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The Best Vegan Cream Cheese Brands on the Market

We’ve got the details on the best dairy-free bagel spreads!

Daiya vegan cream cheese with bagels and vegetables on cutting board
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We’ve got the details on the best dairy-free bagel spreads!

From morning bagels and party dips to homemade frosting and stuffed pasta, plant-based cream cheese has a long list of accomplishments on its resume. It’s much more than just a bagel topping, it’s a recipe gamechanger! To get in on these smearable, mixable, and versatile non-dairy spreads, check out our list of the best vegan cream cheese brands on the market.


This vegan cream cheese brand is an absolute OG in the dairy-free cheese world, but have you tried their plant-based Cream Cheeze options lately? If not, here’s your sign. Daiya vegan cream cheese comes in Plain, Strawberry, Chive & Onion, and Roasted Garlic & Herbs flavors. We’ll take one of each, please!

Daiya vegan cream cheese container with avocado and toast on plate

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Spero Foods

Spero Foods is one of the vegan cream cheese brands that didn’t stop at just a few flavors. The sunflower-based spreads can be found in several bold varieties. Find Herb, Strawberry, and Smoked Salmon options along with dairy-free cheese spreads in Chipotle, Cheddar, and Goat flavors. Bagels are obvious, but these dairy-free spreads taste great in sandwiches and wraps too!

Spero Foods cream cheese with vegan dish on plate

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So Delicious

Move over plain, boring bagels! So Delicious Dairy Free Cream Cheese Style Spread is here to level up your morning breakfast routine. This spreadable cheese is available in both Creamy Original and Chive & Onion varieties—cheers to these delicious, classic flavors! Next time your brekkie needs a boost, give this vegan cream cheese brand a go!

So Delicious vegan cream cheese packages with vegan snacks

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Kite Hill

From Plain and Garden Veggie to Everything, Strawberry, and Chive, Kite Hill has the hookup on flavored plant-based cream cheese! This vegan cream cheese brand uses almond milk and vegan cultures to create a tangy and delicious product with a velvety smooth texture. We love it on breakfast bagels, veggie sandwiches, and beyond!

Kite Hill vegan cream cheese with bagels on tray

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The Original Tofutti Better Than Cream Cheese is an iconic vegan staple. Established in 1981, Tofutti is one of the first vegan cream cheese brands on the market! True to its namesake, the plant-based spread is made with non-GMO tofu along with tangy non-dairy lactic acid. Get creative with this one and whip up a vegan party dip to share with friends. Flavors include Plain, Whipped Plain, Garlic & Herb, Smoked, and Herbs & Chive.

Tofutti cream cheese with fruit and bagel on plate

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Miyoko’s Creamery

We adore a brand with options, and Miyoko’s is giving us just that! In addition to cultured vegan butter, plant-based cheese wheels, and the coveted cashew mozzarella, the cruelty-free brand has the vegan cream cheese game on lox—Fish-Free Lox that is. Other flavors include Cinnamon Raisin, Savory Scallion, Everything, and Classic Plain.

Miyoko’s Creamery cream cheese with bagel on plate and fruit

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Treeline is keeping it simple with their cashew-based cream cheese, but simple ingredients do not translate to boring flavors. This dairy-free cream cheese is bursting with both richness and tang. Find Treeline Cream Cheese in Plain, Chive & Onion, Everything, and our personal favorite, Strawberry. Treeline also offers Plain Cream Cheese Snack Packs when you need an individual serving of this tasty vegan spread.

Treeline vegan cream cheese with bagel on cutting board

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Follow Your Heart

Homemade vegan cheesecake, coming right up! The versatile Dairy-Free Cream Cheese from Follow Your Heart works well in desserts, dips, entrees, and more. While it’s hands down one of our favorite vegan cream cheese brands, Follow Your Heart is also known for its vegan mayo, feta, parm, and blue cheese crumbles.

Follow Your Heart vegan cream cheese with bagels and veggies on tray

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Searching for the perfect product for your vegan cream cheese frosting? Violife Original Cream Cheese is just what you’re looking for. And for those of you seeking a tasty bagel schmear, the vegan cream cheese brand also offers several flavored spreads including Strawberry, Chive, and Original. Get creative with these plant-based cream cheese options.

Violife vegan cream cheeses in cart

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Wild Creamery

Made with ingredients like cashews, coconut cream, chickpeas, and even cabbage, the Wild Creamery cream cheese is a must-try! The plant-based, cultured spread is perfect for morning bagels, homemade rangoons, and everything in between. Created by the folks at Wildbrine, Wild Creamery also features many dairy-free faves like sour cream and non-dairy dips.

Wild Creamery cream cheese on bread

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Go Veggie

While not all Go Veggie products are vegan, their plant-based line of cream cheese alternatives is totally fair game! Vegans can enjoy both Classic Plain and Chive & Garlic vegan cream cheese varieties as a spread or dip in an infinite amount of ways. Think loaded bagels, red velvet cupcakes, stuffed French toast, and beyond. Are you drooling yet?

Go Veggie cream cheese on table with vegan dishes in bowls

Go Veggie Photo by Healthy Delicious Recipes

Trader Joe’s

Jalapeno popper dip, anyone? The Vegan Cream Cheese Alternative from Trader Joe’s is giving us plenty of plant-based recipe inspo! From desserts and dips to stuffed pasta, this cruelty-free spread does it all. In case you needed another reason to head to your friendly neighborhood TJ’s, this is it! The cream cheese possibilities are endless with this one.

Trader Joe's vegan cream cheese with fruits on cutting board

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The folks at Oatly have created a tasty vegan cream cheese from oats and we are here for it! Available in Plain and Chive & Onion varieties, this rich, tangy, and creamy spread is a must-try! Slather it on a bagel, add it to your homemade sandwiches, or use it as a vegetable dip. There’s really no wrong way to enjoy this oat-based cream cheese.

Person holding tray of cinnamon rolls with Oatly cream cheese on tray

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Nature’s Fynd

You’ve gotta check out this unique vegan cream cheese from Nature’s Fynd. The innovative, plant-based brand utilizes the trademarked Fy Milk derived from water and fungi. This vegan cream cheese is kosher and free from nuts, soy, artificial flavors, and preservatives. Add it to your go-to toasted bagel or use it in your plant-based cooking.

Nature’s Fynd vegan cream cheese with bagel on plate

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Available in Plain and Chive, it’s time to spread the tasty flavors of Nurishh vegan cream cheese. Both varieties are made with sunflower seeds and bamboo fiber, so this unique spread can even add a little dietary fiber to your morning meal. The Nurishh brand also offers vegan cheese slices, shreds, and snack cubes for all your plant-based cheese needs!

Nurishh vegan cream cheese with cheesecake

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The iconic cream cheese brand, Philadelphia, now has a vegan-friendly version for everyone to enjoy. Find the plant-based non-dairy spread in three dairy-free formulations—Original, Strawberry, and Chive & Onion. While Philadelphia’s original line of traditional cream cheese is beyond expansive, you can easily locate the vegan version by scanning the cooler shelves for the lime green lids.

Person holding Philadelphia vegan cream cheese

Philadelphia Photo by Anwar Qureshi

Anja Grommons

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.

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