The best vegan dairy-free treats

Melisha Kaur

Dairy lovers, look away now: this guide is packed with tempting delights made strictly without the white stuff.

Those new to the vegan lifestyle will know how tricky it can be to find substitutes for their favourite sweets and snacks, so we’ve done all the leg work to find you some tasty treats that will fit into your diet.

1. Hotel Chocolat Rose & Violet Crèmes Selector

A traditional British favourite, these tasty fondant crèmes are crafted with 70 per cent dark chocolate and flavoured with rose and violet. Each is topped with a crystallised petal.

From £3.85, Hotel Chocolat, Buy it now

2. A Kind Mama Vegan Chocolate Oreo Brownie

Moist and intensely rich, just one of these scrumptious brownies is enough to keep you smiling for hours. The vegan-friendly recipe is complete with delectable Oreo pieces and goes down a treat with an afternoon cuppa. Eve Bramley’s Manchester bakery, A Kind Mama, will deliver letterbox-friendly packages anywhere in the UK. Also available in nut-free.

£10 for batch of 6, A Kind Mama, Buy it now

3. Nakd Lemon Drizzle

The newest addition to Nakd’s deliciously wholesome snacking range, these zesty bars are made entirely from fruit and nuts and contain no added sugar – the fruity tang comes from real lemons. If that’s not enough, they also count as one of your 5-a-day. A perfect mid-morning treat.

From £13.99 for box of 18, Natural Balance Foods, Buy it now

4. Rubys of London Donut Delights (vegan option available)

London’s award-winning vegan patisserie, Rubys of London, has created a sumptuous treat featuring a mini sponge topped with a mini baked donut. The Donut Delights come in a variety of flavours with different toppings like sprinkles, icings swirls and nuts. Choose from a chocolate, vanilla, lemon or half-and-half sponge. Each batch includes 12 cakes.

£48, Ruby's of London, Buy it now

5. Pudology Banoffee Puds

Pudology's mini banana and caramel puddings taste similar to a slice of the popular English dessert pie but are made without dairy, gluten and wheat.

£2.99, Waitrose, Buy it now

6. Freedom Mallow White Vanilla

Smooth and creamy, these gelatine-free marshmallows are crafted with natural flavours and colours only. Add them into some hot cocoa for a bit of guilt-free bliss. Also free from fat, nuts and gluten.

£2.49, Holland and Barrett, Buy it now

7. Tyrrell's English Summer Barbeque Crisps

Cor, blimey. Tyrell’s crunchy barbecue-season crisps, suitable for both vegans and vegetarians, are a yummy tribute to English seaside tradition. Perfect for snack tables at parties.

£1.99, Waitrose, Buy it now

8. Pulsin' Berry Burst! Raw Choc And Goji Berry

Pulsin’ has nailed a nutritious way to satisfy your sweet cravings with this indulgent brownie. Ingredients such as goji berries, raspberries and green tea extract make this a healthy on-the-go snack for peckish vegans.

£1.31, Planet Organic, Buy it now

9. Pollen + Grace Maca and Coconut Bliss Balls

Found at Planet Organic and some of the hottest gyms around town, Pollen + Grace is on a crusade to bring Londoners exciting and varied bites for breakfast and lunch (as well as the times in between). Whilst everything is dairy, gluten, wheat and refined sugar free, our favourite snacks are the maca and coconut bliss balls which are made using dates and cashews. With maca powder and cinnamon, they can help to boost your mood and metabolism. For a full list of stockists check here.

£2.50 each, Pollen + Grace, Buy it now

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