Vegan Girl Scout Cookies Guide

Your guide to vegan Girl Scout cookies! Here are the best vegan-friendly options—from Thin Mints and Peanut Butter Patties to lovely Lemonades.
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Holding out a vegan Lemonades cookie from Girl Scouts.
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Wondering where to get vegan Girl Scout cookies? Well, thankfully you don’t need to venture into the wilderness to get your hands on a box of these decadent desserts! There are six vegan Girl Scouts cookies currently available—but whether your local Girl Scouts carry them will depend on whether they get their cookies from Little Brownie Bakers or ABC Bakers. We’ve got the 411 for you right here.

Girl Scouts have been selling cookies for more than a hundred years—since 1917 to be exact. Today, they sell upwards of 200 million boxes of cookies per year. Yowzer, that’s a lot of cookie dough, am I right? From late January through mid-March, Americans flock to the scouts to place their orders for cookies, and you better believe animal lovers are eager to get in on this annual cookie frenzy too.

Well, you’re in luck. Several of the varieties of Girl Scout cookies are in fact vegan! Whether you’re more of a chocolate lover or prefer a hint of lemon in your cookies, there’s quite a few to choose from! Here’s what to look for when the next Girl Scouts season rolls around.

Vegan labeled girl scout cookies available.

ABC Bakers vs Little Brownie Bakers

Before we dive in, it’s important to note that there are two different companies that make Girl Scout cookies, and they each offer different vegan options. Note that there is only one option from Little Brownie Bakers, but six options from ABC Bakers. That’s why in some regions you’ll only be able to find vegan Thin Mints, whereas in others you’ll be able to find all six vegan options.

To find out which bakery services your area, you can check out this map from Wide Open Eats. Another option is to find a troop serviced by ABC Bakers through the Girl Scouts Council Finder and ask about shipping through their Digital Cookie platform. They can ship any cookie nationwide!

Vegan Girl Scout Cookies

The following Girl Scout cookies are vegan:

  • Thin Mints (ABC Bakers & Little Brownie Bakers)
  • Peanut Butter Patties (ABC Bakers)
  • Toast-Yay! (ABC Bakers)
  • Lemonades (ABC Bakers)
  • Adventurefuls (ABC Bakers)
  • Caramel Chocolate Chip (ABC Bakers)

Thin Mints (always vegan—hurray!)

The beloved Thin Mint cookie is thankfully vegan and has been since its inception. This crisp chocolate cookie with a cool hint of mint is a crowd favorite and we’re so, so glad it’s vegan. When you bite into a Thin Mint, your enjoy a multi-sensory experience of enjoying a crunchy cookie covered in mint chocolate that takes you back to days yore. Made from enriched wheat flour, cocoa, and peppermint oil, Thin Mints are definitely dairy-free but still do contain gluten.

Green box of vegan thin mints girl scout cookies from ABC bakers

Peanut Butter Patties (ABC Bakers)

It’s important to note that these cookies are only vegan when baked by ABC Bakers—their twins called Tagalongs are not vegan!

These cookies are a must-have for anyone who believes there’s no better combination than chocolate and peanut butter. These craveable cookies are made with sugar, peanuts, wheat flour, cocoa and more which gives them a perfectly crunchy, sweet, and salty texture and flavor. Finish off with a glass of cold almond milk and you’ll be in peanut butter cookie paradise.

Package of peanut butter patties vegan girl scout cookies 2022

Toast-Yay! (ABC Bakers)

Ever wondered what it was like to eat French toast in cookie form? Well thanks to the Girl Scouts, you no longer have to wonder because the Toast-Yay! cookie is here! This sweet little cookie is shaped like French toast, making it all the more enticing to eat. Made with wheat flour, maple syrup, cinnamon, and other tasty ingredients, this little cookie will definitely have you shouting “yay!” upon first bite.

Toast Yay Girl Scouts cookies in a new package 2022 held out in a hand

Lemonades (ABC Bakers)

Lemonades (not to be confused with Lemon-Ups, which sadly are not vegan) are perfect for those who like a little lemon in their cookies. These sweet and slightly sour cookies are made with wheat flour and both artificial and natural flavors to give them their lemony essence. They’re also designed to look like the cross-section of a lemon which is quite cute.

It’s important to note that there are two different baking companies that produce Girl Scout cookies for different regions—ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. Each uses different ingredient formulas, so be sure to double-check the ingredient labels for any cookies you purchase.

Hand holding a package of lemonades vegan girl scout cookies in a yellow bag

Adventurefuls (ABC Bakers)

These indulgent cookies were recently reformulated to be completely vegan! Their brownie-inspired cookie base is topped with a caramel-flavored crème and a hint of sea salt—essentially, insanely delicious! You’re going to want to stock up on this cookie!

Adventureful vegan girl scout cookies.
Photo source: ABC Bakers

Caramel Chocolate Chip (ABC Bakers)

If you love salted caramel and chocolate chips, now you can enjoy both flavors in one irresistible cookie! These caramel chocolate chip cookies are also made with oat and chickpea flour, making them not only vegan, dairy-free, and egg-free but also gluten-free! Anyone can enjoy these tasty little cookies without worry!

Blue bag of Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies from Girl Scouts with vegan label.

FAQs About Vegan Girl Scout Cookies

What happened to the vegan S’mores Girl Scout cookies?

Sadly, the vegan version of the Girl Scouts S’mores cookie was discontinued in 2021! We hope it will one day come back.

What happened to the vegan Thanks a Lot cookies?

These are no longer sold by Girl Scouts, sadly.

Where can I order Girl Scout cookies?

You can find your local scout using this handy tool—and be sure to thank them for offering vegan options! 

Are there any Girl Scout cookies that are both vegan and gluten-free?

Yes, finally! The Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies are gluten-free and were recently made vegan at ABC Bakers. However, if you’d like more choices make sure to contact them to request that they come out with more vegan and gluten-free cookies!

What is the minimum purchase amount for Girl Scout Cookies?

There is a 4 box minimum purchase for online orders, but you can buy single boxes if you see Girl Scouts selling in person!

Can Girl Scout Cookies be shipped?

Yes, Girl Scout cookies can be shipped to your home if they are purchased via a girl’s or troop’s Digital Cookie link. Girl Scouts ships their cookies within the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and military or diplomatic locations with an APO/FPO/DPO address.

Which Girl Scout Cookies are Kosher?

All of them! All varieties of Girl Scout cookies are kosher and Halal certified.

Holding out an open package of vegan Lemonades cookies from Girl Scouts.

More Vegan Girl Scout Cookies, Please!

Now we just need to campaign for all Girl Scout Cookies to be vegan. Take action right now by sending a message politely asking that Girl Scouts of America use compassionate, healthy, and sustainable vegan ingredients in all their cookies, as well as chocolate that is slavery-free. Who knows, maybe this time next year we’ll be publishing an article about vegan Samoas. A girl can dream, right? 

Note: The video below is outdated as some of the flavors mentioned have unfortunately been discontinued.

If you can’t get your paws on Girl Scouts cookies, you can always whip up a batch of vegan cookies at home! Here are a few must-try recipes.

Please be sure to check the Girl Scouts website to stay up-to-date on the latest vegan cookie offerings!

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2 comments
  1. Love the options they have that are vegan! These cookies are soo good!

  2. Andrea White says:

    Thin mints and lemonades are my jam! So thankful they’re vegan!

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