I was a yogurt fiend growing up. I mean come on—it’s basically “healthy” pudding you can feel good about eating for breakfast! So you better believe that since going vegan, I’ve been on a mission to find the very best non-dairy yogurt out there.
In today’s video I join Toni Okamoto from Vegan Outreach to do the ultimate vegan yogurt taste-test. We gathered eight brands and varieties made from ingredients like almond, soy, and coconut, and tried them all live on camera so you can see our uncensored reactions. There are some great vegan yogurts out there, but there are also some gnarly ones that we can’t believe are being sold to the public.
Enjoy the video, and find the list of vegan yogurts we reviewed in order of preference down below!
Vegan Yogurt Brands
Listed in order of preference—the best vegan yogurt we tried at the top, the worst at the bottom.
- Silk Soy Yogurt
- Stonyfield’s O’Soy
- So Delicious Coconut Milk Yogurt (regular and Greek-style)
- Kite Hill Almond Milk Yogurt
- Almond Dream
- Daiya Greek Yogurt
- Coconut Grove
Our most loved yogurt brands are Silk and Stonyfield’s O’Soy. They are creamy, rich, and the most like the dairy-yogurt we used to enjoy—but far kinder to the planet, animals, and our bodies! What is your pick for ther world’s best vegan yogurt? Join the conversation in the comments section over on YouTube.
3 Benefits of Choosing Vegan Yogurt
- Vegan yogurt is healthier than it’s dairy-laden counterparts! You can enjoy this creamy probiotic-rich treat without all the troublesome side-effects of dairy (think: allergies, constipation, congestion, digestive issues, acne, and even cancer). Not to mention that 65% of the world is lactose intolerant because humans are not meant to drink milk past babyhood. Plus, like all plant-based foods, vegan yogurt is cholesterol-free!
- No babies need to be separated from their mothers, and no mother needs to be artificially inseminated, hooked up to machines, and exploited for her milk to produce vegan yogurt. It’s kinder to animals!
- Vegan yogurt is far gentler on our planet. Did you know that it takes 1000 gallons of water to produce just one gallon of cow’s milk? Think about it: water is needed to grow the crops to feed the cows, plus lactating cows drink around 30-50 gallons of water every day. And of course the production of cow’s milk releases potent greenhouse gasses into the atmosphere (a major contributor to global warming), pollutes waterways, and contributes to deforestation and loss of biodiversity.
Not yet convinced? One peek at this dairy investigation video will have you reaching for the vegan yogurt every time.