My Favorite Dairy-Free Finds at Whole Foods

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Dairy Free Finds At Whole Foods

I’ve been shopping at Whole Foods for a few years now, and it quickly became my favorite place to shop. While I love a visit to Wegmans, the ease of online ordering, grocery delivery, and the healthy options available at  Whole Foods have really won me over. These are some of my favorite dairy free items that I’ve come to love over the years, with lots of gluten free and vegan options, too.

Important to note: I am including the ingredients for some of these items for reference only. ALWAYS be sure to check the packaging of items when you purchase, as some ingredients may change.

Post last updated 1/6/22

Whole Foods Dairy Free Hostess Cupcakes

These are definitely my favorite find. I found them in a freezer near the bakery, and they’re free of top 7 allergens: dairy, gluten, eggs, fish, shellfish, soy, and peanuts. I was not expecting these to be as good as they are, and they actually do taste similar to a Hostess cupcake. I like that they are mini-sized to keep my portion control in check. According to the website, these are now called Mini Mo’s, and the recipe has changed. You can find more info here.

Ingredients on my package of cupcakes are: Water, flour mix (white rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, guar gum, salt), organic light brown sugar, organic cane sugar, canola oil, cocoa, natural vanilla flavor, egg replacer (potato starch, tapioca flour, leavening [calcium lactate {non-dairy source}, calcium carbonate, cream of tartar], cellulose gum, modified cellulose), baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, potato starch, potassium bicarbonate), espresso, baking soda, salt, chocolate (evaporated cane juice, natural chocolate liquor, non-dairy cocoa butter), PGPR (non-GMO emulsifier), organic coconut cream (coconut milk [coconut, water], guar gum, vanilla bean paste [sugar, water, pure vanilla bean extract, vanilla beans]), organic powdered sugar, organic sustainably sourced palm oil

Whole Foods Dairy Free Ravioli

Made with handmade dough filled with whipped almond ricotta, fresh garlic and sauteed spinach, these dairy-free ravioli from Kite Hill were a pleasant find. These are also available with mushroom instead of spinach, and they cook in boiling water for 4 – 6 minutes.

Spinach and Ricotta ingredients: Filling (non-dairy ricotta cheese [almond milk {water, almonds}, salt, enzymes, cultures], spinach, breadcrumbs [wheat flour, non-bone char sugar, yeast, salt], roasted garlic base [roasted garlic, salt, maltodextrin from corn], natural vegan flavors, corn starch, canola oil, sesame oil), garlic, salt, black pepper, pasta (durum flour, water, beta-carotene)

vegan croissants

If you miss croissants because you can’t eat real butter, these are the perfect alternative and taste just like the real thing. Whole Foods bakes these vegan croissants that are flaky, full of rich buttery flavor, and no one would ever guess that they’re vegan. You can find them in the bakery section of the store, where they’re usually made fresh daily.

Ingredients: Unbleached Enriched Flour (wheat flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamin mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Water, Margarine (palm oil, canola oil, water, sugar, vegetable monoglycerides, soy lecithin, natural flavor, citric acid, annatto and tumeric, vitamin a palmitate, vitamin d2), Yeast, Sugar, Salt, Wheat Gluten, Natural Flavor, Vegetable Proteins (pea, potato, fava bean), Vegetable Oil (sunflower, canola), Dextrose, Corn Maltodextrin, Corn Starch, Ascorbic Acid, Food Enzymes (xylanase, amylase).

dairy free pizza

Pizza is a hard food to replace if you can’t eat dairy, but Daiya created this amazing option that tastes as close to the real thing as you can get. Not only is it dairy free, but it’s also free from soy and gluten, as well as being vegan. This is the top choice for pizza in our house. The cheese melts perfectly, the crust bakes soft and slightly crisp, and the plant based meat has a flavor and texture very similar to the real thing. If you haven’t tried a Daiya pizza yet, I highly recommend them.

Ingredients: Gluten-free Crust (Water, Tapioca Starch, Brown Rice Flour, White Whole Grain Sorghum Flour, Potato Starch, Olive Oil, Cane Sugar, Milled Flax Seed, Yeast, Psyllium, Sea Salt, Xanthan Gum), Tomato Basil Sauce (Water, Tomato Paste, Olive Oil, Onions, Basil, Salt, Garlic, Xanthan Gum, Spices), Daiya Mild Mozzarella Style Shred (Filtered Water, Tapioca Starch, Non-gmo Expeller Pressed Canola And/or Non-gmo Expeller Pressed Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein Isolate, Salt, Inactive Yeast, Vegan Natural Flavors, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid (Vegan), Titanium Dioxide (A Naturally Occurring Mineral), Yeast Extract), Beyond Meat Italian Sausage-style Crumbles (Water, Pea Protein Isolate, Non-gmo Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Natural Flavors, Garlic, Spices, Calcium Sulfate, Paprika, Potassium Bicarbonate, Caramel Color, Yeast Extract, Salt, Onion), Crimini Mushrooms, Green Bell Pepper, Red Bell Pepper, Red Onion.

vegan pepperoni pizza

Amy’s is another brand that offers dairy free pizza, and this Vegan Pepperoni option is one we enjoy frequently. We haven’t been able to find this one lately because of COVID, but we’re hoping it will be back on shelves soon.

Ingredients: filtered water, organic tomato purée, organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavoring, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [organic carrot, organic pumpkin and organic apple]), organic brown rice flour, tapioca starch, organic potato starch, organic extra virgin olive oil, soy cheeze — mozzarella type (filtered water, organic expeller pressed soybean oil, organic soymilk powder, natural flavors, inulin [chicory root extract], agar agar, sea salt, organic soy protein, lactic acid), organic garbanzo bean flour, organic cannellini beans, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic potato flour, organic cane sugar, sea salt, paprika, psyllium, organic basil, baking powder (calcium phosphate, baking soda, cornstarch), organic garlic, yeast, organic flax seed meal, spices, mustard powder, nutritional yeast, black pepper, organic beet root powder. contains soy. includes sunflower seeds.

vegan flatbread pizza

If you love flatbread pizza as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to give this Vegan Harvest a try. It’s full of crispy, wood-fired flavor, and the dairy free cheese melts and tastes pretty close to the real thing.

Ingredients: Crust: 100% Organically Grown Hard Red Wheat, Good Mountain Water, Sea Salt, Fresh Yeast. Toppings: Organic Tomato Sauce (Organic Tomatoes, Fresh Organic Onions, Fresh Organic Carrots, Fresh Organic Celery, Organic Garlic, Organic Red Wine, Pure Organic Maple Syrup, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil, Kosher Salt, Fresh Organic Parsley, Organic Herbs, Organic Black Pepper, Organic Red Pepper Flakes), Daiya(Tm) Vegan Mozzarella Style Shreds (Filtered Water, Tapioca And/or Arrowroot Flours, Non-Gmo Expeller Pressed Canola And/or Non-Gmo Expeller Pressed Safflower Oil, Coconut Oil, Pea Protein, Salt, Vegan Natural Flavors, Inactive Yeast, Vegetable Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Vegan Lactic Acid {derived From Sugar}, Titanium Dioxide {a Naturally Occurring Mineral}), Fresh Organic Parsley, Herbs, Kosher Salt.

dairy free butter

Earth Balance has been a go-to brand for our family for over a decade, and this buttery spread was the saving grace I needed when we first had to quit dairy. If you’re looking for an alternative to traditional butter, this brand offers delicious options that come in both tub and stick form. The tub is great for daily cooking and things like toast, and the sticks are great for baking. They offer an original and soy free option, as well as an organic recipe.

Ingredients:  Natural Oil Blend (Palm Fruit, Canola, Safflower, Flax, And Olid Oils), Filtered Water, Contains Less Than 2% Of Pure Salt, Natural Flavor (Plant Derived From Corn, No Msg, No Alcohol, No Gluten), Pea Protein, Sunflower Lecithin, Lactic Acid (Non-Dairy), And Naturally Extracted Annatto For Color.

Dairy Free Doritos

If you were once a fan of Doritos and are looking for a dairy free (or healthier) option, these chips are a great option. They’re crispy, crunchy, and loaded with zesty ranch flavor that you would never guess is dairy free. This is one of my favorite brands, and if you follow me on Instagram you’ve probably seen their products in my Stories. All Siete’s products are gluten and grain free, and are made from simple, wholesome ingredients. They quickly became a weekly go-to for me, and you’ll see more products from them later on in this list.

Ingredients: Cassava Flour, Avocado Oil, Coconut Flour, Ground Chia Seed, Sea Salt, Coconut Milk Powder, Nutritional Yeast, Dill Weed, Citric Acid, Lactic Acid, Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Parsley Powder

dairy free nacho doritos

This is another flavored tortilla chip offered up by Siete, and they’ve become a regular in my pantry. Similar to the ranch option, this nacho flavor reminds me of Doritos without all the added junk and dairy. There’s plenty of crispiness to satisfy those crunchy chip cravings, and lots of snappy spice without the heat.

Ingredients: Cassava Flour, Avocado Oil, Coconut Flour, Ground Chia Seed, Sea Salt, Tomato Powder, Nutritional Yeast, Smoked Serrano Powder, Citric Acid, Jalapeño Powder, Toasted Onion Powder, Roasted Garlic Powder

dairy free cheetohs

If you miss cheese curls, you’ll love this option from Lesser Evil. They crunchy, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, and full of “cheesy” flavor. 

Ingredients: Organic Cassava Flour, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Tapioca Starch, Organic Tapioca Solids, Organic Sweet Potato Powder, Himalayan Crystal Salt, Organic Nutritional Yeast, Organic Coconut Flour, Organic Flavor, Yeast Extract, Organic Garlic Powder, Organic Onion Powder, Lactic Acid, Organic Ground Mustard, Organic Spices.

gluten free pretzels

If you’re gluten free and looking for pretzels, I LOVE this paleo friendly option from Quinn’s. They’re crunchy and buttery with just the right amount of salt, and contain simple ingredients.

Ingredients: Cassava flour, potato starch, tapioca starch, high oleic sunflower oil, sweet potato flour, sunflower lecithin, sea salt, organic rosemary extract

dairy free buffalo ranch puffs

If you enjoy spicy buffalo flavor, you’ll love these buffalo ranch sweet potato puffs. They’re free of the top 8 allergens, and have plenty of flavor with a kick of buffalo and a touch of ranch. 

Ingredients: Spudsy Base Blend (Rice Flour, Pea Protein Isolate, Sweet Potato Flour, Tapioca Starch), Sunflower Oil, Vegan Buffalo Ranch Seasoning [Maltodextrin, Salt, Garlic Powder, White Vinegar Powder, Onion Powder, Dry Hot Sauce (Red Peppers, Vinegar, Salt), Chili Pepper, Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Sunflower Oil, Spices, Acetic Acid, Paprika Extract (Color), Natural Flavoring, Canola Oil].

gluten free crackers

My favorite gluten free crackers at Whole Foods are these pita crackers from Simple Mills. They contain no artificial ingredients, and they’re a processed food that I feel a tiny bit better about eating. They’re salty, crunchy, and hold up pretty well to a scoop through the hummus.

Ingredients: Vegetable Flour Blend(Sweet Potato, Parsnip, Celery Root) , Seed  Flour Blend (Sunflower Seeds, Flax Seeds), Cassava Flour, Tapioca Starch, Organic Sunflower Oil, Himalayan Salt, Rosemary Extract (for freshness)

rice crackers

These rice cakes are a great addition to your snack rotation. I like to top them with some egg salad, chicken salad, or a thin smear of hummus and some chopped veggies. 

Ingredients: Organic brown rice, red rice, and quinoa

rice cakes with egg salad

gluten free churro chips

If salty sweet and crunchy combos are your thing, you’ll love these Churro Strips from Siete. These are grain free, gluten free, dairy free, and so good. I’ll enjoy a few of these to satisfy that afternoon sweet tooth, and they’re also amazing with chocolate hummus or fruit salsa.

Ingredients: Cassava Flour, Avocado Oil, Coconut Sugar, Agave Syrup, Pumpkin Powder, Cinnamon, Psyllium Husk Powder, Sea Salt, Vanilla Powder.

vegan mac and cheese

One of the foods that I really missed when I had to give up dairy was mac and cheese. Thankfully (a decade later) there are some great dairy free cheeses available to make mac and cheese from scratch. If you’re looking for a good boxed version, this Deluxe Cheeze Mac by Daiya is my favorite option. It comes with a premade cheese packet similar to Velveta, which melts in to a smooth, creamy, cheesy sauce. This is also free from gluten and soy, which makes it a great choice for families with multiple dietary restrictions.

Ingredients: Brown rice pasta (whole grain brown rice, rice bran, water), filtered water, tapioca starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, coconut oil, sea salt, vegan natural flavours, pea protein isolate, tricalcium phosphate, cane sugar, lactic acid (vegan), xanthan gum, yeast extract, titanium dioxide (naturally occurring mineral), annatto (colour), onion

vegan mac and cheese

This vegan mac and cheese from Pastabilities is another great options for younger kids. Toddlers will love the sea creature shapes, and it comes in a family sized box for decent portion sizes.

Ingredients: Organic Pasta (100% Durum Wheat Flour), Organic Vegan Cheddar Cheese Seasoning (Organic Palm Oil Powder (Organic Palm Oil, Organic Rice Syrup Solids, Organic Pea Protein, Silicone Dioxide, Sunflower Lecithin), Organic Rice Syrup Solids, Sea Salt, Organic Corn Starch, Natural Flavors, Contains 2% Or Less Of: Sunflower Lecithin, Lactic Acid Powder, Organic Annatto Extract For Color.)

dairy free chicken nuggets

Applegate is a brand you’ll see a few times on this list, and their chicken nuggets are my go-to option. They’re easy to prepare, crispy, flavorful, and of course popular with the kids. They also offer a gluten free option if you need it.

Ingredients: White Meat Chicken, Wheat Flour, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Corn Starch, Organic Evaporated Cane Sugar, Sea Salt, Degerminated Yellow Corn Flour, Yeast, Dehydrated Onion, Dehydrated Garlic, Yeast Extract. Breading Set In Expeller Pressed Canola Oil.

gluten free chicken tenders

These gluten free chicken tenders have been a favorite in our house for a couple of years now. I bake these in the air fryer to get them extra crispy, and they’re always popular with both the adults and kids.

Ingredients: Chicken Breast Meat Tenders, Water, Sea Salt. Breaded with Rice Flour, Water, Degermed Yellow Corn Flour, Xanthan Gum, Evaporated Cane Juice, Sea Salt, Soybean Oil, Yeast, Ascorbic Acid, Whole Egg, Spice, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder.

dairy free chicken patties

These chicken patties are a delicious, healthy option to have on hand. They’re available in the frozen section of the store, and require just a few minutes of cooking time. I like to serve them on a gluten free bun with a side salad.

Ingredients: Antibiotic Free Chicken, Mushrooms, Celery, Onion, Kale, Olive Oil, Dehydrated Carrot, Seasoning Blend (rice flour, kosher salt, onion powder, black pepper, dried rosemary, roasted garlic, cayenne pepper), Tomato Paste, (tomatoes, water, citric acid).

You won’t find a lack of gluten free breads at Whole Foods, but Udi’s is my favorite. There are a few different bread options to choose from, and the burger buns are great. Check the frozen bread section of the store for these options.

Dairy Free Gluten Free Chinese Food

If you have a craving for Chinese food but can’t have gluten or dairy, these three items are how I fulfill those cravings. You can find all three of these in the frozen foods section of the store, and they’re all delicious. Primal Kitchen has a few frozen meal options that I like, and this chicken fried riced cauliflower is one of them. It has lots of veggies and good sized chunks of chicken, with a good amount of Asian flavor. If cauliflower rice isn’t your thing, the veggie fried rice from 365 brand is also a great one to try. Feel Good Foods is an amazing gluten free brand that I find myself buying pretty frequently. I’m usually happy with the healthier ingredients, and the flavor and texture are usually on point. Just be sure to always read the ingredients because some of their items do contain milk.

gluten free chinese food

dairy free gluten free coconut shrimp

These gluten free coconut shrimp are one of my most favorite finds. They’re available in the freezer section of the store, and they’re ready to eat in under 30 minutes. I’ve served these to a handful of gluten-loving folks, and everyone always comments on how tasty they are. They’re great to have on hand in your freezer for a last minute appetizer, after school snack, or part of a quick dinner option. There’s also a Boom Boom option available if coconut isn’t your thing.

Ingredients: Shrimp (Farm Raised); Coconut Flakes; Potato Starch; Rice Flour; Egg White; Soybean Oil*; Yeast; Salt; Cayenne Powder; Natural Spices* *Non-GMO

dairy free coconut shrimp

sweet thai chili sauce

This Sweet Thai Chili Sauce is the perfect dip for those coconut shrimp I mentioned above. It’s perfectly sweet with just a hint of chili, and most kids won’t find this to be too spicy.

Ingredients: Water, Cane Sugar, Distilled Vinegar, Corn Starch, Garlic And Garlic Extract, Thai Chili Puree (Dry Thai Chilies, Water, Citric Acid), Red Bell Pepper, Sea Salt, Paprika Extract

dairy free tamale

If you’re looking for a quick lunch option to have on hand, these black bean tamale meals work well in a pinch. They’re free from dairy and gluten, but are processed in a facility with those ingredients.

Ingredients: organic brown rice, filtered water, organic onions, organic brined tomatillos (organic tomatillos, water, organic distilled white vinegar, organic cane sugar, salt, organic spices, organic black pepper), organic corn masa (organic stoneground corn flour, trace of lime), organic black beans, organic tomato purŽe, organic zucchini, expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, organic corn, organic bell peppers, organic diced tomatoes, sea salt, organic cane sugar, organic garlic, organic cilantro, spices, baking soda, jalape–o peppers, organic fire-roasted poblano peppers, black pepper, organic balsamic vinegar (organic wine vinegar, organic grape must).

dairy free gluten free meatballs

If you’re Italian and hold the belief that frozen meatballs are an abomination, my apologies and please look away. If you’re on the other side of this issue and looking for an easy option to throw at your pasta or to make into sandwiches, I think you’ll find these meatballs do quite nicely. They’re not only dairy free but gluten free, too, and work great for meatball sandwiches should you find yourself with a house full of hungry teenagers.

Ingredients: ORGANIC GRASS-FED BEEF, WATER, ORGANIC TEXTURED SOY FLOUR, ORGANIC RICE FLOUR, LESS THAN 2% OF: ORGANIC SPICES, ORGANIC DEHYDRATED GARLIC, ORGANIC DEHYDRATED ONION, ORGANIC DEHYDRATED RED BELL PEPPERS, SEA SALT, ORGANIC BAKER’S YEAST EXTRACT, SALT, ORGANIC ROSEMARY EXTRACT, ORGANIC ARABICA SPRAY DRIED COFFEE

dairy free vegetable pot pie

Another quick and easy option, this dairy free veggie pot pie has all the flavors or traditional pot pie without the dairy or meat.

Ingredients: filtered water, organic whole wheat flour, organic palm oil, organic potatoes, organic carrots, organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), organic onions, organic peas, organic sweet rice flour, organic tamari (water, organic soybeans, organic alcohol [to preserve freshness], salt), expeller pressed high oleic safflower and/or sunflower oil, rice flour,  extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, organic agave syrup, spices, black pepper, yeast extract, turmeric.

dairy free steak pot pie

If meat and potatoes is more your style, try these steak and potato pot pies from Boomerang’s. Tender beef and potatoes are smothered in a flavorful gravy and surrounded by a flaky, buttery, puff pastry. These are dairy free, but they do contain gluten.

Ingredients: Filling (Water, Onions, Food Starch-modified, Beef Broth Concentrate [Beef Stock, Natural Flavor, Salt, Yeast Extract, Sugar And Beef Fat], Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Sea Salt, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Black Pepper, Dried Thyme), Unbleached Untreated Wheat Flour, Potato, Water, Cooked Natural Seasoned Beef (Beef, Water, Less Than 2% Flavoring, Salt), Margarine (Vegetable Oil [Palm Oil, Palm Fractions, Canola Oil], Water, Salt, Permitted Plant Based Emulsifiers[Distilled Monoglycerides, Soya Lecithin], Butter Flavor (Plant Derived), Citric Acid, Antioxidant, Mixed Tocopherol [Soy-derived], Vitamin A, Beta Carotene [Color]), Palm Oil And Palm Fraction, Parsley, Red Pepper, Sea Salt, Malted Barley Flour, Naturally Modified Vital Wheat Gluten, Natural Butter Flavor (Plant Derived).

vegan gluten free lasagna

Vegan and gluten free lasagna is a very rare find, and Amy’s manages to make one that tastes good, too. 

Ingredients: organic rice pasta (organic rice flour, filtered water), organic tomato purŽe, organic zucchini, filtered water, organic onions, organic spinach, organic vegan mozzarella-style cheeze (filtered water, organic potato starch, organic coconut oil, sea salt, organic ground sunflower kernels, natural flavor, organic fruit and vegetable concentrate [carrot, pumpkin and apple]), organic tofu (filtered water, organic soybeans, magnesium chloride), extra virgin olive oil, organic carrots, organic basil, sea salt, organic garlic, black pepper, spices. contains soy and sunflower seeds.

dairy free chicken pesto bowl

This paleo chicken pesto bowl from Primal Kitchen pleasantly surprised me. It’s full of fresh, herbaceous pesto, decent sized chunks of chicken, and a hearty helping of vegetables.

Ingredients: Riced Cauliflower, Cooked Dark Meat Chicken (Dark Meat Chicken, Water, Sea Salt), Broccoli, Yellow Zucchini, Basil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Organic Almond Butter (Almonds), Garlic Puree (Garlic, Vinegar), Salt, Organic Lemon Juice Concentrate, Organic Black Pepper. Contains: Almond

vegan spinach pie

You’ll find quite a few dairy free and vegan options in the prepared food section, including this vegan spanakopita. There’s plenty of fresh herb flavor and leafy spinach, all nestled in to a buttery, flaky fillo dough.

Ingredients: Spinach, Wheat Flour, Onions, Pea, Tofu (water, soybeans, isolated soy protein), Radish, Pine Nuts, Water, Salt, Garlic, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley, Dill, Pepper, Sunflower Oil, Potato Starch, Oregano, Lemon Peel, Vinegar.

dairy free cheese

Whole Foods has a pretty great selection of dairy free cheeses to choose from. Some of my favorites are Daiya, Violife, Miyoko’s, and Kite Hill.

vegan cheddar cheese

Violife is one of my favorite dairy free brands, and one that I always recommend to people just starting out on their dairy free journey. Their cheeses have flavor that is as close to the real thing as you can get. The texture and ability to melt is better than most other nondairy options I’ve tried, and there are a variety of options to choose from. They offer shreds, slices, shreddable mozzarella and parmesan, feta, and cream cheese. This brand uses no GMO’s, preservatives, gluten, or weird ingredients you can’t pronounce.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Coconut Oil, Food Starch-Modified (Potato & Corn), Potato Starch, Salt (Sea Salt), Cheddar Flavor (vegan sources), Olive Extract, Paprika extract & Beta Carotene (Color), Vitamin B12.

dairy free colby jack shredded cheese

These vegan colby jack cheese shreds are my go-to for Mexican dishes and cheesy omelets. They’re great in quesadillas, tacos, enchiladas, and mac and cheese.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Coconut Oil, Food Starch-modified (Potato & Corn), Potato Starch, Salt (Sea Salt), Organic Ground Sunflower Kernel, Colby Jack Flavor (Vegan Sources), Lactic Acid, Olive Extract, Paprika Extract & Beta Carotene (Color), Vitamin B12, Powdered Cellulose Added To Prevent Caking.

dairy free parmesan

This vegan parmesan shreds just like the real thing, and the flavor is very similar. It’s great for topping big bowls of pasta, vegan lasagnas, pesto sauces, and roasted vegetables.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Potato & Rice Starch, Food Starch-Modified (Potato), Coconut Oil, Salt (Sea Salt), Rice Protein, Parmezan Flavor (Vegan Sources), Olive Extract, Beta Carotene (Color), Vitamin B12.

dairy free cream cheese

If you’re looking to make a dairy free cheesecake, this vegan cream cheese works like a dream. It’s perfect in my Blueberry Cheesecake Tart, or to simply smear on a bagel.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Coconut Oil, Potato Starch, Salt (Sea Salt), Glucono-delta-lactone, Flavor (Vegan Sources), Olive Extract, Vitamin B12.

dairy free mozzarella

If you’re looking for a dairy free mozzarella option, look no further than Miyoko’s. You’ll find this cheese to be delightfully similar in flavor and texture to the real thing. It shreds and melts pretty well, and it’s a great option in recipes from pizzas and lasagnas to a vegan caprese.

vegan cream cheese

Kite Hill is another brand that I absolutely love for their nondairy options. I’ve used this cream cheese alternative many times for baking, and the results are always very similar to what I get using traditional cream cheese. This cream cheese has a bit more tang than Violife’s, and has all the smooth, creamy texture you’d expect out of a cream cheese.

Ingredients: Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Salt, Enzyme, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Mushroom Extract (to help preserve freshness), Lactic Acid, Citric Acid, Cultures

dairy free ranch dip

Kite Hill also offers nondairy dips that are perfect for veggies and chips. Ranch, french onion, ad tzatziki are the flavor options currently available, and they’re the perfect addition to your appetizer spread or veggie boards. We enjoy all three flavors, but these do have a distinct difference in flavor from the traditional dips you’re used to.

French Onion Ingredients: Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Rice Starch, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Onion Powder, Sugar, Yeast Extract, Maltodextrin, Dehydrated Parsley, Caramelized Sugar, Xanthan Gum, Live Active Cultures

Ranch Ingredients: Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Rice Starch, Salt, Dehydrated Onion, Garlic Powder, Spices, Cane Sugar, Lactic Acid Powder, Maltodextrin, Citric Acid, Xanthan Gum, Yeast Extract, Natural Flavors, Guar Gum, Live Active Cultures

Tzatziki Ingredients: Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Cucumbers, Rice Starch, Tapioca Starch, Salt, Garlic, Dill, Onions, Maltodextrin, Lemon Juice Concentrate, Locust Bean Gum, Black Pepper, Natural Flavor, Live Active Cultures

dairy free queso

Grab those Siete chips I mentioned earlier and get yourself dipping in to this vegan queso! This is a great addition to those mile-high nachos, and a creamy, spicy option to dip your fresh veggies in.

Ingredients: Cooked Chickpeas (Water, Chickpeas), Pumpkin Puree, Water, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil, Diced Tomatoes (Tomatoes, Tomato Juice, Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride), Green Chile Peppers (Green Chile Peppers, Calcium Chloride, Citric Acid, Salt), Sea Salt, Ground Flaxseed, Nutritional Yeast, Dried Onion, Chipotle Chile Pepper Powder, Garlic, Citric Acid, Jalapeno Powder, Beta Carotene (For Color).

Whole Foods Dairy Free Dressing

Made right in my home state of Massachusetts, this dressing by Cindy’s Kitchen is a new find for me.  Although this isn’t a dairy-free company, they do offer a few options that dairy-free or vegan.

Ingredients: Filtered Water, Organic Sweet White Miso (Organic Soybeans, Organic Rice Koji, Sea Salt, Water, Koji Spores), Organic Sunflower Oil, Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Lemon Juice, Organic White Vinegar, Mustard Flour, Garlic. *GLUTEN FREE. CONTAINS: SOY .

dairy free crema

This dairy free crema is one of my favorite finds. It’s great on tacos, but I also love it with Mexican inspired egg dishes, Asian recipes, burgers, and even some pizzas.

Ingredients: High Oleic Sunflower Oil, Water, Certified Humane Free Range Egg Yolks, Garlic Juice, Lime Juice Concentrate, Distilled Vinegar, Salt, Red Pepper, Chile Pepper, Smoked Chilaca Pepper (Smoked Sea Salt, Chilaca Chile), Cumin, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Cayenne Pepper, Rosemary Extract, Lime Oil, Citric Acid, Mustard Extract.

Whole Foods Dairy Free Cheesecake

Daiya has made it’s way to lots of stores across the country, but this cheesecake is worth talking about again. The perfect summer time treat, I love Daiya Cheezecake and keep one in the freezer for a last minute lifesaver. Kids love the strawberry flavor, and no one will guess that this is dairy-free.

Key Lime Cheezecake ingredients: Cheezecake filling (Filtered water, creamed coconut, cane sugar, coconut oil, tapioca starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, potato starch, pea protein, key lime juice concentrate, vegan natural flavours, sea salt, vegetable glycerin, sodium alginate, xanthan gum, lactic acid (vegan), tricalcium phosphate, cultured sugar, agave syrup, vegan enzyme)Gluten-free crust (tapioca starch, cane sugar, coconut oil, brown rice flour, white whole grain sorghum flour, filtered water, potato starch, non-GMO expeller pressed: canola and/or safflower oil, blackstrap molasses, vanilla extract, milled flax seed, psyllium, baking powder, sea salt, sunflower lecithin, xanthan gum)Contains: Coconut

Whole Foods Dairy Free Cookies

Nothing groundbreaking here, but these vanilla sandwich creme cookies are dairy-free and kid approved so you can’t go wrong. Think vanilla Oreo’s with slightly better ingredients. They’re made by Whole Foods store brand, 365, and were reasonably priced at $2.99.

Ingredients: CANE SUGAR, UNBLEACHED ENRICHED WHEAT FLOUR (WHEAT FLOUR, NIACIN, REDUCED IRON, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), EXPELLER PRESSED CANOLA OIL, WHEAT STARCH, INVERT SUGAR SYRUP, SALT, BAKING SODA (SODIUM BICARBONATE), NATURAL VANILLA FLAVOR, SOY LECITHIN (EMULSIFIER).

gluten free dairy free cookies

Siete is a brand that I’ve mentioned before, but they’re grain free cookies are very worthy of mentioning. Made from a nut base with healthier ingredients, these will satisfy your sweet tooth without filling you with junk ingredients. They’re offered in a few different flavors like Mexican Shortbread, Mexican Chocolate, and Mexican Wedding.

Ingredients: Grain Free Flour Blend (Almond Flour, Tapioca Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Cassava Flour, Chickpea Flour), Coconut Oil, Coconut Sugar, Avocado Oil, Water, Apple Cider Vinegar, Sea Salt, Cinnamon, Baking Soda, Orange Peel Powder, Vanilla Extract, Jasmine Tea Extract.

 
 

vegan gluten free cookies

If you like coconut as much as I do, these cookies from Emmy’s Organics will knock your socks off. They’re sweet, soft, and absolutely delicious. There’s no gluten or dairy in these, and there are a few flavor options to choose from. Look for them in the cookie aisle.

Ingredients: Organic Coconut, Organic Agave Syrup, Organic White Baking Chips (Org. Cocoa Butter, Org. Cane Sugar, Org. Tapioca Starch, Org. Rice Syrup Powder, Org. Rice Maltodextrin, Org. Vanilla, Salt), Organic Sprinkles (Org. Sugar, Org. Tapioca Starch, Colors (From Vegan Sources), Org. Tapioca Maltodextrin, Baking Soda, Citric Acid), Organic Almond Flour, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Vanilla Extract, Himalayan Salt.

Whole Foods Dairy Free Marshmallows

Another item that you’ve probably seen at other stores, Dandies natural marshmallows are worth finding if you haven’t already. They’re made without high fructose corn syrup and gelatin, and are vegan and non-gmo project verified. No one will be able to tell the difference between these and your average store bought marshmallow, but you can feel better about the ingredients. They also make pumpkin and peppermint flavored, which is fun for a seasonal treat.

Ingredients: Tapioca Syrup, Cane Sugar, Filtered Water, Tapioca Starch, Carrageenan, Soy Protein, Natural Vanilla Flavor. Contains: Soy. Gluten Free.

I found these Heavenly Creme Cakes in the frozen section, and they’re similar to Twinkies! They’re free from gluten, dairy, nuts, and soy, and made in a facility certified to be free from those ingredients.  I found the creme filling to be a bit sweeter than in a Twinkie, but overall it’s a good substitute. There is also a chocolate version available. Since they’re frozen you need to thaw it for two hours before eating, or microwave it for ten seconds.

Ingredients: EGGS, SUGAR, GLUTEN FREE FLOUR (BROWN RICE FLOUR, WHITE RICE FLOUR, CORN STARCH, POTATO STARCH, TAPIOCA STARCH, POTATO FLOUR), WATER, PALM OIL, CANOLA OIL, PURE VANILLA EXTRACT, BAKING POWDER (SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BICARBONATE, CORN STARCH, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), XANTHAN GUM, SALT.

Whole Foods CocoWhip

CocoWhip by So Delicious. I love this brand and all of their products, and although they can be found almost anywhere now, CocoWhip is worth mentioning again. This is an easy dairy-free Cool Whip replacement, made without high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, gluten, soy, or gmo ingredients.

Ingredients: WATER, ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, ORGANIC TAPIOCA SYRUP, ORGANIC DRIED CANE SYRUP, PEA PROTEIN, GUAR GUM, ORGANIC SUNFLOWER LECITHIN, NATURAL FLAVORS, XANTHAN GUM. CONTAINS: COCONUT

dairy free oat whipped cream

What a treat this oat-based whipped topping is. It’s creamy and sweet with a texture similar to the real thing, perfect for topping those hot chocolates.

Ingredients: Water, Tapioca Syrup, Cane Sugar, Whole Oat Flour, Palm Kernel Oil, Natural Flavor, Gellan Gum, Nitrous Oxide (Whipping Propellant).

gluten free dairy free chocolate cake

You’ll find a large selection of cake and dessert mixes at Whole Foods (too many to list here), but this gluten free option from King Arthur is my favorite. It’s moist, fudgy, rich, and no one will ever know it’s gluten free. For another option, try the gluten free, dairy free option from 365.

Ingredients: Cane Sugar, Rice Flour, Modified Tapioca Starch, Cocoa Processed With Alkali, Potato Starch, Emulsifier (Rice Starch, Polyglycerol Esters Of Fatty Acids, Mono- And Diglycerides), Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Salt, Xanthan Gum.

vegan vanilla cupcake

If you’re short on time or don’t feel like baking, these vegan vanilla cupcakes from Rubicon are a sweet little treat. 

Ingredients: Confectioner’s Sugar (Cane Sugar, Cornstarch), Water, Enriched Unbleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegan Sugar, Palm Oil, Shortening (Palm Oil, Vegetable Mono & Diglycerides), Expeller-pressed Canola Oil, Wheat Protein, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Mono & Diglycerides (Vegetable Mono & Diglycerides, Citric Acid), Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt.

vegan birthday cake

Rubicon also makes this adorable and delicious vanilla layer cake, which is great for birthday celebrations.

Ingredients: Water, Enriched Unbleached Flour (Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamine Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Vegan Sugar, Confectioner’s Sugar (Cane Sugar, Cornstarch), Palm Oil, Shortening (Palm Oil, Vegetable Mono & Diglycerides), Expeller-pressed Canola Oil, Wheat Protein, Baking Powder (Sodium Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate, Cornstarch, Monocalcium Phosphate), Mono & Diglycerides (Vegetable Mono & Diglycerides, Citric Acid), Natural Vanilla Flavor, Sea Salt.

vegan poppy cake

Make sure you stop by the bakery case when visiting the store, where you’ll be pleasantly surprised with a decent selection of freshly baked dairy free desserts. The options vary depending on the season, but there’s always something delicious available (like this lemon poppy cake)

vegan peanut butter cookies

If your store happens to have these vegan peanut butter cookies in the bakery department, I highly recommend them. They’re soft, chewy, full of peanut butter flavor, and absolutely addicting. 

Ingredients: Sugar, Peanut Butter (roasted peanuts, salt), Unbleached, Unbromated Flour (wheat flour, malted barley flour, niacin, reduced iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Palm Oil, Soy Milk (purified water, organic soybeans, naturally malted organic wheat and barley extract, calcium carbonate, kombu seaweed, sea salt), Peanuts, Sugarcane Molasses, Baking Soda, Natural Vanilla Flavor, Natural Roasted Peanut Flavor, Sea Salt.

vegan pound cake

Abe’s is a vegan brand that you’ll also want to be on the lookout for. This brand also makes cornbread and muffins, and all of the products are delicious. This doesn’t contain milk, eggs, nuts, or soy, and it’s school safe.

Ingredients: Cake [non-GMO sugar, non-GMO unenriched flour, non-GMO organic rice milk (filtered water, brown rice [partially milled], expeller-pressed canola oil and/or safflower oil and/or sunflower oil, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12), non-GMO expeller-pressed canola oil, water, salt, non-GMO baking powder (monocalcium phosphate, sodium bicarbonate [baking soda], non-GMO corn starch), baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), non-GMO vanilla], Frosting [sugar (contains cornstarch for anti-caking), non-GMO vegan cream cheese (water, coconut oil, potato starch, sea salt, glucono-delta-lactone (naturally derived from non-GMO rice and/or maize and used as an acidulant), natural flavoring, olive extract, vitamin b12), non-GMO certified sustainable palm oil, non-GMO vegan butter (natural oil blend (palm fruit, canola and olive oil), water, contains 2% or less of: salt, natural flavor (derived from corn, no MSG, no alcohol, no gluten, GMO free), sunflower lecithin – an emulsifier, lactic acid (non-dairy derived from sugar beets), annatto extract – color), non-GMO vanilla], Sprinkles (sugar, corn starch, sustainable palm and palm kernel oil, sunflower lecithin, natural vanilla flavor, riboflavin for color, and carnauba wax). Contains: Wheat

Whole Foods Dairy Free Frosting

I’ve had products made by Wholesome before, but hadn’t seen this strawberry frosting yet. As with their other products I’ve tried, Wholesome hit it out of the park with this frosting. It’s Non-GMO Project Verified, Fair Trade Certified, Gluten Free, Kosher and Vegan. It’s also made with organic powdered sugar, and NO high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors! It was delicious on a simple homemade vanilla cake (and maybe a scoop or two straight out of jar).

INGREDIENTS: Organic Powdered Sugar (Organic Sugar, Organic Tapioca Starch), Organic Palm Oil, Organic Invert Sugar, Water, Organic Corn Starch, Less than 2% of the following: Natural Flavor, Organic Strawberry Flavor, Unbleached Sunflower Lecithin, Natural Mixed Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Organic Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Organic Gum Acacia, Xanthan Gum

dairy free ice cream

I think you’ll find the nondairy ice cream options at Whole Foods quite impressive. There are just too many amazing options to choose from, but pictured here are a few of my favorites. Oatly, Fomu, Ben & Jerry’s, and Nado Moo have amazing flavor combinations to choose from, but that cookie sandwich on the top is my absolute favorite. It’s from the brand Coolhaus, and it will really blow you away. It has deliciously creamy, sweet, dairy free vanilla ice cream nestled between two soft chocolate chip cookies, and it is heavenly. Coolhaus offers a few different dairy free options, but a note of caution should be offered here – this brand does make products with conventional dairy, and has been recalled in the past for undeclared milk. If you are anaphylactic to milk, you will want to carefully consider this brand.

dairy free chocolate

I love these chocolate gems from Hu. They’re free from refined sugars, so you can feel a little better about snacking on them. They’re great by the handful if you just need a quick sweet treat, or to use in your favorite dessert recipe or baked goods.

Ingredients: Organic Cacao, Unrefined Organic Coconut Sugar, Organic Fair-trade Cocoa Butter.

dairy free peanut butter cups

These dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Unreal are a guilty pleasure you don’t have to feel so guilty about. They’re smooth, nutty, sweet, and free from dairy and gluten.

Ingredients: Dark Chocolate (Chocolate Liquor, Cane Sugar, Cocoa Butter, Organic Blue Agave Inulin, Sunflower Lecithin, Vanilla), Peanuts, Organic Powdered Sugar, Organic Palm Oil†, Peanut Flour, Organic Crisped Quinoa, Organic Blue Agave Inulin, Sea Salt, Sunflower Lecithin.

dye free candy

If you need an allergen friendly, dye free candy, look for the options from YumEarth. These Giggles candy bites are similar to Skittles, and my son loves them.

Ingredients: organic cane sugar, organic rice syrup, organic palm oil, citric acid, organic flavors, turmeric (color), sodium citrate, organic sunflower lecithin, malic acid, (radish, sweet potato, carrot, blackcurrant) color, organic carnauba wax, spirulina (color), pectin.

gluten free dairy free corn dogs

Kids love corn dogs, and this is a tasty option that’s free from both dairy and gluten. The ingredients are much less cringe-worthy when compared to the average corn dog, and they’re made with 100% grass-fed beef. You can find them in the frozen section of the store, and they heat up fairly quickly in about 25 minutes.

Ingredients: Uncured Hot Dog: Grass-Fed Beef, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Sea Salt, Paprika, Dehydrated Onion, Spices, Nutmeg Oil, Celery Powder. Gluten Free Batter: Yellow Corn Flour, Sugar, Yellow Corn Meal, Tapioca Starch, Rice Flour, Egg Whites, Soy Flour, Sunflower Oil, Leavening (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Egg Yolks, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Vanilla Flavor (Dextrose, Natural Flavors (Including Vanilla Extract), Corn Starch).

dairy free hot dogs

Hot dogs were one of those food items that I was shocked to learn could contain milk. Milk, in a hot dog?! It just doesn’t seem like it belongs in there. Thankfully these dogs from Applegate contain no milk or gluten, and the ingredients are much, much better than your typical hot dog.

Ingredients: Organic Grass-Fed Beef, Water. Contains Less Than 2% Of The Following: Sea Salt, Organic Spices, Organic Dehydrated Garlic, Organic Dehydrated Onion, Organic Paprika, Celery Powder. Spices Cayenne Pepper, Coriander, Ginger, Mace, Paprika, White Pepper

gluten free dairy free pasta

This is by far my favorite gluten free pasta brand. Jovial produces delicious pastas made from brown rice, and the texture is far superior to other brands I’ve tried. They offer a variety of shapes and sizes from elbows to spaghetti.

Ingredients: Brown rice flour, water

cuban black beans

Fillo’s beans have become a pantry staple for me. They come in a few different flavor options, all of which are mildly seasoned and appropriate for kids. I add these to everything from my eggs, to chicken wraps for lunch, to taco night on Tuesday. The ingredients vary depending on which flavor you choose, so be sure to check the packaging.

Ingredients: Water, Black Beans, Onion, Bell Peppers, Olive Oil, Sea Salt, Garlic, Ground Cumin, Dried Ground Bay Leaf

dairy free ramen noodles

These ramen from Mike’s Mighty Good live up to the packaging claim….they do contain some insanely rich broth. Sadly these are not gluten free, but if you’re a wheat consumer you’re going to love these. My tween is a big fan, and they’re easy enough for him to make on his own.

Ingredients: Organic Unbleached Wheat Flour, Chicken Broth*, Chicken Fat*, Organic Sunflower Oil, Sea Salt, Yeast Extracts, Organic Starch, Garlic*, Chicken*, Organic Sugar, Organic Wheat Gluten, Organic Sesame Oil, Kombu Seaweed*, Soy Sauce Powder (Soybeans, Wheat, Salt), Onion*, Green Onion*, Cabbage*, Mushroom*, Spice. (*dried)

gluten free baguette

If you’re lucky enough to stumble upon this gluten free baguette, do yourself a favor and grab a few of them. These are a take and bake option that come frozen, but they aren’t always available in my store. This is a fantastic gluten free option, and I’m crossing my fingers that I can find it again soon.

Ingredients: Water, Potato Starch, Tapioca Starch – Modified, Potato Starch – Modified, Soybean Oil, Soy Flour, Yeast, Sugar, Salt, Xanthan Gum, Guar Gum, Baking Soda, Lactic Acid.

dairy free korma

This Cashew Korma is a creamy, flavorful sauce that helps get dinner together in just minutes. I add a pound of cubed chicken to this sauce and simmer until cooked, then serve it aside some jasmine rice and roasted vegetables. It’s easy, delicious, and full of mild spices.

Ingredients: water, onions, organic coconut cream, tomato paste, coconut, non-gmo canola oil, fresh ginger, fresh garlic, fresh lemon juice, non-gmo cashew butter, tamarind, salt, coriander, garam masala, cardamom, cumin, turmeric, ground red chili peppers, asafetida.

organic taco kit

This organic taco kit from Garden of Eatin’ is my go-to for Taco Tuesday. The shells are crispy and delicious, and the taco spice is flavorful but mild for the kids.

Ingredients: Taco Shells: Organic Stone-ground Yellow Corn Masa Flour, Expeller Pressed Canola Oil and/or Safflower Oil and/or Sunflower Oil. Taco Sauce: Organic Tomatoes, Organic Green Chili, Water, Jalapeno, Lime Juice, Garlic Powder, Salt. Taco Seasoning: Organic Rice Flour, Sea Salt, Spices, Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Garlic Onion Powder, Paprika, Organic Garlic Powder, Dehydrated Onion, Citric Acid, Organic Sunflower Oil, Extractive of Paprika, Yeast Extract, Silicon Dioxide (As Anticaking).

grain free tortillas

If soft tacos are your preference or you’re looking for a grain free option, these tortillas from Siete will win you over for sure. I like them best when they’re warmed up a bit, and use them for things like tacos, quesadillas, or wrap sandwiches.

Ingredients: Water, Cassava Flour, Tapioca Flour, Coconut Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Avocado Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar, Yeast, Coconut Sugar.

dairy free vegan yogurts

There are dozens of dairy-free yogurts to choose from at my local Whole Foods. I wonder at this every time I see it, thinking back to ten years ago when this was utterly unheard of. There are just too many to list here, but some of my favorites are Nancy’s, Oatly, Siggi’s, Forager, and Kite Hill. 

dairy free almond yogurt

Ingredients: Almond Milk (Water, Almonds),Starch, Citrus Fiber, Locust Bean Gum, Xanthan Gum, Live Active Cultures: S.Thermophilus, L.Bulgaricus, L.Acidophilus, Bifidobacteria

Dairy Free Probiotic Drink

This drinkable yogurt is very tasty, especially if you’re short on time or craving a smoothie. 

Ingredients: Califia Farms Strawberry Yogurt Drink is delicious, dairy free and vegan. Our almond, coconut and oat base features the Califia Culture Blend: 10 billion live, active probiotic CFUs powered by BB-12™.

dairy free protein drink

If you need a protein drink that doesn’t taste like chalk, these drinks from Koia are a great option. The chocolate peanut butter is my favorite flavor, but you’ll find that all flavors are pretty tasty. These have an almond milk base, so they won’t be safe for school if it’s a nut-free zone. The ingredients vary depending on the flavor you choose, so be sure to read the packaging ingredients. 

Ingredients: Almond Milk (Water, Almonds), Koia Proprietary Blend (Brown Rice Protein, Pea Protein, Hemp Protein), Cocoa Powder, Evaporated Cane Sugar, Monk Fruit Extract, Sunflower Lecithin, Cocoa Extract, Vanilla Extract, Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Locust Bean Gum, Gellan Gum, And Natural Flavors.

dairy free milk option

There are a ton of nodairy milks to choose from at most Whole Foods stores, but this option from Malk is my favorite. It’s creamy, nutty, and contains only 4 simple ingredients.

Ingredients: Coconut, Almond, Nutmeg, Agave, Vanilla, Cinnnamon

dairy free cereal

This has been my son’s favorite cereal for years. The flavor is similar to Golden Grahams, but it contains a bit less sugar and healthier ingredients. This brand also has some gluten free options if you need it. Some of our other favorites you can find at Whole Foods include Forager, Nature’s Path, 365 by Whole Foods, Three Wishes, and the Panda Puffs by EnviroKidz.

Ingredients: Whole Grain Wheat*, Cane Sugar*, Rice Flour*, Oat Fiber*, Sunflower Oil*, Dextrose*, Molasses*, Baking Soda, Sea Salt. Vitamin E (mixed tocopherols) Added to Preserve Freshness.*Organic

gluten free toaster pastry

If you want a Pop Tart type treat without the gluten or dairy, these toaster pastries from Bobo’s are a great replacement. I did find these to be a bit pricey, but they’re worthy of the occasional purchase.

Ingredients: Pastry (Organic Whole Grain Rolled Oats, Brown Rice Syrup, Oat Flour, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Brown Sugar, Garbanzo Bean Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Organic Cane Sugar, Millet, Buckwheat Groats, Sea Salt, Citrus Fiber, Natural Vanilla Flavor Xanthan Gum Vitamin E [For Freshness]), Strawberry Filling (Cane Syrup, Cane Sugar, Vegetable Glycerin, Modified Tapioca Starch, Strawberries, Apple Powder. Natural Flavor, Pectin, Citric Acid, Locust Bean Gum, Red Cabbage Extract [For Color]).

dairy free apple bites

These apple pie oat bites from Bobo’s were a HUGE hit in my house. My son begged me to buy more of these, and they were loved by everyone in the house. They’re like mini apple pies with less sugar, and are great for school snacks.

Ingredients: Organic gluten-free rolled oats, brown rice syrup (brown rice, filtered water), Earth Balance (natural oil blend [palm fruit, canola and olive oils], filtered water, pure salt, natural vegan flavor, sunflower lecithin, lactic acid from sugar beets, annatto extract color), organic sucanat (non-refined cane sugar), organic dried apples, natural vegan apple pie flavor, xanthan gum.

If you’re able to eat gluten, well then you’re in luck because these cinnamon rolls from Immaculate are dairy free and they are DELICIOUS. They’re perfect for a weekend treat, brunch, Christmas morning, or just because you want one!

Ingredients: Organic Wheat Flour, Water, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Palm Oil, Baking Powder (Sodium Acid Pyrophosphate, Baking Soda), Organic Expellar-pressed Sunflower Oil, Organic Invert Syrup, Organic Cinnamon, Sea Salt, Organic Tapioca Starch, Xanthan Gum, Organic Wheat Starch, Organic Rice Extract, Organic Guar Gum, Organic Locust Bean Gum, Organic Natural Flavor.

dairy free cinnamon rolls

vegan donuts

And speaking of over-the-top delicious and sweet – be sure to check around the coffee shop and the bakery for freshly made vegan donuts. They are fantastic.

paleo pancake mix

If you’re looking for a healthier breakfast option that still feels decadent, give this paleo pancake mix a try. You only need a few minutes and some water to make these, and they even won the approval of my tween pancake connoisseur.

Ingredients: Cassava Flour, Organic Coconut Flour, Almond Flour, Eggs, Leavening (Monocalcium Phosphate, Sodium Bicarbonate), Salt, Monk Fruit, Spice.

granola butter

Granola Butter is a fun option, with a similar flavor and texture to nut butter, but it’s school safe. It’s great for topping toast, making sandwiches, pairing with fruit, or scooping on oatmeal.

Ingredients: Gluten Free Oats, Flax, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil (Coconut), Maple Syrup, Salt, Spices. ( Organic)

Truff Sauce

If you like the flavor of black truffle, this Truff sauce is an interesting find. I use it on everything from hardboiled eggs to roasted chicken. It has an interesting combination of slightly spicy, slightly acidic flavor, with a bit of truffle and  a touch of sweet.

Ingredients: Truff Chili Blend (Red Chili Peppers, Vinegar, Organic Sugar, Garlic, Salt, Black Truffle) Organic Agave Nectar, Olive Oil Infused With Black Truffle Essence, Lycopene And Glycerin (For Color), Organic Cumin And Xanthan Gum.

Did you try any of these dairy free finds from Whole Foods?

Please let me know how you liked them! Leave a comment below.

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  1. I’m feeling the need to get to Whole Foods! Great post.

  2. Um how about real food, less dessert items? I like the ravioli suggestion, but looking for more dairy free meal options.

    1. Milk Free Mom Author says:

      I agree! I’ve been working on updating this list and hope to have it go live in the coming weeks. If you’d like, you can subscribe to my emails and I’ll be in touch when it’s updated.

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