthday Cake, Non-Stop Choc, and Double Trouble Choc flavors. While they are certainly a sweet treat, Mavericks Cookies contain less sugar than the leading better-for-you kids’ cookie.



Kiki Milk

‘Tis the season for back-to-school snacking! And when you need something to wash down that nosh, reach for dairy-free Kiki Milk. Available in original and chocolate varieties, this organic, shelf-stable milk is the perfect choice for the back-to-school season. Ingredients include oats, hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, and coconut—nothing sneaky here!

Kiki Milk

Kiki Milk

That’s it. Fruit Bars

Fruit, but make it portable. That’s it. Fruit Bars get an A+ when it comes to back-to-school vegan snacks. Made with 100% real fruit, you really can’t go wrong here. Snag a variety pack of strawberry, blueberry, and mango mini bars, or find your favorite flavor in the traditional bar sizes.

That's it.

That’s it.

Made Good Granola Bars

Perfect for tossing in a lunchbox or grabbing as a last-minute snack on the way out the door, Made Good Granola Bars are a must! Choose from Birthday Cake, Vanilla, Cookie Crumble, Cookies & Cream, Chocolate Chip, and Mixed Berry flavors. This allergy-friendly brand offers granola bites, cookies, and puffed crackers to enjoy as well.​

Made Good

Made Good

Bon Devil Ganache Cups

Available in Chocolate, Vanilla, Salted Caramel Chocolate, and Caramelized Banana, Bon Devil Ganache cups are a snacktime must! No matter which flavor you choose, these indulgent desserts are always the right choice. Add these treats to a packed lunch or enjoy them alongside an afternoon of studying. Or treat yourself to an end-of-the-day unguilty pleasure.

Bon Devil

Bon Devil

Abe’s Mini Muffins

Here’s your sign to stock up on Abe’s Mini Muffins for back-to-school vegan snack options. Trust us, these mini muffins have major flavor and you’re going to want to try each and every variety. Think Chocolate Chip, Wild Blueberry, Lemon Poppy Seed, and seasonal Pumpkin Spice at the ready. We seriously can’t get enough of these school-day treats.​



LesserEvil Organic Popcorn


Whether you’re searching for a popcorn that’s cheesy, spicy, or even fruity, LesserEvil Organic Popcorn is your one-stop shop. While not all popcorn varieties are vegan—watch for ghee—the majority are cruelty-free. We can’t get enough of the “No Cheese” Cheesiness, Fiery Hot!, Himalayan Gold, and Mixed Berry varieties for our back-to-school snack needs.



Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

Must-have products: Ezekiel Bread, Racconto Giardiniera, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Complex Serum, Elina Organics Botanical Cleanser

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