27 Super Cheesy Vegan Snacks, From Chips to Puffs

Snacks infused with cheesy goodness are a guaranteed way to get us elbow-deep into the bottom of the bag while we lounge on our couch, watching plant-based cooking videos on YouTube. One chip, puff, or cracker is never enough to satisfy. To all who love crispy, crunchy, and salty noshes, this is for you. Here are 27 vegan cheesy snacks to satisfy your cravings.

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What is in vegan cheese flavoring?

While most cheesy snacks on the shelves rely on dairy ingredients to get that signature flavor, vegan cheese-flavored snacks are a little different. Instead of animal ingredients, plant-based cheesy snacks often use ingredients like nutritional yeast, real vegan cheese, or alternative milks to achieve that addictive cheesy element, and, trust us, they are just as delicious. Seriously, you won’t be able to put the bag down.

Vegan cheese snacks to try right now

From chips to puffs to crackers, these are the best cheesy vegan snacks. 

The best vegan cheesy crackers

Cheez-Its are one of the most iconic snack foods. Thankfully, there are a few picks for vegan versions of those irresistible crackers.

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1 From the Ground Up Cauliflower Cheddar Crackers

These may look and taste like your basic vegan cheese square cracker, but they’re unique in that they contain vegetables. The cauliflower-based crackers come in Cheddar and Nacho cheese flavor, and the butternut squash-based crackers are infused with vegan parmesan. We promise—all you’ll taste is cheesy goodness. 
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2 MadeGood Cheddar Star Puffed Crackers

A cross between a cracker and a puff, these crunchy vegan snacks are what those with gluten sensitivities crave. Plus, they’re packed with vitamins from vegetable sources. Gluten-free or not, there’s always a bag of these crackers in our Instacart.
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3 Green Mustache Munchies Cheddarish Crackers

There are so many reasons we love these gluten-free and organic crackers—starting with the fact that they are shaped like mustaches. Other reasons include the company’s commitment to sustainability. Green Mustache upcycles unsellable crackers into farm animal feed so nothing goes to waste. The Cheddarish, Spicyish, and Parmesan Rosemary flavors are all vegan.  
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4 Fair & Square Cheddar Cheeze Crackers

Take a bite. What do you taste? Cheddar flavor, yes. A hint of sea salt? You bet. What you won’t taste is green banana flour, but that’s the first ingredient. Mind blown. 
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5 Back to Nature Cheddalicious Crackers 

A lot of vegan cheddar flavor is packed into these gluten-free square crackers. With a name like Cheddalicious, we’d expect nothing less. 
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6 Simple Truth Ancient Grains Vegan White Cheddar Rice Crackers

In 2020, Kroger’s Simple Truth better-for-you range launched 50 new plant-based foods. These vegan white cheddar rice crackers were just one of those accessible and delicious new launches. Good to know that wherever there’s a Kroger store, cheesy vegan snacks are nearby. 
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7 Every Body Eat Cheese-Less Thins

Chicago-based Every Body Eat’s Cheese-Less Thins are deliciously cheesy and indulgent, and they’re made with just eight ingredients, including brown rice flour, garlic, white pepper, and sea salt. They’re so good, they were named one of Whole Foods’ best-selling cheese snacks in the Midwest in 2022.
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The best vegan cheesy potato chips

Nothing says “Welcome to my abode, friend” quite like a bowl of chips. From nacho cheese-flavored Doritos analogs to puffed chips, here are 10 kinds of cheesy vegan chips you can find in stores:

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8 From the Ground Up Cauliflower Nacho Tortilla Chips

What’s better than dipping a tortilla chip into a vat of vegan queso? Dipping a nacho-flavored tortilla chip into a vat of vegan queso. Win the party by bringing a few bags of these cheesy vegan chips.    
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9 Beanfields 

Made with a blend of black and navy beans, these cheesy vegan chips pack in four grams of plant-based protein per serving. Not bad for an indulgent-tasting snack! Flavors include nacho, jalapeño nacho, cheddar, and cheddar and sour cream. 
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10Ka-Pop Dairy-Free Cheddar Chips

Remember rice cakes? These crunchy, gluten-free snacks have a similar texture, but the similarities stop there. Ka-Pop’s popped chips are made with sorghum flour and are so much more palatable than the humble rice cake. 
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11Hippeas Nacho Vibes Chickpea Tortilla Chips

Never will we ever use regular tortilla chips for homemade nachos again. These chickpea flour-based, nacho-flavored tortilla chips are the only acceptable option when Game Day arrives. 
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12 Que Pasa Foods Nacho Tortilla Chips

Falling under the Nature’s Path corporation, these vegan nacho-infused tortilla chips are perfectly spicy, cheesy, and ultimately addictive. Bring on the chunky salsa and guac.  
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13 Enjoy Life Garlic & Parmesan Lentil Chips

Enjoy Life first entered our radar with its vegan mini chocolate morsels and chocolate baking chunks, but in the years since, we have fully embraced the savory side of this allergen-friendly vegan company. We’re in love with every flavor of these cheesy vegan snacks.  
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14Siete Grain-Free Nacho Tortilla Chips

This allergen-friendly company may have discontinued its vegan queso, but it also produces cheesy vegan chips for dipping. Enjoy with some homemade vegan queso for an extra cheesy snack experience. 
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The best vegan cheese puffs

Reminiscent of Cheetos puffs or Cheez Doodles, these crunchy little snacks are perfect for lunch boxes.

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15 Outstanding Foods Cheese Balls

This celebrity-backed vegan snack company has perfected the plant-based cheeseball! Choose between four cheesy flavors: Chedda, Jalapeño Chedda, Bacon Chedda, and garlic parmesan. 
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16Peatos Crunchy Curls

We don’t have to tell you what iconic snack food Peatos seeks to replicate. These cheesy vegan puffs come in Fiery Hot and somewhat misleading No Cheese. The latter is indeed cheesy—they’re just made without dairy. These crispy cheese curls won Best New Product in 2022. We’re definitely addicted.  
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17 From the Ground Up Cheddar Cauliflower Stalks 

Just like the crackers from this vegan snacking company, these cheesy puffs contain cauliflower. Unlike your average puff, these “stalks” have a hole right down the center for an extra light and airy bite. 
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18 Outstanding Foods White Chedda Puffs

We have no idea how something so light and crispy can carry such a bold flavor. It’s easy to get to the bottom of the bag with these white cheddar-spiked vegan puffs. 
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19LesserEvil No Cheese Cheesines Paleo Puffs 

You don’t run into paleo and vegan too often, but LesserEvil has combined the best of both food philosophies to create a deliciously cheesy vegan snack. The “No Cheese” Cheesiness Paleo Puffs are USDA-certified organic, kosher, vegan, and paleo-approved. Note: avoid the very similar-looking No Cheese Power Curls. While they’re dairy-free, they contain egg whites.  
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20 Asha Pops Lily Seed Puffs

Puffed water lily seeds don’t sound all too craveable at first, but a handful of the vegan cheese-flavored puffs will abruptly change your perspective of what is delicious. Bonus: each 100-calorie serving contains five grams of protein. Not bad for a tiny seed. 
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21 Hippeas Puffs

Chickpeas seem to do it all—from aquafaba to these tasty puffs, their versatility extends galaxies beyond hummus and falafel. These light and crispy snacks come in slightly spicy Nacho Vibes and cheesy vegan white cheddar packs. 
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22 Spudsy Vegan Cheesy Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs

The adorable sweet potato mascot enticed us to give these vegan snacks a try, but the taste and texture made us buy more. Since discovering this brand, we’ve ensured our pantry is always stocked with these cheesy spuds. 
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23 Earth Balance Puffs

Earth Balance has nailed vegan dairy. From its buttery sticks to these vegan aged white cheddar puffs, we wonder what dairy-based food it will tackle next.  
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24 Vegan Rob’s Puffs

Vegan Rob’s produces three flavors of plant-based puffs. We are smitten with the cheddar puffs and fiery Dragon puffs which remind us of a certain snack often touted by a walking, talking cheetah with sunglasses.
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The best vegan cheese popcorn

Popcorn—the everyman’s snack. Just like one of the options in those tins filled with three different popcorn flavors, these are alluringly cheesy.

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25 LesserEvil Popcorn 

You could sprinkle nutritional yeast on your popcorn, or you can let LesserEvil do the work. The “No Cheese” Cheesiness Organic Popcorn is perfect straight from the bag. 
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26 Skinny Pop Popcorn

There are very few foods you can eat three-and-a-half cups worth that only equate to 150 calories. This snack may be extremely low in calories, but it’s high in vegan cheesy flavor. Opt for the white cheddar variety in the yellow bag, as the brand also makes a dairy-based age white cheddar flavor as well. 
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27 Bjorn Qorn

This vegan popcorn is as fun to eat as it is to say. Simply seasoned with sea salt and nutritional yeast, it achieves a cheesy taste without additives or colors. 
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