Five Awesome Gifts for Vegan Foodies

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of South Florida and help keep the future of New Times free.

Foodies tend to get lots of love around Christmastime, since the stores are awash with indulgent sweet treats and sky-high gift baskets. But what about your foodie friends who are vegan? What can you buy them besides mail-order pears or a lifetime supply of tofu?

With plant-based businesses popping up like Orville Redenbacher, there are more options than ever before. Here are five awesome gift ideas vegan foodies will be stoked about.

A Vegan Gives Ten Reasons to Skip the Turkey This Thanksgiving

Miyoko's Creamery "cheeses"

This is a bit of a splurge, since shipping from Northern California isn't cheap, but any cheese enthusiast would tell you that it's worth it. Miyoko creates amazing, GMO-free, dairy-free artisanal cheese creations with ingredients like organic cashews, organic coconut oil, organic chickpea miso and more. Their cheeses come in flavors like classic double cream chive, double cream sundried tomato garlic, Mt. Vesuvius black ash (yes, really) and more. They have a Winter Collection gift pack featuring four varieties for $45.

Vegan Vine wines

Owned in part by former NBA champ John Salley (he was plugging them at Seed!), Vegan Vine is a popular vino choice for cruelty-free drinkers. Little do a lot of folks know, but many mainstream wines use items like fish bladder, pig's hooves, egg whites and milk protein in their production process. But not Vegan Vine. Produced by California's certified sustainable Clos LaChance Winery, the company's popular varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. They each run $18.

Om Nom Nom Cookies

Made right here in South Florida, these cookies are the creme-de-la-creme of sweet vegan treats. They come in flavors like chocolate chip, orange zested chocolate chip, chocolate snickerdoodle, spicy Mexican snickerdoodle and more.

Louisville Vegan jerky

Jerky doesn't just come from cows. This Kentucky company makes a shredded-style j jerky marinated in gluten free tamari and seasoned with various spices to make unique flavors like bourbon smoked black pepper, bourbon smoked chipotle, sriracha maple and more. Snag a whole basket from FakeMeats.com for $42 (plus a gift certificate for some extra vegan goodies).

Alison's Gourmet Candies

If you've got a vegan with a sweet tooth on your list, this famous candy purveyor and bakery has a Willy Wonka-esque assortment of treats. From cocoa to brittle to fudge, there are a world of options. The Salted Confections gift set features chocolate brittle, salted chocolate caramels and salted vanilla caramels for $52 -- all rare treats for vegan eaters.

Keep New Times Broward-Palm Beach Free... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering South Florida with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in South Florida.