Vegan Snack Ideas

Banana chips and dried fruit
Banana chips and dried fruit   Fotocute / Getty Images

Going vegan doesn't mean you don't get to eat snacks. You may be wondering what you can snack on in between meals, late at night, or just when you're out and about and on the go. There's plenty to choose from. You don't have to just eat carrot sticks, although, with a bit of hummus or some vegan ranch dressing, veggies are fantastic healthy vegan snacks.

This list can be super helpful if one of your friends or family has embraced a vegan diet. If you're not sure what a vegan is, this simple vegan definition can help you understand the big picture of what you (or your friend or family member) can eat.

Use this guide as a great starting point for a lot of healthy snacks (and a few that are not so healthy). Of course, you don't need to be vegan to enjoy some of these tasty snacks. These snacks are also great if you are heading to a potluck, office party, or school event. By bringing a vegan snack, you'll share a healthy option and something that someone who may be dairy-free, gluten-free, or vegan (or vegetarian) can happily enjoy.

Healthy Vegan Snack Ideas:

This list includes a lot of healthy snack ideas. Most are grab and go snacks that can be kept in a pantry or refrigerator for whenever you need:

  • Vegan yogurt with granola or fruit
  • Baked tofu, store-bought or homemade
  • Pretzels
  • Tiger nuts
  • Rice cakes with peanut butter or jam
  • Edamame
  • Granola
  • Kale chips (either homemade or from the store)
  • Vegan trail mix
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Pita and hummus
  • Pita and baba ghanoush
  • Pita or veggies with vegan tzatziki
  • Dates or figs (check the bulk section of your local natural foods store to see what they have)
  • Apples, bananas, or celery with peanut butter or another nut butter
  • Nuts and/or sunflower seeds
  • Applesauce
  • Dried fruit
  • Granola bars or protein bars (watch out for lots of added sugar)
  • Banana chips
  • Dehydrated fruit leathers
  • Crackers with olive tapenade
  • Chips and salsa
  • Chips and guacamole
  • Veggies with goddess dressing
  • Cucumbers with vegan sour cream
  • Frozen grapes
  • Veggies with ranch dressing
  • Instant soup or noodles, vegan ramen
  • Soy nuts
  • Popcorn (top it with nutritional yeast)
  • Sesame sticks
  • Vegan graham crackers
  • Roasted chickpeas
  • Crackers with vegan pesto
  • Raw vegan cookies
  • Chips with bean dip (store-bought or homemade bean dip)
  • Homemade granola bars
  • Vegan rice crispies
  • Bagel with peanut butter, hummus, or guacamole
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Canned fruit (watch out for added sugar though; try ginger or pineapple tidbits)
  • Seaweed snacks (read the ingredients because some brands may contain seafood products)
  • Vegan muffins
  • Vegan bruschetta
  • Veggie chips

Less Healthy Snack Ideas:

Some sweeter vegan snack options include these sweet treats: