Dozens of Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks You Can Order Right Now

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If you’re craving cheese, then you are going to love this collection of crunchy vegan munchies. This round up  contains cheesy dairy-free snacks of all kinds – including crackers, chips, puffs, popcorn, and even plant-based “pork rinds.” Many are also gluten-free and allergy-friendly, and some are even grain-free and paleo approved to help you shake up your snacking routine.

The Best Dairy-Free Cheesy Crunchy Snacks - a deliciously convenient round up with vegan, gluten-free, and more!

Dozens of Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks You Can Order Right Now

We’ve listed these munchies in somewhat of an order. It starts with Cheez-it style Crackers, then Puffs, Chips, Popcorn, and finally Other Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks!

Allergen Note: All of the products mentioned below are dairy-free by ingredients. Ingredients are subject to change at any time, so always read the label! And as always, contact the manufacturer to discuss their production processes if a severe food allergy is a concern for you. There is always some degree of cross-contamination risk, and allergen labels (or lack of) should not be relied on exclusively. We cannot evaluate or even speculate if a product is safe for your specific needs. This guide is for informational purposes only.

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Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Flavor Squares

In my opinion, these vegan crackers are as close as you can get to classic Cheez-Its without dairy. (See our Earth Balance Vegan Cheddar Squares Review)

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more!

From the Ground Up Cauliflower Nacho and Cheddar Crackers

If you can’t do gluten either, then these are a great alternative. They’re vegan and gluten-free, and have a delicious flavor and crunch. Please note that these are dairy-free by ingredients, but the company boldly labels this product (not all of their products) for potential cross contamination for milk.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Pictured: From the Ground Up Cauliflower Nacho and Cheddar Crackers

Mustache Munchies Cheddarish Crackers

You can make snacking even more fun with these mustache-shaped crackers! They come in two vegan, gluten-free, cheesy varieties, Cheddarish and Parmesan Rosemary.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Mustache Munchies Crackers

From the Ground Up Parmesan Butternut Squash Crackers

These are simply loaded with plant life, and are gluten-free, but they are baked into crunchy squares.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Pictured: From the Ground Up Butternut Squash Parmesan Crackers

Ka-Pop Dairy-Free Cheddar Puffs

These might not be exactly like classic cheese puffs, but darn are they close. To me, they were even better. They’re made with sorghum, sunflower oil, and natural seasonings – nothing else! (See our Ka-Pop Puffs Review)

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Beyond Puffs Vegan Cheddar

The Daily Crave focuses on nutrition and taste, not making copycats. So these cheesy snacks are heartier than your average puff, but they are still quite addictive. And they come in two dairy-free cheese flavors: Vegan Cheddar and Vegan White Cheddar. (See our Beyond Puffs Review)

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Beyond Puffs Vegan Cheddar

Hippeas Nacho Vibes and White Cheddar Chickpea Puffs

I’m not sure if it’s the name, but Hippeas has been quite the trendsetter with their gluten-free, vegan puffs. They’re sold in many stores, and online, and yes, they come in TWO cheesy flavors: Nacho Vibes and White Cheddar.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Hippeas Nacho Chickpea Puffs

Spudsy Vegan Cheesy Cheddar Sweet Potato Puffs

There’s a little more than sweet potato in these dairy-free cheese puffs. They’re top allergen-free and made with a blend of rice, pea protein, tapioca, and yes, sweet potato!

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Spudsy Sweet Potato Puffs in Vegan Cheddar

Vegan Rob’s Cheddar Puffs

These sorghum-based puffs are gluten-free, and have a short ingredient list. Most of their cheesiness comes from natural flavors.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Vegan Rob's Cheddar Puffs

Earth Balance Aged White Cheddar Flavor Puffs

Their crackers might contain gluten, but these puffs are a delicious wheat-less alternative.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Pictured: Earth Balance Aged White Cheddar Puffs

Lesser Evil “No Cheese” Paleo Puffs

They actually have two cheesy dairy-free snacks in their puffs line up. The Egg + Cheese Egg White Curls are made without dairy, but are not vegan. The “No Cheese” Paleo Puffs are vegan-friendly.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: LesserEvil Paleo Puffs

From the Ground Up Cauliflower Cheddar Stalks

We weren’t quite sure how to classify this snack, but it has a puff-like quality. Like their cauliflower crackers, these are boldly labeled for potential cross contamination for milk.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more!

Ka-Pop Dairy-Free Cheddar Ancient Grain Popped Chips

These are a bit more like a mini rice cake-style chip, but crispy, flavorful, and tasty, nonetheless. They’re made with sorghum, and are naturally gluten-free and vegan. (See our Ka-Pop Popped Chips Review)

Ka-Pop Popped Chips Reviews and Info - dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly. Made with popped sorghum and loads of flavor!

Plant Snacks Goat Cheese and Cheddar Cassava Root Chips

You read that correctly – Plant Snacks makes grain-free, vegan, cassava root chips in Beet with Vegan Goat Cheese and in Cheddar flavors. And they’re both free of gluten and the top eight allergens.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Plant Snacks Vegan Cassava Root Chips

Beanfields Cheesy Bean Chips

This vegan, gluten-free, corn-free, and allergy-friendly chippery was one of the first bean tortilla chips on the market AND one of the first crunchy cheesy dairy-free snacks to hit shelves. And now the have FOUR cheesy flavors: Nacho, Jalapeno Nacho, Cheddar Sour Cream, and Spicy Queso. (See our Beanfields Review)

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Beanfields Bean Chips

Que Pasa Organic Thin & Crispy Nacho Chips

Every food company needs an angle, and for Que Pasa chips it’s volcanic stone ground corn. I’m not sure what that is exactly, but my curiosity is piqued. Especiall since their first flavored chip is vegan nacho cheese.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Que Pasa Vegan Nacho Chips

Enjoy Life Garlic & Parmesan Lentil Chips

This gluten-free, top allergen-free manufacturer has been around for a while, and their lentil chips (formerly known as Plentils) have a loyal following. They also come in tomato-y, cheesy Margherita Pizza flavor.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Enjoy Life Parmesan Lentil Chips

Forager Cheezy Greens Chips

These brown rice-based, gluten-free, corn-free tortilla chips are infused with leafy vegetables, ancient grains, and flavor. (See our Forager Project Vegetable Chips Review)

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Pictured: Forager Cheezy Greens Tortilla Chips

Mister Free’d Cheezie Tortilla Chips

These high fiber tortilla chips are made with classic, simple ingredients and all-natural seasonings. These are sold in the U.K. and Europe. They’re not in North America (yet!).

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Mister Free'd Tortilla Chips

Brad’s Cheddar Veggie Chips

Now these are wholesome chips! The ingredients are Carrot, Red Bell Peppers, Chickpea Miso (Rice, Chickpeas, Sea Salt, Water, Koji Spores), Buckwheat Groats, Flax Seed, etc. They come in Cheddar and Broccoli Cheddar.

Brad's Cheddar Veggie Chips

From the Ground Up Cheddar Cauliflower Tortilla Chips

I wouldn’t expect a classic chip, but this brand makes delicious gluten-free, vegan cheesy snacks. And unlike many of their other products, these dip-ready snacks are also grain-free and kosher pareve. As a heads up, you might also find these with a Simply Nature label on them at Aldi US stores. They OEM these chips.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Pictured: From the Ground Up Cauliflower Nacho Tortilla Chips

Hippeas Jalapeno Vegan Cheddar Tortilla Chips

First came puffs, then came tortilla chips for this vegan, gluten-free snack company. These are made with a chickpea-corn blend and generous cheesy seasonings.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Hippeas Tortilla Chips

Macro Snacks Plant-Based Protein Chips

The packaging is deceiving – it just says “Cheddar Cheese” without any dairy-free or vegan notes. But these high protein crisps are indeed made without milk, cheese, or any other dairy.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Macro Snacks Protein Chips

LesserEvil No Cheese Organic Popcorn

Each kernel of this air-popped popcorn is drizzled with coconut oil and sprinkled with cheesy, buttery, dairy-free flavor.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: LesserEvil No Cheese Popcorn

Three Dads Natural Foods Superfood Popcorn

This brand is so close to homemade! I love that it’s organic and doesn’t use any ingredients that I couldn’t purchase myself.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Three Dads Superfood Popcorn

SkinnyPop White Cheddar Flavor Popcorn

It’s important that you don’t mix up the flavors, as they also offer an aged white cheddar flavor that’s made with real cheese.SkinnyPop Popcorn now in Dairy-Free Cheesy, Collagen, and Holiday Flavors - Review and Info for all Dairy-Free & Vegan Flavors

Beanfields Vegan Cracklins

Beanfields expanded their cheesy dairy-free snacks to a newer line of “cracklins.” They offer Aged White Cheddar and Spicy Nacho.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Beanfields Vegan Cracklins

PigOut Nacho Cheese Pigless Pork Rinds

These crunchy snacks aren’t made with dairy, gluten, or pig, but they are made with a flavorful blend of rice, pea protein, and seasonings.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Pigout Vegan Pigless Pork Rinds

Sunbiotics Organic Probiotic Cheesy Almonds

I can vouch that these almonds have an amazing crispy crunch and delicious cheesy coating. Plus, they’re rich in dairy-free probiotics! (See our Sunbiotics Probiotic Almonds Review)

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Sunbiotics Cheesy Probiotic Almonds

Living Nutz Vegan Cheezy Almonds

These sprouted nuts have a very clean ingredient label. The cheezy seasoning is made simply with pumpkin seeds, red pepper, olive oil, gluten-free tamari, lemon, and sea salt.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Living Nutz Vegan Cheezy Almonds

Bada Bean Bada Boom Nacho Cheeze

You can mix things up with these crunchy coated and roasted broad beans. We have done a Bada Bean Bada Boom Review, but the Nacho Cheeze flavor is brand new.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Bada Bean Bada Boom Nacho Cheeze

AshaPops Vegan Cheese Popped Water Lily Seeds

We can pop corn and amaranth, why not water lily seeds? I didn’t even know water lily seeds were a thing before discovering this paleo product!

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Ashapops

Brad’s Cheeze it Up Crunchy Kale

Brad was one of the first companies to start producing kale chips back before kale was at its peak of popularity, and they’re still selling in several flavors, including Cheeze it Up and Low Salt Nacho.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Brad's Kale Chips

Rhythm Superfoods Zesty Nacho Kale Chips

These hand-crafted kale chips are seasoned with whole food ingredients and crisped with low heat to preserve nutrients. They also offer white cheddar cauliflower bites, but those seem to be less readily available.

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Rhythm Zesty Nacho Kale Chips

Made in Nature Broccoli Chedda Veggie Pops

I have to admit, these oddball crunchy cheesy dairy-free snacks are downright addictive! (See our Made in Nature Veggie Pops Review)

The Best Crunchy Cheesy Dairy-Free Snacks - from crackers to chips, puffs to popcorn, and more! Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Grain-Free Options. Pictured: Veggie Pops

About Author

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.

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