When I started this blog I definitely had a focus on entertaining because absolutely love entertaining! I never wanted my dietary restrictions or allergies to change how people felt about my cooking so I immediately started trying all the new products out there to see what works best. Anytime I see anything new I use my guinea pig (my husband) to see if it does all the things I want it to. This used to be a once in a while occasion since there wasn’t the demand there is now. Now I’m finding new things all the time!
All this demand has led to a LOT more awesome products. This is kind of a doubled edged sword because now you have options, but how do you know which ones are good? These items also cost more than their traditional counterparts and buying a couple is okay but buying multiple and having them be terrible is definitely frustrating. I get it!
So I put together a list of my favorite products. These have been fed to non-vegans and vegans alike and all had great responses. I am forever trying the new things that come on the market so I will update this list as find new things. Also please comment with anything you all have found that you think deserves to be here 🙂
Best Vegan Cheese Slices
Best Vegan Cream Cheese
- Trader Joe’s
- Go Veggie (they recently really cleaned up their ingredient list!)
Best Vegan Fresh Cheese
Best Vegan Milk
- Elmhurst Milked (and they have non-nut varieties!)
- New Barn
Best Vegan Cream
- Trader Joe’s
Best Flavored Milk
- Beyond Meat
- Hilary’s Sausage Patties
*These are the only GF/V meat substitutes I’ve found. Please feel free to share more if you’ve seen any others!*
Bread & Crackers
- Bread Srsly
- Simple Mills (Not all varieties, but most)
This list isn’t exhaustive, but these are my favorite brands for taste and ingredients. They also stand up to traditional cooking the best too! I hope this helps!