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. 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 variety 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.
Depending on where you live in the country, you may see this bread under the name brand Brownberry, Arnold or
Oroweat—they’re all the same product, just listed under different brand names. No matter which brand is in your supermarket, they each have a variety of bread to choose from, including 12-Grain, Multi-Grain, Health Nut, Country Potato and Country Oatmeal. Brownberry Oat Nut bread is free of artificial flavors, high fructose corn syrup and of course, animal products of any kind.
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.
Pair this crusty bread with a bowl of vegan fettuccine alfredo.
Rudi’s Bakery is well known for their gluten-free offerings. Unfortunately, these breads aren’t vegan. But like this sourdough, they have vegan offerings. With all-natural ingredients, the bread only has a small amount of sugar. Rudi’s website recommends a cream cheese and berry topping. You can test this out with a vegan cheese brand!
For those with nut allergies, this might be the bread for you. This is Angelic Bakehouse’s most popular bread and for good reason. The seven-grain combination includes wheat berries, quinoa, millet, oat groats, barley, rye berries and amaranth. The best part is you can get this vegan bread shipped right to your door!
Talk about knowing where your food came from. One Degree is named such to reflect their commitment to food transparency. With each all-natural ingredient listed in this bread, there is a video detailing where it came from. This vegan bread is made with lentils, oats, sprouted wheat and raisins for a bit of sweetness.
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!