Finding The Right Vegan Butter In 2023

Understanding Vegan Butters For Each Meal 

By Kaitlin Rosencranz 

We have come a long way in the vegan world with new restaurants opening and products launching every week. Vegan butters are so easy to find, you can even get it at Walmart, and there is a lot to choose from. 

With all the innovative vegan meals you can purchase in a restaurant or online, or easily make at home in 2023, we better have a large enough butter selection by now. And we do. Always look for allergens, preferences, bases, and know what you’re going to use it for. Stuff you will notice at first glance are words like coconut oil, avocados, sunflower, olive oil, and things of that nature, to let you know right away what the main ingredient is. 

You may be happy to know that Melt Organic butter (one of our favorites) even offers a spreadable line with probiotics, but no worries, there’s no difference in flavor. 

Popular Plant-Based Butters For Any Style Of Cooking

In many big-name grocery stores you’ll likely find common names like Country Crock, Smart Earth, or Earth Balance which all offer flavor and variety in stick and spreadable options. 

Country Crock is a well-known non-vegan brand, who, in 2019, decided to launch a few vegan butters across the country. They offer three stick butters made from almond, coconut and olive oil, and a spreadable tub butter made with olives and almonds, so always be aware if you have allergies. 

While you’re looking for allergens, remember what you’re using it for, if it’s avocado oil you can sauté and deep-fry, if it’s coconut oil leave it on the counter for easily spreadable butter, and the olive oil base for baking and sautéing. No excuse not to ditch dairy today, there are countless vegan businesses like the ones in this article hard at work finding recipes and healthier options that work without losing flavor to assure switching to a plant-based diet painless.

Forager Project vegan butter is a creamy spreadable option made from coconut and sunflower oils, maintaining the perfect consistency in the fridge. Forager also has dairy-free yogurt, milk, ice cream, sour cream, cheese, and cereal, which you can find in store at Whole Foods.

Wayfare Foods has a soy-free, nut-free, and kosher spreadable butter, made with water, butter beans and sunflower oil. On their website you can find recipes like zucchini fritters, pumpkin cranberry muffins, grilled cheese, and more that take the Wayfare dairy-free butter to the next level. They also offer a nacho cheese sauce with jalapenos, onion and chive cream cheese alongside three flavors of pudding, and more you just need to see.

Om Sweet Home is a woman-owned and built brand by Dawn Pascale of Cliffside, New Jersey, who launched the vegan butter brand after her vegan baked goods, which are also gluten-, palm-oil-, and animal-free, and organic. She claims her butter tastes, spreads and whips just like its dairy counterpart and is of the highest quality. If you’re in the area, support your local vegan business and grab some!

Other vegan butter brands include Milkadamia, Melt Organic, Miyoko’s, and a plethora of others that can be found  around the world. Some, like Fora Foods butter, is only sold to high-end restaurants and not available to individual buyers.

Ditching Dairy Has Never Been Easier

It’s 2023, we have a myriad of butters along with other dairy-free products like yogurts, creams, and cheeses, making ditching dairy and the transition to plant-based, or at least dairy-free, easy as can be. Large grocery store or co-op, it’s a simple item to find and we have a fabulous selection.

As vegans, especially the 20+ year vegans, some are habitual label readers and now with all these eco-friendly, environmentally-conscious, future-thinking businesses supplying stores with better products, rest easy knowing you can find a vegan butter for frying, whipping, baking, and everything else. 

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