If you’re craving cheese, then you are going to love this collection of crunchy vegan munchies. This round up contains cheesy dairy-free snacks of all kinds – including crackers, chips, puffs, popcorn, and even plant-based “pork rinds.” Many are also gluten-free and allergy-friendly, and some are even grain-free and paleo approved to help you shake up your snacking routine.
Dozens of Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks You Can Order Right Now
We’ve listed these munchies in somewhat of an order. It starts with Cheez-it style Crackers, then Puffs, Chips, Popcorn, and finally Other Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks!
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In my opinion, these vegan crackers are as close as you can get to classic Cheez-Its without dairy. (See our Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares Review)
If you can’t do gluten either, then these are a great alternative. They’re vegan and gluten-free, and have a delicious flavor and crunch. Please note that these are dairy-free by ingredients, but the company boldly labels this product (not all of their products) for potential cross contamination for milk.
These are simply loaded with plant life, and are gluten-free, but they are baked into crunchy squares.
These might not be exactly like classic cheese puffs, but darn are they close. To me, they were even better. They’re made with sorghum, sunflower oil, and natural seasonings – nothing else! (See our Ka-Pop Puffs Review)
The Daily Crave focuses on nutrition and taste, not making copycats. So these cheesy snacks are heartier than your average puff, but they are still quite addictive. And they come in two dairy-free cheese flavors: Vegan Cheddar and Vegan White Cheddar. (See our Beyond Puffs Review)
I’m not sure if it’s the name, but Hippeas has been quite the trendsetter with their gluten-free, vegan puffs. They’re sold in many stores, and online, and yes, they come in TWO cheesy flavors: Nacho Vibes and White Cheddar.
There’s a little more than sweet potato in these dairy-free cheese puffs. They’re top allergen-free and made with a blend of rice, pea protein, tapioca, and yes, sweet potato!
These sorghum-based puffs are gluten-free, and have a short ingredient list. Most of their cheesiness comes from natural flavors.
Their crackers might contain gluten, but these puffs are a delicious wheat-less alternative.
We weren’t quite sure how to classify this snack, but it has a puff-like quality. Like their cauliflower crackers, these are boldly labeled for potential cross contamination for milk.
These are a bit more like a mini rice cake-style chip, but crispy, flavorful, and tasty, nonetheless. They’re made with sorghum, and are naturally gluten-free and vegan. (See our Ka-Pop Popped Chips Review)
This vegan, gluten-free, corn-free, and allergy-friendly chippery was one of the first bean tortilla chips on the market AND one of the first crunchy cheesy dairy-free snacks to hit shelves. And now the have FOUR cheesy flavors: Nacho, Jalapeno Nacho, Cheddar Sour Cream, and Spicy Queso. (See our Beanfields Review)
Every food company needs an angle, and for Que Pasa chips it’s volcanic stone ground corn. I’m not sure what that is exactly, but my curiosity is piqued. Especiall since their first flavored chip is vegan nacho cheese.
This gluten-free, top allergen-free manufacturer has been around for a while, and their lentil chips (formerly known as Plentils) have a loyal following. They also come in tomato-y, cheesy Margherita Pizza flavor.
These brown rice-based, gluten-free, corn-free tortilla chips are infused with leafy vegetables, ancient grains, and flavor. (See our Forager Project Vegetable Chips Review)
These high fiber tortilla chips are made with classic, simple ingredients and all-natural seasonings. These are sold in the U.K. and Europe. They’re not in North America (yet!).
Now these are wholesome chips! The ingredients are Carrot, Red Bell Peppers, Chickpea Miso (Rice, Chickpeas, Sea Salt, Water, Koji Spores), Buckwheat Groats, Flax Seed, etc. They come in Cheddar and Broccoli Cheddar.
I wouldn’t expect a classic chip, but this brand makes delicious gluten-free, vegan cheesy snacks. And unlike many of their other products, these dip-ready snacks are also grain-free and kosher pareve. As a heads up, you might also find these with a Simply Nature label on them at Aldi US stores. They OEM these chips.
First came puffs, then came tortilla chips for this vegan, gluten-free snack company. These are made with a chickpea-corn blend and generous cheesy seasonings.
The packaging is deceiving – it just says “Cheddar Cheese” without any dairy-free or vegan notes. But these high protein crisps are indeed made without milk, cheese, or any other dairy.
Each kernel of this air-popped popcorn is drizzled with coconut oil and sprinkled with cheesy, buttery, dairy-free flavor.
This brand is so close to homemade! I love that it’s organic and doesn’t use any ingredients that I couldn’t purchase myself.
These crunchy snacks aren’t made with dairy, gluten, or pig, but they are made with a flavorful blend of rice, pea protein, and seasonings.
I can vouch that these almonds have an amazing crispy crunch and delicious cheesy coating. Plus, they’re rich in dairy-free probiotics! (See our Sunbiotics Probiotic Almonds Review)
These sprouted nuts have a very clean ingredient label. The cheezy seasoning is made simply with pumpkin seeds, red pepper, olive oil, gluten-free tamari, lemon, and sea salt.
We can pop corn and amaranth, why not water lily seeds? I didn’t even know water lily seeds were a thing before discovering this paleo product!
Brad was one of the first companies to start producing kale chips back before kale was at its peak of popularity, and they’re still selling in several flavors, including Cheeze it Up and Low Salt Nacho.
These hand-crafted kale chips are seasoned with whole food ingredients and crisped with low heat to preserve nutrients. They also offer white cheddar cauliflower bites, but those seem to be less readily available.
I have to admit, these oddball crunchy cheesy dairy-free snacks are downright addictive! (See our Made in Nature Veggie Pops Review)