Author: Alisa Fleming

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food 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, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

Forget the gums, lecithin, phosphate, oils, and flavors. Forager Project Dairy-Free Creamers are made with a certified organic combination of oats, cashews, and coconut cream, and without the highly processed ingredients found in most other creamer brands. Yet, they’re formulated to have a rich and creamy consistency that blends seamlessly into both hot and iced beverages. Forager Project Dairy-Free Creamers are Lovably Unrefined We are smitten by the fact that Forager Project even uses organic coconut sugar rather than refined sugar, syrups, or alternative sweeteners. And for that vanilla cinnamon flavor, they use organic vanilla extract and ground cinnamon. Imagine…

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In recent years, many companies have moved toward functional milk and cream alternatives, with emulsified proteins and additives. But one company is going in the opposite direction. Forager Project Dairy-Free Half & Half has been completely reformulated without oil, gums, and lecithin. It’s now made with a simple recipe of organic oats, cashews, and coconut cream. This new version is perfect as a coffee creamer, but is also unsweetened for use in sauces, soups, and even baking. Forager Project Half & Half is Cleaning Up the Dairy Alternative Aisle The old recipe for Forager’s Dairy-Free Half & Half included dates,…

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Tony and I recently traveled in Taiwan, and were amazed by the green spaces, including the Taiwanese bikeways and hiking networks. But we had a hard time acclimating to the cuisine. It wasn’t quite what we expected. But we did enjoy some of their light snack foods, like Taiwanese tea eggs. They are served ceremonial with tea, sold at night markets, and can even be found at convenience stores throughout Taiwan for snacking. These flavorful hard boiled eggs are high in dairy-free protein, and are also a great way to use up that carton of eggs in your refrigerator. Taiwanese Tea Eggs…

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Updated March 2024! Like many coffeehouse chains, Caribou Coffee is expanding their plant-based options. And this means more choices for dairy-free customers, too! They now offer almondmilk and oatmilk at all domestic locations, include dairy-free drinks in their seasonal features, and even offer vegan breakfast to go. This full dairy-free guide lists all of the details – both on the main menu and how to custom order. Caribou Coffee Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan Options This menu guide includes dairy-free drink menu options first, followed by custom order drink components, and then the food menu. Be aware of special order…

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I love making hearty apple crisps. But when my grandma requested a traditional apple crumble for her birthday, I was happy to oblige. In fact, I decided to bake a recipe from her own collection! This delicious dairy-free apple crumble is filled with delicious baking apples and has that classic sweet and crumbly streusel topping. It makes me think of her every time I make it. That’s why it’s still a favorite for special gatherings, holidays, and enjoying a la mode when I’m craving comfort. Grandma’s Dairy-Free Apple Crumble is a Time-Honored Dessert I originally shared this beloved recipe about…

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Last Update in March 2024! We’ve created this ever-growing guide to restaurants, bakeries, cafes, ice cream shops, and stores in Oklahoma that are friendly to dairy-free diners. It’s a collection based on research and reader recommendations (send yours!) that’s divided into restaurants & shops by city (first) and major chains found throughout the state (second). And we’ve started a section for specialty dairy-free foods produced in this state. We Update Continuously! You can ignore the original date on this post going forward. We update the information below whenever we’re alerted to a new recommendation, change, or closure. Photo from Chicken…

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A friend’s birthday came up recently, and he loves lemon desserts. So I decided to bake him some dairy-free lemon sugar cookies. I tested several variations of lemon cookies, but this recipe was our favorite. It has the perfect mix of sweet and tangy, with the wonderful tender soft and slightly chewy texture of a drop sugar cookie. Plus, it’s a timeless treat that’s perfect for every season and holiday, from spring to winter, and Easter to Christmas! These Dairy-Free Lemon Sugar Cookies are a Zesty Treat Sugar-style cookies are more delicate than many other types of cookies, so oven…

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Updated March 2024! Over several decades, Peet’s Coffee has caffeinated millions of people in major cities across the US. But their menu goes far beyond a simple cup of Joe. Peet’s offers a large assortment of specialty coffees, blended drinks, teas, and freshly baked goods, with a surprising amount of dairy-free and vegan options. They’ve even started a line of oat lattes, with seasonal flavors, and have tested the waters with plant-based food. See what’s currently in store in our quick guide below. Peet’s Coffee Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan Options Sadly, Peet’s dairy-free whipped cream was discontinued a few…

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Well that took a bit longer than expected. Over two years ago, we shared the news that Starbucks Oatmilk Frappuccinos would soon be landing at a store near you. We waited and watched, wondering if they just didn’t take. But it turns out, they’re just now launching. These ready to drink coffees have finally arrived in two craveable flavors: Caramel Waffle Cookie and Dark Chocolate Brownie. We promise, it’s real this time – you can even get them on Amazon! Starbucks Oatmilk Frappuccinos are Dairy-Free and Ready-to-Drink For those of you who lamented the loss of Starbucks Almondmilk Frappuccinos, these…

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We waited years for Breyers to release a plain old vanilla dairy-free frozen dessert, and it finally arrived last year. But rather than sticking with their popular almond milk base, they opted to use trendier oats. Breyers Non-Dairy Oat Milk Ice Cream was the first simple vanilla vegan ice cream to hit the mainstream in affordable, large, 1.5 quart tubs. That’s the equivalent of 3 pints! It was so successful, that Breyers has opted to transition their entire almond milk line over to an oat milk base. They are now  up to three flavors: Vanilla, Mint Chocolate Chip, and the…

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As many of you know, Muscle Milk makes “Non-Dairy” products that are actually rich with dairy-derived ingredients. In fact, their entire line up of ready-to-drink shakes, until now, was based on milk proteins. But they’ve officially launched Muscle Milk Plant Protein Shakes, which are dairy-free and vegan by ingredients. In this post, we have the pertinent information on this new ready-to-drink product line, in addition to some clarity on this brand’s confusing labels. Muscle Milk Plant Protein Shakes Shun All Types of Dairy The initial release of Muscle Milk Plant Protein Shakes includes the following flavors, each with a whopping…

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Updated April 2024! When I was a teenager, my dad and I would meet up at Burgerville every week. He’s always been really into health, but loves to enjoy a burger as his weekly treat. And Burgerville was his favorite. Since moving from the Northwest, I haven’t visited this popular chain. But it looks like they’ve been doing some amazing things. Beyond the usual order, they now serve veggie burgers, turkey burgers, truffle fries, and even vegan milkshakes. In fact, they’ve even added plant based, dairy free ice cream sundaes to their everyday menu! All of the options are outlined…

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Many crispy baked asparagus recipes are roasted with parmesan and butter. But this dairy-free version is made with seasoned, cheese-free breadcrumbs for an equally delicious experience. These spears make a nice side dish to a feast, or can be serves as “fries” with a burger or steak. They can also be enjoyed as an appetizer with a favorite dairy-free dip. We’ve included some options in this post. Dairy-Free Crispy Baked Asparagus with Allergy-Friendly Options This recipe for dairy-free crispy baked asparagus was an entry in the Fast & Fresh Dairy-Free Time Trials Recipe Contest, that we cohosted width So Delicious many…

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Take it easy with this complete dairy-free pot roast dinner recipe. It was adapted from a classic Campbell’s soup recipe that uses condensed cream of mushroom soup to make a full, flavorful meal with minimal effort. In our version, you don’t need any cans to whip up this delicious dairy-free pot roast recipe, complete with potatoes, carrots, and asparagus. It’s perfect for special occasions, like Easter, or a casual Sunday family dinner. Dairy-Free Pot Roast Dinner Complete with Sides This recipe with photos was shared with us by Culinary.net. But we have made a few slight recipe modifications. We’ve also added…

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Updated March 2024! Whenever we hear the prefix “lact” our brains automatically make a connection to dairy. But many compounds like lactic acid, lactates, and lactylates are usually dairy free. So that makes some of us wonder, is lactoferrin dairy free too? Unfortunately, it is a dairy ingredient, but it might not be what you expect. In this post, I’ll explain lactoferrin, who it is most concerning for, and potentially non-allergenic options on the horizon. Understanding Lactoferrin for People with Milk Allergies and Lactose Intolerance Lactoferrin has moved into the supplement spotlight in recent years for its potential ability to…

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Updated March 2024! Compared to many other chain restaurants, Seasons 52 is a bit elevated. Their elegant menu speaks to fresh ingredients prepared in classic yet slightly creative ways. And many guests love their craft cocktails and hand-picked wine selection, which includes 52 options by the glass! It’s a fine dining experience without too much fuss, and just enough dairy-free options on the menu. They used to offer special diet menus, but now they have an all-in-one allergen and gluten-free guide, which is regularly updated. Seasons 52 Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Custom, Vegan & Allergen Options The staff at staff is…

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Updated March 2024! This is the sandwich shop of special diet dreams. When it comes to gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan, there are options for everything at Ike’s Love & Sandwiches. And the best part is, there’s no upcharge for special diet requests! Yes, that vegan cheese swap is free, and it melts incredibly in their oven toasting machine. You can order your sandwich cold, but why? Ike’s Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Vegan & Allergen Options Because Ike’s offers a ridiculous amount of sandwich combinations, which vary by location and can all be modified, we’re listing the menu sandwiches that are…

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Updated March 2024! Qdoba is a Mexican fast casual chain with locations throughout the United States and Canada. It’s also one of my personal favorites for dairy-free options. Their menu includes several dairy-free signature entrees, there are endless build-your-own possibilities, and they offer free guacamole with your order! Finally, dairy-free diners need not feel slighted when ordering no cheese and no sour cream. Our guide also includes allergen, gluten-free, and vegan options, because Qdoba is truly an all-inclusive place. QDOBA Dairy-Free Menu Guide with Allergen Notes & Vegan Options This menu guide includes dairy-free options first, followed by custom order…

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It’s the perfect brunch dish. Each bite is so savory, filling, and satisfying. But quiche is typically loaded with dairy. Many recipes and brands use butter in the crust and milk, cream, and cheese in the filling. But this eggy brunch dish doesn’t need dairy to shine. In fact, this dairy-free spinach quiche recipe has the perfect texture and is positively brimming with flavor. Dairy-Free Spinach Quiche with a Press-In Pie Crust This dairy-free spinach quiche recipe was an entry in our Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest. It was created and submitted by Emily Vallozzi. After testing, we did modify Emily’s…

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Updated for 2024! You’ve probably seen my big list of Dairy-free Chocolate Bunnies for various tastes and diets, including vegans and food allergic consumers. We also have a guide to Dairy-Free Cadbury Creme Egg Alternatives. But what would that basket of goodies be without some colorful candy and other fun sweets? This collection of treats goes beyond chocolate bunnies, and focuses on dairy-free Easter candy that can all be found at grocers, drugstores, or specialty shops throughout the U.S. The Best Dairy-Free Easter Candy You Can Buy at the Store If you want bunnies, jelly beans, and spring colors, look…

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