Grab a mug of dairy-free hot chocolate, and relax as you peruse this list of dairy-free winter items at Trader Joe’s. It covers holiday treats for Christmas and Hanukkah, and even more eats that usually stick around for the season. Each item includes a brief description and photo, followed by a quick shopping list by department.
Trader Joe’s Dairy-Free Shopping List for Seasonal Winter Items
The following Trader Joe’s winter items are primarily seasonal or in limited supply. They begin arriving in late November. Some are purely for the holidays, while some stick around for the winter. Either way, be sure to get them while you can!
Please note that the following items were dairy-free by ingredients at the time of our review. Ingredients and products are subject to change at any time, so always read the packaging. We have noted other top allergens in each product, but it is up to you to confirm any allergens listed on the package before purchase. Also, all foods are at some degree of risk for potential cross-contamination. If you are concerned about traces of an allergen, always contact the manufacturer to discuss their processes before purchasing. See our may contain post to understand these labels.
Cold Brew Gingerbread Oat Latte
This dairy-free and vegan cold brew is enriched with creamy oatmilk, sweetened with cane and brown sugars, and spiked with ginger juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg. I only wish they had a tea version, too!
Potato Pancakes (contains egg, wheat)
Otherwise known as latkes, these kosher bites are made with an old, Eastern European recipe and really shine with a dollop of Trader Joe’s Vegan Sour Cream.
O’Nog Non-Dairy Oat Beverage
A few years ago, Trader Joe’s turned to oat milk for their seasonal vegan nog, and never looked back.
Organic Creamy Mushroom Soup (contains coconut, soy)
This isn’t the condensed kind. Rather, it’s a ready to eat vegan and gluten-free cream soup made with a coconut milk and mushroom broth base.
Candy Cane Joe Joe’s (contains soy, wheat)
For as long as I can remember, Trader Joe’s has offered their Oreo copycats in this crunchy peppermint flavor.
Ratatouille Bites (contains wheat)
Trader Joe’s has reimagined this vegan dish into a limited edition handheld that’s filled with roasted eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes, coated with panko breadcrumbs, and fried. To cook, just pop them in the oven or your air fryer.
Candy Cane with Cocoa Crème Center
These purist candy canes are made with peppermint oil, tapioca syrup, and colors derived from red radish. They are also hand-pulled, generously sized and filled with a dairy-free cocoa crème!
Panoply of Organic Italian Pasta (contains wheat)
Your Italian grandmother would be impressed with this collection of organic Striped Farfalline, Striped Papillon, Lemon Flavored Torchietti, Striped Fischietti, and Ortolana Creste di Gallo.
Truffley Soy Sauce (contains soy)
Trader Joe’s loves to highlight the flavor of truffles in winter, so why not soy sauce?! And this one happens to be gluten free.
Chocolate Passport (contains soy)
Dark chocolate connoisseurs rejoice! This collection is dairy-free, and includes chocolate bars made from cacao beans grown around the world, from Ecuador to Tanzania.
Pão D’ Água Portuguese Rolls (contains wheat)
Dinner rolls often contain dairy, but these rolls are made by a Portuguese baker with simple vegan ingredients. They’re a great heat and eat option for weeknights and special feasts.
Mini Peppermint Meringues (contains egg)
Each airy bite is infused with vanilla and dotted with crushed peppermint candies.
White Truffle Popcorn
This pre-popped snack isn’t made with “flavor.” Each heirloom kernel is dusted with French sea salt and fresh Italian white truffles.
Vegan Gingerbread Loaf (contains wheat)
This dense, moist bread is more of a hybrid. It’s made with molasses, holiday spices and pumpkin puree!
Truffle Oil Duo
Move over butter. These Italian olive oils offer all the umami you need. One is seasoned with bold summer black truffle, while the other one is infused with the more delicate white truffle.
This warm, spicy spread is crafted in small batches using copper kettles in Dundee, Scotland (the home of marmalade). Use it on toast, swirl it into oatmeal, use it as a glaze, or spoon it over dairy-free ice cream!
Red Pepper, Cranberry & Walnut Dip (contains walnut, wheat)
This festive dip is a bit like romesco meets muhammara, but with the sweet, tart, and tangy addition of dried cranberries.
Mini Peppermint Marshmallows (contains soy)
Unlike similar products, these are gelatin-free, vegan-friendly, flavored with real peppermint oil, and colored with vegetable juice.
Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix (contains soy, wheat)
We reported on Trader Joe’s Gingerbread Cake Mix years ago, and are not surprised this delicious classic is still around!
Spicy Uncured Charcuterie Collection
This Italian meat selection includes spicy coppa, sopressa, and capicola. The latter does contain lactic acid starter culture, which is bacteria that is sometimes grown on a dairy medium. But the company has told us they do disclose allergens on meat products, too. Just a heads up, in case you are still concerned!
Dressed Up Mango (contains soy)
These pretty, sweetened, dried slices of mango are dipped in a dairy-less dark chocolate. It all comes in a pretty in that could be a real treat for your favorite vegan host or hostess. Photo from @traderjoesobsessed.
Truffle Hot Sauce
This rich, spicy condiment isn’t vegan (it contains honey), but it is dairy-free and crafted with chili peppers, apple cider vinegar, and black truffle broth.
Cookie Mug Hangers (contains egg, wheat)
Adorn your oatmilk with these tasty little spice cookies. They’re gently sweet and delightfully crunchy!
Holiday Vegetable Hash
This seasonal blend of vegetables and herbs can serve as a side, or be added to another dish.
Cocoa Chile Spiced Pecans (contains pecans)
These sweet roasted pecans have a crunchy, toffee-like coating, and are dusted with cocoa, cinnamon, and a pinch of cayenne.
- Cold Brew Gingerbread Oat Latte
- Creamy Mushroom Soup (contains coconut, soy)
- Holiday Vegetable Hash
- O'Nog Non-Dairy Oat Beverage
- Red Pepper, Cranberry & Walnut Dip (contains walnut, wheat)
- Spicy Uncured Charcuterie Collection
- Potato Pancakes (contains egg, wheat)
- Ratatouille Bites (contains wheat)
- Pão D' Água Portuguese Rolls (contains wheat)
- Vegan Gingerbread Loaf (contains wheat)
- Candy Cane Green Tea, Decaffeinated
- Candy Cane Joe Joe's (contains soy, wheat)
- Candy Cane with Cocoa Crème Center
- Chocolate Passport (contains soy)
- Cocoa Chile Spiced Pecans (contains pecans)
- Cookie Mug Hangers (contains egg, wheat)
- Dressed Up Mango (contains soy)
- Gingerbread Coffee
- Gingerbread Cake & Cookie Mix (contains soy, wheat)
- Ginger Spread
- Mini Peppermint Marshmallows (contains soy)
- Mini Peppermint Meringues (contains egg)
- Panoply of Organic Italian Pasta (contains wheat)
- Truffle Hot Sauce
- Truffle Oil Duo
- Truffley Soy Sauce (contains soy)
- White Truffle Popcorn
- Please report back if you find more or if you note any changes!