To this day, I think of Amy’s Kitchen as the darling of the natural food industry. As conglomerates gobble up everything in site, Amy’s has remained a family-owned business and become the nation’s leader in natural frozen foods. But their shelf-stable items should not be forgotten. Amy’s Organic Soups include a diverse selection, all of which are vegetarian and most are dairy-free and vegan, too.
Worth noting, Amy’s Organic Soups are made with whole, minimally processed ingredients, so they have naturally occurring nutrition, from fiber and protein to vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, and calcium.
Amy’s Organic Soups come in 30 Dairy-Free and Vegan Varieties
Thus far, we’ve sampled a few warm bowls of goodness from Amy’s dairy-free soup line-up. I’ve included our tasting notes for the ones we’ve tried, followed by a full list of dairy-free and vegan Amy’s Organic Soups. Please feel free to leave your own rating and review for this product line at the bottom of this post.
Vegan Chunky Tomato Bisque (pictured above)
This was my most recently sampling, and I was impressed. Amy’s has a tomato bisque with milk, but they’ve since released this vegan variety with a touch of coconut cream for richness. The flavor is bold, yet pure and perfectly salted. I found it to be just a touch too sweet (they really could tone down the organic sugar added), but it tempers well with add-ins or bread for dipping.
This soup has a heat that sneaks up on you … the kind that makes you keep eating, quickly, to keep it from catching up with your taste buds.I loved the flavor, though my timid taste buds couldn’t continue to eat this soup straight up. To tame the heat, I made a meal for two out of the single can, pouring it atop two bowls filled with a base of brown rice and steamed sweet potato chunks. The soup itself contains black beans, potatoes, carrots, and corn all in a spicy, tomato base. On its own, if you can handle the kick, the entire can would make a good light meal for one.
If I had a cold or the flu, this deliciously warming soup would be my go-to nourishment. It has a wonderful tomato plus vegetable soup-base with a hint of spice that adds interest without too much heat. The rice within the soup was very fine, almost like small pieces of barley. I added some more pinto beans and frozen corn (both organic to keep with the theme of course) as I felt the soup was still light on add-ins. Both Tony and I enjoyed it; I only wish I had another can on hand for my husband who now has a cold! Back to the store I go …
While both Tony and I enjoy butternut squash, anything involving a puree typically reminds us of baby food. Plus, while butternut squash itself has a light sweetness, most brands of butternut soup tend to load up the ingredients with syrupy sweeteners. Fortunately, Amy’s remedied both of these issues by thinning the squash to a smooth and soupy consistency, and only adding a hint of evaporated cane juice. The sugar enhanced the natural sweetness without overloading my taste buds. That said, the overall flavor is just slightly lacking… something that perhaps just a pinch of cayenne would fix.
Sadly, my first thought was, “hmm, needs salt.” Resisting the urge I reached for the pepper grinder instead. Both Tony and I thought this was a good move. While I often find Amy’s Chili (even the medium) a bit too spicy, this soup was on the bland side and lacked zing. Even after the peppering, the soup was still shouting for an additional herb or spice, but I couldn’t quite make out which one. Cumin? Paprika? Rosemary? Perhaps some future experimentation will tell. Beyond the flavor, I liked the heartiness of this soup. Rich with lentils, and light on liquid, I could easily fill up on a whole can. But instead, I served it over brown rice, making a little lunchtime meal for two.
This was a meal in a soup! A generous hand with the coconut milk makes this soup rich and provides a flavor base that is reminiscent of mild curry – perfectly warm and lightly spicy. In terms of consistency, it was mostly soup, with just a few bits of sweet potatoes, green beans, shiitakes, and meaty tofu to break up the fluidity. Since the additions were sparse, I added some cooked brown rice, a small diced and steamed sweet potato, and a cup of spinach. It was a perfect match with Thai restaurant-quality goodness. While I love to make my own curries and coconut soups, this is a worthwhile shortcut purchase for a quick and easy dinner.
Dairy-Free & Vegan Amy’s Organic Soups (full list)
Some Amy’s Organic Soups do contain dairy, but all of the following are dairy-free. Because Amy’s is a vegetarian and egg-free company, all of their dairy-free soups are also vegan. Most of these soups are certified organic, but a few aren’t (as noted below). However, all of them are made with organic ingredients.*
- Alphabet Soup
- Black Bean Vegetable Soup
- Butternut Squash Soup, Light In Sodium
- Chunky Tomato Bisque, Dairy Free, Vegan
- Chunky Vegetable Soup
- Chunky Vegetable Soup, Reduced Sodium
- Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable Soup
- Fire Roasted Southwestern Vegetable Soup, Light In Sodium
- Hearty French Country Vegetable Soup
- Hearty French Country Vegetable Soup, Reduced Sodium
- Hearty Minestrone With Vegetables
- Hearty Rustic Italian Vegetable Soup
- Hearty Rustic Italian Vegetable Soup, Reduced Sodium
- Hearty Spanish Rice & Red Bean Soup
- Indian Curried Lentil Soup
- Indian Golden Lentil Soup (Not Certified Organic)
- Lentil Soup
- Lentil Soup, Light In Sodium
- Lentil Vegetable Soup
- Lentil Vegetable Soup, Light In Sodium
- Minestrone Soup
- Minestrone Soup, Light In Sodium
- No Chicken Noodle Soup (Not Certified Organic)
- Quinoa, Kale & Red Lentil Soup
- Split Pea Soup
- Split Pea Soup, Light In Sodium
- Thai Coconut Soup – Tom Kha Phak (Not Certified Organic)
- Thai Curry Sweet Potato Lentil Soup (Not Certified Organic)
- Tuscan Bean & Rice Soup
- Vegetable Barley Soup
More Facts on Amy’s Organic Soups
Price: $3.29 per 14- to 15-ounce can
Availability: Amy’s Organic Soups are widely distributed in the U.S. and Canada. Look for them at Whole Foods, Sprouts, Target, Walmart, and many other grocers. You can also order Amy’s online via Amazon.
Certifications: Many varieties of Amy’s Organic Soups are Certified Organic, Certified Vegan, and Certified Kosher. Check each can for specifics.
Dietary Notes: By ingredients, select varieties (varies by type) of Amy’s Organic Soups are dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.*
For More Product Information: Visit the Amy’s website at www.amys.com.
*Always read the ingredient and nutrition statement prior to consumption. Ingredients, processes, and labeling are subject to change at any time for any company or product. Contact the company to discuss their manufacturing processes if potential allergen cross-contamination is an issue for you. No food product can be guaranteed “safe” for every individual’s needs. You should never rely on ingredient and allergen statements alone if dealing with a severe food allergy.
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Perfect to use as a base with your favor add on’s.
So I’ve been eating there soups for a really long time, they r good. But recently there easy open cans have been a little difficult and I just happened to cut my finger to the bone on the last one I opened. It opened part way and then would budge. So I put a little muscle in it and it blew open, spilling everywhere and allowing my finger to hit the edge causing about a 1″ gash.
A wonderful assortment of full-flavored varieties
While I don’t think we will ever be big fans of the “light in sodium” soups, Amy’s offers such a wonderful assortment of full-flavored varieties that it’s near impossible to get bored. We gave two thumbs up to the Thai Coconut, Tuscan Bean & Rice and Vegan Tomato Bisque, and love the whole food, “just like homemade” focus of this brand.