The best vegan snacks at Trader Joe
Trader Joe’s is a cult food chain for a reason. What more can we ask for when trendy groceries, affordable products and new launches are offered practically every month? As an ode to our favorite meal of the day, snacks, we’ve compiled our 25 favorites from Trader Joe’s. Check out these deliciously addicting vegan snacks the next time you find yourself walking down the aisles of this popular grocery store.
1. Jalapeño Flavored Corn & Rice Puffs
These puffy snacks are made from corn, rice, and quinoa, baked, not fried, and dusted with a flavorful blend of pepper that makes them finger-lick.
2. Spicy mochi rice nuggets
These crispy rice snacks are flavored with a mix of chipotle, habanero, red chili pepper, ginger, and sansho pepper for a fiery, irresistible snack.
3. Crunchy crunchy button mushroom and mushroom snack
Four simple ingredients make up these bite-sized vacuum-fried button mushroom snacks. Throw in a crispy salad or layer in a sandwich to add crispness.
4. Crunchy Crunchy Okra
Okra, rice bran oil and salt … that’s all you need for a crispy chew. Dip it in hummus, toss in a salad, or eat straight out of the bag for a healthy snack.
5. Enjoy Life Protein Bites
These chocolate-covered, allergen-friendly bites in sun butter and raspberry flavors with dark chocolate are great for keeping in your pocket and snacking on the go.
6. Everything except the Bagel Seasoned Kettle-Cooked Potato Chips
TJ’s favorite iconic spice blend morphs into salty, shabby potato chips for a truly winning combo.
7. Spicy Chakri Mixture
Crunchy sticks are mixed with rice flakes, peanuts and fried curry leaves and then tossed into a condiment that includes chili and jalapeño powder, coriander, mustard, ajwain seeds, turmeric and salt for an amazingly flavorful combination.
8. Peruvian potato chips
Wencco, Huayro Macho, Ceccaroni and Sumac Soncco are the four types of potato you can find in this colorful bag of kettle potato chips. Soak in the grocer’s vegan ranch sauce, hummus, or guac for the must-have picnic snack.
9. Participate in cookies
These black, allergen-free, gluten-free cookies are light and crispy. Sprinkle over sundae, mash and sprinkle over nice cream, mix in milkshakes or dip directly into a tall glass of oat milk.
10. Dark chocolate sunflower seed butter cups
We’re absolutely delighted with these little cups of nut-free chocolate goodies! Our recommendation? Squeeze chocolate chip cookie dough into a scoop, then bake into a filled, dreamy sweet treat.
11. Potato chips flavored with horseradish and chives
Reminiscent of sour cream and onion chips, these bags of spiced potato chips are a great snack for road trips or movie nights.
12. Chile-flavored dried pineapple
Sweet, juicy dried pineapple is coated with a hint of salty and tangy cayenne pepper spice for a complex, tangy and fruity snack.
13. Seasoned kale chips
This delicious alternative to traditional french fries consists of crispy kale leaves baked in a layer of tahini and cashew butter, with added spice of hot lemons.
14. Everything but the bagel nut mixture
Potato chips aren’t the only snack to receive the “Everything But Bagel” treatment! This salty seasoning mix takes roasted, roasted almonds and cashew nuts to the next level.
15. Organic popcorn with olive oil
Get a couple of bags of this tasty popcorn for your next movie night. Olive oil still adds a buttery taste, while just the right touch of salt will keep you coming back for more.
16. Multiseed Rice Cracker with Tamari Soy Sauce
Rice crackers have long been one of our favorite underrated snacks in this grocery chain. The slightly salty seed crackers are perfect for dipping or eating straight out of the bag.
17. Rolled Corn Chile & Lime Tortilla Chips
If you love takis, you will love these rolled, flavored tortilla chip snacks! With every bite you come back for more. So follow our advice and buy more than one bag.
18. Crispy curls
These lentil-based and potato-based snacks disappear in a flash as soon as you open the bag. Dip those curls of crispy goodness into the grocer’s vegan pesto or queso dip for a winning combo.
19. Vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies
Soft-baked, chewy, vegan cookies are topped with non-dairy chocolate chips and sprinkled with desiccated coconut for that sweet, yet savory treat you want to have on hand when cravings.
20. Almond Butter Cocoa Bars
These soft and chewy bars have a chocolatey, baked exterior and a creamy almond butter filling for a sweet, low-sugar, lower-sugar energy bar. Keep a pair in your purse or car when hunger strikes.
21. Frooze Balls
These energy balls are filled with peanut butter and jelly or a rich chocolate and hazelnut filling for a tasty snack that tastes good enough to be a dessert.
22. Coconut Cashews
With a lightly sweetened dusting of coconut milk powder and coconut, these roasted cashews make for a great energy booster on a busy work day. Keep a bag at your desk if you feel like it.
23. Cauliflower Chip Snack
Each of these gluten-free thin crackers are made from cauliflower, brown rice, coconut milk, and sunflower, pumpkin, and sesame seeds, and are perfect for any range of dips and spreads.
24. Pretzel nuggets filled with peanut butter
These salty-sweet nuggets are a long-time favorite of Trader Joe’s purchases and are almost always in our pantries or closets.
25. Organic chocolate muesli canapes
Hearty, kid-friendly oat-based nuggets have chunks of chocolate chips and are lightly sweetened with agave for a perfect snack.
Sarah McLaughlin is the New Products Editor at VegNews and often wanders the aisles of her local trader Joe.