24 Women-Owned Vegan Food Brands to Support Right Now
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Who runs the world? Girls! In honor of Women’s History Month, we’ve created this list of 24 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!
This vegan food brand was founded in 2017 by Tiffany Perkins, a passionate vegan and certified chef who graduated from Matthew Kenney Culinary School. If you’re making a vegan snack board anytime soon, Plant Perks is the brand for you! Offering a variety of vegan cheese dips and spreads, this woman-owned, family-run brand will take your snacking to the next level.
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, and little did she 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!
For all your vegan butter and cheese needs, Miyoko Schinner is your gal! The inspiring thought leader founded Miyoko’s Creamery to provide a more compassionate alternative to dairy products. Miyoko’s portfolio includes European-Style Cultured Vegan Butter, Vegan Cream Cheese, Organic Cashew Milk Artisan Cheese Wheels, Liquid Vegan Pizza Mozzarella, and more.
You may know Pixie Retreat as a vegan cafe in Portland, but they’ve recently transitioned to a vegan food brand with products sold online and in stores. The L’il Puddin’ dessert cups are made from coconut and cashew cream, maple syrup, Irish moss, a dash of vanilla, and flavor-specific ingredients. With varieties such as Brownie Sundae, Chocolate Almond Butter, and Strawberry Shortcake, it’s no secret these health-forward desserts are a hit.
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.
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!
Sorbet tastes better coated in vegan chocolate! If you agree, you’ll want to 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 drool-worthy varieties Deborah Gorman and Nicole Cardone have created.
This vegan food brand’s iconic MacroBars were invented out of necessity by mother-daughter duo 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 theirs 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, protein, and super sustainable to grow and harvest.
Spero Foods takes a more eco-friendly route to making dairy alternatives with sunflower seeds, which use 96% less water than almonds and 97% less land than cashews. From classic cream cheese to herb, strawberry, and pumpkin flavors, this vegan food brand has all sorts of delicious spreads to smear on your next bagel.
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.
You’ve probably heard protein smoothies are great for post-workout recovery, but what about bread? Yep, that’s right! epickneads’ Organic Vegan Keto Bread Baking Mix is jam-packed with protein, calcium, iron, and dietary fiber to help with muscle growth. The ingredients are 100% organic, non-GMO, and free from gluten, preservatives, fillers, and artificial flavors. Best of all, the founder, Julia Byrne, is a vegan athlete herself, so you know this is the real deal.
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. Whether you choose Chocolate Chip, Birthday Cake, or the limited-edition Cosmic Brownie flavor, get ready for a fabulously satisfying experience.
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 in under two minutes that has the ideal amount of protein, complex carbohydrates, fibers, and healthy fats per serving. How? Realm takes freeze-dried fruits, veggies, nuts, and protein and crushes them into a shelf-stable powder. All you have to do is take a scoop of the powder, mix it with water or plant-based milk, and enjoy!
Jill Donaldson first learned to bake from her grandmother Lilly and continued her education at L’Academie de Cuisine. As someone with food intolerances, Jill 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 Coconut, Caramel Nougat, and Peanut Butter & Coconut, Nelly’s Organics knocks each nostalgic treat out of the park!
Whether you don’t like cooking, are busy AF, or just want to switch up your eating routine, Daily Harvest is the perfect solution! The vegan meal delivery service, founded by Rachel Drori, offers a plethora of pre-made meals and smoothies that are ready to eat in minutes. From the Mint + Cacao Smoothie and Apple + Cinnamon Oat Bowl to the Kale + Sweet Potato Flatbread and Squash + White Bean Harvest Bake, there’s something for everyone.
Melissa Bartow is on a roll with her vegan food brand! Wanna Date? Initially launched with a portfolio of vegan date spreads but has now expanded to offer date dough. Created in the likes of cookie dough bites, this minimal ingredient mix can be turned into Chocolate Brownie, Birthday Cake, or Snickerdoodle Date Dough bites when combined with water.
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, D’Angelo decided to share it with the world. Today, Lark Ellen Farm sells grain-free granola, cereal, trail mix, sprouted nuts & seeds, and almond patés.
This vegan food brand is showing the world that plant-based desserts are the way to go! Founded by Jessica Motes, The Naughty Cookie offers a variety of craveable vegan cookies in the flavors of Neapolitan, Ooey Gooey S’mores, Chocolate Chip, Triple Chocolate Chunk, 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 that was founded by Emily Miller to make the classic food product more nutritious and fun. All four cereal varieties (Cinnamon, Coffee, Strawberry, and Pandan) and the new 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 started veganizing her favorite recipes—including garlic-infused buttery croutons. The crunchy bites were such a hit 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.
Owned by a mother-daughter duo, this vegan food brand is making some of the most innovative vegan pretzels on the market! The four flavor varieties include Maui Monk, Sweet & Sparky, Bold & Herby, and Simply Stellar. All made with a vegan butter braid pretzel base, you won’t want to miss out on these Stellar Snacks!
Allie is a writer, musical theatre performer, yoga instructor, and walking vegan restaurant directory. On any given day, you can catch her making tofu scramble, scouring Trader Joe’s for new plant-based products, or watching The Lizzie McGuire Movie! Visit her website at alexandrammitchell.com.
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