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Who runs the world? Girls! In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve created this list of 23 women-owned vegan food brands to support right now. From satisfying dips and spreads to desserts and toppings, these companies are making some of the best vegan items on the market!
Founded by mother-daughter duo Elisabeth and Gina Galvin, Stellar Snacks crafts some seriously epic vegan butter pretzels! The current flavor lineup includes Simply Stellar, Maui Monk, Bold & Herby, and Sweet & Sparky. Each variety features vegan, kosher, and non-GMO ingredients packaged in stunning artwork designed by emerging artists. In addition, Stellar Snacks supports and sponsors educational programs, art shows, music festivals, and other events that empower women in the community.
CEO Sara Polon and her mother, Marilyn Polon, started Soupergirl to combat the corrupt food system. How do they do this? For starters, the women-owned vegan soup brand sources produce from sustainable farms. And they partner with The Fair Food Program to ensure all of the farm workers are treated fairly. In addition, Soupergirl uses wind energy, composts, and holds a plastic-neutral certification.
Sorbet tastes better coated in vegan chocolate! If you agree, get your hands on the vegan sorbet bars from this women-owned brand. Mango Coconut Crunch, Vanilla Caramel Crunch, and Wildberry Crisp are just a few of the droolworthy varieties Deborah Gorman and Nicole Cardone have created.
This vegan food brand was founded in 2017 by Tiffany Perkins, a passionate vegan and certified chef. If you’re making a vegan snack board anytime soon, Plant Perks’ vegan cheese dips and spreads are the perfect addition! Try Smoked Gouda, Garlic & Herb, and Dill Havarti Cheeze.
Better Bites Bakery
After her son was diagnosed with serious food allergies, Leah Lopez started testing recipes for delicious allergen-free desserts. When friends and family members tried her cookie dough bites, they encouraged her to turn the venture into a business. Little did Lopez know, Better Bites Bakery would become such a household name. From cookie dough bites and cupcake bites to full-sized cakes, these vegan, gluten-free treats do not disappoint!
Looking for creamy, dairy-free chocolate bars? That’s just what Hemp Love specializes in! Nancy Kaye founded Hemp Love as a way to share sustainable, better-for-you candy bars with the world. Made with nutrient-dense organic hemp seeds in flavors like Lavender Salt, Peanut Butter, Mint, and Espresso, these crunchy chocolates are sweet in more ways than one.
Core & Rind
Whether you like your vegan cheese Sharp & Tangy, Bold & Spicy, or Rich & Smoky, Candi Haas and Rita Childers have you covered with Core & Rind! This female duo has crafted three delicious shelf-stable cheese dips that are vegan, paleo, and keto-friendly. Pour some of this sauce on your veggies, dip tortilla chips in it, or make vegan mac ‘n’ cheese with it—the options are endless!
The iconic MacroBars were invented out of necessity by mother and daughter Amelia Kirchoff and Jola Sonkin. Kirchoff was diagnosed with cancer, and her daughter encouraged her to adopt a plant-based macrobiotic diet to help combat it. Kirchoff is now cancer-free and the recipe for her nutritious vegan snack bars has made it far and wide under the GoMacro brand. What an inspiring story!
Maya Madsen is the queen of making vegan cookies that match the sought-after criteria of crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. From classics like Chocolate Chip, Snickerdoodle, and White Chocolate Macadamia to innovative cookies such as White Chocolate Espresso and Drunken Grandma, Maya’s Cookies is home to some of the most delicious confections on the market.
Rather than using oats, dates, chickpeas, or other popular ingredients, Lupii co-founders, Allie Dempster and Isabelle Steichen, make their protein bars out of lupini beans. This small but mighty bean is a complete protein, offering all nine essential amino acids. In addition, it’s high in fiber and protein and is super sustainable to grow and harvest. Be sure to try Lupii’s new pasta, too!
Spero Foods takes a more eco-friendly route to making dairy alternatives with sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, which use 96% less water than almonds and 97% less land than cashews. From classic cream cheese flavors to a pourable egg alternative, this vegan food brand has all sorts of delicious items to add to your repertoire.
Doozy Pots’ founder, Kirsten Sutaria, is a food scientist who spent several years as a “flavor guru” at Ben & Jerry’s. Now, she owns her own frozen dessert company where she creates rich, decadent vegan gelato using a sustainable hemp and oat base. With flavors like Banana Cinnamon Date Swirl and Chocolate Mint Chip, it’s no secret these pints are a hit.
Sabeena Ladha is blowing our minds with her vegan, gluten-free edible cookie dough brand, DEUX. Each flavor is made with simple ingredients and enhanced with functional ingredients such as zinc, elderberry, aloe vera, pea protein, ashwagandha, and maca. DEUX’s other delicious products include Enhanced Hazelnut Butter, Cookie Butter Spread, and Glazed Donut Holes.
We love a smoothie moment, but they’re not always the easiest and quickest meal to make. Thanks to Elise Tresley and Lauren Benbassat, there is now a way to make a vegan smoothie that has the ideal amount of protein, complex carbohydrates, fibers, and healthy fats per serving—in under two minutes. How? Realm takes freeze-dried fruits, veggies, nuts, and protein and crushes it all into a shelf-stable powder. Just take a scoop of the powder, mix it with water or plant-based milk, and enjoy!
LillyBean by PastryBase
Jill Donaldson first learned to bake from her grandmother Lilly and continued her education at L’Academie de Cuisine. As someone with food intolerances, Donaldson sought out a way to create baking mixes that were easy, fun, tasty, and allergen-free. And that she did! LillyBean by PastryBase’s offerings range from classic waffle, pancake, cupcake, and cookie mixes to gingerbread house and unicorn cupcake decorating kits.
Founder Carla Spiropulo created these better-for-you vegan candy bars without unnecessary sugars and hard-to-pronounce ingredients. Inspired by the flavors and textures of the classic mainstream candy bars, like Snickers, Three Musketeers, and Milky Way, Nelly’s Organics’ bars don’t disappoint!
Wanna Date? offers a line of tasty date spreads that are made without dairy, oil, or added sugars. From Chocolate, Cinnamon, and Vanilla to Cookie and Pumpkin Spice, the flavors are out-of-this-world delicious! Add a dollop to oatmeal, smoothie bowls, toast, and whatever else you want to bring some natural sweetness.
Lark Ellen Farm
Kelley D’Angelo adopted a grain-free diet in 2014 and took to the kitchen to try out granola recipes using sprouted nuts and seeds. The final product tasted so good that D’Angelo decided to share it with the world. Today, Lark Ellen Farm sells grain-free granola, granola bites, trail mix, and sprouted nuts & seeds.
The Naughty Cookie
The Naughty Cookie is showing the world that plant-based desserts are the way to go! Founded by Jessica Motes, this vegan dessert company offers a variety of craveable cookies in the flavors of Ooey Gooey S’mores, Double Chocolate Chip, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Confetti, and more.
Not only is cereal nostalgic, but it’s also a quick, easy, and delicious breakfast. OffLimits is a vegan cereal brand founded by Emily Miller to make the classic food product more nutritious and fun. All four cereal varieties (Cinnamon, Coffee, Strawberry, and Pandan) and edible cereal glitter are 100% vegan and gluten-free. Oh, and did we mention there is a female character on two of the cereal boxes? Love it!
Uplevel any dish or snack with Kelly’s Croutons’ amazing vegan crouton and parmesan toppings! After transitioning to a plant-based diet, Kelly Glover began veganizing her favorite recipes—including garlic-infused buttery croutons. The crunchy bites became so popular that Glover turned them into a business and has since created a full portfolio ranging from Gourmet Cheezy Parm and Smokey Chipotle Parm to Cinnamon Toast Croutons.
Thanks to Swoon, it’s now possible to enjoy sweet tea and lemonade without all of the sugar! After searching for zero-sugar drink alternatives, co-founder Jennifer Ross (who has type 1 diabetes) teamed up with Cristina Ros Blankfein to launch Swoon. The beverage brand offers a wide variety of zero-sugar lemonade and tea drinks sweetened with monk fruit.
Overnight oats are all the rage these days! If you don’t have the time to make some at home (or none of your recipes taste great), try MUSH’s pre-made overnight oats. These convenient, satisfying, and nutritious overnight oats are available in a variety of vegan-friendly flavors. The new Peanut Butter Chocolate flavor is a VegOut fave!