food/drink 21 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Vegan  

Katherine Ripley
49k views 21 items Follow Embed
Vegan diets are becoming more and more popular because of their health benefits and sustainability. Turning yourself into a vegan might seem like a daunting task, but you're probably already eating foods that are vegan without even knowing it. This is a list of foods you didn't know were vegan (and that you can keep enjoying even after you give up animal products).

A lot of these surprising vegan foods have a richness and creaminess that you would never expect to come from only plants. But it is possible! After you learn how much of your food is already vegan, going plant-based might seem a lot easier. Bon appetit!
Oreo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list 21 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Photo: Nabisco

Typical cookie recipes require at least a few eggs, so you would think that all cookies have eggs in them. Right? Wrong! Oreos are not made with eggs (which begs the question what are they made with?), so they're often the dessert of choice for practicing vegans.

Also Ranked

#5 on The Best Ice Cream Toppings

#53 on The Most Delicious Foods to Dunk in a Deep Fryer

#37 on The Best Pumpkin Things

#1 on The Best Store-Bought Cookies

see more on Oreo
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list 21 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Photo:  Hillary/via Flickr

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls


Delicious Pillsbury Crescents may seem like they're packed butter, but you've been fooled! That buttery taste actually comes from salt and vegetable oils.
Duncan Hines Buttercream Frost... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list 21 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Photo:  Kate Sumbler/Flickr/via Flickr

Duncan Hines Buttercream Frosting


Buttercream frosting with no butter or cream?! It's true! This sweet cake topper uses vegetable oil shortening instead. Actually, most Duncan Hines frosting flavors and cake mixes are vegan.
Un-frosted Pop-Tarts is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list 21 Foods You Didn’t Know Were Vegan
Photo:  Pop Tarts

Un-frosted Pop-Tarts


Pop-Tart frosting contains gelatin, but the un-frosted varieties are vegan. Maybe you can take some vegan Duncan Hines frosting and spread it on there instead!