Does dairy make your stomach feel like a roiling ocean with no port in sight? Does the thought of consuming another animal’s milk just generally give you the icks? Are you not a fan of the word “udder” (or the concept)? Are you simply a vegan trying to get by? If you said yes to any of those questions then you are in luck, because this is a list of the best non-dairy dips for your chip dippin’ pleasure.
- Whole Foods 365 Roasted Garlic Hummus
Ah yes, the flagship non-dairy dip. The garlicky, tahini-y, “it” girl of the vegan world. It’s hummus, baybee, and she’s here to rock your non-dairy world. This hummus from Whole Foods specifically is one of the best dips if you don’t eat dairy due to its “deep garlicky flavor,” umami punch, and creamy texture. It’s like French onion dip but without the onions. Or the sour cream. Or the French. Plus, you can eat it with pita chips sure, but also Lay’s are great in it, as are veggies, pretzels, falafel—you name it, hummus will go great.
- Casa Sanchez Foods Hot Salsa Roja
This is such a bomb salsa. It is just so dod derned fresh tasting and yes, as a salsa, it obviously does not contain dairy, so it does indeed belong on this list of best non-dairy dips. Senior writer Jordan Myrick noted that this was “easily the most flavorful salsa we tasted during our extensive research,” and that comes as no surprise to me—I buy this stuff on the reg, and let me tell you, it is a highlight of my day. Treat your non-dairy self to some of this salsa and a big ol’ bag of tortilla chips the next time you are at the store. You won’t regret it.
- Hope Foods Spicy Green Chile Guacamole
Whaddaya know? It’s the millennial’s caviar: guacamole. Now, I don’t know if anyone is actually calling it “millennial’s caviar”—millennials certainly aren’t—but who knows? Maybe it will catch on? Either way, guacamole is a classic creamy dip for chips that doesn’t require a single drop of moo moo juice. Lactose-intolerant people all know that guac is certainly one of the best dips if you don’t eat dairy. Plus, this guac is gorgeous. Contributor Danny Palumbo noted that the “heat and subtle garlic bite doesn’t overpower the avocado itself, which is nice and thick,” and he liked the fruity heat of the habanero that permeates this delicious dip, as well as the short, simple ingredient list. Check this one out if you haven’t yet.
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- Kite Hill Everything Cream Cheese
Looking to scratch that onion dip itch but dairy unfortunately turns your intestines into a runaway train? Look no further than this vegan everything cream cheese from Kite Hill, which Jordan said “comes off as more than just a cream cheese.” How so? Well, they continued to point out that while you could put the stuff on a bagel, “it would also make an incredible dip for veggies or a luxurious sandwich spread.” Y’all need to try this one out. It is truly one of the best non-dairy dips and it’s not really even technically a dip.
- Trader Joe’s Vegan Nacho Dip
This vegan queso is so good it will have you saying, “Hey that’s nacho dip, it’s my dip!” It is oniony and garlicky which makes it taste cheesy, and it is creamy as all get out from the cashews, coconut oil, and tapioca starch. Sporked editor-in-chief Justine Sterling described it as “tangy—almost like cheddar—and very smooth,” and she also pointed out that, unlike the other vegan queso dips we tried, “you can eat it cold (though it is still better warm).” So go get some tortilla chips and other fixins, and then add this to your list of bests non-dairy dips for your next vegan party.
- Chipotle Bitchin’ Sauce
Here at Sporked, we love a good Bitchin’ Sauce, and we like this one the most. It is smoky, creamy, umami, almond-based, and most of all, it is actually spicy (which we love). Jordan said this dip would be perfect for a vegan form of “sandwich spread, vegetable dip, or even a pasta sauce (if you’re feeling freaky).” And, Jordan? We are feelin’ freaky. I also have to add that this stuff is great with pita chips, pretzels—really anything can be dipped in this, for lack of a better word, “bitchin’” sauce.
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