Dairy-Free/Gluten-Free Product Guide

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

  • Violife
  • Chao

Best Vegan Cream Cheese

  • Kitehill
  • Miyoko’s
  • Trader Joe’s

Best Parmesan

  • Go Veggie (they recently really cleaned up their ingredient list!)
  • Violife

Best Vegan Fresh Cheese

  • Kitehill
  • Treeline



Best Vegan Milk

  • Elmhurst Milked (and they have non-nut varieties!)
  • New Barn
  • Forager

Best Vegan Cream

  • Forager
  • Califia
  • Trader Joe’s

Best Flavored Milk

  • Califia
  • Forager


  • 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
  • O’Dough’s


  • Simple Mills (Not all varieties, but most)
  • Schar

Puff Pastry

  • Schar

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!


Jessica Kapustaimage

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