What Cravings? 7 Foods That Vegans Definitely DON’T Need to Give Up

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Don’t go without, vegans. Thanks to the vegan-food revolution taking place right now, you can stuff your face with animal-free cheese, chocolate, ice cream and other delicious foods without compromising your principles one bit.

And for anyone who still says, “I would go vegan, but I could never give up X” – we’re sorry, but that excuse just doesn’t hold water. Read on to discover all the foods you definitely won’t be missing with your new plant-based diet:

  1. Chocolate
    There’s no need to join Chocoholics Anonymous just because you’ve decided to avoid dairy products. Delicious, affordable vegan chocolate is absurdly easy to come by. Go on, you know you want to.
    Vegan ChocolatesSee our vegan chocolate recommendations.
  2. Takeaway Pizza
    Remember having gooey, melty, gloriously unhealthy pizza delivered to your door in a big cardboard box? You can still have that, vegans. You just have to know where to order from. Luckily, our handy guide is here to help.
    Basilico Vegan Pizza
    Check out our list of vegan-friendly pizza delivery places.
  3. Ice Cream
    Cashew nuts, coconuts, soybeans and oats – clever manufacturers have figured out that you can turn all sorts of things into ice cream these days, so there’s no need to wave goodbye to frozen treats now that you’ve stopped eating dairy.Ice-Cream-500x424.jpgView our vegan ice cream guide.
  4. ‘Meaty’ Treats
     There’s a whole world of faux meats out there – including vegan sausages, burgers and kebabs – and many of them are mighty tasty.Vegan faux meats
    Read our guide to vegan ‘meats’.
  5. Cheese
    Melt it. Put it on sandwiches. Add it to sauces. Or even eat it straight from the packet (we won’t tell anyone). Vegan cheese comes in every flavour, shape and colour you could desire, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you’re missing out.
    Vegan cheese cravings
    See our list of must-try vegan cheeses.
  6. Cupcakes
    Oh, yes. It’s easy to find these delicate and oh-so-trendy cakey morsels free from milk, butter and eggs. And for all you budding home cooks, you’ll have no trouble whipping up your own. Vegan baking is such a big deal right now that it’s become a competitive sport.
    rubys cupcakes
    Check out our list of places that sell vegan cupcakes.
    Or read our guide to vegan baking.
  7. Crisps, Biscuits and Other Delicious Snack Foods
    Accidentally vegan? That’s good enough for us.

    Accidentally vegan snack food in the UKCheck out our list of 44 accidentally vegan snack foods.

Honourable mentions include yoghurt (CO YO, here we come), “fish” fingers (thank you, VBites) and meringue (Google “aquafaba” to find out how).

Note: A diet of animal-free chocolate, pizza, ice cream and cheese does not a healthy vegan make. For a balanced diet, enjoy these foods in moderation, and don’t forget to eat your veggies!

For more tips on cruelty-free living, request a free vegan starter kit by filling out the form below.


  • Wally commented on October 15, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    This is why people assume that a vegan diet will help them lose weight.

    And when it doesn’t, they say that a “vegan diet didn’t work”.

    I wonder why. These foods may be “vegan” but are pretty far from being good for your health.

    • EH commented on August 30, 2016 at 1:32 am

      I think the idea is that these foods are here to help you when you have a cravings. Not like there are the staple foods following a vegan lifestyle…

  • Jess commented on October 17, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Skittles and sour patch kids. Also trebar soft mints and chilli doritos :* I’m still making the transition and its fun finding new foods that are vegan and yummy!

  • Cheryl osborn commented on October 19, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I’ m vegetarian trying to go vegan. All this vegan food looks delicious but I live in a small town in Ohio, USA and our town doesn’t have many restaurants let alone vegan places. I love pizza n haven’t found a good tasting vegan cheese yet. Grocery stores have limited vegan n vegetarian choices, especially in a small town. I’d have to go 30min-1hr to find vegan in a variety of choices. I keep hoping someone will open a vegan restaurant or store to be able to try new things n ideas for replacements for eggs, butter n cheese.

    • Anne commented on November 2, 2015 at 10:20 am

      Hi Cheryl,
      Check out PETA US’ website for tips on where to find vegan food in the USA: http://www.peta.org/living/food/
      It can be difficult to find vegan options in small towns, but it’s often worth contacting local businesses to request more vegan options – once they realise there’s a demand, many grocery stores and coffee shops are open to introducing new vegan-friendly products 🙂

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