Texans know that HEB is a one-stop-shop for all the supermarket essentials, but they also stock an impressive line-up of vegan snacks! Typically, if you’re looking for plant-based snack options, you might head straight to the health food store and end up paying way more than necessary for a vegan treat.
HEB has hundreds of vegan options to choose from, which you can eat independently or use as part of your favorite snack recipe.
Here is our roundup of the best vegan snacks at HEB.
1. It’s Jerky Y’all plant-based jerky
Jerky is one of the most popular snacks in a Texan diet, and now there’s a plant-based version! One of the best vegan snacks at HEB is the It’s Jerky Y’all plant-based jerky from local Texan company, All Y’alls Foods. There are three mouth-watering flavors to choose from: black pepper and sea salt, prickly pear teriyaki, and prickly pear chipotle. Not only do they make a fantastic snack after the gym, for long hikes or backyard barbeques, but they also donate a portion of each sale to the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary in Waelder, Texas.
2. All Y’Alls Foods bacony bits
Another vegan version of a classic snack, bacony bits! These crunchy oversized pieces of bacon-tasting goodness are high in protein and packed full of fiber. They go perfectly on top of pizza, pasta, salads, mac and cheese, burgers, and much more! Buy yourself a pack and see what you can create.
3. NadaMoo! Organic Dairy-Free Frozen Vegan Dessert
For those hot, sunny days in Texas, you can’t be the cool, creaminess of ice cream. Instead of dairy, NadaMoo! uses organic coconut milk as the base for their frozen desserts. There are seven different flavors available: vanilla bean, cookies & crème, peach cobbler, banana caramel crunch, mint chip, marshmallow stardust, and, of course, chocolate. They are all sweetened using organic agave syrup and only contain ingredients you can actually pronounce.
4. Enjoy Life Gluten-Free Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Vegan Soft Baked Cookies
Chocolate chip cookies aren’t just for your kids’ lunch box. Even adults enjoy dipping some soft, chocolatey cookies in a glass of icy cold milk now and then (we won’t tell anyone). Unfortunately, most chocolate chip cookies are not vegan since they typically contain dairy and eggs. But these are! Not only that, but they are gluten-free and made with buckwheat flour (no relation to wheat), semisweet chocolate, and sweetened using cane sugar. So, you can still enjoy chocolate chip cookies without the guilt. These cookies are also available in snickerdoodle and double chocolate brownie flavor.
5. Central Market Original Veggie Straws
If you’re looking for something crispy to dip into some guacamole, hummus, or any of your favorite dips, then it has to be Central Market Original Veggie Straws. Only six ingredients make up these vegan snacks, and they will be a crowd-pleaser, even among your non-vegan friends. They have 30% less fat than regular potato chips, so don’t skimp out when you’re digging into these tomato, spinach, and potato snacks. Central Market is an HEB brand, so you’ll only find these at HEB and Central Market stores.
6. MorningStar Farms Classics Chicken Nuggets
Another of the best vegan snacks at HEB is the MorningStar Farms Classics Chicken Nuggets. They are perfect for when you feel like being a little naughty with your snacking, but instead of heading to McDonald’s, you can munch on some of these nuggets. Perfect for dunking in your favorite sauce (ours is plum sauce) or adding to wrap. You can whip these up in less than four minutes in the microwave, so it’s even more convenient than heading to the nearest drive-through. If you want them even crispier and have 15 minutes to spare, then you can cook them in the oven.
7. Mmmpanadas Vegan Spicy Black Bean Handcrafted Empanada
Texas is the home of Tex-Mex for a reason: we love the taste of Mexican food. Most traditional Mexican recipes include meat, so we were excited to see this plant-based version of an empanada available at HEB. It’s full of yummy veggies like black beans, corn, spinach, red peppers, and jalapenos without being overly spicy. It can be ready in as little as three minutes if you cook in the microwave or 25 minutes in the oven. The company is based in Texas run by a husband and wife duo with a passion for bringing delicious snacks to the community.
8. Annie’s Homegrown Organic Cinnamon Rolls with Icing
Pretend to be a baker and impress your friends with these organic cinnamon rolls from Annie’s. Annie’s is a household name in the plant-based food world, and these rolls are one of the best vegan snacks at HEB. They are ready-to-bake, so you just need to throw them in the oven for 20 minutes, drizzle on the icing, and you’re good to go. These cinnamon rolls are so fluffy and soft, plus all the ingredients are organic, and they contain no artificial flavors or preservatives.
9. Wholly Guacamole Classic Mini Snack Packs
Another Mexican-based vegan snack available at HEB are these mini guacamole cups. You get six cups per pack, and each one contains about two ounces of guac. They make a quick and easy snack between meals and are perfect for throwing in your lunch or your kids’ lunchbox. You can pair them with other vegan snacks like the Veggie Straws we listed above, carrots, celery, peppers, or tortilla chips. We love this brand specifically as it contains no added preservatives and has only about 100 calories per cup.
10. SkinnyPop Original Popcorn
The last on our list of the best vegan snacks at HEB is, no surprise, popcorn. After all, you can’t have a list of snacks without including popcorn on there somewhere. SkinnyPop is as simple as it gets since you don’t even need to heat it up and can enjoy it straight out of the bag. It’s literally just popcorn, sunflower oil, salt and contains no added artificial ingredients or flavors. It’s not only vegan but also gluten-free and a great source of fiber with over 10% of your daily value per serving.
The best vegan snacks at HEB
So, there you have it. These are a few of our favorite vegan snacks that you can find at an HEB store nearest to you. Beyond the ones we’ve listed above, there are many more vegan options at HEB, so you don’t need to shop at specialty stores to find something yummy to munch on. So, check out some (or all) of these vegan snacks, and let us know your favorites!