Load up your kitchen with these stellar food and drink products!
Did you just run out of coffee, chips, or granola? Before you go straight to Amazon, consider purchasing these items from a Black-owned business! By doing so, you’ll not only be supporting a vegan-friendly business and stocking your pantry with amazing new products, but you’ll also be showing up for a community that faces wealth inequality. Without further ado, here’s our list of 25 Black-owned vegan food brands to support right now and forever.
Better Chew is making waves in the plant-based world with its portfolio of mind-blowing meat alternatives! From sausage, fried fish, and shredded steak to fried chicken, ribs, and meatballs, each protein offers a realistic flavor and texture that will win over your most skeptical friends. Better Chew’s products are made by its parent manufacturing company, Something Better Foods, which is also Black-owned.
Upgrade your homemade matcha latte with POW Adaptogens! Their Wonder Matcha features ceremonial-grade matcha blended with Lion’s Mane mushroom, ashwagandha, Ceylon cinnamon, and monk fruit. The addition of adaptogens and mushrooms is designed to increase your focus and productivity, as well as relieve stress and anxiety.
Misha’s Kind Foods
The cashew and almond-based cheese dips from Misha’s Kind Foods will have you hooked at first shmear! With a plethora of delicious flavors using hints of sun-dried tomatoes, cilantro, habanero, roasted carrots, and black truffles, Misha’s Kind Foods makes vegan cheese right!
If you’re purchasing vegan cheese, you’ll need some crackers to enjoy it with, right? Moonshot Snacks specializes in better-for-you vegan crackers made from organic, sustainably sourced ingredients—including regeneratively grown wheat. The current flavor lineup features Sourdough Sea Salt, Margherita Pizza, and Rosemary Garlic.
Trade Street Jam Co.
Ashley Rouse created Trade Street Jam Co. in her tiny apartment on Trade Street in North Carolina. These jars of fruity goodness feature innovative ingredients that will take your PB&Js to the next level. From Smoked Peach and Sour Cherry Ginger to Blueberry Lemon Basil and Plum + Rose, there are so many spreads to choose from.
Are you bummed that traditional marshmallow fluff isn’t vegan? Funky Mello is your new best friend! The Austin-based vegan food brand offers gelatin-free Marshmallow Creme in three flavors—Vivacious Vanilla, Satisfying Strawberry, and Creamy Cookie. Spread it on a peanut butter sandwich, add a dollop to chocolate cupcakes, or eat it by the spoonful!
Pop of Inspiration
You’ll never look at popcorn the same after you try the dreamy vegan flavors from Pop of Inspiration! We’re talking about S’mores, Birthday Cake, Cinnamon Bun—and even Spicy Taco—popcorn. Everything is vegan and soy-free, with gluten-free options.
Store-bought vegan cookies that check all of the boxes are hard to come by, but No Cookie passes the cookie test with flying colors. In the flavors of Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, Peanut Butter, Island Coconut, and Ginger Spice, the cookies from this Black-owned brand are golden and crispy on the outside, but chewy and sweet on the inside!
Mac & Yease
Whether you’re attending a holiday potluck, need a quick meal for your family, or just want a glorious serving of noods, Mac & Yease is the move! This baked mac ‘n’ cheese is based on a recipe created by Chef Ayindè’s great-grandmother. Sold in trays at select Costco stores in Southern California and online for nationwide delivery, Mac & Yease is the answer to all of your creamy, cheesy prayers.
Azzizah’s Herbal Green Popcorn
Azzizah Rahim crafted the recipe for this vegan superfood popcorn several years ago when she was looking for a healthy on-the-go snack. From debuting at a drum circle in Los Angeles’ Leimert Park to launching at stores across the country, Azzizah’s Herbal Green Popcorn wins over customers upon first bite. You can now find it in Smoked Cheddar & Lime and Original Savory Cheddar varieties.
After airing on Shark Tank, this vegan food brand blew up—and rightfully so! Atlas Monroe first gained popularity for its original vegan fried chicken patty, but they now offer so many other plant-based products. Apple Wood-Fired Ribs, Vegan Cured Bacon, Extra Crispy Chick’n Strips in light and dark meat varieties, Loaded Mac N Cheese, Lasagna, and Sweet Potato Loaf Cakes are just a few of the foods you can order from Atlas Monroe.
Due to a lack of accessibility and representation, the wellness community hasn’t always been the most welcoming to BIPOC. Plantmade helps bridge that gap. In addition to selling vegan protein powder, vitamins, gummies, and merch designed for people of color, Plantmade hosts a podcast titled Black Voices in Health and organizes community events to create a safe space for Black people in the fitness industry.
Energize your day with Eat Powersnacks’ Vegan Energy Bites. All three flavors—Almond Butter Crunch, Red Berry Crunch, and Salted Peanut Butter Crunch—are vegan, gluten-free, and soy-free. In addition, the Black-owned vegan food brand donates 5% of its sales to organizations that help combat food insecurity.
Are you looking for a vegan cheese sauce that’s free from nuts and soy? Eat UNrestricted is the brand for you! Their portfolio of dairy-free cheese sauces is made from whole food ingredients like potatoes and carrots. The Better Cheddar Gift Set is a great first purchase to try the three top flavors—Original, Chipotle, and Garlic.
Spice up your dinner routine with Karelyn’s Vegan’s easy-to-make Soul Food products. Both the Vegan Philly Cheesestayk and BBQ Rib Tips are ready to eat in 5 to 10 minutes. So no need to worry about turning on the slow cooker, as this simple meal requires no prep work.
Where are our latte lovers? Golde has a variety of superfood drink mixes to make your next latte. There are Matcha, Turmeric, and Cacao Turmeric blends, as well as other health and wellness products such as a vegan collagen booster and mushroom supplement.
For those of you unfamiliar with fonio, it’s a tiny ancient grain (similar to couscous or rice) that’s native to Africa. It’s easily digestible, loaded with nutrients, and supports the economy and agriculture in West Africa. At Yolélé Foods, they offer traditional fonio and fonio flour as well as chips and pilafs, so you can get your grains in however you please!
Using his grandfather’s recipes, Ethan Holmes launched this vegan applesauce company at the young age of fifteen. The all-natural applesauce is produced in small batches in Cleveland, Ohio using real fruit ingredients and no added sugar. The brand is currently repackaging its applesauce into on-the-go pouches that will roll out very soon!
BLK & Bold
Searching for the perfect gift to give your favorite coffee or tea lover? BLK & Bold offers high-quality coffee, tea, and cold brew cans for nationwide shipping. On top of that, they donate 5% of their sales to the For Our Youth initiative.
There’s nothing like breaking open a bag of chips—especially when they’re from Symphony Chips! Infused with the most droolworthy mixture of spices, these vegan, gluten-free potato chips make packing lunch exciting again.
After wowing students and colleagues with her homemade granola balls, Margaret Barrow decided to turn it into a business. It’s NOLA (formerly known as Brooklyn Granola) specializes in health-forward chewy granola balls that are vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. The Decadent Chewy Chocolate bites make for a wonderful midday work snack.
House Of Chick’n
House Of Chick’n crafts vegan, soy-free, and nut-free chicken for nationwide delivery. With a strikingly similar texture and taste to traditional chicken, this plant-based meat alternative is a great product to have on hand.
A Dozen Cousins
Assembling dinner is so much easier with A Dozen Cousins’ heat-and-eat beans! The flavor portfolio is inspired by traditional Black and Latine recipes from throughout the Americas. Perhaps you make a burrito bowl with Cuban Black Beans? Or serve the Trini Chickpea Curry over a bed of white rice? The options are endless!
Want the taste of homemade vegan pancakes without all of the work? Let us introduce you to Vicky Cakes’ Pancake & Waffle Mix! Based on a decades-old buttermilk pancake recipe from the founder’s mom, these mixes will create light and fluffy pancakes that hit the spot every time. Each variety aside from Chocolate Chip can be made vegan—yes, that includes the new Gluten-Free Short Stacks Mix!
No matter what the weather is like outside, Egunsi Foods’ West African soups are always in season! The vegan flavor options include Obe Ata, Egunsi, Groundnut, Gbegiri, and Peppersoup. These five blends are made from fresh, local ingredients without any additives or preservatives.