Go Veggie! Cream Cheese Alternative


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On March 27, 2013
Last modified:September 15, 2014


Sweetened with just a touch of evaporated cane juice and real strawberries, it's near impossible to believe how perfectly yummy this low sugar cream cheese alternative is. The rich and cream texture is almost frosting-like.

Go Veggie! (formerly known as Galaxy Foods) has a whole new look, new image, new packaging, and even new products for the dairy-free and vegan community. In the past, the brand had labeling that often led to confusion (many would purchase the lactose-free version rather than the dairy-free / vegan version by mistake). Now, the vegan and dairy-free options don colorful purple packaging (versus full green packaging on the non-vegan varieties), and they are sold under the new, more cheerful, “Go Veggie!” label.

But, I mentioned some new products, now didn’t I?

Go Veggie! Strawberry Cream Cheese Alternative - Dairy-Free, Vegan

Go Veggie! has expanded their dairy-free cream cheese alternative line to include a new Strawberry flavor, and holy moly, is it good. The texture of the Go Veggie! Strawberry is rich, creamy, and a touch softer (more spreadable) than your typical dairy cream cheese consistency. Though it has 3 grams of sugars per 2 tablespoons, it has a sweet and delightful flavor. In fact, I would liken it to frosting, but one that isn’t sugary sweet. I adored it on graham crackers for dessert and rice cakes with my morning tea. (Tip: For a $2.00 off Go Veggie! coupon click the banner above or click here!),

Go Veggie! Strawberry Cream Cheese Alternative - Dairy-Free, Vegan

Truthfully, the Go Veggie! Strawberry is so yummy that I see no need for anything fancy – just a vessel to slather it on. But, Go Veggie! has some delicious recipes using this cream cheese alternative that I would be remiss not to share (click the images for full recipes)…

Go Veggie! Strawberry Cream Cheese Alternative - Dairy-Free, Vegan

GO Veggie! Neapolitan Cupcakes

Go Veggie! Strawberry Cream Cheese Colada - Vegan

Strawberry Cream Cheese Colada

Go Veggie! Strawberry Cream Cheese Alternative - Dairy-Free, Vegan

Strawberry Cream Cheese Mousse with Graham Cracker Crumbles

Go Veggie! Dairy-Free Cream Cheese Alternative also comes in Classic Plain and Garlic & Chive flavors. We plan to expand this review to include those in the near future. But for now I can tell you that I have had small samplings of both – and both were quite impressive.

Dietary Notes: By ingredients, the Go Veggie! Cream Cheese Alternatives are vegan, vegetarian, egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, and tree nut-free. Nonetheless, check with the company on their manufacturing processes for all varieties if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. Processes and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company / product.

For More Product Information: Visit the Go Veggie! website at www.goveggiefoods.com.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. Love your products, however, purchased a container of “go veggie” plain.
    Opened it to find French onion. Glad I wasn’t making a cheesecake with it.
    Just thought you’d want to know.


  2. Sorry, but the strawberry “cream cheese” I tried was plain awful. Maybe they changed their formula after you reviewed it. The savory “cream cheese” flavors were good, though they contain soy which is a no-no for my thyroid. The strawberry variety had a strange aftertaste that I couldn’t tolerate. After spreading one bagel, I gave the rest away.

    • Thanks for sharing your review Tommie! Indeed, it has been a couple of years since we last sampled. If I can locate the product again, I’ll give it another sample and update if my opinion has changed!

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  4. Yea I had the same problem purchasing the rice cheese also & decided not to purchase their products anymore. Anyway my bf suggested I give them a try i thought it was a new brand! So just tried their mexican shreds vegan cheese under the new label and packaging. It is so delicious, im not so sure if id stll purchase daiya like i used to.I got it for nachos so I could have some at a party and everyone thought it smelled like real cheese. Melts easy. Softer flavor and best texture cheese Ive had so far..my new fave!

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  6. I’m glad they are changing packaging my sons first anaphylactic reaction was to rice cheese of theirs that had casein and lactose it in, even after reading the label 3 times I missed these ingredients. There was no may contain statement ( I know not required). When I contacted the company about their poor labeling their response was a sales pitch for their new products. Needless to say I will never purchase anything from them again. I can’t wait for the new Daiya products.

    • Hi Erin, I’m so sorry – not a fun experience! Fortunately, I had the chance to meet several members of the Go Veggie team – it is really a new company now with a solid focus on good labeling, customer service, and actually moving strongly forward with their dairy-free / vegan line.

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