The Best Vegan Bread You Can Buy at the Grocery Store
Finding a good loaf of vegan bread is easier than ever. Here's what to look for in the bread aisle.
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You can easily distinguish vegan bread from non-vegan bread by looking carefully at the ingredients. If the list contains honey, eggs, royal jelly, gelatin or dairy-based ingredients like butter, milk, buttermilk, whey or casein, it’s not vegan.
Editor’s Note: You may come across ingredients like mono- and diglycerides and lecithin. Usually, these ingredients are vegan, but not always. To be sure that your product is 100% vegan, you may want to avoid mono- and diglycerides and lecithin altogether.
That being said, we’ve rounded up the tastiest vegan breads—so you won’t have to scan the packaging.
This loaf of bread is made from freshly sprouted, organic grains, organic sprouted lentils and fresh yeast, among other good-for-you ingredients. (See what else is in Ezekiel bread.) It even has more calcium, fiber, iron and protein than the average slice.
Ezekiel bread is a top pick among parents, too. “It is less processed and more nutritious when compared to other bread on the market,” says Tiffany Konecko of Farmulosity. “It has no oils, no sugars, no preservatives and no artificial ingredients.” Want a vegan butter recipe that’s just as clean? Check out our homemade cashew butter, which is shockingly easy to make!
I personally love Dave’s Killer Bread, especially the Good Seed and Power Seed versions. There’s not a single artificial ingredient in either loaf. Dave’s also offers a thinly-sliced for those who don’t want the extra carbs. What’s more? The brand makes a variety of organic, whole-grain bagels! Find vegan breakfast ideas that put this bread to work.
Arnold has a variety of bread to choose from, including 12-Grain, Multi-Grain, Health Nut, Country Potato and Country Oatmeal. Arnold’s Oatnut bread is free of artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup and of course, animal products of any kind.
Just the name of this bread sounds scrumptious. “Generally speaking, pita bread is the best go-to vegan bread you can buy,” says Caleb Backe, a certified personal trainer and health and wellness expert for Maple Holistics. “It’s a flatbread that’s formulated from a mixture of yeast, water, flour and nothing else.”
La Brea Bakery crafts its bread with as few ingredients as possible, and most of them are familiar, like flour, water and yeast. For a tasty French baguette, look for La Brea breads near your grocery store’s bakery or in the frozen foods aisle.
Editor’s Note: The most common vegan bread types are sourdough, Ezekiel bread, ciabatta, focaccia and baguettes. Don’t miss our recipe for homemade vegan banana bread!
Bloomfield Farms bread is both gluten-free and vegan. It doesn’t taste like cardboard, if that’s what you’re thinking. This bread is also free from the top eight allergens: milk, eggs, fish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and crustacean shellfish. Here’s a week’s worth of vegan breakfast, lunch and dinner recipes to keep you going.